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Will SQ Use 380 For EWR-SIN?  
User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 11548 times:

Obviously the demand has to be adequate enough but I would think that if the airline is paying for all that fuel there must be enough profit on the route. I'm not too sure on this but maybe the 380 is just a little more eco-friendly in some aspect or another than the 340. Correct me if I'm wrong. I also don't know if EWR is 380-equipped yet or not and if it isn't when will it be?


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User currently offlinecorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2528 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11523 times:

Can the 380 make it all the way to EWR? The A345 is in an all biz-class just to make it direct.

User currently offlineSASMD82 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 798 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11511 times:

If SIA can deploy the A345 on the SIN-EWR route profitably, why change it to the A380? Thereby, I think the A380 does not have the legs for a 17 hour flight.

User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9097 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 11498 times:
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Quoting goblin211 (Thread starter):
I'm not too sure on this but maybe the 380 is just a little more eco-friendly in some aspect or another than the 340. Correct me if I'm wrong. I also don't know if EWR is 380-equipped yet or not and if it isn't when will it be?

Even if there is high demand, the problem will simply be the range. The 345 of SQ has an all C class and then is able to make it. An A380 with standard configuration will be difficult I guess. It is a flight of 9535 miles (8285 NM)... Which is pretty long. Question is: can it be profitable on such a long route?
And will you be able to fill such an airplane on such a long flight? I mean not many people (except a.netters) want to sit 19+ hours in an airplane...

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User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10931 times:

There is another thread where we see that HKG has 5 777 flights daily, 1 COUA and 4 CX. And it works so well thatCX is planning a 5th flight.

SIN could probably handle more than one direct then.

But the market and pricing need to be well understood, and the market needs to be mature. It looks like SIA is doing OK with 100% business. Previously business and premium economy combined did not work so well.

It is an interesting concept anyway. A lot of people fly to SIN from NYC with stopovers I guess.


User currently offlineMoltenRock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10820 times:

Good God I hope they don't replace the A345. It's so nice only have all business passengers on a plane. It would be hell to deal with a 388 full of people. No thanks!

User currently offlinegoblin211 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 1209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10815 times:

But EWR is capable of handling a 380, right? Or is it granted special permission by the FAA like with JFK? lol.


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User currently offlineSemaex From Germany, joined exactly 5 years ago today! , 833 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10750 times:

I'm not too sure whether EWR is 380-ready, or else wouldn't LH have deployed their bird there (*A Hub) instead of JFK.. ?


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31239 posts, RR: 85
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10694 times:
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Quoting corey07850 (Reply 1):
Can the 380 make it all the way to EWR?

Not without a payload hit. She'd go out somewhere between 40-50t, likely, compared to about 30t for the A340-500.



Quoting corey07850 (Reply 1):
The A345 is in an all biz-class just to make it direct.

SQ went from a mixed Business and Premium Economy Class mix to all Business Class because the only consistent demand on the route was Business Class so it made more sense to get rid of the Economy cabin and just make it all Business Class to meet that demand.


User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10582 times:

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 4):
But the market and pricing need to be well understood, and the market needs to be mature.

Assume many bankers or millionaires on such a business direct flight, lack of frequency could be killing, time is much more money for them. If there is really demand on this flight, we will only see SQ shifting all the bird from LAX direct to EWR for double daily, rather than getting an A380. Let alone very doubt if SQ would have a subfleet of A380 just for this route given they would have to have a very different config to make an A380 financially feasible on this route.


User currently offlineanrec80 From Canada, joined Jan 2011, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9919 times:

In addition to EWR-SIN service, SQ also has A380 SIN-FRA-JFK service. If C demand between SIN and EWR is still not met, I do not see why can they not look for additional 2-3 A345 from TQ or EK. Or maybe even get a 77L which is also capable for these flights.

To configure all business or business/premium economy A380 is also time on the ground that their clientele values. It takes longer to load A380 even with reduced load of 300 pax than 100 business pax on A345.


User currently offlineflyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1742 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9885 times:

EWR is not A380 ready, supposedly there are no plans for it to be.


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User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9296 times:

I sincerely doubt the market could sustain 250-300 daily business seats on the NYC-SIN route. That is more than twice of what's on offer right now. If booking numbers suggested there were, I'm sure SQ would have already implemented a second daily frequency. There's still a bunch of unwanted A340-500 waiting for a new owner which I'm sure, Airbus would be more than happy to pass off to SQ for a dollar nothing.

As far as the range is concerned.. I remember reading that SQ kept the seat number extra low to allow for cargo lift. No doubt you could operate an 388 profitably on the route non-stop, even more so the 600t version. That, of course, requires you to fill it in the first place.

But who knows. America's society is diverging into a two class society. Maybe there are enough super rich people, that flying an all business 388 with private cabins, showers and other unheard of amenities will become feasible in the future. And while they're at it, they should also apply for JFK-SYD and LHR-SYD traffic rights to use their lounge-liners on.

But as sweet as those ideas all may be.. I don't think they'll ever come to life. If anything, the A340s will be replaced by 77Ls - which, apart from the noise level, offer a nicer business class experience (wider, higher cabin). Not to speak of the bigger cargo space and the better range.

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User currently offlineCuriousFlyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9260 times:

Quoting anrec80 (Reply 10):
SQ also has A380 SIN-FRA-JFK service.

I thought this is operated with a 747.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25843 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9231 times:

Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 13):
Quoting anrec80 (Reply 10):
SQ also has A380 SIN-FRA-JFK service.

I thought this is operated with a 747.

Correct, 744 not A380.


User currently offlineag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8807 times:

I think you'll find that the flight on average is a success, however the change happened very close to the financial crisis, and there are still flights at times which are going out empty or there were until very recently

User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8561 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
Quoting CuriousFlyer (Reply 13):
Quoting anrec80 (Reply 10):
SQ also has A380 SIN-FRA-JFK service.

I thought this is operated with a 747.

Correct, 744 not A380.

Will this route eventually go to an A380 or will it go to a 77W?



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 8399 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 9):
lack of frequency could be killing, time is much more money for them

Time is money, and any other option requires a stop, which adds at least another 3 hours to the trip (actually much more, as there are no convenient stops the lie directly on course).

SQ know what they are doing, if it isn't profitable, they'll stop. If they see more demand, they'll put another frequency on the route. But, they will not put the A380 on the route. The flight is just too long, and the routes proven to be unsuccessful in the premium economy market.

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User currently offlineVC10er From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 2968 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7729 times:
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I have done the SQ flight from EWR once. It was delightful, no surprise. And 19 hours of peace away from life in the lap of luxury. I go to Singapore often and I will go United as I wish to try and gain access to Global Services, and to do so one needs to fly United metal - where UA gets 100% of the full fare. I will upgrade via my systemwide upgrades unless I get bumped up or my company will pay my way in. And United First is certainly good enough and plenty of luxury for my taste. (the new seat is amazing, and a stop does provide a break for a meal and shower) My question is in the future will/can the new United have an ac with the legs for a competing non-stop? A 747? Or perhaps an all premium 777 (which they currently do not have) and will United replace the EWR to HK 777 to a 747?

Either way, the market is there I believe for VLA's in all C or F configuration. And whlie United, even with great improvements, will never reach SQ luxury- I would put money on a UA option working. I have no clue if they can or will. All my major clients in the NY area have their Asian HQ's in Singapore due to it's East/West ease of living. So besides SQ trying to put a giant multi-class A380 on the route..will United want a piece of that action?



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User currently offlineCysafan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7590 times:

Quoting goblin211 (Thread starter):

No. You are wrong. The A380 don't even have enough range to it. The A340-500 was only specially build to fly American routes only(EWR and LAX) If you are talking about inflight fueling ( Which is not possible) or stopover , then it will not be a direct flight.


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 20, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5879 times:

The proposed new 600t A388 will be able to do EWR or JFK non-stop year round with almost no payload hit - I'd think SQ would not replace the A345 frequencies on the route with it, but they might well add an A388 direct service if they take some of the more capable six hundred tonners.


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User currently offlinefun2fly From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5746 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 20):
The proposed new 600t A388 will be able to do EWR or JFK non-stop year round with almost no payload hit - I'd think SQ would not replace the A345 frequencies on the route with it, but they might well add an A388 direct service if they take some of the more capable six hundred tonners.

With this being the case, I suspect that we'll see the combination of the two flights (SIN 345 and FRA 747).

I do know that SQ does very well on the EWR direct flights and many days per week it is tough to get a seat on the flight.


User currently offlinewashingtonian From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4706 times:

Quoting Semaex (Reply 7):
I'm not too sure whether EWR is 380-ready, or else wouldn't LH have deployed their bird there (*A Hub) instead of JFK.. ?

JFK is still the main NYC airport for most airlines like LH, AF, etc. I don't think we'll see a significant shift of Star Alliance flights to EWR...There are plenty of airports for LH to connect passengers onto United (IAD, ORD, etc)

Quoting something (Reply 12):
merica's society is diverging into a two class society.

Thanks for the observation. How many classes are there in the United Kingdom?  


User currently offlineflythere From Hong Kong, joined May 2010, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4513 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 20):
I'd think SQ would not replace the A345 frequencies on the route with it, but they might well add an A388 direct service if they take some of the more capable six hundred tonners.

But that A388 could cannibalize J pax from the exisitng A345 flight and even so the one via FRA.

I heard SQ is planning a routing via MXP to JFK though


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11686 posts, RR: 60
Reply 24, posted (3 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

Quoting flythere (Reply 23):
I heard SQ is planning a routing via MXP to JFK though

Interesting. Perhaps this means SIN-BCN-GRU will go daily and SIN-MXP-JFK would also be weekly.


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25 airbazar : I don't see either of these options happening simply because NYC-SIN is heavily O&D and a business destination. The reason why an all J A345 work
26 Stitch : If and when SQ can offer non-stop A380-800 service, there is no need to keep the A340-500 on the route as the A380-800 would have 60C seats and if SQ
27 zhiao : According to the OECD, over past 20 years, income inequality has increased in almost every rich country, not just the US. True, income inequality is
28 ikramerica : It would be very disruptive without the major rebuilding discussed in a previous thread (either tearing down most of B and parts of A and C, or movin
29 worldliner : Even if EWR was A380 ready, would anyone fly it there? Not to mention non stop from SIN with a 380 would be pushing it.
30 flyinghippo : In SQ's configuration, 77L will have about 8 seats less than their 345 due to 77L's shorter length. Being wider would not help SQ to fit more seats h
31 Post contains images something : I didn't mean to imply a passenger capacity increase when I refered to the larger cabin size of the 77L compared to the A345. But when SQ ditched the
32 N62NA : Correct. That honor goes to the "Premiere Gateway" airport in the region, JFK.
33 flyinghippo : Does anyone know why SQ chose EWR instead of JFK on their SIN-JFK direct flight? They were operating JFK-AMS/FRA-SIN already when they started using A
34 Stitch : Is EWR easier to get to from midtown Manhattan than JFK? (I've used LGA and JFK to get to Manhattan, but when I used EWR I was driving west).
35 Post contains links and images something : The distance is about the same, but people usually leave EWR much quicker The question's been treated before though: SQ - Why Split Operations At EWR/
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