JetBlue777 From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 1454 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10824 times:
We're planning to go to the Philippines next year from JFK, and I am interested going on SQ. But the bringdown is I dont like their 747 product. So when will SQ retire their 747s and what wiil be the replacement.
Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 10774 times:
At the moment the plan is to retire all the remaining B744's in the SQ fleet by the end of 2009.
I haven't seen any firm timetable with regards exact dates, but given the drop in air travel and the lack of need to replace aircraft for aircraft - I would assume the end of October when the Winter timetable (Southern Hemisphere summer timetable) goes into effect.
At the moment the B777 is replacing the B744 on the routes that don't need the A380 capacity, and given the lack of JFK being mentioned anywhere around these forums for the SQ product - I'd guess the B777 will replace the current B744 on that route.
A few people within SQ who post on these forums may add further details - but if your planning on traveling in 2010 with SQ - it won't be on a B744!
FilAmAirlines From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 10700 times:
I think SQ uses 744s on most of their North American routes (sans the all J class routes, which is an Airbus 340-500 and IIRC, SFO-ICN-SIN). Why do you dislike the 744 product of SQ? I personally want to fly SQ to the Philippines. I've flow CX to MNL and they're wonderful. However, I've always wanted to experience the acclaimed great service of SQ.
FNT is the death knell for MBS and LAN because of WN's commitment
Huaiwei From Singapore, joined Oct 2008, 1114 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10434 times:
Quoting JetBlue777 (Thread starter): But the bringdown is I dont like their 747 product. So when will SQ retire their 747s and what wiil be the replacement.
This is probably the first time I encountered anyone asking when will the B747 retire, and say good riddance to them! Just about everyone else asked the same question because they are all planning to take the last few flights for pure nostalgia!
It's huaiwei...not huawei. I have nothing to do with the PRC! :)
Well, personally I love the 747. But SQ's product is really outdated. J and F class are excellent but Y is another story. Although you get the same SQ service, the product is really old. SQ's Y product in the 77W is nice, its newer and more inviting.
BTW, What airline is the best airline to choose?? I'm going to Manila. So far, CI is the cheapest but again they have an outdated 744 product.
Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 days ago) and read 10264 times:
Quoting Huaiwei (Reply 9): This is probably the first time I encountered anyone asking when will the B747 retire, and say good riddance to them! Just about everyone else asked the same question because they are all planning to take the last few flights for pure nostalgia!
I have always felt that way, the 744 is beautiful, but for Y class travelling pax, they are terrible!
I had bad experiences with CX on the 744's, and lots of my family who flies SQ says their 744 products are the worst compared to all of their other a/c
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
Jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8340 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 9800 times:
Quoting JetBlue777 (Reply 20): Does anyone knows, what will be SQ's next city for the A380?
Well it flies to HKG and NRT already, to Sydney and Melbourne (soon)too. LHR & CDG are also seeing it so, America awaits. SQ has 7 or 8 A380 now, the next destinations have to be FRA and JFK or SFO. SFO was rumored to be among the first cities in the spring of 2008 but those plans never happened and SQ1/2 is seeing the 77W with the new J seats.