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SQ From SIN-BWN On A320s?  
User currently offlineWLG-Spotter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

Hi people:

I just saw on SQ's web site schedules http://www.singaporeair.com, that on/from June 30, 2003 onwards, 3 of their weekly flights to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) is being operated by Airbus A320s!! Those days are Mondays, Saturdays and Sundays, and on other days by B777-200s. Clicking on one of those flight details even reveals it's a 3-class layout for the so-called A320s! The same thing happened when I checked on Amadeus http://www.amadeus.net.

Now, since when did SQ have A320s? Or are they leasing/buying any soon? Or could it be just from MI, on loan to SQ?... If it's from MI, then I'm sure it'll definitely not have 3 classes on it?...

Anyone knows anything about this?

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

This was discussed......SQ will be using Silkair A320s on certain routes on certain days, such as BWN, due to the SARS crisis and downturn in traffic combined with the A310s being retired from service.

User currently offline767er From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

I think that would be Silkair as SQ have never operated A320s.


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User currently offlineRupertvander82 From France, joined Dec 2002, 411 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3212 times:

Hmmm... so they'll sit the First and Business pax in the same cabin on the 320s? From what I know, SilkAir only have two classes... so I am wondering how they are going to fit the top two classes into the front cabin!

And will they be using SQ or SilkAir stewardess?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3209 times:

MI flight and cabin crew.

if i'm not mistaken BWN is 2 class.

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User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1861 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3155 times:

BWN is supposedly two-class but operated with 3-class A310s, however First or Raffles is blocked off. Can't remember which.

The A320s are from Silkair, operated by SilkAir crew under SQ flight number. Sort of like a wet-leasing deal.


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

In the CRS you can book, F, C and Y and the SQ flights are still loaded with 313.

Operating a 777 between SIN and BWN? I think the RBA 763 is already far to big, not only to SIN, also to KUL. I already flew SQ and BI on SIN-BWN and BI on BWN-KUL vv. There was always a low seat factor. Guess the reason to fly there is more political than economical.

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