kl911
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10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:04 am

According to the Dutch news (RTL4) 10.000 persons have already subscribed to the first commercial A380 flight. This flight will be Singapore Airlines from SIN to LHR. They quote an SQ official who said that they will have a lottery to determine who can fly. More info on the SQ website.

Source: ( Dutch only) http://www.rtl.nl/(/actueel/rtlnieuw...502_2000_airbus_belangstelling.xml

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:05 am

Thats me ruled out then.....

Looks like Im gonna have to waita lil longer for it.
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:07 am

isn't the A380 big enough to carry all those passengers?  Wink
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:07 am

SimProgrammer,

No, you can still subscribe on the SQ website, but it will be a lottery....

So it's not impossable yet...

KL911

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:07 am

Is that ten thousand? I think we used point and commas in the opposite sense.
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:09 am

Wonder how much the tickets are gonna cost??? dollarsign  dollarsign  dollarsign 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:09 am

It's ten thousand. Do you write it as 10,000?

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:11 am

Im not bothered on the ticket price, I saved 5K for in and hoped for an F seat. Ive subscribed to SQ website for email updates, but nothing new as yet.
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:12 am

You can register for more info on the SQ website:

''Be the first to know about Singapore Airlines' A380
Singapore Airlines is proud to present another world's first. Come 2006, we will be the first airline to fly the Airbus A380 double-decker aircraft - the largest passenger aircraft ever built. To be among the first to get updates on Singapore Airlines' A380, register with us today.""

http://www.singaporeair.com

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:15 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
It's ten thousand. Do you write it as 10,000?

Yes, here the comma is used to separate large numbers, while the period is only used to separate the number from the decimal.

Back on topic, how much are these tickets going to cost for coach? With all this demand, SQ could make a fortune.

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:18 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 6):
Do you write it as 10,000?

Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:18 am

Quoting Newark777 (Reply 9):
Back on topic, how much are these tickets going to cost for coach? With all this demand, SQ could make a fortune.

It would be fun if they got all 10 A380's at the same time to fly together to LHR. That would be a shock to the groundstaff... 5000 pax at the same time..lol

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:20 am

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...

Yep, it's like that. Funny how we are all the same, but also not.
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:38 am

But the first flight date for SQ has not been announced has it? (and is subject to change anyway). So how can they say there's 10,000 for the first flight?
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:46 am

And people still think this plane is not going to succeed?
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:48 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 11):
It would be fun if they got all 10 A380's at the same time to fly together to LHR. That would be a shock to the groundstaff... 5000 pax at the same time..lol

10 A380's flying in formation, now that would be a sight to see.  cloudnine 

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:52 am

Quoting Aerorobnz (Reply 13):
But the first flight date for SQ has not been announced has it? (and is subject to change anyway). So how can they say there's 10,000 for the first flight?

You will have to sign up on the SQ website. They let you know when the first flight is, and decide by lottery who can buy a ticket...
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:59 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
Yep, it's like that. Funny how we are all the same, but also not.

Well, we all sound stupid when we're drunk (re: your sig). The difference here is that our beer sucks, so we have to stick to the hard liquor.  Wink

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 4:17 pm

watch those tickets on ebay the same way that worldcup 2006 are popping up already
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 4:26 pm

Quoting Glom (Reply 10):
Yes. And I assume you would write one-two-one decimal five as 121,5 whereas we write it 121.5. Of all the things to do differently...

In Old Europe (  Smile ), the decimal sign is the comma, and there is no separator for large numbers.

So it's 10000, and a half is 0,5

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 6:23 pm

Quoting SimProgrammer (Reply 7):
Im not bothered on the ticket price, I saved 5K for in and hoped for an F seat. Ive subscribed to SQ website for email updates, but nothing new as yet.

I wouldn't get your hopes up too much. Expect F to be reserved for politicians, bigwigs and some press.

I think to be honest your best bet is your are SQ PPS or above and aim for J or Y
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 6:50 pm

I like commas (or dots [periods/full-stops] for that matter) in my really long numbers:

1,000,000,000 is easier to read than 1000000000

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:04 pm

If anyone does get on, please do a Trip Report!
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:10 pm

i heard about all these people wanting to fly our first a380 flight. it's quite exciting for us cabin crew as well, with the a380 training and everything. on top of that i'm going to be a chief stewardess as well, so by the time our first a380 making her first journey, i would be wearing the red sarong kebaya uniform! it's going to be bloody brilliant!  hyper 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:12 pm

Why is SQ using the A-380 on the first flights to LHR. I thought they might use them first on some short-haul routes like they did with the A 340-500. The must be very sure that everything works very well with a completely new aircraft.

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:36 pm

Anyone know where EK's first A380 flight will be to... maybe I can get on that one!!
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 7:53 pm

This is amazing, 10,000 people want to be on the first A380 flight, I understand that though. I hope that they will fly to FRA already in 2007, would be great, I'd definitely want to be on it.

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 8:11 pm

Do we have an actual date for the 1st A380 flight yet ? No new schedules have been published so far for any of the SQ LHR-SIN flights...

In theory the new flight should open for sale 355 days before departure, but I guess the first few will be blocked for public sale so they can do the lottery thing.
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 8:15 pm

Quoting Jorge1812 (Reply 24):
The must be very sure that everything works very well with a completely new aircraft.

Don't worry, there is going to be a lot of route-proving with all the customers staff prior to delivery on MSN 0002 and 0004.

I don't know yet where but it is going to be between January and May 2006.

I hope to be one of the first a.netters to fly onboard.
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 9:16 pm

Well, having waited a long time, it's only around 18 months away! I remember when the BBC did a program about what was then the Airbus VLA/VLCT and Jurgen Thomas was the head of this team, then it became the 3XX and now, of course, the 380. I'm sure some of our older members can remember waiting from the time PAA signed its initial 747 order to the time the type finally entered service.

Some people say the novelty has worn off, but I'll tell you that after 20 years of watching 747s land/takeoff, I never tire of it and I won't tire of this. Don't know when my first 380 flight will be, but I'll be looking forward to it. However, as you've probably heard, the first commercial flight has been put off to around Oct/Nov, so I guess people don't want to plan on a firm date now. If I have to wait until early 2007, so be it. It'll be worth the wait!
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 9:41 pm

SIA just pushed back the delivery of the A380 till late 2006 .. so I guess maybe during Xmas 2006?  Smile
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 10:30 pm

Quoting Glom (Reply 4):
Is that ten thousand? I think we used point and commas in the opposite sense.

Listen all. In some countries, 10,000.25 as we know it is written as 10.000,25. Anyone who speaks several languages or has traveled enough will know this. Please do not insist that one way is correct. Besides, we all know what KL911 was trying to say.
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 10:45 pm

Quoting TJCAB (Reply 31):
Listen all. In some countries, 10,000.25 as we know it is written as 10.000,25. Anyone who speaks several languages or has traveled enough will know this. Please do not insist that one way is correct.

I couldn't agree more! True international spirit...

Back to the subject, does anyone know what the first passenger flights of any other major new aircraft types were like? Especially for the 747, I would imagine there was a great interest as well. I guess without the internet it wasn't such a hype though. Anyone old enough to remember around here?
 
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 11:07 pm

Quoting Sebolino (Reply 19):
In Old Europe ( ), the decimal sign is the comma, and there is no separator for large numbers.

So it's 10000, and a half is 0,5

Seb

Sebolino, I think no separator for large numbers is only in France. In the Netherlands, Germany and many others they use 10.000. I think in Austria/Switzerland they use 10'000. And actually, in France I think we're supposed to put a space like this: 10 000 (which makes it easier to read).

Europe is still very diverse!

Anyway, as SATX said, it can all be lookedup in the Microsoft Regional Settings...
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Tue May 03, 2005 11:23 pm

Quoting Edoca (Reply 32):
Back to the subject, does anyone know what the first passenger flights of any other major new aircraft types were like? Especially for the 747, I would imagine there was a great interest as well. I guess without the internet it wasn't such a hype though. Anyone old enough to remember around here?

Wasn't Panam the first 747 operator? I know for sure that UA was the first 777 operator.

KL911

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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Wed May 04, 2005 5:41 am

How much would the fare be???
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Wed May 04, 2005 5:48 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 34):
Wasn't Panam the first 747 operator?

Yes, though TWA were the first to take the 747 to LHR
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RE: 10.000 Passengers For 1st SQ A380 Flight

Wed May 04, 2005 6:19 am

If people were smart, they would book a ticket on the second A380 flight. It will probably be much cheaper and easier to purchase a ticket on. You can still claim to be among the first 1000 people to have flown on the plane. The first flight is going to be nearly impossible. But then, I play the lottery regularly, so what do I know???
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