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Singapore Airlines Inaugurates SIN-EWR Nonstop  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15988 times:



Today - 28 June 2004, Singapore Airlines Limited - A Member of Star Alliance - inaugurated its world record breaking A340-500 non stop flight from Singapore Changi Airport to New York (Newark) Liberty Airport.

Flight SQ022 (full according to Rick Clements, Senior Vice President Public Affairs for the Airline, however with 13 SpaceBeds seemingly unfilled as of yesterday according to Singapore Airlines' reservations system), left Gate F52 at 1204 Singapore Time and took off at 1224.

At the gate, passengers indulged in champagne and a buffet and also received a polaroid to commemorate the occasion, along with a commemorative plaque. An apple was also given to each passenger. The boarding music was Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York."

“The flights will take an average of 18 hours in each direction and will save customers up to four hours in travel time as compared to our one-stop services. Today’s flight will travel even further but it will be in the comfort, style and high level of service that our A340-500 is now associated with," said Mr. Huang Cheng Eng - Executive Vice-President - Marketing and the Regions.





Singapore Airlines A340-500 - Making The World A Smaller Place





Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 15852 times:

Should get an updated pic of the A345, none wear the "Leadership" titles now.

Cld u also confirm that info came from Rick Clements? I heard that he quite SIA a few weeks/months ago (Can anybody confirm that?). I looked up the article on CNA and his name wasnt mentioned there as well.



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 15761 times:

Tsentsan, Your spot on, he QUIT.

Singapore_Air, are you saying this guy that no longer works for SQ is making press releases for SQ  Nuts He is one of the many that have quit during the times of ultra low morale at SQ.

As for the A345 Leadership, thats rather out of date..... tut, tut, tut.



User currently offlineMAS A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15673 times:

wasnt that the concorde slogan?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 15488 times:

OK, I shall confirm that with SIA, since I have SIA staff tell me differently.


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 15433 times:

Yeah you do that. Each man to his own I suppose. Associated Press quoted him as saying:

"It's unusual for an inaugural service to be full both ways. ... It connects two financial centers and cuts travel time by four hours for our previous service with a stop."



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5825 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 15350 times:

SQ 22 west of alaska travelling at 37000 feet at 580mph

eta of 1800, ahead of time.



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User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 15287 times:

Rick Clements was at the gate. Didn't ask him who he talked to.

20,000 apples were given to all passengers in Changi Airport for this event for the day.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 21 hours ago) and read 15253 times:

Can you anyone tell me about load factor was doing on their way to EWR?

User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14429 times:

Hi all,

About the route... Does flight SIN - EWR and EWR - SIN go over the USA or over Europe (if you know what I mean)?
Sorry if this is a stupid question. Don't know the distance/(possible) flight path's

FJWH



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently onlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6669 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14388 times:

I wonder what kind of weight restriction that sucker is going to have, esp in summer months and higher temps.

Wow...that is a killer long flight.


User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14370 times:

FJWH,
The route goes over Alaska and then south over Canada to EWR, today at least.

Nick

Edit: And if you really want details, from where it is now (1890NM away from EWR at FL370), the rest of the route is:

YESKA.NCA20.YYZ.J531.BUF.J95.CFB.V149.LHY.V126.SAX..KEWR

The current ETA is 6:39PM EDT.

[Edited 2004-06-28 20:46:18]

User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14331 times:

there's a quicktime video clip on the straits times website regarding this flight. sorry, i don't know how to attach link properly.

http://www.straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/videopopup2/0,4131,nonstop0628,00.html?



Ladies & Gentlemen, we will now demonstrate the use of the safety equipment on this aircraft...
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14282 times:

Anyone going to get a photo, or at least get a glimpse of it, before it returns tonight as SQ 21? Departs at 11:00PM EST.


Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14278 times:

The Newark-Singapore route uses the Polar route that CO's EWR-Hong Kong and CX's new JFK-Hong Kong route uses, straight North from NYC over the Canada and the North Pole then down over Siberia Russia into China.

The routes from Singapore, Hong Kong to EWR/New York follow a more traditional route across Japan, then over Alaska then Down over Western Canada to NYC.

The return routes to NYC are to take advantage of favorable winds.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12887 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 17 hours ago) and read 14256 times:

Why was EWR chosen for these flights instead of JFK? Better connecting flights from within the US? Don't have support at JFK (Company that owns SK also owns a 40% part of VS, which operates at both EWR and JFK, so could have through JFK)

User currently offlineFJWH From Netherlands, joined May 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 16 hours ago) and read 14011 times:

Singaporegirl,

Just place the links between 2 brackets: :

You might want to read the "Read how to include links, pictures and smilies! (opens in new window)" "manual".

BTW: Say Hi to my girl, she's coming to SIN this Friday (2 July) Big grin

FJWH



FlightS in the next 3 months: MSP, PHX, MEM, NCE, TFS, BCN. All round trips from AMS
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (9 years 10 months 15 hours ago) and read 13587 times:

1 hour to go according to the flight trackers - Singapore Airlines breaks its own record for the longest commercial flight.

Here's a picture from the day courtesy of How Hwee Yong - Straits Times Singapore.



Singaporeair.com however points to an 11 minute delay in the arrival at 1841 EST.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13555 times:

9V-SGC was the reg number. (knew a few people were wondering about it).

Check out the Bloomberg story here, how many in-accuracies can you find in the story??? Who wants to email the person to tell them that they are wrong???  Laugh out loud

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=a18pFaHKDtPk&refer=asia



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13532 times:

Oh SQ452, "Complaining" is my middle name. I shall be glad to get one over on Bloomberg - incidentally not as good as CNBC Asia in my opinion.

Oh dear. I can't find anything wrong with it. I'll read it again later.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13529 times:


Pretty amazing if you think about it...we could fly westward or eastward but nonstop and end up at the same place...hehe...Know Columbus must be kicking in his grave. Congrats SIA and A340-500...
Regards



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User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13488 times:

Singapore_Air

OH I know CNBC Asia is better than Bloombie at the moment, i used to work for them  Big grin

What did CNBC Asia cover on the departure???



SIN > CVG > BOS
User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 39
Reply 22, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13481 times:

Several points. I have met Rick Clements at financial briefings. I wish him well in his retirement, which is the natural culmination of a distinguished career. Of course he went to the ceremony. He had put many months of effort into helping prepare for the great day, and would have gone in an iron lung with medical attendants had that been necessary.

There were only ever 181 seats shown in all the material given to analysts concerning the SQ A340-500.

If the experience of the LAX non-stop is any guide, SQ will fly very innovative flight paths according to the conditions forecast for the day. Expect a more easterly than northerly route across northern Greenland and toward Spitzbergen going to Singapore and one that goes close to Anadyr or Yakutsk coming from Singapore, depending on the circumstances. Welcome to the quest for perpetual tailwinds....

I have arrived at approxaimate figures for the margin made on these flights using data I cannot share on a public forum. It may not be much, perhaps a few brand new cars in the US or one quarter of a car in Singapore, which has a punitive tax regime for autos, but on the other hand, the flights will probably make more money each way than all of the big six US carriers will make across their entire networks in the same 24 hours.


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13426 times:

Singapore_Air,

This is one good for more new service to EWR today and I think will be arriving shortly. I will check those out with their flight tracker to EWR. This is moment with more excellent service to EWR & LAX. Will even make flying back to SIN this late evening and how is load factor on their way back to SIN?


User currently offlineSQ452 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 13401 times:

Its landing soon, probably started descending

YIPEEEEEEEEEE  Big thumbs up



SIN > CVG > BOS
25 Post contains images Singapore_Air : SQ452: Unfortunately I only get CNBC Europe here which does not intrigue me much and CNBC Asia is on during the early hours of the morning.
26 Post contains images Singapore_Air : At 2154 GMT 1754EST, A340-500 9V-SGC descended from FL410 to FL394 At 2155 GMT 1755EST, descent to FL385 At 2156 GMT 1756EST, descent to FL374 At 215
27 SQ452 : Singapore_Air oooooh, bummer, CNBC Europe is ok sometimes, when i catch it when its on here, but yah.
28 Post contains images Singapore_Air : Time (GMT) | Flight Level 2259 334 2300 330 2302 371 2304 370 2306 270 2307 319 2308 309 2309 301 2310 290 2311 279 2312 269 2313 258 2314 248 2315 2
29 Singapore_Air : 2322 140 2323 123 2324 111 2325 9 400ft 2326 8 900ft 2327 8 100ft 2327 8 000ft 2328 7 600ft 2329 7 000ft 2331 7 000ft 2333 6 800ft 2334 6 400ft It's s
30 Post contains images Singapore_Air : Final Approach 2334 5 000ft 2335 5 000ft 2335 4 900ft 2337 4 000ft 2338 3 100ft 2339 2 500ft
31 Singapore_Air : 2240 1 900ft 2241:24 1 000ft @ 168 knots 2241:47 900ft @ 153 knots 2242:34 200ft @ 145 knots 2343 Landed! Singapore Airlines has succesfully inaugurat
32 ScottysAir : Great!!! It is very good longer flight from SIN-EWR and those are good time into EWR this evening and will able celerations with the new service back
33 Jeff32 : Perfect landing,6:43 pm eastern time.I'll post the pics tomorrow 6/29 .Jeff
34 SQ452 : nice, thanks Jeff, cant wait to see them, did you get the water cannon?
35 Sabena332 : That is quite an achievement for Singapore Airlines and Airbus, congratulations for this! Patrick
36 ScottysAir : Yep!! This is very good to hear for SQ and make of the longest nonstop to EWR today and will even returns from EWR-SIN tonight. I am sure will more he
37 Tsentsan : Great Stuff to SIA, listening to the radio report this morning, the flight received a water cannon salute whilst taxying into Newark, must have been a
38 ScottysAir : Great!! It is good to see with the water cannon was there at the ramp.
39 Antares : I don't know Rick Clements last day, or whether yesterday was the day. He enjoyed the confidence of all that he came in contact with.
40 Jfklganyc : It's great that they show a picture of the Empire State Building, give out an apple, and pipe in New York, New York. That's New York at its finest. Ho
41 Post contains images N754pr : Do they use better tampons on the A345
42 Goboeing : Does anyone know if there is a delay on the outbound flight from EWR this evening, #21? I don't see the flight plan filed on the flight tracker that I
43 Jeff32 : Hey SQ452, I could only take pictures outside the airport, and I couldn't see the water canon. Hopefully we'll have nice pics ! Jeff
44 Aviasian : You could always trust N745pr to take a discussion from a high level to its lowest ebb with an un-called for and uninspiring remark like that. It alwa
45 Ltbewr : This is another great landmark flight involving EWR. Many people don't know but EWR was the FISRT NYC major pax/freight airport developed from the swa
46 Bruce : SQ21 just left EWR and is flying northEAST..... 17h 51m left to go! What kind of route would this flight use??? Its not headed straight north out of N
47 Cancidas : in all honesty, who wants to sit on a plane for 18 hours with a mini tv plastered three inches in front of their face?
48 Goboeing : It took off at 11:49PM EDT. The flight plan is hilarious!: KEWR./.IGN188028..PLB.J567.NAPEE.J567.YUL.J574.MT..6000N/07600W..6500N/07500W..7000N/07400W
49 Gigneil : Best I can tell, it is in fact heading very directly north. N
50 Post contains images Airliner777 : SIA021 update: Airline Singapore Flight Number 21 Departure City (Airport) Newark, NJ (EWR) Departure Time 06/28/2004 11:30 PM Arrival City (Airport)
51 Post contains images Singapore_Air : Airbus has issued a press release via a Canadian wire. The only interesting part we haven't heard before is: ""I am delighted to congratulate Singapor
52 SevenHeavy : Hi, Here's a thought regarding this new route. Below is the timings for the SQ21 and the SQ25, which routes through FRA with a stop of 90 minutes. SQ
53 Qantasclub : Really exciting to read this flights progress. Congratulations SIA. Keep up the pioneering work and well done.
54 Cx123 : OH N754pr, so you are the TAMPON guy!!!! Just wondered how did CX do on the HKG-JFK flight???? Did CX do any celebration?? I guess they are the JFK is
55 Lumumba : Hi everybody. Is there a chance they will do this flight over Europe. Regards Pat
56 Nealcg : Just out of curiousity what is the seat pitch in this aircraft. The thought 18 hours in Y is rather mind boggling. NEALCG ------------------------ AGG
57 Gigneil : 37" of pitch at every coach seat. It does appear to have gone directly transpolar, which is shorter by 700nm. Even though the other path takes "about
58 Airliner777 : *Update! Singapore Airlines Flight Number 21 (SQ21) Departure Airport: Newark, NJ Scheduled Time: 11:00 PM, Jun 28 Actual Time: 11:30 PM, Jun 28 Arriv
59 GuyBetsy1 : CX is flying HKG-JFK on July 1st. SQ was supposed to fly this route in July too. But they pushed it back by 2 days to beat CX to it.
60 ScottysAir : That's right about CX will begin new service from HKG-JFK on this Thursday will able to have good service to JFK on this Thursday evening.
61 SQ452 : GuyBetsy1 wait SQ isnt flying HKG-JFK?????? Did I hear you wrong????
62 Cx123 : I thought CX Started the service ALREADY???? Anyway, what are the Planned activities for CX???
63 StarG : I was on SQ22 inaugural AND SQ21 inaugural, together with some FTers. Very beautiful view of Downtown New York (Manhattan) when we landed on SQ22. Cab
64 Businessflyer : StarG... Are you the Indonesian CFO mentioned in today's Straits Times?
65 Post contains links STT757 : "The long and short of it Singapore Airlines launches record-setting nonstop route Wednesday, June 30, 2004 Trifu Boronka headed to the Far East to bu
66 ScottysAir : StarG, You were already flew on SQ this Monday flight and can you tell us about your good experience on their flight. You will write it down on the tr
67 Post contains links and images StarG : Businessflyer, No. He is a friend of mine. There were four of us who did return trip inaugurals. ScottysAir, I am very sorry - I am not very good at w
68 SQ452 : is there any video links online from the local new york stations of the innaugural arriving and departing EWR.
69 Post contains images Solnabo : Thank God for 4 engines when flying this far, 18 hours 18 min.!! Noooway I would fly in a 2 holer that long......just my 50 öre Mike//SE
70 Singapore_Air : Unfortunately I cannot find any videos, even pictures, at EWR apart from a CNN pictures of the water cannon salute.
71 ScottysAir : Sorry, Guys!! I can't find them with the video of A345 in EWR few days ago and will you can see in the future. Regards!
72 Starlionblue : Solnabo, when was the last time you experienced an engine failure? Even better, try asking any airline pilot how many engine failures he or she has ex
73 StarG : Starlionblue: I just experienced lost electrical power to one of the engines on SQ B744 flight a few days ago. Discovered at pushback, we returned to
74 Post contains links and images QANTAS747-438 : Just found some photos of it on approach. View Large View MediumPhoto © Mike Primamore View Large View MediumPhoto © Tom Turner
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