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Singapore Airlines Raises The Bar For Luxury  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9391 times:

"Singapore Airlines Raises The bar For Luxury Flying"

Quote:
SINGAPORE -- It was the next best thing to a flying hotel at 35,000 feet -- for those who could afford such pampering.

"This is the Orient Express of the skies," said business executive Peter Smith as he relaxed in his light tan and acorn leather, 35-inch-wide, first-class seat.

On the mahogany wood table in front of him, a recently released Hollywood movie was playing on a sleek 23-inch LCD monitor. His luggage was stored under the seat's ottoman.

Later, Smith changed into a special "sleep suit" designed by fashion house Givenchy as a flight attendant in her sarong kebaya uniform turned down his big leather chair for sleeping. Bedding also by Givenchy.

Smith knows a thing or two about traveling in style. He's ridden on the famous Orient Express trains that are known for their exclusive first-class service...

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/300154_boeingsingapore18.html





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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26787 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9368 times:

Another aviation first !! And of course SQ are the launch customers of these new cabins. Well done SQ . I would love to see some real photos though.

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9212 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 1):
I would love to see some real photos though.

At http://www.myaviation.net there's a bunch of interior photos from SQ's new B773ER. Do a quick search... and enjoy! For even quicker results, also look at the "top of XXX" links too.

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlineXtra1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 111 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9192 times:

If interested; check my trip reports on this new SQ FC cabin, SIN-HKG.
New SQ FC, SIN-HKG,777-300ER(photos) (by Xtra1 Dec 21 2006 in Trip Reports)
also
NewSQFC HKG-SIN, SQ BC SIN-CPT, SAA FC CPT-LHR (by Xtra1 Jan 13 2007 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 9198 times:

Interesting to note that a couple of passengers were flying SFO-ICN-SIN-SYD on SQ rather than SFO-SYD nonstop on UA or QF.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9163 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 4):
Interesting to note that a couple of passengers were flying SFO-ICN-SIN-SYD on SQ rather than SFO-SYD nonstop on UA or QF.

Talk about going out of the way to get to a destination....



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26787 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9054 times:

Thanks guys for both links !!!! Brilliant

User currently offlineJAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5083 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8689 times:

One word: WOW!


Work Hard But Play Harder
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8675 times:

Just a question?

Isnt this a couple of months old now?

Regards


User currently offlineWN230 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 341 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8657 times:

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 5):
Quoting Zvezda (Reply 4):
Interesting to note that a couple of passengers were flying SFO-ICN-SIN-SYD on SQ rather than SFO-SYD nonstop on UA or QF.


Talk about going out of the way to get to a destination....

I wouldn't mind doing a series of flights like that.  Wink

WN230



Judas Priest North American tour in '08 . . . cannot wait!!!
User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8629 times:

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 8):
Isnt this a couple of months old now?

The first flight was 5 November 2006. I was at SIN to see some friends off on the that flight.


User currently offlineAviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8619 times:

Have they thrown any bones to the rest of us poor folks who have to fly in the back? I do have to say SQ just raised the bar another notch. Its too bad their A380 is delayed. Any company wanting to compete with SQ will have to step up. At 35 inches wide, those are twice as wide as the "standard" Boeing coach seats of 17.2 inches. No way I will fly 14 hours in a B787 in coach with 17.2 seats. I hope all airlines who ordered the B787 opt for 8 abreast. Kudos to SQ for a job well done.

User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 8590 times:

Quoting WN230 (Reply 9):
I wouldn't mind doing a series of flights like that.  Wink

I still wouldn't want to go that far out of the way... Wink



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlinePieinthesky From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8253 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 10):
The first flight was 5 November 2006

A month early there, first flight was December.

Quoting SNATH (Reply 2):
At http://www.myaviation.net there's a bunch of interior photos from SQ's new B773ER. Do a quick search... and enjoy!

I presume you are referring to the ones a Mr Brian Espreza stole from the numerous Trip Reports including the inaugural from www.sqtalk.com ?.


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8060 times:

Quoting Aviator27 (Reply 11):
Have they thrown any bones to the rest of us poor folks who have to fly in the back?

Y has inseat power sockets and great IFE.

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 13):
A month early there, first flight was December.

You're right. I'm flying too much.


User currently offlineAnax From Greece, joined Sep 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

well i guess we didn't expect something less from SQ , did we?


god is a spotter!!!
User currently offlineSSTsomeday From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 1276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Looks like the 1st class seats are completely different from the sleeper seats. Where are the "Sleeper Suites" - above the main cabin? Does everyone in First get one? Or is there an addtional charge?


I come in peace
User currently offlineFlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4611 times:

Absolutely stunning makes EK look like charter

User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Quoting Pieinthesky (Reply 13):
I presume you are referring to the ones a Mr Brian Espreza stole from the numerous Trip Reports including the inaugural from www.sqtalk.com ?.

Well, I apologize for being unable to know the source and copyright validity of each picture in ma.net. If this is indeed the case, then I assume this should have been communicated to the ma.net crew by now.

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4127 times:

SNATH,

That's reasonable. What wasn't reasonable was the lack of concern on this forum about the outright theft of another photographer's images. With all the pious breast beating about ethics, public and political and media ignorance of all things aviation, one would be tempted to think hypocrisy was afoot.

Incidentally I did go to MyAviation as you recommended. For a second I thought I was back on Airliners.net but it is just a rip off of this forum's framework.

And after declining my prize of 16 computers and offers to validate being the one millionth visitor to the site by just infesting my hard drive with spyware and handing over my credit card details purely for validation purposes of course, and listening to funny voices I realised I had stumbled on a version of this site designed for the under 9 age bracket.

What a load of cobblers it is. Airliners.net does have the odd lapse in taste when it comes to gratuitously insulting or purile flashing light adverts, but MyAviation was a whole year's worth of aggravation in a single visit.

No thanks

Antares


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting Antares (Reply 20):
Incidentally I did go to MyAviation as you recommended. For a second I thought I was back on Airliners.net but it is just a rip off of this forum's framework.

Antares..just to let you know, Airliners.net and myaviation.net are under one umbrella..like SQ and JQ... Smile

regardless, it doesn't give one the right to steal other people's work..

personally, the more people who use my images, the happier I am...(as long as they don't make any money out of it)...


MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Jacobin777
MyAviation.net photo:
Click here for bigger photo!
Photo © Jacobin777



Cheers...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineAntares From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 1402 posts, RR: 39
Reply 21, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Jacobin,

So thaaats why they looked the same!

I think I'll have mistress Emily tuck me in for the night before I blunder into any other items of furniture.

Antares


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Quoting Antares (Reply 22):
Jacobin,

So thaaats why they looked the same!

I think I'll have mistress Emily tuck me in for the night before I blunder into any other items of furniture.

Antares

Antares...I meant QF and JQ, obviously not SQ and JQ.. Smile

....yes, when one uploads photos here, one has a choice between airliners.net and/or myaviation.net....

Airliners.net has a more stringent photo "acceptance" policy......so I tend to post on myaviation.net...also, I feel my photographs still are not "unique" enough to warrant uploads to airliners.net..

Hope that helps... Smile

Cheers...



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting Antares (Reply 20):
What wasn't reasonable was the lack of concern on this forum about the outright theft of another photographer's images. With all the pious breast beating about ethics, public and political and media ignorance of all things aviation, one would be tempted to think hypocrisy was afoot.

Seriously, are we sure that the guy in question had "stolen" the pictures from the trip reports? Or he's just hosting his pictures on ma.net?

Quoting Antares (Reply 20):
Incidentally I did go to MyAviation as you recommended. For a second I thought I was back on Airliners.net but it is just a rip off of this forum's framework.

To expand on what Jacobin777 said, look at the Welcome Note at the bottom of the main page, as well as their FAQ:

http://www.myaviation.net/info/faq.php

Quoting Antares (Reply 20):
No thanks

Do read any trip reports on a.net? If you do, it's very likely that the pictures included are actually hosted on ma.net. All the pictures on my trip reports are. There's even a shortcut on how to include ma.net pictures on the a.net forums too, as Jacobin777 demonstrated.

Bash ma.net all you want, it's actually a good resource for general aviation-related image hosting. But let's move somewhere else if we carry this on, as we should not take over this thread with the ma.net-related discussion.

Tony



Nikon: we don't want more pixels, we want better pixels.
User currently offlineBoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Quoting SSTsomeday (Reply 17):
Looks like the 1st class seats are completely different from the sleeper seats. Where are the "Sleeper Suites" - above the main cabin? Does everyone in First get one? Or is there an addtional charge?

No, the first class seats turn into a bed.



Quote:
On the 777-300ER flight, first-class passengersare treated to turn-down bed service before going to sleep. Here, flight attendants prepare one of the eight first-class seats for sleeping.
(January 17, 2007)

James Wallace/Seattle Post-Intelligencer


25 Antares : Jacobin, Actually when I saw SQ bracketed with JQ I assumed you were sharing exciting inside knowledge of the downstream outcomes of the LBD (leverage
26 Joni : Somehow this doesn't look equal to Qatar's A345 suites, or am I missing something? This looks more like SQ's old First, or Cathay's or BA's current on
27 Post contains links Pieinthesky : May I suggest you read pages 3 and 4 of this Trip Report on SQTalk: http://www.sqtalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=544&page=3 They were stolen, end of
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