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Singapore Airlines Final 747 Flights  
User currently offlineAA94 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 596 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7085 times:

After 38 years of service, Singapore Airlines will be officially retiring its 747 aircraft.

The last commercial services of the 744 will be as follows:

SIN-MEL-SIN , daily until 24 March (a/c returns to SIN on 25 March)

SIN-HKG-SIN , on 6 April, Singapore Airlines has organized two commemorative flights to celebrate the end of 744 commercial service. SIN-HKG (SQ747) and HKG-SIN (SQ748) will have their flight time extended by one hour in order to allow for special meals and inflight entertainment.

It appears all F seats are sold out, and J / Y seats are dwindling. A recent search on SQ's website shows Y seats going for around US$500 o/w.

More info at http://www.SIAjourneys.com.


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User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 6505 times:

It's hard to imagine the airline not needing the 747 but I suppose their business model now centers on the 777/A380 combination. I have to wonder if, some time down the road, they won't find they could use the 748i; that the 747 still fills a particular nitch for them.


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User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

This is very sad news!

One of my first long haul trips (of Many) was on an SQ 744 Megatop from LHR to SIN.

I have since been on their A380 and 777-300 and the comfort levels were immense, not to mention how quiet the trip was.

At least retiring their 744s is not a step back but more of a step forward!

     



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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6036 times:

Quoting AA94 (Thread starter):
After 38 years of service, Singapore Airlines will be officially retiring its 747 aircraft.

Is't that only the passenger 744s, not the 744F freighters, or are they also ending their all-cargo operation? SQ's last 744F was only delivered in 2006.


User currently offlineaviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1486 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

The Boeing 747-400 is only retiring from passenger service with Singapore Airlines. This has absolutely no bearing on the B747-400F operations of Singapore Airlines Cargo (which incidentally has its own AOC and therefore is treated as a separate airline altogether - albeit as a fully-own subsidiary of Singapore Airlines).

KC Sim


User currently offlineglbltrvlr From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3294 times:

My first Singapore trip was on the upper deck of a -400 LAX-SIN, pre 777 days. I was blown away by the service level and the comfort given how long that flight was.

User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3787 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3106 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
s't that only the passenger 744s, not the 744F freighters, or are they also ending their all-cargo operation?

I have been asking the same question. I think that only the passenger 747s are being retired, the freighter 747s will stay in service for a while in the Singapore Cargo fleet. There is very little chance, if none at all, that Singapore buys the 748 for passenger hauling but I wouldn't be surprised if they buy the 748F for their cargo operations. There is a greater chance, although only slightly greater, that they go for the 748F. The A380F is dead, I don't think Airbus will restart the project, so the 748F has a chance. Or maybe the 772F, that one would suit them as well.

Ben Soriano



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User currently offlinetonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3083 times:
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It is always sad to hear that the B747 is leaving an airline fleet, particurarly an airline like SQ where the B747 has been such an icon for so long. I would love to see them buy the B748i but alas, I think the chances of that are slim.


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