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Retirement Of SQs 747s  
User currently offlineAlexA340B777 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 13871 times:

What is SQs latest plan of their 747 fleet retirement? I remember in an older thread it was said that they will retire all their 747s until mid 2011, is this still the plan?

Thanks for your answers!

Alex


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20556 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 13668 times:

All the news that's fit to print: http://www.sqtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1960


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User currently offlineolympic472 From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 456 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 13135 times:

Upcoming delivery of two A380s. I believe LAX will be the next SQ A380 destination.
Does this mean the retirement of some 744 or route expansion?
Any new SQ destinations announced?



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User currently offlineJulian773 From Australia, joined Aug 2009, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12756 times:

Quoting olympic472 (Reply 2):
I believe LAX will be the next SQ A380 destination

I don't think an A380 can make SIN-LAX.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12733 times:

Quoting Julian773 (Reply 3):
I don't think an A380 can make SIN-LAX.

SIN-NRT-LAX

How many B 747-400s left? They are only for SIN-FRA-JFK as well as SIN-NRT-LAX right?


User currently offlinecloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11981 times:

Quoting Julian773 (Reply 3):
I don't think an A380 can make SIN-LAX.

That's why they have been stopping at Narita since they started the route in 1980.



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User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10707 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 9900 times:

Just saw a SQ 747 flying over my house shortly before landing at FRA.

According airfleets 9V-SMU, -SPA, -SPE, SPJ, -SPM, -SPN, -SPO, -SPP and -SPQ are still active with SQ.


User currently offlineb707forever From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 9811 times:

Quoting na (Reply 7):
Just saw a SQ 747 flying over my house shortly before landing at FRA.

According airfleets 9V-SMU, -SPA, -SPE, SPJ, -SPM, -SPN, -SPO, -SPP and -SPQ are still active with SQ.

That was SQ25, heavy delay out of JFK last night.


User currently offlineAlexA340B777 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 8526 times:

Any idea how long they will keep up the 747 flights to FRA? What will be the replacement once the 747 service to FRA is being stopped? Enough demand on this route for A380s or will it be 777s?


Alex



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User currently offlinerobffm2 From Germany, joined Dec 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 8044 times:

Quoting AlexA340B777 (Reply 8):
Any idea how long they will keep up the 747 flights to FRA? What will be the replacement once the 747 service to FRA is being stopped? Enough demand on this route for A380s or will it be 777s?

I would be somehow very surprised if there shouldn't't be enough demand for an A380 on FRA-SIN. But as the flight continues to JFK, more than two planes are needed. Anybody here who know the exact number?

There is much speculation why FRA has not yet become an A380 destination for SG. Some people on a.net say it's a courtesy for LH.


User currently offlinejetfan From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Whatever will replace them, something has to happen.

I was on SQ25 / 26 FRA-JFK / JFK-FRA recently and the interior of both planes (one of them was SPA) was very deteriorated now, at least in economy. When opening the tray, I had a "table cloth" - well, it was the seat cover. The IFE screens are very dark, and the overall impression of the cabin is not very pleasant.

I don't know which equipment LH uses on the FRA-JFK route, but the LH A346 on FRA-BOS was a much better experience and also the service on LH was better than SQ now.

I really like flying in the 744 - it's a great plane, but the condition of their 744s starts to damage SQs reputation.

[Edited 2010-11-27 13:20:43]

User currently offlineAlexA340B777 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2008, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
All the news that's fit to print: http://www.sqtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1960

Thanks for the nice link, AeroWesty!

After having found the time to go through the long thread of your link I learned that most probably all SQ 747s will be retired be the end of 2011...

Alex



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3663 times:

How much longer will the B 747-400s stay? I believe they will still be around for a while. 2 more years?

User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3499 times:
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Quoting United Airline (Reply 12):
How much longer will the B 747-400s stay? I believe they will still be around for a while. 2 more years?

Since 9V-SPN was recently brought back into service with the fresh new livery, one can assume that the SQ B744s will stick around for a while longer, and will probably still fly to the cities served by the A345, as well as Australia. 9V-SPM was recently ferried from VCV to SIN, perhaps it will also be brought back into service soon?

I'm definitely not complaining. Those SQ jumbos are probably one of the best looking out there in my opinion!


User currently offlineFlyingsottsman From Australia, joined Oct 2010, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3431 times:

Quoting jetfan (Reply 10):

I was on SQ25 / 26 FRA-JFK / JFK-FRA recently and the interior of both planes (one of them was SPA) was very deteriorated now, at least in economy. When opening the tray, I had a "table cloth" - well, it was the seat cover. The IFE screens are very dark, and the overall impression of the cabin is not very pleasant.

Wow, I thought I would never have heard that about SQ there service was second to none and their aircraft were spotless.


User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2390 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3381 times:
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I can't understand why SQ didn't replace the 744 by the 77W on such prestigious route like NRT-LAX and FRA-JFK...

These are very long flights and the 77W is far more consistent... Even their new regional product is much better than the 747's.

Why haven't they (at least) retrofitted two pairs of 747 ?



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User currently offlinestylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2968 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3289 times:

Quoting AlexA340B777 (Reply 8):
What will be the replacement once the 747 service to FRA is being stopped? Enough demand on this route for A380s or will it be 777s?

thats gonna be a tough decision as the gaps between 747/77W/380 are big. here a comparison:

747: 12/50/313 (375 TTL)
77W: 8/42/228 (278 TTL)
380: 12/60/399 (471 TTL)

so there is no real replacement for the 747 in terms of capacity, either they will have overcapacity (380) or undercapacity (77W). and also remember there is SQ325, doing SIN-FRA-SIN daily (77W) plus LHs 747 on the very same route. in my eyes SQ could go for the A380, but some already mentioned the courtesy to LH. FRA-JFK and FRA-SIN are very important routes for them and a A380 of SQ on those routes would be a stab in the back. therefore I think SQ will downgrade the route to 77W when the retirement of the 747 is due. until than the queen of the skies will keep on flying...


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