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Singapore Airlines And "megatop"  
User currently offlineLobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9879 times:

Is "megatop" just a label given to their 747's or is it something different?

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User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 9870 times:

I always wondered the same thing....just as ''longreach'' in the Qantas 747.


Mike

P.S:I spelled Qantas right....  Wink



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User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9800 times:

Quoting Lobster (Thread starter):
Is "megatop" just a label

Yes! SQ gives to its planes names like this - 743 was BIGTOP. I'm not sure but I think it came from the fact that when the first 747-300s came they were often advertised with "with stretched upper deck". And after BIGTOP they had to find something new, 747-400 became MEGATOP.

SQs A340s were called CELESTAR, B777s are called JUBILEE. A340-500 is called LeaderShip. It will be interesting to see what name their A380 is going to get.

Best regards,
LordHowe



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User currently offlineCOSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1623 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9789 times:

A380 Super Mega Mega TOP ????

User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9758 times:

There won't be any names for the 773ER and 380.The 'jubilee' , 'megatop' and 'leadership' titles are being removed from the aircrafts. So far only the 345 are without the titles.


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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 9749 times:

Don't forget SQ's 747 freighters...Mega Ark!

Cheers,
Patrick



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User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9736 times:

yep, there was a time when i used to make this announcement: "good ___ ladies and gentlemen, i'm ivy your leading stewardess, on behalf of singapore airlines, i'd like to welcome you aboard our megatop 747 , flight sq ___ to ___ (and ___).


Ladies & Gentlemen, we will now demonstrate the use of the safety equipment on this aircraft...
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 9608 times:

It seems odd they are getting rid of those names because they have paid a lot on copyright etc for them.

User currently offlineHuawey From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9506 times:

It seems that after a change in CEO from Dr Cheong to Mr Chew, all the fancy names started to get scrapped off their aircraft.

Maybe he just doesn't fancy them....

I like Megatop and Mega Ark best!


User currently offlineFLZero From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9477 times:

AR1300,

QF 'Longreach' title is the name of their first homebase, which, I think, is in Queensland, and is now a museum.

Zero


User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 9418 times:

I remember reading in some aviation mag a few years ago, that SQ had planned to give the name "Gigatop" to the A380s.
When "Big Top" first came about it, it was a novel way to identify the aircraft, and there were one of the first in the industry to do this. However I never understood the different between "Big Top" and "Mega Top" as both upper decks were the same really.
UTA followed shortly by dubbing their 743s "Big Boss"


User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4756 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9253 times:

I remember reading in some aviation mag a few years ago, that SQ had planned to give the name "Gigatop" to the A380s.

I sure hope that the "Gigatop" will only remain a rumour because that name is so cheesy.



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9236 times:

Deat Lord, let's not start another A380 naming thread.  Silly

Harry



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User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9218 times:

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 2):
Yes! SQ gives to its planes names like this - 743 was BIGTOP

Sounds like a flying circus!
LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineNsfguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9194 times:

The wild "New York" and "Hollywood" graphics on the sides of the first 743's megatop series made the flight feel like a party charter, wish someone had some pics of those...

User currently offlineStarG From Indonesia, joined Mar 2003, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 9064 times:

I like all those names - Megatop, Big Top, Celestar, LeaderShip, Jubilee...
It's a pity they are taking those away.

Not only A345 titles are missing, some B744s and B777s are also now much plain looking without their titles  Sad.


User currently offlineSeamefly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8995 times:

SQ could call their A380 "The Beluga" ..  Smile

User currently offlineSWISSER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7545 times:

the bigbitchtop!
 Big grin


User currently offlineAr1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 7518 times:

Flzero, THX!.I thaught that it was a special kind of 747 with an extended range or something like that.

Mike



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5714 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 7384 times:
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Quoting FLZero (Reply 9):
QF 'Longreach' title is the name of their first homebase, which, I think, is in Queensland, and is now a museum



Quoting Ar1300 (Reply 18):
Flzero, THX!.I thaught that it was a special kind of 747 with an extended range or something like that.

Both are correct.. Longreach in Qld is the first HQ of Queensland & Northern Territory Aerial Service.

With the introduction of the 744 Qantas were looking for some way of branding it and differentiating from the 742 & 743 that made up the rest of the fleet and with the added range of the 744 "Longreach" seemed like a natural fit.

Regards

Chris



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17649 posts, RR: 46
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

I would kill for a t-shirt that had the SQ logo and "megatop".  Wink


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User currently offlineLazybones From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Quoting Seamefly (Reply 16):
SQ could call their A380 "The Beluga"

Beluga's already taken, it would have to be Megaforehead Big grin

Given VS are serious about beds, they could also use this. They just need to remove the "fore"  Smile


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6395 times:

Yes, I really missed those names now , whenever jubilee , megatop or leadership is mentioned, I knew what they are. It's pity they are removing the names for some reasons which I am still puzzled.


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User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6027 times:

Quoting StarG (Reply 15):
I like all those names - Megatop, Big Top, Celestar, LeaderShip, Jubilee...
It's a pity they are taking those away.

I agree! The names or brands or whatever they could be called have given something extra to these SQ aircrafts. In my opinion they should reconsider giving them up. Besides all these names have been very good!

Also QF Longreach is good - as it has these two meanings.

Regards,
LordHowe



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8457 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Quoting LordHowe (Reply 23):
Also QF Longreach is good - as it has these two meanings

Maybe Longer Longreach for the 744ER


25 Post contains images StealthZ : Actually had that conversation over dinner the other night, couldn't decide on... LongEReach or LongreachER And have no doubt at all why QF chose nei
26 LPLAspotter : Try looking in Airliners Magazine. They have a company which usually advertises tons of t-shirts on a two page add. I remember seeing an SQ t-shirt w
27 FlySwiss : I just returned from singapore end of March and I saw already some B744 and B777 without the titles. But nobody could me explain why they remove the t
28 Ts-ior : Sterling Airways, the airline that preceded Sterling European Airlines, used to do the same with its different aircraft types. The Caravelles were cal
29 LordHowe : Singaporegirl, Why is it that you do not anymore make announcements like you did? How long ago was this decision made? I would call A380 "HugeTop" Re
30 Ex_SQer : The decision to remove branding from aircraft hardware was made not long after Chew Choon Seng became CEO. Not sure exactly what the reasons are, but
31 AADC10 : SQ should call the A380 "BLUTO" because it is big and ugly. It is the other side of the spectrum from the 737-200, which was small and ugly. I never
32 SQ772 : It's not on any airline that you actually get to know the names of the things you touch, eat and sit on... well, despite the sub-branding(s), it's de
33 AnsettB727 : Other Aussies might remember how Ansett named their A320s "Skystar". It's a very interesting marketing concept, naming a plane with something alternat
34 LordHowe : Wasn't Ansetts 743s named Spaceship or Skyship? Regards, LordHowe
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