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SIA To Fly A380 To London From 18 March  
User currently offlineWINGS From Portugal, joined May 2005, 2831 posts, RR: 68
Posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17131 times:

Well Singapore Airlines have officially announced the start of its A380 service to London Heathrow.  Smile


http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-a380-to-london-from-18-march.html

[i]Singapore Airlines (SIA) has set 18 March as the date for the introduction of Airbus A380 services on the Singapore-London Heathrow route.

The Star Alliance carrier currently only operates the aircraft between Singapore and Sydney but says it will be able to offer daily services between Singapore and London Heathrow once its third A380 is delivered.

SIA recently took delivery of its second A380 and says its third is due to be delivered by Airbus by the middle of March.

It says the A380 will be used to operate flight SQ322 outbound from Singapore, departing late in the evening and arriving in London early in the morning. Return flights will depart London before noon and arrive the next morning in Singapore.

The first flight on 18 March will operate outbound from Singapore at 09:00, however, arriving in London at 15:05. It will depart London at 18:55 the same day and arrive in Singapore at 15:35 the following day.[i]

Regards,
Wings


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17122 times:

From my other thread:

Just looked at the seatmaps and it seems that the Singapore Airlines A380 will fly to London from Singapore as SQ322 on 18 March 2008, commencing once daily operations to London Heathrow.

Similarly, SQ317 will commence A380 operations from London to Singapore on 19 March 2008.

With this, it seems that from mid-March, travellers will be exposed to Travel In A New Light for a longer period (14 hours flights) combined of course, with the Romance of Travel.



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17113 times:

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17106 times:

KVS Availability Tool




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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 17067 times:

The first flight on 18 March will operate outbound from Singapore at 09:00, however, arriving in London at 15:05. It will depart London at 18:55 the same day and arrive in Singapore at 15:35 the following day.




Oh, so it's going to SQ308. SQ308's seatmaps have been adjusted accordingly too.



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User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1017 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16997 times:

It goes on SQ308 only on the launch day (March 18). It is scheduled as a daily on SQ322 from March 18 onwards.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16974 times:

Yep just noticed in the system all loaded !!!!! Great news ....

LHR SIN 1855#1535 SQ 319 R4 Z4 C4 J0 D0 S9 Y9 B9 E0 M0#380

SIN LHR 0900 1505 SQ 308 R4 Z4 C4 J0 D0 S0 Y0 B0 E0 M0#380

SIN LHR 2320#0525 SQ 322 R4 Z4 C4 J4 D4 S9 Y9 B9 E9 M9#380


User currently offlineScouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3401 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16902 times:

So does this mark the start of the Kangaroo service - ie will the planes carry on the SYD or will these three birds all be used up on the LHR-SIN service?

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 16855 times:



Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 7):
So does this mark the start of the Kangaroo service - ie will the planes carry on the SYD or will these three birds all be used up on the LHR-SIN service?

This is the connection for all A380 service.

LHR SIN 18/1855#1535 SQ 319 R4 Z4 C4 J4 D4 S9 Y9 B9 E0#380
SIN SYD 19/2030#0700 SQ 221 R4 Z4 C4 J4 D4 S0 Y0 B0 E0#380


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 16752 times:

Also I heard that SQ will charge GBP 445 more for the A380 in Business class per round trip on the LHR route.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 16656 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 9):
Also I heard that SQ will charge GBP 445 more for the A380 in Business class per round trip on the LHR route

 bigthumbsup  Oooh! That will be very good to yields adding....... around S$0.09 per km in yield.

What will really be interesting is the yield for the Singapore Airlines Suites.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineUAL777UK From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 3356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 16469 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 10):
What will really be interesting is the yield for the Singapore Airlines Suites.

My god, how much are they charging iin GBP to take the suite on a return trip to SYD out of LHR. My caculator only has 10 digits!!


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1909 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 16303 times:

Well, the King of the Kangaroo Route has finally claimed his throne from the old Queen!        

[Edited 2008-01-30 04:27:38]


Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 16206 times:



Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The first flight on 18 March will operate outbound from Singapore at 09:00, however, arriving in London at 15:05. It will depart London at 18:55 the same day and arrive in Singapore at 15:35 the following day.[i]

I guess that will be another crowded afternoon at LHR, full of spotters that is...  Smile



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User currently offlineSAA From South Africa, joined Oct 2000, 126 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 16147 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 1):



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 1):
With this, it seems that from mid-March, travellers will be exposed to Travel In A New Light for a longer period (14 hours flights) combined of course, with the Romance of Travel.

Why does singapore_Air constantly use these two phrases ?


User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 16111 times:

Thats great news! Can't wait to welcome the beast to Heathrow seeing as i missed out on the first visit last year.

User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 15910 times:



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 2):
KVS Availability Tool

& the double beds are out First..  Big grin


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 15823 times:



Quoting SAA (Reply 14):
Why does singapore_Air constantly use these two phrases ?

He swallowed the SQ dictionary. He is Singapore Airlines.

Please note Singapore_Air is not affiliated to Singapore Airlines, a Star Alliance member, in any way.


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineZTagged From Niger, joined Oct 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 15514 times:



Quoting SAA (Reply 14):

Viral Marketing, of course.
But remember, you are now free to move about the country.



Something awful.
User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 15521 times:

http://www.a380.singaporeair.com/con...letter/archive/20080130/index.html

Issue 02/08 January 30, 2008



We are delighted to announce that the first Singapore Airlines A380 flight to London will take off on 18 March. The world’s largest passenger aircraft departs London later the same day for the return journey.

We would like to invite you to join us in celebrating
this Singapore Airlines milestone as we
mark the first ever A380 commercial
service to Europe.

Customers on these flights
will receive personalised
certificates and limited
edition Singapore Airlines A380
souvenirs. They will also get to savour
gastronomic treats created by two renowned chefs from Singapore Airlines' International Culinary Panel - Sam Leong of the Tung Lok Group in Singapore and British culinary legend, Gordon Ramsay.


User currently offlineJoeCattoli From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 570 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14694 times:

isn't it a bit late given the 3rd A380 is expected for end of February? Well maybe just some days and I guess they choose the date wisely.

Ciao
Joe


User currently offlineEIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 833 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14625 times:

Yippeeeeee. I am booked on SQ 319 on March 29th. It was down as a 744 but now I get to fly the A380 twice on my way to Oz. What a stroke of luck


Next Flights: EI DUB-LHR A320, BA LHR-SFO B744, UA SFO-LAS A320, BA LAS-LHR B744, EI LHR-DUB A320
User currently offlineAirbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8645 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14593 times:



Quoting JoeCattoli (Reply 20):
isn't it a bit late given the 3rd A380 is expected for end of February? Well maybe just some days and I guess they choose the date wisely.

Read the article, then post  Smile
"SIA recently took delivery of its second A380 and says its third is due to be delivered by Airbus by the middle of March"


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27295 posts, RR: 60
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14470 times:



Quoting EIRules (Reply 21):
Yippeeeeee. I am booked on SQ 319 on March 29th. It was down as a 744 but now I get to fly the A380 twice on my way to Oz. What a stroke of luck

Sorry to burst your bubble but thats a one off for the launch according to system.

29/MAR/08
LHR SIN 1815#1455 SQ 319 F4 P4 A4 Z4 C4 J4 D4 S9 Y9 B9 744


User currently offlineJoeCattoli From Italy, joined Aug 2005, 570 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14465 times:



Quoting Airbazar (Reply 22):
Read the article, then post

Sorry  Smile Totally overlooked this sentence... had a long day  Wink

Any ideas on why it appears to be slightly later than expected? SQ choice or Airbus'?

Ciao
Joe


25 Post contains images Lufthansa411 : This is my first post!! Go easy. I'm a long time lurker So they are trying to create the same sort of buzz that SIN-SYD had for the A380 inaugural fli
26 Airbazar : I thought having a chef on board was standard practive for SQ F class service. No?
27 Lufthansa411 : My mistake! But I did not think it was standard practice to have a celebrity chef onboard such as Gordon.
28 Post contains images Ikramerica : I got my email from them this morning. What's weird is the call it the first "Singapore A380 service to LHR." It's the first A380 service in general,
29 Mariner : He may be a celebrity, but would you really want to eat his food? I thought SIN-SYD was the first A380 service "in general"? mariner
30 Airbazar : Maybe I'm a bit disconnected but. who's he? Never heard of him. I wasn't aware he was some kind of celebrity.
31 Post contains links Mariner : He has his won show on British tv - "The F Word": http://www.channel4.com/food/on-tv/f-word/ From my point of view, he is more famous for using the F
32 NYC777 : Well that's great news for SQ and Airbus but I can't wait to see EK's A380s flying over my house going into JFK. They fly pretty low on that final ove
33 Singapore_Air : Gordon Ramsay is a wonderful member of the Singapore Airlines International Culinary Panel. I also like his programmes on Channel Four. So, who's bett
34 OA260 : He is a loud mouthed fool from England who thinks he is something. Suddenly a nothing becomes an icon to lots of other fools . Give me Delia Smith an
35 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I am booked on the -not so- "inaugural" A380 flight to Heathrow. I will see how this -not so- "inaugural" compares with our TRUE SQ380 inaugural fligh
36 Post contains links Mariner : Each to their own: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...food/eating_out/article2337274.ece "Diners in the survey describe the cooking at Gordon Ram
37 OA260 : Its an official inaugural flight for A380 services between the United Kingdom and Singapore and will be afforded every exciting detail as the other i
38 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Welcome Lufthansa411! Only this SQ308 will not be a true inaugural flight. It will just be a "first time" flight on a new route with a new aircraft. T
39 Post contains images Ncfc99 : A freind of mine has had dinner at Claridge's(and I used to work there before Ramsay's time), both him and I are chefs and we think we do a pretty go
40 Post contains images Mariner : Once again, each to their own. I used to eat at Annabel's quite a lot. Everyone raved about the food - but no one went there for the food. They went
41 Post contains images Ikramerica : The first to LHR. The email (which has gone missing) crows about the first SINGAPORE A380 service to London, as if there was already somebody else. I
42 Post contains links TUIflyer : A great step forward for the A380 programe and a historic day for SQ!!! Singapore will use the third A380 delivered on the SIN-LHR rotation. 'Singapor
43 Post contains images Mariner : Fair enough. But it isn't the first time a company has put their brand name on a specific issue in a press release. mariner
44 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Why would the very first A380 commercial flight (this won't be an Inaugural - the true inaugural was Singapore to Sydney)... Why would this first flig
45 SeansasLCY : So what flight numbers and timings will be the A380?
46 OA260 : Yes your right London being a major destination is why its a major event. For alot of people it will be bigger than SIN-SYD ( no disrespect to the Au
47 MadameConcorde : I will disagree on this. The A380 inaugural (first ever) commercial flight was from Singapore-Sydney on 25 October 2007. Flight SQ308 on 18 March is t
48 OA260 : An Inaugural can be a start of a new flight or A/C between two destinations . I have been on a few inaugural's . SQ say its an inaugural so I think t
49 Pieinthesky : No on board chef in F on SQ The first 14 words there were all you needed to put. The last two are pointless.
50 Post contains images QantasHeavy : It is inaugural service to LHR. It is not the "maiden" flight. I remember when BA brought the 777 into DFW when it replaced the DC-10-30 on the route
51 Trekster : At last i get to see it in person. Missed it so far.
52 Flyjetstar : Can anyone post a the SQ A380 utilization? On a given day where are the three likely to be?
53 Post contains images Plunaaircanada : I can't wait for the day theres lots of 380's flying around the world. I have an off-topic question, does anybody know which airline is going to fly t
54 Post contains images MadameConcorde : So, anybody else here will be on SQ308 on March 18 from Singapore to London?
55 Bjwonline : What are SQ doing with the second A380 until March 18??
56 Post contains images Ikramerica : I've seen her twice, on both visits to LAX. They had her parked nose to nose with a DC-3 near QF cargo...
57 Post contains images Tsentsan : In case folks havent realised, there are 2 A380 flights to LHR on 18th March...
58 SQ452 : He is indeed, but I had one of "his dishes" recently on SIN>LAX non-stop (It was the "chicken forcemeat" dish) and it was AWFUL!!!! Gordon would have
59 Post contains images Flyingbird : I have booked tickets for SQ308 [Edited 2008-01-31 06:00:08]
60 AirNZ : Sorry, but what's weird about it or this nonsense about crowing? It IS the first A380 service to LHR, so for what actual reason are you degrading it?
61 Arsenal@LHR : I will try and be there, let's just hope the landings are on 27L westerly (Hatton Cross) that day, being a Tuesday it might be tricky getting the day
62 SeansasLCY : I'm planning on going to SIN can anybody recommend a good hotel close to changi??
63 Post contains images Airbazar : Thanks. That's explains it why he hasn't made a name on this side of the pond. Use of the F works pretty much assures you will never get air time aro
64 Post contains images Cornish : My birthday and my local airport. How nice of SIA to oblige
65 Post contains images Babybus : If anyone wants a plane to themselves, guess they'd better book the lunchtime 747-400.
66 MadameConcorde : The Changi Airport Meridien in Changi Village. You must see on the internet if it still exists in that name.
67 Post contains images LO231 : OK, guys, I've just decided to commit suicide... I'm flying SQ317 in Feb. I'm coming back to AMS on 777. Anybody wants to talk TO ME about missed opp
68 Post contains images Eirik : I´m on SQ 319 on the 18.
69 SeansasLCY : So am i!!!! First time on SQ, first time to Singapore and first time A380!
70 Post contains links TUIflyer : Any ideas as to what SQ plan to do with the third A380? A380 SPECIAL REPORT: http://letsfindaflight.com/page_1181845192626.html TUIflyer
71 MadameConcorde : Kangaroo route and flight crew training. It seems that they will need the three aircrafts to run the Sydney-Singapore-LHR route.
72 Pieinthesky : Allow themselves to start a service to LHR.
73 Pixuk : I'm now also booked on the SQ319 on the 18th March, along with a couple of others from v-flyer.com Pix.
74 SeansasLCY : I think this flight is going to filled with quite a few of us. I'm really looking forward to what will be my first SQ flight and first A380 flight.
75 Post contains images Julesn : I'll be on SQ319 on 18 March, rather excited too
76 Post contains images JoeCattoli : LoL may be A.netters should charter the 1st flight... Can you imagine? 1st A380 to/from LHR filled with member of the biggest aviation website in the
77 Julesn : I'm surprised theres still plenty of availability in Y, thought it would have filled out by now! j.
78 Post contains images MadameConcorde : Any A.netters on SQ308 from Singapore to London? This is truly the flight to be on! (bring the fanfare)
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