Col: Singapore_Air is, surprisingly, not a Singaporean. He is British. As such he doesn't live in Singapore haha.
Well since the 744 is the only aircraft with the real 3-class premium product in SQ
's fleet, does this mean that SQ
is going two-class? Cos their Transcontinental 772s that have the spacebeds are only two class.
The Regional 772s that are configured in the Two or Three-class configurations do not have the "real" First or J class seats.
Since the regional 777s are put on routes as far away as Tokyo, Sydney and Istanbul (7-8 hours) it would mean that SQ
has a rather weak product on its medium-haul routes on destinations to Australia, with QF
fitting all Australia-SIN
A330s with the Skybed.
For the first time in history, QF
would have a stronger J product than SQ
Australia-Singapore flights. (Discounting the daily 744s that SQ
uses to SYD
will continue to see the regional 777s, as will 1-2 of the 3 daily SQ
flights to SYD
On a lighter note,
Since Singapore_Air has taken the liberty to christen the SQ
A380s the Gigatop, allow me to enlighten you on other names he has come up with for SIA aircraft. (They all start with W)
If any of you are interested in a tutorial as to how to effect proper useage of the above terms, in the words of the legend himself, DO
I would expect each and every one of you, henceforth, to use the above terms when referring to sacred SIA aircraft.