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SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!  
User currently offlineSandroZRH From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 12092 times:

SQ launched their bids for their first A380 flight SIN-SYD-SIN today as announced about a month ago, however it's merely possible to bid for one-way tickets. All the revenue earned will be spent for charity reasons.

So, who's going for it?

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/index.jsp

PS: This even made the news here Big grin

44 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAlaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 905 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12022 times:

That should hopefully mean that SQ will be releasing what their new cabins will look like very shortly. know I would rather bid for a product that I knew what it looked like compared to a promised product with no proof of how much its actually worth. I realize that the first flight is more of a deal of being on the first revenue A380 flight, but still these are going to be spendy tickets and I think it would help people to know exactly what they are bidding on!

Its good news though!!! Also a great idea on SQ's part, not only are they doing something good by giving it away to charity it also makes them look good and good PR, now they have people like me that think they are great!
~Cheers-
~~Kyle H.



to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
User currently offlineFlyingAY From Finland, joined Jun 2007, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12008 times:

If you go to the eBay pages from SQs page, you can take a small peek at the business and economy class seats. Those business seats really look wide, if they are from the real thing!

http://members.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayIS...age&userid=singaporeairlines_sq380


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 11981 times:

I will try for Economy but fat chance I will get anything.
I have registered to bid in the less than $1000 category for both flights,
no bank deposit required.
I am not a rich folk although I live in one of the world's wealthiest places.
...

I have done a counting with the total 473 seats available on the aircraft.

200 seats I would already consider gone to those 80 lucky people who deposited
$ 10,000 and the 120 who deposited $ 1,000+

About 3/4 of the seats will be available on auction, that's about 350
it means that there will be a total of 150 seats left to bid on.

Wish me good luck and good luck to others who will be bidding!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11919 times:

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 2):
If you go to the eBay pages from SQs page, you can take a small peek at the business and economy class seats. Those business seats really look wide, if they are from the real thing!

It's common knowledge that SQ will use the same business and economy seats from the 77W on the A380. Originally, they were to recieve the A380 before the 77W, and release those two classes then and there.

I really want to bid, but I'm kinda out of money, and it's impossible to talk my parents into trying.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11757 times:

The SQA380 web page still shows no items.
I wonder what time they will start having them on line?  Confused

They probably have a full secretarial line just for this auction alone.
Transactions on ebay (listing items, answering questions, etc.) are time consuming.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineZillox From Belgium, joined Aug 2007, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11683 times:

I hope it will be online soon... Let the bidding start!!!! Big grin

...........



Let's fly around the world!!!!
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 11640 times:

According to the BBC, the auction begins at 1200GMT.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6965238.stm



Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man... Landing is the first!
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 11640 times:

First item is listed.

2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.  Wow!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineKFly From Australia, joined May 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 11517 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer

Also included:

"You and your travelling companion will join Singapore Airlines as guests for the historical delivery of the first A380 by Airbus, at their headquarters in Toulouse, France, on Monday 15 October 2007. Travel will be provided by Singapore Airlines from your nearest Singapore Airlines gateway to Toulouse, France, with two (02) nights accommodation in Toulouse, and special admission to an event that will only occur once: the first ever delivery of the A380, at Airbus' brand new delivery centre"

Plus other goodies.

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150155467151


K



Fly! My Pretties
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 11467 times:

This will make a one way Economy seat at over $ 5,000.  Wow!

Prince Albert can afford the package, I am sure.  laughing 



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11407 times:

I registered to bid, but never got a confirmation email saying I was accepted to bid, only one saying my registration had been received. I assume I'm unable to bid, which is a bit crap.

User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 23 hours ago) and read 11319 times:

Did anyone notice that the seller on eBay is in Canada? Why?
http://myworld.ebay.com.sg/singaporeairlines_sq380/

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
Prince Albert can afford the package, I am sure.

Nah, he won't need it. He can get private rides on Putin's VIP IL-96! Oh and of course, he did not vote for Sochi 2014..  irony 



"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8459 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 11275 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 12):
Did anyone notice that the seller on eBay is in Canada? Why?
http://myworld.ebay.com.sg/singapore...q380/

Because Auctionwire, who are handling the auction on SQs behalf are Canadian?


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 11227 times:

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.

Already bought for S$380K.


User currently offlineYHMYYZspotter From Canada, joined Sep 2006, 197 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 10679 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Already bought for S$380K.

So incredibly lucky, imagine having that kind of money? wow.... I wonder if they are a.netters haha  Smile  Wow!


User currently onlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 10463 times:

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.

Already bought for S$380K.

Thats like £125,000 Thats very expensive



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 10322 times:

Well for 3250 US $ for one economy class seat, I can practically give up on this flight

Regards
Ag92


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 18 hours ago) and read 10173 times:

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 17):
Well for 3250 US $ for one economy class seat, I can practically give up on this flight

The return flight is likely to be less expensive.

[Edited 2007-08-27 18:37:52]

User currently offlineAirbus340 From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 9717 times:

I can fly them later much cheaper...when the novelty has gone... Big grin

Happy flying!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 17 hours ago) and read 9589 times:

This is what is sold for now:

Item Start End Price Title High Bidder / Status
150155447647 Aug-26-07 Aug-26-07 22:10:06 PDT SGD 999.00 4472234416xx See Buyers (*)
150155448504 Aug-26-07 Aug-26-07 22:23:11 PDT SGD 10.00 4472234416xx No Bids (*)
150155467151 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 05:19:30 PDT SGD 380,000.00 The ULTIMATE SIA A380 1st Flight Package -Two Suites See Buyers (*)
150155507517 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 05:52:08 PDT US $38.00 SIA A380 1st Flight (Return) 2 Business Seats No Bids (*)
150155517183 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 06:34:41 PDT US $3.80 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 1 Economy Seat No Bids (*)
150155510481 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 05:39:47 PDT SGD 380,000.00 The ULTIMATE SIA A380 1st Flight Package -Two Suites Available
150155512548 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 05:53:45 PDT US $8,800.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore-Sydney 2 Business Seats Bidder 3Feedback score is 10 to 49
150155514289 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:03:58 PDT US $8,159.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore - Sydney 1 Business Seat Bidder 12
150155515567 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:10:31 PDT US $5,400.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 2 Economy +Window Bidder 9Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999
150155516295 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:14:48 PDT US $4,000.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 4 Economy Seats Bidder 10Feedback score is 10 to 49
150155521636 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:44:27 PDT US $3,250.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 1 Economy Seat Bidder 18 New eBay Member (less than 30 days)
(*) indicates that auction has ended.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBlueFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 9411 times:
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Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Already bought for S$380K.

It's ok, there's another set of two tickets available now for S$380K or best offer....



I've got $h*t to do
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 9329 times:

I received my confirmation for Economy only for under $1000 bids.
I will bid and I will be the highest winner... for some minutes only!  laughing 

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):

I registered to bid, but never got a confirmation email saying I was accepted to bid, only one saying my registration had been received. I assume I'm unable to bid, which is a bit crap.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 9301 times:

The A.Net drooling begin!  drool 

Does anyone know if this is what some of the airlines are going to do with the 787? I might bid on that one!

-Carl



If Your Dying Were Flying
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10907 posts, RR: 37
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 9264 times:

Now that SIA is doing the charity auction I am sure ANA will do the same thing for the 787 inaugural flight. Only there will be less seats auctioned off as it looks like it might carry less passengers, then you have to count on the guests on board, etc.


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
25 Yflyer : Same here. I'd like to fly on one someday, but it's not that important to me to be on the absolute first flight. I have always wanted to take a vacat
26 Zvezda : I'd rather wait until SQ fly US-OZ.
27 MadameConcorde : This is what was my idea for a A380 non revenue inaugural flight. I would have sold lottery tickets for 10 Singapore Dollars each through the Singapor
28 CrossChecked : Strange.... All the return flights from SYD on the 26th Oct are listed as 747-400s.... Is the 380 operating an additional rotation this day or will on
29 Zvezda : The WhaleJet flight will be in addition to the regularly scheduled JumboJet services.
30 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am playing around with bids. I get to be the highest bidder...... for some limited time only!
31 Abba : Always look at the bright side of life... Abba
32 WestJetYQQ : Say it weren't for charity, how much cash could they make on this flight if it was still sold for that high price? How many passengers would it need t
33 Post contains links and images VV701 : How about the BA way. After the Gulf War ended on 28 February 1991 they kick started their business by offering every seat on all their flights on 23
34 Boeing727flyer : The 2 suites sure sound tempting, but I wonder for that price what else I could get....I will watch it on the TV I think and still rather be on a Boei
35 Ceph : Lets guess how much will the total amount collect go up to... I say more than US$1mil
36 UKCO : In all the replies on this thread you are the only one using "WhaleJet". It is like a kick in the teeth. Just as you come onto a thread, excited abou
37 Jetfuel : I dont see it as a bad term at all. Its a bit like the Jumbo being an elephant. Whales are great creatures. I think the name whaleget is used with af
38 Post contains images MadameConcorde : The more I think about it, the more I wish they would have made it a people's flight, for Singaporeans only, by lottery. This is definitely turning in
39 Hodja : I don't agree at all. The A380 is being delivered to SQ - a commercial entity, who mainly derive their income from transporting foreigners, some of w
40 Ceph : Wouldn't that be like a communist way? Ok no offense here... Quite a nice idea though but not feasible
41 Ceph : finally managed a bid only to b outbid immediately...
42 Ceph : I have a feeling that some people are bidding on multiple packages
43 Alessandro : Saw one way ticket economy sold for 1650 US$.
44 Alessandro : Ooops, 1320 US$ is the best buy so far for one ticket.
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