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Singapore Airlines A380 To LAX From 27 Mar 2011  
User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1969 posts, RR: 3
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24804 times:

Hi everyone

I didn't see this posted here, but I was looking at the schedules for SIN-NRT on KVS and SQ12/11 SIN-NRT-LAX is an A380 from 27 March 2011.

SQ638/637 the redeye from SIN to NRT and the lunchtime departure from NRT for a 1745 arrival in SIN, has been downgraded from an A380 to an A330.

The other two HND services continue to be operated by the 77W.

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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1053 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24802 times:

Great news! This means that the A380 is finally going transpacific!


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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 24818 times:

The A380 timings are as follows:

SQ 12 SIN-NRT depart 0925hrs, arrive 1730hrs
SQ 12 NRT-LAX depart 1915hrs, arrive 1330hrs

SQ 11 LAX-NRT depart 1545hrs, arrive 1915hrs(+1)
SQ 11 NRT-SIN depart 2050hrs(+1), arrive 0310hrs (+1)

The current LAX-NRT flight departs 2 hours earlier. I don't understand why the long layover in NRT is required (1h45min instea of 1:10) and 2h15min in LAX as opposed to 1:10 normally. This results in the ridiculous 0310 arrival into SIN!

[Edited 2010-12-03 07:51:15]

User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24484 times:

It's great that SIA has finally be allowed to operate its A380 between NRT and LAX. But as this report mentions, it means the J passenger flying SIN-LAX now has the choice of the existing A340-500 non-stop service or the slower A380 route via NRT.

http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...augurate-transpacific-a380-service


User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24327 times:

It has been my impression that SQ11/SQ12 do not carry many business passengers all the way through. The one time I flew SQ12 SIN-NRT in business, most of the cabin joined me on the trek to immigration at NRT. On the return flight, my seatmate said he was one of the few passengers in the cabin who had originated in the US - he recognised only a handful of people who had been aboard for the Transpacific leg.

My guess is that SQ does very well out of its fifth-freedom rights on this route.



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User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24326 times:

I'm glad they finally replaced the 747 on the SQ 011/12 flight - I really did think their product on the 747 was horribly outdated for a route with such fierce competition. Same can be said for the JFK flight, I'm really hoping the 747 get's switched over to the 77W soon - for people who are traveling all the way from JFK to SIN, the entertainment and seats on the 747 are definitely shabby for SQ standards.


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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24298 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 1):
Great news! This means that the A380 is finally going transpacific!

Don't forget QF going to LAX with a A380.



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User currently offlineDocpepz From Singapore, joined May 2001, 1969 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24243 times:

Quoting aa61hvy (Reply 6):
Don't forget QF going to LAX with a A380.

Well not at the moment  

I'm not amused with the 0300 arrival into SIN. I'm not sure many LAX-SIN pax would be thrilled with that as well. My guess is the J pax would still go for the 20:00 departure for the A345 flight, arriving into SIN at 0500, rather than the 1530 flight which arrives at 03:00.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 24129 times:

On the plus side there can't be much of a line at immigration, or to check-in at the hotel.  


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User currently offlineflyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 24039 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 8):
or to check-in at the hotel.

Assuming your room is ready.  



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24725 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 24015 times:

Singapore Airlines has actually been quiet about its plans, and I don't believe this decision came about until very recently, as SQ has never submitted a formal timeline to the airport authorities about A380 service plans LA except state "one day".

The expectation was that Korean Air be the next LAX A380 operator which was to commenced this fall already, but due to delays has slipped into mid-2011 at best.

As for the schedule, the need for greater ground time has certainly made the SQ11 segment have a pretty unappealing 3am arrival time into SIN. As is the current midnight arrival found a empty and quiet city, but was OK as you'd head straight to bed, but I'd hate to arrive at my hotel or home at 4am.
Definitely odd time, and not even really good for connections except for the 7-8am small bank of regional flights to places like Jakarta, KL, Medan, Penang etc.



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User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23926 times:

Quoting flyingalex (Reply 9):
Assuming your room is ready.

Been there, done that. Means you get to purchase an extra night.


User currently offlineairbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 8161 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23821 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 1):
Great news! This means that the A380 is finally going transpacific!

This was expected. SQ has tried to beat every other A380 operator to the punch (except LH).
They started SYD-LHR before QF. Then CDG before AF. ZRH before EK. And now LAX before KE.

Quoting Docpepz (Reply 2):
The current LAX-NRT flight departs 2 hours earlier. I don't understand why the long layover in NRT is required (1h45min instea of 1:10) and 2h15min in LAX as opposed to 1:10 normally. This results in the ridiculous 0310 arrival into SIN!

Maybe they're padding the schedule for service introduction and will optimize it later? Or maybe they don't want to canabilize the SIN-LAX non-stop.

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 3):
But as this report mentions, it means the J passenger flying SIN-LAX now has the choice of the existing A340-500 non-stop service or the slower A380 route via NRT.

They've always had the choice between a non-stop or the 1-stop via NRT.


User currently offlineMEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1098 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23738 times:

i guess they're probably gonna try to use the same gate at NRT. One A380 departs, other A380 arrives same time using same gate... if all goes well.


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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 23721 times:

Quoting MEL (Reply 13):

Is there a back up gate if not?



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User currently offlinenetjetsintl From United States of America, joined Jul 2009, 593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23518 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 1):
Great news! This means that the A380 is finally going transpacific!

OMG, FINALLY... jeez. Long, long overdue

Anybody care to especulate when SFO will pop up on the SQ A380 hit-list?? is that on the radar at all??


User currently offlinesq_ek_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23139 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 8):
On the plus side there can't be much of a line at immigration,

As if there's ever one at Changi  
Quoting Docpepz (Reply 7):
My guess is the J pax would still go for the 20:00 departure for the A345 flight, arriving into SIN at 0500, rather than the 1530 flight which arrives at 03:00.

Doesn't the direct flight still carry a hefty premium over the one stop?



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User currently offlinecaliatenza From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1528 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 23103 times:

YAY! finally...although somehow i think SQ is gonna charge an arm and a leg even for Y on this route. If the prices are right, i just might be tempted to fly the big bird home from BLR...i'll miss an EK trip next year, lol.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9464 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 22899 times:

Quoting Docpepz (Reply 2):

The current LAX-NRT flight departs 2 hours earlier. I don't understand why the long layover in NRT is required (1h45min instea of 1:10) and 2h15min in LAX as opposed to 1:10 normally. This results in the ridiculous 0310 arrival into SIN!

Does that have anything to do with longer ground time required for the A380 since it is larger? If it regularly can get out faster, I think they could crunch the times a bit.



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User currently offlineje89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 22743 times:
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Great news! Glad to see SQ serving more destinations with their superjumbo.

Having recently added additional B744s to their fleet (9V-SPM, 9V-SPN), where will SQ continue to fly these B744s? Australia and FRA/JFK?


User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 20712 times:

Quoting sq_ek_freak (Reply 16):
Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 8):
On the plus side there can't be much of a line at immigration,

As if there's ever one at Changi

Isn't that the truth? There's a reason Changi is always rated the first or second best airport in the world and it isn't just the shopping.


User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3099 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 20079 times:

Score!

I had redeemed SQ miles for a one way F class NRT-LAX for next August. I am now booked into the Suites!



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User currently offlineflying-b773 From Singapore, joined Apr 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 19655 times:

SQ allocates a longer ground time compared to other aircraft in the fleet.
The hkg A380 flight is a good example, with a 2 hours ground time. Considering it's size and not forgeting on time performance, this extra is reasonable.

Brgds,


User currently offlineDalavia From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 543 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 19569 times:

Quoting je89_w (Reply 19):
Having recently added additional B744s to their fleet (9V-SPM, 9V-SPN), where will SQ continue to fly these B744s? Australia and FRA/JFK?

Australia is certainly on the 744 hit-list list. I have a flight booked from SIN-MEL later this month on a 744.

I was expecting an A380, as my recent flight SIN-MEL with the same flight number was an A380, and so I was quite surprised.

My return flight in early January will be back on the A380 though.


User currently offlineqantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 19532 times:

Quoting Dalavia (Reply 23):
Australia is certainly on the 744 hit-list list. I have a flight booked from SIN-MEL later this month on a 744.

I was expecting an A380, as my recent flight SIN-MEL with the same flight number was an A380, and so I was quite surprised.

SQ is not operating the 380 into Australia at all at the moment, could be back by 16 December, but not sure if its Melbourne.



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25 initious : Oops, no wonder I felt something was wrong with my statement...
26 Post contains links SuperTrader : I suppose my first question is due to SQ flying RR engines similar to QANTAS, will SQ be abiding by the apparent new restrictions for the T900 engine
27 star_world : You might have to fight for that in the end - I've heard plenty of horror stories of people downgraded to J when they started operating the A380 on L
28 nethkt : But Qantas is first anyway!
29 Post contains images KFly : Absolutely untrue. My F award ticket was honoured as Suite class when my flight was changed from a B744 to the A380 for SIN - LHR - SIN. The "upgrade
30 BeakerLTN : I just had a quick look at today's flights from SIN>LAX saw (in addition to SQ) Air India 7205 currently on route.. What on earth is that all about
31 olympic472 : Code share on SQ metal.
32 BeakerLTN : I that correct? It doesn't show as a code share and times are different to the other SQ flight.
33 NorthstarBoy : they've always had that choice. the only difference is the plane on SQ 11/12 is being "upgraded." At the same time, i cant help but wonder how long 2
34 fun2fly : The return flight times are poor. The eliminate most people in the EST. Land at 1:30, 2HR for customs and change of terminals, 3 HR time change and su
35 flyingalex : When I plug AI 7205 into Flight Aware, it shows me SQ11.
36 huaiwei : Based on past experience, they won't really charge a premium for the A380. If I remember correctly they included a premium for the early A380 flights
37 Post contains images lightsaber : Great news! I've been posting for a while how I'm looking forward to LAX going from 'going to be an A380 Mecca' to being an A380 mecca. So next year w
38 Post contains images star_world : How can it be "absolutely untrue" when I know for the fact that it happened to several people I know? Glad it worked out for you though
39 LondonCity : But SQ might charge a premium for the NRT-LAX sector because of the A380's attraction seeing as rival carriers are not, and have no plans to, operate
40 Post contains images huaiwei : They do not charge that premium on any of their existing A380 services thou, whether they are rival carriers or not. I am quite sure your fears are u
41 star_world : SQ charges a premium for its new J cabin, and Suites (both for revenue and FF rewards). So seats in these cabins would be more expensive than they we
42 dennys : But could an A388 fly SIN - LAX nstop ? And how ?
43 caliatenza : Well it's about $2000 ex India to LAX on SQ in the middle of Jan next year...it seems quite excessive when other airlines are at least $500 less. I r
44 Post contains images flyingalex : Yes. Half-empty.
45 jfk777 : Fly Air India for cheap to India.
46 dennys : To Flyingalex : many thanks . It is what i think also , the A345 CAN still play its right part : SIN LAX nstp regards . Dennys
47 Post contains images caliatenza : Emirates is $500 cheaper and has a better FFP . Anyways can't wait to see the SQ A380 in LA
48 zrs70 : Just got this confirmation! We are writing to inform you that there is a change of aircraft for Singapore Airlines flight SQ 12 from Narita (Tokyo) t
49 appledude37 : Anybody know what landing complex? Also, crowd size? I want to get a good spot to see it.
50 ikramerica : SQ allows Suite FF bookings at their discretion. You must call. So if you had already booked F, it's up to them if they decide to give you R, or down
51 flyingalex : I fail to see how it is in any way the FFP member's fault if SQ switches the aircraft. Besides, I know three people who booked SQ F awards using BD f
52 Post contains links and images brushpilot : You can try the roof of the parking garage at night ... dedicated to MadameConcorde Michel http://cloudpainter.canalblog.com/
53 Post contains links and images MadameConcorde : Ooooh.... How beautiful... Thank you so much.... I am very pleased!! Your work deserves an exhibition. I hope Air France will display your paintings
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