747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 10505 times:
Looks like SQ flight #221 (20:30 dep) SIN to SYD will be flown by A380, replacing their 774 starting Nov 01/07. Return will be #220 departing SYD at 08:50 and arriving back to Changi (SIN) at 13:45. Flight times published are 7:30 and 7:55 respectively. Reviewing their online timetable it seems that SQ will be keeping their first aircraft on this Kangaroo segment well into December.
Does anyone know when SQ plans to receive their second 380 and what route(s) are in consideration??
Glad to see SQ flying the new "Queen of the Skies".
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6926 times:
I think it's far more likely SQ will try to push for using the A380-800 on the SQ 001/002 route (SIN to SFO via HKG) as soon as possible. The reason is simple: this is SQ's most profitable route, even more so than SIN-LHR; the sector between HKG and SFO is highly desirable given the huge Hong Kong expatriate population that lives in northern California. I am estimating this may happen, especially now that the gates at the end of Concourse G at SFO now sport dual-level jet bridges.
Zeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 10114 posts, RR: 76
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4529 times:
Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 17): Woow, When did the A380 replace the 744 as the queen of the sky?
SQ's CEO, Chew Choon Seng said in his speech at the A380 delivery, "The 747, that regrettably is a has-been" ......."From today there is a new queen of the skies for air travel ... The 747 is a good plane but it is not an all-new design. This is the plane for today and tomorrow."
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Norcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1456 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3977 times:
Quoting Zeke (Reply 22): SQ's CEO, Chew Choon Seng said in his speech at the A380 delivery, "The 747, that regrettably is a has-been" ......."From today there is a new queen of the skies for air travel ... The 747 is a good plane but it is not an all-new design. This is the plane for today and tomorrow."
This is the same guy who right after talking about how the 747 is 'yesterday's plane', he turned around and ordered the A330. Doesn't leave much to be desired.
There will always be one 'Queen of the Sky' and that is the 747. You can call the Whalejet whatever you want....King, mistress, whatever...just don't call her the Queen coz she'z not. The 747 revolutionized modern travel and definately deserves the title. Chew can say all he wants.
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