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Last SQ 744 Flight Coming Up!  
User currently offlineB738FlyUIA From Kazakhstan, joined Dec 2009, 557 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21180 times:
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Hi a.netters....

tonight I have been trying to get some information about the flight SQ 25 / 26 SIN - FRA - JFK - FRA - SIN !!! As soon coming that the beauty in the sky a B744 will finally leave the Singapore Airlines Fleet and fly for a last time on this sector.

Even on Flightradar there was at least no nothing visible... I wonder what SQ has planned for it's last trip with a B744.. ??

Will there be a live coverage of the final flight and landing in Singapore like the first A380 did??

And comments are very welcome to this event!!

Thank you!!

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User currently offlinetayser From Australia, joined Mar 2008, 1131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21145 times:

SQ227/238 (MEL) still has the 744 next month.

User currently offlineabba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1368 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21114 times:

My first trip ever on an 747 (it was on a 300) was on SQ to Singapore. I think they called it a "Big Top" or something like that. This certainly means an end to an era.

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31062 posts, RR: 87
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 21000 times:
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Personally, I can't wait for them to be gone. I far prefer the First Class product on the A380 and 77W.

[Edited 2012-01-11 13:26:03]

User currently offlineegnr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 511 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 20898 times:

Quoting abba (Reply 2):
I think they called it a "Big Top"

They sure did:
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User currently offlineATLflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 20808 times:

Quoting B738FlyUIA (Thread starter):

What will take it's place?


User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31062 posts, RR: 87
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 20706 times:
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Quoting ATLflyer (Reply 5):
What will take it's place?

I believe the A380 is going on that routing.   


User currently offline747m8te From Australia, joined Aug 2008, 441 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 20673 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 3):
Quoting tayser (Reply 1): I think they called it a "Big Top" or something like that.
MegaTop, I believe.

They used both 'Big Top' and 'Mega Top'

Quoting tayser (Reply 1):
SQ227/238 (MEL) still has the 744 next month.

Yeah I was gona say I thought MEL was still getting 747 services a bit longer still.



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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6247 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20320 times:
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Quoting 747m8te (Reply 7):
They used both 'Big Top' and 'Mega Top'

743 = Big Top
744 = Mega Top


User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8391 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20260 times:
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Sad to see the 747 era end at Singapore Airlines which has operated almost every version of the magestic jet. Its been almost 40 years since T A Wilson got he first order for 2 747's, little did Boeing know then what was coming. SQ operates many 777 and soon the 787-9.

User currently offlinejr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 968 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 20249 times:

So when is the last flight? How many 744s are active right now at SQ?

Can't believe this day is coming this fast! One of my last 744 flights was on SQ.



I've flown on 9V-SPK.
User currently onlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 19756 times:

Quoting jr (Reply 10):
So when is the last flight?

A380 replaces 744 on SQ227/228 SIN-MEL-SIN from Mar 25th.

Quoting jr (Reply 10):
How many 744s are active right now at SQ?

There are still 3 744s in SQs fleet.  



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User currently onlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13165 posts, RR: 100
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 19607 times:
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Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 11):
There are still 3 744s in SQs fleet.

Does SQ plan to opperate them through 2012?

Has a date been set for the last SQ 744 flight?

Lightsaber



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User currently onlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19419 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 12):
Has a date been set for the last SQ 744 flight?

Last date that 744 is loaded in the system is SQ 227 SIN-MEL on March 24,
with return as SQ 238 MEL-SIN on March 25.
If that is correct, the last commercial SQ 744 flight will touch down in SIN at 15.50 on March 25.

[Edited 2012-01-11 16:46:38]


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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19259 times:

I loved flying on the SQ 744's. My first trip to Asia was on a SQ flight!

Asian Delight, LHR-SIN-BKK-SIN-LHR On SQ With Pics (by BMIFlyer Feb 22 2006 in Trip Reports)

Then I went and gave myself a treat a couple of years later  
SQ Long Haul In First, Biz & Y Class (Pics/Vids) (by BMIFlyer Mar 1 2008 in Trip Reports)

I hope to fly the A380 soon, I guess it's just a matter of time until I finally get on the super jumbo 



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User currently offlineAngMoh From Singapore, joined Nov 2011, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 18645 times:

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 12):
Does SQ plan to opperate them through 2012?

Has a date been set for the last SQ 744 flight?

Lightsaber

Late 2010 or early 2011, SQ announced that all 744s would be phased out by the end of 2011. They missed their deadline, but I think this will happen pretty soon.


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3831 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 18314 times:
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Quoting AR385 (Reply 8):
743 = Big Top
744 = Mega Top

The A380 should be called Giga Top. Why didn't they call it like that?

JFK still sees the SQ 744. I saw one about a month ago. I wouldn't be surprised if JFK soon sees the SQ A380 although I'm not sure that will happen...SQ will be the fifth airline to fly the A380 to JFK. The other four are AF, EK, LH and KE.



Ben Soriano
User currently offlineInitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1065 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 17789 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 16):
I wouldn't be surprised if JFK soon sees the SQ A380 although I'm not sure that will happen

In 3 days, 15th January  



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User currently offlineWingedMigrator From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 2214 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 17753 times:

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 13):
Last date that 744 is loaded in the system is SQ 227 SIN-MEL on March 24,
with return as SQ 238 MEL-SIN on March 25.

March 25th would thus be a fine date to announce the conversion of some of those A380 options.  


User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 16539 times:

Will they continue to use 744's (I think it is the 400 from memory, but could be wrong) for cargo?


x Jessie x
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3652 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15862 times:

As a kid, I used to love Big Tops as they would land at LAX. It seems like yesterday Mega Tops was brand new, how time flies.

Quoting Stitch (Reply 6):
I believe the A380 is going on that routing.






Yes, at least SQ is replacing them with better jet.            


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4930 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 15597 times:

Umm excuse me but SQ technically speaking will continue to operate a strong fleet of B744F's  

EK413



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User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 15279 times:

Just take a look at my username. It says it all. I love the SIA B744. My first flight on SIA 744 was back in november 1992. Since then I have flown on SIA A310-200, A310-300, A340-300, A380-800 and B777-200.

I will miss the B744 very much.  


User currently offlineskygirl1990 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2010, 123 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15152 times:

Quoting EK413 (Reply 21):
Umm excuse me but SQ technically speaking will continue to operate a strong fleet of B744F's

Ah I shall take that as the answer to my question then! lol!



x Jessie x
User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1694 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14167 times:

My first TATL flights were with SQ 744's in 2003. I flew AMS-EWR-AMS in Y-class, still remember these flights as yesterdays!


flown on : F50,F70,CR1,CR2,CR9,E75,143,AR8,AR1,733,735,736,73G,738,753,744,319,320,321,333,AB6.
25 B738FlyUIA : A310-300 - I missed something????? I don't know what those remaining 744´s will be... as TSO has some of SQ´s Jumbos that could be going there. The
26 Cysafan : Yeah.. They even operated A300s and brand new B757s for only a few years as well.
27 Post contains links and images grimey : SQ was the owner until recently of the 1000th B747 built View Large View MediumPhoto © Jonathan Simmons
28 KC135TopBoom : I didn't know SQ was getting any B-747-8s.
29 Post contains images Rara : That's what he meant Good thing SQ did away with these cheesy airplane nicknames. What was the A345, the "Leader-Ship"? Heavens.
30 Post contains links and images B738FlyUIA : SQ 744 JFK - FRA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3k61benK9w Yes... a pitty to see now in SouthernAir colors!!!
31 lightsaber : Thank you. Very interesting. Lightsaber
32 Post contains images readytotaxi : Never got to fly it but from pictures I think that the SQ747 First Class cabin in a Classic, really Ace.
33 Post contains images B738FlyUIA : Well me too... but think that there will be a B744-8I at it's time and then with pleasure will go!!!!
34 kiwiandrew : Would you rather have seen a perfectly good aircraft scrapped for parts?
35 B738FlyUIA : I did not say that!!! Or missed something!! I thought that would be saved in the company!!! maybe got a good price for it!!!
36 Post contains links and images Viscount724 : And 707, 727 and 737. The original 707s and 737-100s were inherited from the splitup of Malaysia-Singapore Airlines which created SQ and MH. Their Bo
37 Post contains images Newark727 : I already miss them at LAX. Such a classy aircraft/livery combination, especially with the A380-style billboard titles. Oh well, the unceasing march o
38 GCPET : Sad to see the 747 leave the Singapore Fleet, they seem to go together SQ and the Jumbo but I guess it's a cycle that goes on, replacing old technolog
39 Post contains links and images B738FlyUIA : This might be it - http://www.flightradar24.com/#!/SIA26
40 AngMoh : No - there is one more (departing 23.55 tonight, arriving 6:10 15 Feb in FRA).
41 B738FlyUIA : Thanks!!! There any celebration of the 744 on TV to follow like when the first A380 arrived in SIN??
42 1stfl94 : And their 742s were the Super Bs. Shame they dropped the names, and it'll be sad to see the last Megatop go
43 747m8te : Probably not...its still not SQ last 744 flight in pax service....MEL is continueing for a few months still.
44 shankly : Sorry, couldn't resist being a nerd, but.....no 720 and 717 either That 727 pic brings back great memories. My log book recalls flying 9V-SQC......bu
45 B738FlyUIA : I'm sure that was a experience and remembering about this for a long time!!!! I've been 3 times to SIN from ZRH and enjoyed every flight!! The longes
46 iainbhx : I'll miss them on my biennial trips to Australia, like several people here it seems, I've enjoyed the upstairs Business Class cabin on the 744 several
47 sutrakhk : SQ will use the 744 on SIN-HKG-SIN during Chinese New Year, as follow: 23 Jan SQ870 SIN-HKG 24-28 Jan SQ859/870 HKG-SIN-HKG 29 Jan SQ859 HKG-SIN It sh
48 threepoint : Dammit! You have introduced me to yet another fascinating site, thus further reducing my productivity elsewhere...
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