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Last SIA Scheduled Passenger B747 To Australia  
User currently offlineGrh1967 From Australia, joined Apr 2008, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12011 times:

The last passenger scheduled B747 for SIA to Australia will operate tomorrow 01Feb from SYD-SIN. 9VSPO will operate the final service & for any of you nostalgics out there it will depart SYD 0815hrs.

SIA has at some stage served all it’s online Australian services (SYD/MEL/ADL/BNE/PER) with various B747 (B747-200/300/300 combi & of course 400) operations with the exception of CNS & DRW, which operated with A310’s.
Tomorrow, 01Feb 2010 will be the last scheduled passenger B744 for Sydney and indeed
SIA’s remaining B747 will now operate scheduled services on the daily SIN-FRA-JFK service & SIN-NRT-LAX services exclusively.

Of course the B744F will still serve Australia in SIA colours for the foreseeable future.

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User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1522 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 11963 times:

Actually DRW did get B747-300 (combi I think ?) services in the mid 90s.
A weekly SIN-DRW-BNE rotation. Think it lasted a year or maybe more?


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11737 times:



Quoting Grh1967 (Thread starter):
SIA’s remaining B747 will now operate scheduled services on the daily SIN-FRA-JFK service & SIN-NRT-LAX services exclusively.

How long will this last?
I need to fly to FRA on a STAR carrier in May... any chances?


User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 11474 times:

Sad to see one of the best looking 744 go out.

How many 744's are left with SQ and when will it operate the last 747 flight?



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User currently offlineAllrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 2085 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11368 times:

My first ever overseas flight was on a SIA 747, so I am sad to see the end of their passenger flights in Australia. Haven't flown with them since, but I did 3 flights with Qantas on their A380 and three on their 744 last year and am still not certain which I preferred!

Hopefully I'll happen to see 9VSPO go overhead tomorrow morning.



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 11137 times:

Over a short time, SIN-NRT-LAX and SIN-FRA-JFK could be operated with a fleet of five aircraft. Due to MX requirements, a fleet of six is required to sustain those routes over a long period.

User currently offlineChris7217 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2002, 169 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10853 times:
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Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
How long will this last?
I need to fly to FRA on a STAR carrier in May... any chances?

Definitely!!! SIA's route FRA-JFK is doing very well and they will keep for sure this route, no matter what type of aircraft will operate it in the future.


User currently offlineQF744 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Flew on one last week in J - was a great upper deck experience!


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User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4802 times:

It seems like the 747-400 is a dying breed! Its really sad. Pretty soon all the aircraft in the sky will be twin engined and to the untrained eye will all look the same...


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6398 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4182 times:



Quoting Grh1967 (Thread starter):
9VSPO will operate the final service & for any of you nostalgics out there

Wow, I flew SFO-SIN on 9V-SPO, and SIN-SFO 10 days later on the same bird, my first ever flights on a 747  cloudnine 



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5848 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3947 times:



Quoting Chris7217 (Reply 6):
Definitely!!! SIA's route FRA-JFK is doing very well and they will keep for sure this route, no matter what type of aircraft will operate it in the future.

Apparently I haven't made clear the emphasis of my question.
HOW LONG will the route be flown by 747? I won't go out of my way at all if it isn't on a 747.


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1858 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3928 times:



Quoting M11Stephen (Reply 8):
It seems like the 747-400 is a dying breed! Its really sad. Pretty soon all the aircraft in the sky will be twin engined and to the untrained eye will all look the same...

Not really! A380s are here to stay!



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User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3849 times:



Quoting M11Stephen (Reply 8):
It seems like the 747-400 is a dying breed! Its really sad. Pretty soon all the aircraft in the sky will be twin engined and to the untrained eye will all look the same...

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You're right. It seems most unlikely that either Airbus or Boeing or anyone else will develop an all-new quad again. The quads available now are not selling in significant numbers. I believe the total number of quads sold last year, including freighters, was in single digits i.e. fewer than 10. I would be surprised if more than 20 quads sell in any future year.

Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 10):
HOW LONG will the route be flown by 747? I won't go out of my way at all if it isn't on a 747.

Probably until sometime in 2011.


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