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Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:43 am

I'm currently reading the Boeing PDF file about the 772LR and 773ER found at http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/aa2002/pdf/777LRER.PDF and it says on Page 3 that the 772LR with 301 passengers can fly 18 hours from Singapore to New York.

If the above is true, can the Airbus A345 do the same as well?
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:48 am

Untill today there is no nonstop service from the US to SIN and I hardly doubt that anybody will try SIN-JFK nonstop! I also hardly doubt that the B772LR can fly 18hrs with full pax and cargo. A nonstop service between LAX or SFO to SIN would be a great deal!
The A340-500 can fly that long but u have to leave some pax and a lot of cargo!

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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 3:00 am

Singapore Airlines will be open the SIN-LAX route when they recieve their A340-500's - It was actually their main reason for byuing the model.
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 3:07 am

SIN-NYC - looks like it will be weight-restricted for A340-500 according to Airbus.com charts.
SIN-LAX seems to be no problem.
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 3:14 am

I dont think so without payload restrictions
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 2:18 pm

I personally think the SIN-NYC, SIN-LAX and SIN-SFO are limited markets. Most of the money SQ makes comes from the picking up of passengers at the intermediate destinations.
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:06 pm

Hi,

Just wondering when you guys talk about non-stop, do you all actually mean non-stop as in no stop for refuelling etc.

If the A345 can fly that long how many pax can it carry ?

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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:13 pm

I think that most airbus lovers will have you think that it can fly to the moon and back again without refueling

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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:25 pm

SIA will configure their A345 aircraft to hold 188 passengers, according to staff newsletter in 1998.

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RE: 9V-SVA

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:32 pm

Really? Thats about the same as a two-class 767-200ER. How many will be in each class?
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:37 pm

Isnt the A345 supposed to be a full J class config only?
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:51 pm

a family friend in SQ says there will be economy class on the A345.

anyway the following is just my opinion. I think they'll make it kind of a premium economy class and charge a couple of hundred dollars extra than the flights with a stop in north asia. Who wants to sit in a cramped seat for 16 hours???
 
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 4:58 pm

I'd rather be in a 777 non-stop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy More chance of a diversion due to SIA's famous IFSD frequency.
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 5:55 pm

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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Wed Feb 27, 2002 7:01 pm

At least on the A345 SQ won't need to be worried about ETOPS problems.
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RE: Can The Airbus A340-500 Fly SIN - Nyc?

Thu Feb 28, 2002 3:10 am

They won't have to worry about ETOPS, but do you want to be four hours from the nearest airfield in case of a fire in the cargo hold?