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1 Year Anniversary Of A Record-Breaking Flight  
User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 19
Posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3776 times:

Today is the one-year anniversary of the world becoming a smaller place with the introduction of Singapore Airlines nonstop service between Los Angeles and Singapore using the Airbus 340-500. While so-called competitor aircraft are still idled in the hangar, the SQ 345s have flown thousands of passengers in high comfort on a route once believe impossible to travel without stopping.

I've had the distinct honor of flying the LAX-SIN service last March, and look forward to flying the even longer EWR-SIN next month, which will undoubtedly be a pleasure.


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Ironic, this will more than likely also mark the year SQ replaces the aircraft that did all of this.

Gotta love that  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineKdeg00 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3697 times:

Flew LAX-SIN last March also. Most comfortable, quietest, smoothest flight I have ever been on. Plus 18k ff miles to boot. I would fly it again on the drop of a hat if we print in Singapore again this year. I've got to say I don't look forward to the change of equip., there's just something about the 345s that's really cool. I know the 777s will be able (theoretically) to handle more cargo and pax (hence more revenue) but...

User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

It's been a year?!?!?!?

My God that was a fast year.


User currently offlineCHANGYOU From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
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Just came back from EWR-SIN(SQ21) yesterday. According to the cockpoit...SQ will review to exercise all the 5 A345 they had optioned due to the fact that the B777LR will only comes in by the year 2007/8. There will be expansion on the ULH sectors very soon if airbus is able to deliver the aircrafts on time. Well sit back and wait for some great news.

User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Just to clairfy post 4. Rumor has it, that management doesn't want to buy the remaining 5 aircraft, since they are not planned to be in service for that long a period of time. What they are trying to do is to have a leasing company take delivery of the aircraft, then SQ would lease the aircraft until SQ can rationalize their ULR fleet.

The ULR flights are doing very well and SQ would like to add a second EWR flight as well as another city. They need the capacity now not in 2007.



User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

A year over,that Quickly.  Smile
What does one do on such a long Flight.
regds
MEL



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 3334 times:
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What does one do on such a long Flight. Enjoy the IFE provided


User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months ago) and read 3221 times:

Sleep, hopefully brought plenty of books, music, whatever. Maybe write letters, play games or do work on a laptop (if the person has one).. If a kid, keep asking "Are we there yet" or "How much longer"

Chris



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User currently offlineCHANGYOU From Singapore, joined Nov 2003, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3074 times:
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Thanx for clarifying that Philsquares.

User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6489 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

I think it would have been wonderful if Boeing had the 777-200LR ready on that anniversary. It would have been a great way to show up Airbus.


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