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10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight  
User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11022 times:

According to the Dutch news (RTL4) 10.000 persons have already subscribed to the first commercial A380 flight. This flight will be Singapore Airlines from SIN to LHR. They quote an SQ official who said that they will have a lottery to determine who can fly. More info on the SQ website.

Source: ( Dutch only) http://www.rtl.nl/(/actueel/rtlnieuw...502_2000_airbus_belangstelling.xml

KL911


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User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11009 times:

Thats me ruled out then.....

Looks like Im gonna have to waita lil longer for it.



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User currently offlineMauriceB From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 2489 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10971 times:

isn't the A380 big enough to carry all those passengers?  Wink

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10969 times:

SimProgrammer,

No, you can still subscribe on the SQ website, but it will be a lottery....

So it's not impossable yet...

KL911

[Edited 2005-05-03 00:08:57]


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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10967 times:

Is that ten thousand? I think we used point and commas in the opposite sense.

User currently offlineMatt27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10952 times:

Wonder how much the tickets are gonna cost??? dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign 

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10943 times:

It's ten thousand. Do you write it as 10,000?

KL911



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User currently offlineSimProgrammer From France, joined Aug 2004, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10912 times:

Im not bothered on the ticket price, I saved 5K for in and hoped for an F seat. Ive subscribed to SQ website for email updates, but nothing new as yet.


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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10903 times:

You can register for more info on the SQ website:

''Be the first to know about Singapore Airlines' A380
Singapore Airlines is proud to present another world's first. Come 2006, we will be the first airline to fly the Airbus A380 double-decker aircraft - the largest passenger aircraft ever built. To be among the first to get updates on Singapore Airlines' A380, register with us today.""

http://www.singaporeair.com

KL911



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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10877 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
It's ten thousand. Do you write it as 10,000?

Yes, here the comma is used to separate large numbers, while the period is only used to separate the number from the decimal.

Back on topic, how much are these tickets going to cost for coach? With all this demand, SQ could make a fortune.

Harry



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User currently offlineGlom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2815 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10853 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Do you write it as 10,000?

Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10850 times:

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 9):
Back on topic, how much are these tickets going to cost for coach? With all this demand, SQ could make a fortune.

It would be fun if they got all 10 A380's at the same time to fly together to LHR. That would be a shock to the groundstaff... 5000 pax at the same time..lol

KL911



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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10842 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...

Yep, it's like that. Funny how we are all the same, but also not.



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7172 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10742 times:

But the first flight date for SQ has not been announced has it? (and is subject to change anyway). So how can they say there's 10,000 for the first flight?

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5649 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10695 times:

And people still think this plane is not going to succeed?

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10683 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 11):
It would be fun if they got all 10 A380's at the same time to fly together to LHR. That would be a shock to the groundstaff... 5000 pax at the same time..lol

10 A380's flying in formation, now that would be a sight to see.  cloudnine 

Harry



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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10638 times:

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
But the first flight date for SQ has not been announced has it? (and is subject to change anyway). So how can they say there's 10,000 for the first flight?

You will have to sign up on the SQ website. They let you know when the first flight is, and decide by lottery who can buy a ticket...



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User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10593 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
Yep, it's like that. Funny how we are all the same, but also not.

Well, we all sound stupid when we're drunk (re: your sig). The difference here is that our beer sucks, so we have to stick to the hard liquor.  Wink

For those who want a quick primer on how different countries write numbers and dates you can look it up in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel.

In XP, go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options



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User currently offlineHailstone From Germany, joined Nov 2000, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10133 times:

watch those tickets on ebay the same way that worldcup 2006 are popping up already

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 10097 times:

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...

In Old Europe (  Smile ), the decimal sign is the comma, and there is no separator for large numbers.

So it's 10000, and a half is 0,5

Seb


User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3701 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9916 times:

Quoting SimProgrammer (Reply 7):
Im not bothered on the ticket price, I saved 5K for in and hoped for an F seat. Ive subscribed to SQ website for email updates, but nothing new as yet.

I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. Expect F to be reserved for politicians, bigwigs and some press.

I think to be honest your best bet is your are SQ PPS or above and aim for J or Y



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User currently offlineLekohawk From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

I like commas (or dots [periods/full-stops] for that matter) in my really long numbers:

1,000,000,000 is easier to read than 1000000000

 Smile



If only closed minds came with closed mouths.
User currently offlineAtco2b From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 1114 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9768 times:

If anyone does get on, please do a Trip Report!


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User currently offlineSingaporegirl From Singapore, joined Oct 2000, 302 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9756 times:

i heard about all these people wanting to fly our first a380 flight. it's quite exciting for us cabin crew as well, with the a380 training and everything. on top of that i'm going to be a chief stewardess as well, so by the time our first a380 making her first journey, i would be wearing the red sarong kebaya uniform! it's going to be bloody brilliant!  hyper 


Ladies & Gentlemen, we will now demonstrate the use of the safety equipment on this aircraft...
User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9743 times:

Why is SQ using the A-380 on the first flights to LHR. I thought they might use them first on some short-haul routes like they did with the A 340-500. The must be very sure that everything works very well with a completely new aircraft.

Georg.


25 Sparky747 : Anyone know where EK's first A380 flight will be to... maybe I can get on that one!!
26 Intothinair : This is amazing, 10,000 people want to be on the first A380 flight, I understand that though. I hope that they will fly to FRA already in 2007, would
27 JGPH1A : Do we have an actual date for the 1st A380 flight yet ? No new schedules have been published so far for any of the SQ LHR-SIN flights... In theory the
28 Knoxibus : Don't worry, there is going to be a lot of route-proving with all the customers staff prior to delivery on MSN 0002 and 0004. I don't know yet where
29 Kaitak : Well, having waited a long time, it's only around 18 months away! I remember when the BBC did a program about what was then the Airbus VLA/VLCT and Ju
30 Post contains images Tsentsan : SIA just pushed back the delivery of the A380 till late 2006 .. so I guess maybe during Xmas 2006?
31 TJCAB : Listen all. In some countries, 10,000.25 as we know it is written as 10.000,25. Anyone who speaks several languages or has traveled enough will know
32 Edoca : I couldn't agree more! True international spirit... Back to the subject, does anyone know what the first passenger flights of any other major new air
33 EmmenezMoi : Sebolino, I think no separator for large numbers is only in France. In the Netherlands, Germany and many others they use 10.000. I think in Austria/S
34 KL911 : Wasn't Panam the first 747 operator? I know for sure that UA was the first 777 operator. KL911[Edited 2005-05-03 16:23:59]
35 Dsa : How much would the fare be???
36 N1120A : Yes, though TWA were the first to take the 747 to LHR
37 FLY2LIM : If people were smart, they would book a ticket on the second A380 flight. It will probably be much cheaper and easier to purchase a ticket on. You can
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