GEsubsea From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 183 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17395 times:
In addition to that....it looks like NRT and LAX will both get another A380. Two for NRT through SQ and a new rotation (continuation of SIN-NRT into LAX). I think QA is the only other A380 operating out of LAX if I am not mistaken?
"Tokyo Narita will be served with two A380s each day instead of one. This will also be on a seasonal basis between 28 December and 24 March in place of B777-300ER services. The existing A380 service will continue to operate to Tokyo Narita and beyond to Los Angeles."
jfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8391 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17250 times:
When SQ introduced the A380 many thought SFO to HKG would be th second route to get the plane, it seems to be the last major SQ route to get it. IT took long enough but finally we can all take the A380 to HKG from the USA.
AngMoh From Singapore, joined Nov 2011, 488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 17133 times:
Interesting to see SIN-FRA-JFK downgrading from A380 to 77W. In June I had problems getting seats on SIN-FRA. I flew on a Monday with the Saturday and Sunday flights wait listed and even the Monday flight went out full (at least in Y). However, it could be that the load on FRA-JFK is poor.
IndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2985 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 16529 times:
SQ sure loves moving it's A380s around.
They moved the a380 off the MEL route earlier this year to put it onto FRA/JFK, although the flight is back now and they are adding the 2nd daily here also. The priorities are obviously reviewed on an ongoing basis to allocate this aircraft around.
sfoa380 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 16083 times:
Hopefully this will become year round quickly. Hong Kong is the busiest international destination from SFO with nealry a million passengers annually on three airlines. It's about time SQ stepped up to the plate and put their flagship bird on their flagship route.
FN1001 From Moldova, joined Sep 2008, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 15638 times:
Quoting AngMoh (Reply 6): However, it could be that the load on FRA-JFK is poor.
That might be a reason why during the fall months you find these seats at quite promotional price on the market. In 2011 there was an offer like 499 Euro including taxes RT, a few years ago I saw one at 349 Euro including taxes.
SQ could have better load factors on this segment if they would fly later, most transfer passengers can not make it in due time for the departure at 8:30 from FRA, and to pay one extra night in the hotel, visa issue, makes these offers interesting only for residents of the Rhine-Maine-Area.
panamair From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 4914 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (2 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 15304 times:
No matter how great the SQ product is, SQ is never going to have an easy time in a market such as FRA-JFK...it's not a "natural" market for SQ given that neither end of this route is SQ's home market. LH will have the lion's share of the market from the German end, and the US carriers control a good portion on the US side. The regular traveler also almost never thinks of SQ when they want to fly between Germany and NY, hence SQ often has to offer discounts both in Y and in J between JFK and FRA.
Quoting LH422 (Reply 15): Also, they only codeshare with US, not LH or UA. I wonder why that is so.
Long time ago, LH used to codeshare on SQ's FRA-JFK but they ended that relationship only one or two years after.