Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
SQ Spacebeds To MEL/SYD From October  
User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Thoght my fellow Aussie aviation enthusiasts will be interested to know this:

Was just reading the local Melbourne newspaper, The Age, and there was an ad in a corner introducing SQ's new lie-flat J-class seats, the Spacebeds. Apparently the new seats will be installed on 744's operating out of SYD and MEL from October 2002.


regards,

Andrew

39 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineShortfinals From Malaysia, joined Jul 2000, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Just to add to that,

Melbourne's 744 service SQ227/228 will only get the spacebeds on Oct 27/28. I checked with my TA who pulled out the seat maps. The spacebed equipped 744's don't have a row 15 on the upper deck, nor is there a 25AC/HK on the lower deck. Oct 26's service outbound from SIN is the last of the 'old' ultimo seats apparently

SQ219/220 to/from Sydney when I last checked is still on the old layout through at least Nov 5/6. Haven't checked yet, but apparently SQ221/222 also to/from Sydney already have them today. I'm planning a trip to both Melbourne and Sydney around the late Oct/early Nov timeframe am pretty keen to try out the seats.


User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2306 times:

The Spacebeds were featured on Singapore TV last Saturday. It wasn't one of those airline paid commercials, so we basically had a good look at what the Spacebed looked like under natural lighting (without the soft tone lighting effects that you would usually see on SQ's commercials).

They featured the 777ER cabin, and I must say that it looked really nice and cosy. The seat color wasn't as glaring as seen on their website. The seats had a lighter tone and definitely looked up to date and very modern. It matched the cabin decor very well too.

It looked very comfy to me....




There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

I should also add that the advertisement in the newspaper invited readers to log onto the following URL for more information:

www.spacebed.com.au

Just had a look at it and I must say that I'm quite impressed overall, except for the burwood trim around the PTV monitor.


Andrew


User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2265 times:

Yup, they look very nice, Jubilee777 sent me some photos some weeks ago...Thanks!  Big thumbs up

User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

The reason for putting the spacebed aircrafts on the SIN - SYD and SIN - MEL route is because the 3 daily SIN - LHR flights are all operated by the "Spacedbed" equipped B744s, and the SIN - LHR B744s do fly on SIN - SYD occasionally. Anyways great news indeed.

Best Regards


User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

just waiting for the day when flat beds are installed in economy  Nuts

anybody know when Zurich is getting spacebeds?



Best Business Class: Royal Brunei. Best Economy: Singapore Airlines. First: please send money first!
User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4738 posts, RR: 26
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Since the SYD / MEL-SIN-LHR route is pretty "hot", it is only the natural progression for the space bed to be introduced to those Aussie cities as well.


Welcome to my starry one world alliance, a team in the sky!
User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

9V-SVE,

Glad you enjoyed the photos.

J777


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

This is very good news for Melbourne and Sydney that they are receiving a top of the range Raffles/Business class product.

Probably not, but does anyone know the registrations of the planes that already have the SpaceBed?

E.g.: 9V-SPP, 9V-SMR?, 9V-SVH, 9V-SVF?



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

I'll be flying Raffles Class from MEL-SIN on 2 January 2003, so stay tuned for a trip report and some photos! But in the meantime, I'm sure Craig Murray will be posting some pics as soon as the aircraft arrives in SYD.


regards,

Andrew


User currently offlineFutureSQPilot From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Does this mean that the LAX-NRT-SIN route will be using Spacebed-equipped 744s before Oct. 27/28, as this is supposed to be the second 744 route receiving the spacebeds? Also, does anyone know where the SIN-TPE-LAX route ranks on the spacebed priority list?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2101 times:

Is anybody interested in 9V-SVG then? Thats the first 777 in the world that comes with a SMS/Email service on board!!!


NO URLS in signature
User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2090 times:

Commencing this Oct, Spacebeds will also be featured on SQ36/35 SIN-AMS-ORD vv flights.


There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

How about AKL?

Does 9V-SPQ have spacebeds? It was in AKL a while back!


User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13735 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Tsentsan: I don't really think so as this SMS service will cost money. Although the screenshot does look nice. If it was free... Big grin






Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

The B777 will shortly be taking over some or all of the B744 flights to Melbourne. I do not know if these will be B777-300s without spacebeds or the ERs equipped with spacebeds. I also do not know if this change of aircraft is temporary or permanent. All I can say is that quite a few of us are already rostered for these previous B744 flights including myself.

Cheers



Etihad Girl, You're a great way to fly.
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5193 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

The 777-300's currently operate 1 daily flight to both MEL and SYD the others are 744's!!

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

Hi Ejazz,

I understand Melbourne sees 2 daily flights with the morning one being a B773 and the night one being a B744. Will the night one be changed to a B777 too?



Boeing747 万岁!
User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

I will be operating the night flight from Singapore to Melbourne and the daylight return flight with a B777. As I said I don't know if this is permanent or temporary or exactly which version of the B777 I will be operating. It is usually the B777-300 which is needed for its cargo capacity. None of the B777-300s are equipped with spacebeds.




Etihad Girl, You're a great way to fly.
User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

ZK-NBT

That is indeed currently the case but the B777 will be taking over some or all of the MEL B744 flights for a period a time that I am unaware of as yet.



Etihad Girl, You're a great way to fly.
User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Looks like there will be more flights without First Class as the 777ER takes over some of the major routes in SQ's network previously served by the 744s. Will SQ eventually go 2 class?

Ejazz, you mean 773 tech crew are able to fly the 772/772ER as well? Same type? No difference whatsoever?




There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineEjazz From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2002, 718 posts, RR: 34
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

The initial type rating is on the B772, all SQ B772s are ER with just different weights and configurations to remember. You do need to be trained and checked on the B773 mainly for taxiing purposes.

Well JNB and CPT will be taken over by the B772ER from 1 Dec with the JNB-DUR following in Jan. Also commencing 27 Oct BNE will be twice daily whilst Athens will be reduced from 3 x weekly to 2.



Etihad Girl, You're a great way to fly.
User currently offline9V-SVA From Singapore, joined Aug 2001, 1860 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Hmm, for the new Northern Winter timetable, isn't it, Ejazz? How about the other routes served by the 777ERs to Europe, like Rome and Amsterdam?

9V-SVA



9V-SVA | B772ER
User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 24, posted (11 years 6 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Hi Ejazz,

Pardon me for going off topic a bit. B772 "ER", does the ER mean only range? If I'm not wrong all SQ B772s be it the SQ, SR or SV have the center fuel tanks to fly longhaul it's just the different engines and MTOW. Like the SQ/SR are powered by 884, does it still belong to the "ER group"? Or are we right to say any B777s have fuel tanks in the center with different MTOW and engines are still considered ERs?

Thanks!



Boeing747 万岁!
25 Post contains images SIA fan : "Commencing this Oct, Spacebeds will also be featured on SQ36/35 SIN-AMS-ORD vv flights." Damn...I wish I hadn't used up all my miles so I could upgra
26 Ex_SQer : Ejazz, Nice to see you back on this forum. It would be interesting to know which destinations will get the 772ER after South Africa. SQ still has quit
27 Docpepz : I suppose when you refer to those "unprofitable destinations", Ex SQer, Madrid comes to mind?
28 Senliture : one question: are those spacebed equiped with the 747 only? coz as I know, SQ is changing the 747 to 777 for the MEL route (I know nothing about SYD).
29 9V-SPK : Sydney recieves B773 on one of the daily flights while the other 2 are still operated by B744s, and this scheldue has been used for quite sometime exc
30 Ex_SQer : Docpepz... Madrid, among others....
31 SQ772 : Ex_SQer...elaborate please.......... filler filler
32 Singapore_Air : Gina...................
33 Danialanwar : B772ER If you look at the SQ timetable, you'll see 3 different seating plans for their 772: Boeing 777-200: P12 J42 Y234 Boeing 777-200: J30 Y293 Boei
34 Ex_SQer : Docpepz/SQ772: Apart from MAD, BRU and MAN can be served more efficiently with a two-class 772ER. There may be scheduling and commercial constraints i
35 Singapore 777 : They could possibly convert one of their 3-class 777-200s to an ER so that it can serve on SQ326/325.
36 Ex_SQer : You can't "convert" a non-ER aircraft (and by this I mean the 9VSQ_ series) into an "ER" aircraft. Well, technically you can but the cost will be proh
37 Singapore 777 : Hey Ex_SQer, But I thought someone mentioned that all of SQ's B777-200s are technically ER but they are artificially derated? Doesn't that mean that t
38 Post contains images Ex_SQer : Singapore 777 - I'm no techie, but based on what I know... the different 772s have different weights and configurations (fuel tanks, etc), among other
39 9V-SVA : Like I said, only the SVx series aircraft have crew rest facilities. Without crew rest facilities, the SQx and SRx aircraft can only fly up to 10 hour
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Will AC Still Ramp Up Services To MEL/SYD? posted Thu Oct 4 2001 04:51:08 by Dalecary
A320s To Commence AKL SYD AKL From October posted Wed Feb 26 2003 05:46:43 by 767er
Austrian Airlines To End SYD, MEL, KUL, And SIN posted Tue Jul 25 2006 21:34:47 by MAH4546
BRA To Fly CGN-GIG From October 2006 posted Mon Mar 20 2006 19:17:38 by TheSonntag
Does AC Use 767-200ER To SYD From YVR Via HNL? posted Thu Mar 2 2006 01:23:37 by AirCanada014
SQ 772ERs To Take Over SIN-LAX Nonstop From A345s posted Thu May 26 2005 19:24:56 by ConcordeBoy
Help QF Or AC To SYD From HNL posted Fri Mar 5 2004 19:42:30 by Lahaina
SIA Wants To Fly SYD - LAX, MEL - AKL - U.S.A. posted Sun Aug 31 2003 01:42:45 by Singapore_Air
Air India To Go Daily To EWR From October posted Wed Jul 23 2003 16:08:48 by B747-437B
British Airways To Baghdad From October posted Sun Apr 20 2003 03:04:09 by Teahan