ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5375 posts, RR: 11 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1836 times:
I am interested in which SQ 772's have first class in them due to the fact that there is a rumour that SQ may fly the 772 to Auckland. I am guessing that they would fly the ones with First Class seats in them.
So which ones will it be, the
If the 772's come to AKL I understand that they will fly double daily replacing the current daily 744. SQ is doing very well on this route!
I love the Megatops, its good that we now get Sky Suites so rather than seeing just the older aircraft we see different ones all the time.
Mr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1809 times:
Only the 9V-SQx series have first class. It is not an ER and it would not be able to fly to AKL. Most likely it would be the 9V-SVx series, the ERs, would do the route. the SVs are configured in a 2 class configuration.
Ex_SQer From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1436 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1713 times:
What makes the most sense would be a double daily service with NZ 763 flying a nighttime AKL-SIN and daytime SIN-AKL return service and SQ flying the current SQ285/286 744 flights. This makes the most sense, assuming NZ survives.
Don't forget that while SQ flights to AKL may be full, it is still a low-yield route. I think their breakeven load factor would be in the 80s ... I recall it being in the low 90s in the mid-1990s. I won't be surprised if they got rid of First Class on the route.
Out of curiosity.... I note that there are more (or as many?) 9VSR_ series a/c than 9VSQ_ series a/c...
Can anyone tell me where the two-class 9VSR_ a/c are scheduled fly to, apart from ADL, BNE, FUK, HIJ and NGO?