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Top Bid For Seats On First A380 Flight: U$D100,380  
User currently offlineUSADreamliner From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

An Australian businessman placed the biggest bid of U$D 100,380 for seats on the first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 !
Julian Hayward paid that amount for a pair of one-way Suites tickets to be on the inaugural flight on October 25 that will depart Singapore for Sydney.
SIA said 638 seats have been sold for the two legs of the inaugural commercial flight with only 24 seats still up for grabs and bidding for the remaining seats closes at the end of this week.

The proceeds raised from the auction, which took place on the eBay online marketplace, will go towards charity organisations.



Good to see SIA bringing back the joy of flying!

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/070913/afp/070913075948business.html

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User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3786 times:

I was able to get a seat on the flight from SYD-SIN on 26 October in Y class. Originally, we were told the auction would be over on the 10th, but the auction is still going. I would have paid $2,000.00 for a Business Seat, but now because I have a Y seat and the rules are very very very strict on making changes for the flight, I cannot change to Business and pay more. The reason is, when you qualify to bid, you must give them the passport number(s) and name(s) of the passengers traveling on the particular bid and CANNOT change them. I would still pay $2K for a Business Seat. After the 10th, more seats were put into the system for sale, include single Business and single Suite seats, that was a little confusing to me, but still so very happy to be a part of history.

However, if you want to go, please do so, the money is for some great charities and they can always use every bit. Until you have had a "special" child, like I have, it is impossible to really feel the love from a children's hospital. I am so very grateful that Singapore Airlines is doing this for charity and that Exxon Mobil is donating the fuel. This type of humanity displayed by Singapore Airlines and Exxon Mobil is worthy of a never ending thank you. The families and children that will benefit will be blessed by our offerings, so please do what you can to bid on the remaining seats.

Singapore Airlines - thank you. As a parent with a "special" child, I cannot begin to thank you enough for your generosity to do what is right. Thank you.

Hope to see you airlines.net-ers on board. If any of you want to get together for dinner in SYD the night before the flight to SIN let me know and we can all get together.

Again, a heart felt thank you from a dad with a "special" child to Singapore Airlines and all the suppliers donating their time, effort and product in supporting this once in a life time opportunity.

Cheers,
BP1 (Arizona, USA)



"First To Fly The A-380" / 26 October 2007 SYD-SIN Inaugural
User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6195 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3719 times:

Guess my $25.00 bid won't get me on!

ASSFO



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User currently offlineFlysherwood From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3703 times:

Quoting USADreamliner (Thread starter):
An Australian businessman placed the biggest bid of U$D 100,380

Proof positive that there are people with more money than brains...  eyepopping 


User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3768 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 3):
Proof positive that there are people with more money than brains...

There are people in this world for whom $100k is pocket change. I am not one of them....heh.

Quoting BP1 (Reply 1):
I was able to get a seat on the flight from SYD-SIN on 26 October in Y class. Originally, we were told the auction would be over on the 10th, but the auction is still going. I would have paid $2,000.00 for a Business Seat, but now because I have a Y seat and the rules are very very very strict on making changes for the flight,

$2k isn't bad at all. Isn't a J seat more than that normally?



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User currently offlineAntdenatale From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
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Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 3):
Proof positive that there are people with more money than brains... eyepopping

Not really, just positive proof that there are still people in this world that still believe in giving to charity and good causes and are able to be generous with their money.


User currently offlineFlysherwood From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

Quoting Antdenatale (Reply 5):
, just positive proof that there are still people in this world that still believe in giving to charity and good causes and are able to be generous with their money.

Point well taken.  Smile


User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3443 times:

Again, thank you to all of you for donating to this historic event.

Cheers,
BP1



"First To Fly The A-380" / 26 October 2007 SYD-SIN Inaugural
User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

The folks who really shelled out the $$ were the ones who bought the $380K packages.


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User currently offlineDeguoren From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Quoting Tsentsan (Reply 8):
The folks who really shelled out the $$ were the ones who bought the $380K packages.

I'm gonna post a TR.  cheerful 


User currently offlineQF772 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting BP1 (Reply 1):
Hope to see you airlines.net-ers on board. If any of you want to get together for dinner in SYD the night before the flight to SIN let me know and we can all get together.

If anything's going I'm up for it!

Has anyone else received their tickets or contact from SIA about the accomodation and return trip packages yet?



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User currently offlineBP1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 593 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

Hi All,

Has anyone that bid and won been contacted by Singapre Airlines yet? I received an e-mail from SQ saying they would be contacing me in 5 days, but that now has passed. If anyone has heard from them it would be great to know.

Thanks,
BP1



"First To Fly The A-380" / 26 October 2007 SYD-SIN Inaugural
User currently offlineQF772 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3019 times:

I heard yesterday,

The return flight to Sydney was fairly competitve (a couple of hundred cheaper than QF an heaps cheaper than SQ's web price) don't know how that translates to the additional flights you'll need.

The accomodation deals seem OK but only seem to go untill the 28th of Oct so I'll probably make my own arrangements.

They won't be ticketing the flight untill 11th October

I'm going home on the A380 as well  Smile pity I couldn't upgrade with my UA points



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