Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7414 times:
According to Boeing, the B777-300ER has sufficient range to serve SFO and LAX nonstop from SIN, given 365 passengers in three classes and 85% winds. SQ's current B777-300 configuration seats 332 passengers in three classes. It seems like a safe bet that SQ would configure the B777-300ER with the same number or fewer seats. It's possible that SQ might configure 4 or 5 aircraft with Executive Economy and greater pitch in C (like the current A340-500 configuration) specially for SFO and LAX.
My expectation is that SQ will serve SFO and LAX nonstop from SIN using the B777-300ER and serve ORD and EWR nonstop from SIN using either the A340-500 or B777-200LR.
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6219 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7139 times:
I don't see the 773 coming to SFO. First, the rumor is that flight 1/2 will be a A380 as soon as they are brought online. Second, flight 15/15 via ICN does not have the need for a larger type. Third, from what a SQ manager here told me was that they are looking into non-stop for the second flight. Now we can only speculate on weather thats with a A345 (if more are brought online) or the 772LR.
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Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4878 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6333 times:
If SQ projects that it can make more $$$ by flying the B 772LR to EWR and 773ER nonstop from SIN to LAX/SFO instead of the A 345s on these routes then I wouldnt be surprised if they trade in their A 345s for B 772LRs like they did with the A 343-B 777 order in the mid 90s.
N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26926 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5301 times:
Boeing has already pushed the MTOW on the 773ER several times. The plane has been kicking a$$ in flight testing and now in service. Because of this success, they have added to the range of the 772LR on offer
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Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4726 times:
With four engines, there is more that can go wrong and, both in theory and in practice, a greater chance of a diversion. That's why, all else being equal (which is rarely the case), I prefer an ETOPS twin for long-haul.