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SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:05 pm

For people's interest, SQ has just announced details of how passengers can get on the first A380 flight... announcement follows:


Singapore, 25 July 2007

BE A PART OF HISTORY: BID TO BE FIRST TO FLY ON THE A380
FIRST A380 FLIGHT TO BE SOLD FOR CHARITY


Singapore Airlines – the first airline in the world to fly the new Airbus A380 – is preparing for the first commercial flight of the new double-decker jumbo jet, from Singapore to Sydney and return. It will take place in the month of October 2007.

And in an unprecedented move, all proceeds from the sale of tickets on the first flight will be donated to charities.

In response to requests from people all over the world to be passengers on the first flight, Singapore Airlines will auction the seats on global online marketplace, eBay.

Bids will be invited for seats on this history-making flight, and winning bidders will know that every dollar they pay will go to worthwhile charities. All customers will receive a personalised ceremonial certificate confirming they were part of the first-ever commercial A380 flight.

Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Chew Choon Seng, said the Airline wants to acknowledge the widespread interest in the entry into commercial service of this all-new airplane, and to use the opportunity to benefit worthwhile charities.

“The first commercial A380 flight will be a moment in aviation history. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, on an aircraft that will mark a new chapter in air travel.

“And while we will celebrate the event, we also wish to remember the people who are less fortunate and can be assisted by the charities to which all the proceeds will go,” Mr Chew said.

Singapore Airlines has secured support from three important partners for this charity event.

One of the Airline’s strategic fuel suppliers, and a key partner, ExxonMobil Aviation, will donate the fuel for the flights.

“We are pleased to support this event as a strategic partner of Singapore Airlines. This charity event is in line with our long-standing effort to make a positive impact on the communities in which we operate,” said Mr Kwa Chong Seng, Chairman and Managing Director of ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.

eBay – the world’s leading online marketplace will subsidise the fees and charges from this auction, and PayPal, a global leader in online payment solutions, will rebate a portion of its fees and charges to help support the charities.

“eBay is uniquely positioned as a global online marketplace to provide boundless opportunity for fund-raising and social responsibility programs and we are delighted to support Singapore Airlines in this very unique charity auction,” said Sam McDonagh, Director for eBay Southeast Asia.

The actual date of the flight will be fixed soon, after final notification from Airbus about the delivery date this coming October.

The proceeds of the auction will be split evenly between the following exceptionally worthwhile organisations:

· One-third to Singapore’s Community Chest
· One-third split between the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, both in Sydney
· One-third to Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders.

Singapore Airlines and eBay plan for the auction to be conducted some weeks prior to the flight. Those interested in pre-registering for notification on auction details – which will include the date of the flight and the charities to benefit from proceeds – may do so by visiting singaporeair.com/a380.



A380 FIRST FLIGHT CHARITY AUCTION:
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARIES

Singapore

COMMUNITY CHEST OF SINGAPORE

Community Chest was founded in 1983 to raise funds for the nation's many social service organisations, relieving them of the burden of fund-raising so they can focus on their primary responsibility of caring for and serving the needy. With the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations, today Community Chest funds 147 social service programmes run by 57 charities to help over 340,000 people in Singapore. All funds raised will go towards nurturing children to succeed, keeping families together, dignifying the lives of the elderly as well as empowering people with disabilities to lead independent lives.

Singapore Airlines has been a supporter of Community Chest for over two decades.

www.communitychest.org.sg

Sydney

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, RANDWICK

Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick is one of Australia's leading specialist medical centres for children. They provide quality, comprehensive and expert clinical services to the children and families of New South Wales and beyond.
www.sch.edu.au

THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT WESTMEAD

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the highly respected, largest paediatric centre in NSW, providing excellent care for children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim. The Hospital has 3,000 staff working in 150 departments.
www.chw.edu.au


Global Humanitarian Organisation

MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent medical-humanitarian organisation, delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and natural as well as man-made disasters in over 70 countries.

MSF is an international movement with branches in 18 countries. MSF teams in the field are composed of international and national staff and each year over 3000 volunteers work alongside more than 25,000 locally hired staff to provide urgent medical care to vulnerable populations.

In emergencies and their aftermath, MSF provides essential healthcare, rehabilitates and runs hospitals and clinics, performs surgery, responds to epidemics, carries out vaccination campaigns, operates feeding centres for malnourished children, and offers mental healthcare. When needed, MSF also constructs wells and dispenses clean drinking water, and provides shelter materials like blankets and plastic sheeting.

MSF was founded in 1971, with the aim of cutting through red tape to deliver humanitarian aid fast and effectively. The organisation focuses on delivering emergency care and also on speaking out, using volunteers’ eyewitness accounts and medical data, when witnessing massive acts of violence against individuals and groups.

MSF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

www.msf.org
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:15 pm

SQ has done a great job of gaining publicity with class from this historic event.

I can imagine some airlines that would charge extra for the first flight and keep the proceeds!
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:31 pm

That's awesome! Well done SQ.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 2:41 pm

Very smart move from SQ
Many thanks to them for helping charities
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:28 pm

Can I donate Krisflyer miles and get one of those new F suites? Please?
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:33 pm

Thats a good gesture from SQ. What remains to be seen is how they price the tickets for the inaugural flight.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:33 pm

Maybe I missed something, but when will they offer those tickets on eBay?

Anyway, a very classy move by SQ and good PR for them as well. Its a win-win!
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:43 pm

time to get out the €'s
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:16 pm

Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 5):
Thats a good gesture from SQ. What remains to be seen is how they price the tickets for the inaugural flight.

Won't that depend on how many people bid for each one?
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:27 pm

you beat me to posting this.

Nice touch SQ!

Quoting DTManiac (Reply 6):
Maybe I missed something, but when will they offer those tickets on eBay?



Quoting FirstTOflyA380 (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines and eBay plan for the auction to be conducted some weeks prior to the flight. Those interested in pre-registering for notification on auction details – which will include the date of the flight and the charities to benefit from proceeds – may do so by visiting singaporeair.com/a380.

Well Im sure to be keeping my eyes one these tickets!... it seems like right now airlines are starting to come out with the new products, pictures have been released for the new QF economy, premium economy, business class and First class... only one picture released for each class (or so I can find) and they are hidden well away (on news.com.au I posed them in the thread about the new interior for QF A380/747), which is a bummer. But I hope to see what the new SQ seats will look like soon!
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 4:36 pm

I can see economy fares going for $2000+ return on a $800 return flight, maybe even more! not to fussed about being first or 10000th because I know I will get on it eventually.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:28 pm

@ Alaskaqantas

Thanks for the clarification. I must have been blind because I wrote my question before my good-morning-coffee  Smile

I will certainly have a look on eBay as well.
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:42 pm

Great news! But..

Quoting FirstTOflyA380 (Thread starter):
The actual date of the flight will be fixed soon, after final notification from Airbus about the delivery date this coming October

Wasn't delivery supposed to be in August already?
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:47 pm

Quoting Alaskaqantas (Reply 9):
But I hope to see what the new SQ seats will look like soon!

I thought the A380 will have the same seats as their new 77W's which are nothing to write home about?

Classy move by SQ. I bet ANA will do something similar with the 787.
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Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:50 pm

I bet Zvezda will be on this first flight with Philsquare at the helm.  biggrin 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:55 pm

Quoting EHHO (Reply 12):
Wasn't delivery supposed to be in August already?

No, there were rumours that this was the case. There's also another thread going about the delivery. The plane is now in the final test phase at Toulouse. Airbus will probably be able to deliver the plane, however SQ might not be ready for an earlier delivery.

This statement however underlines the fact that SQ will get their first A380 "on time" (well, on time according to the latest schedule) and will put it in EIS in October.

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:18 pm

I wonder how many Euros; Dollars; SGD you are going to need to bid to get on the first flight.

$10,000; or more. Maybe Johan could organise an airliners.net front page poll on it.
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:25 pm

SQ new products are those on the 777W but with added features such as bars etc...much like QF!

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:39 pm

I have no idea if they will auction ALL the seats on the aircraft or only the Economy seats.  Confused

They have got to have guests on THAT flight I suppose...
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:19 pm

Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 5):
What remains to be seen is how they price the tickets for the inaugural flight.

It's an auction. Typicaly that means the highest bid wins  Smile
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:59 pm

This is very smart and ingenious. There are many advantages to this slick marketing, promotion and advertising:
- Get the global audience involved via EBay
- Get SQ to train and obtain route flying experience
- Get the costs involved subsidized (ex: Fuel), and revenue from this flight going to charity (ie: tax deductible)
- Get people excited and energized
- Show how a good a corporate citizen they are to both Singapore and Australia (perhaps this will give them browny points for future purposes with the governments)
- Perhaps set this as an example for other governments on behalf of SQ in their future landing/slots/etc rights

All in all, a very nicely executed marketing plan with class!! (or 4 classes  Smile)

Will I pay $10,000 for a $5,000 ticket for the pleasure of being the first batch to fly A380? No, even if it goes towards charity. I may as well donate the money myself to gain the tax incentive myself!! (This is my capitalist sense talking).

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:02 pm

Congratulations SQ. There are morals in business after all!
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:03 pm

Great move SIA. I am aware that SQ will get enormously PR out of this. (Maybe more worth than the value of the proceeds of the flight). But still for those unfortunate people gaining from this it's just marvelous.

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:05 pm

Quoting Mptpa (Reply 20):

 checkmark 

You could call this a win-win-win-win situation...  Smile
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:08 pm

Great choice! One of the coolest ways to mark a maiden voyage, and raise money for charities.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:17 pm

Quoting Bjornstrom (reply 4)

"Can I donate Krisflyer miles and get one of those new F suites? Please?"

I think most people expected seats on the first flight to be more a less dedicated to the Krisflyer PPS members with a million miles to spend!
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:14 pm

Has any airline ever done this?
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:15 pm

A really clever move by SIA, both because of its PR effect and also to apply pressure on Boeing to deliver on time

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:31 pm

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 27):
A really clever move by SIA, both because of its PR effect and also to apply pressure on Boeing to deliver on time

Yeah, Boeing, deliver your B787 on time, because we are selling our first flights on the A380 for charity...  confused 

I think you mean Airbus... I've just replied on you in the other thread about the A380 production, but really you need to stop looking for conspiracies. Singapore Airlines is a very, very respectable airline with a very good image. This isn't a pressure thing for Airbus, it's a big PR thing for Singapore Airlines and Airbus. If there was the slightest possibility that they could not EIS the A380 in October, you weren't bee seeing this press releases now.

Just stop the search for things that aren't there and just enjoy, as an aviation enthusiast, the upcoming EIS of the A380!

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:43 pm

Quoting LifelinerOne (Reply 29):
I think you mean Airbus

Of course, sorry for the glitch !!

What you say does not change the fact that this increases the pressure on Airbus.. And to be absolutely sure of a delivery date you never can be, especially when certification is involved, where timing is not in your own hand.

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:53 pm

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 30):
What you say does not change the fact that this increases the pressure on Airbus..

No it's not. SQ is 100% confident on EIS of the A380 in October. So is Airbus. There's no added pressure. Airbus made a very roomy alternative schedule. There's no room for errors anymore and there won't be any.

Stop looking for things that aren't there! It almost looks like you don't want to get the A380 into service! Just enjoy the upcoming moment!

I think we all need to downsize our A vs B turf wars here! These are very good times for us enthusiasts, with great products coming online in the next few years. Sure, we may have our own preferences about which one is better, but I say the more different planes, the better! It's already a shame that there are just two big players in the market!

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 18):
I have no idea if they will auction ALL the seats on the aircraft or only the Economy seats. Confused

They have got to have guests on THAT flight I suppose...

I'm going to hedge a bet that some of each class will be available  Smile

Here's another thought: auction off the exclusive media rights to cover that flight with proceeds going to charity  Smile
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:29 am

Being an employee of MSF, I have to applaud this gesture on SIA's part. Didn't know about this plan until an internal memo was circulated about a week ago, but now that SQ has made it public I can say that the expected net gain from this flight is expected to be quite large, even if we are only recieving 1/3 of the flight's sales - this gives you an impression of how large the actual sum they are raising is. My understanding is that the entire flight's proceeds will go to charity, with about 80% of seats on the plane (in all classes) being auctioned off, while the rest being paid for by media and such.

Another great move by SQ is that the money being donated to MSF is not earmarked for any specific cause, so it frees us to put the money in projects that need it most, most often towards most undereported humanitarian crises around the world. Unfortunatley, Darfur is not the only humanitarian conflict in the world today in need of dire support - there are armed conflicts of similar proportions in other countries - Central African Republic, Somalia and Burundi to mention a few - that do not get nearly enough attention in the media. Once again, kudos to SQ!
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:11 am

I love aviation, I love Airbus, I love the 380 and I love the generosity of spirit of all associated with SQ's first 380 flight.

I am inspired by people making a difference in the world. The benefits the 380 will bring to world travellers are unrivalled. The funds raised will create numerous possibilities for those in need. It's great, just great.

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 26):
Has any airline ever done this?

Not as far as I am aware... remembering the last time a totally new major type was introduced was back in the 1990s (not counting sub-types) before the Internet explosion.
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Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:56 am

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 30):
What you say does not change the fact that this increases the pressure on Airbus.. And to be absolutely sure of a delivery date you never can be, especially when certification is involved, where timing is not in your own hand.

Can there be anything regharding the A380 that you would either consider to be good news, or take at face value ?
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:05 am

Well done SQ

A great way to give out the seats.

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Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:26 am

Quoting ClassicLover (Reply 35):
Not as far as I am aware... remembering the last time a totally new major type was introduced was back in the 1990s (not counting sub-types) before the Internet explosion.

As far as i can tell i have never seen basically a whole flights proceeds going to charity .. I know Air NZ has in the past used the internet and sold tickets / holidays and all the proceeds have gone to charity thou so that part is not new ..
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:12 am

Well done SQ - a classy move.
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:26 am

Aren't (were) SQ also running a competition on their website where if you registered for the A380 updates you could win a ticket for the first flight?
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:04 am

For the past few years, I have been focused on booking myself on the first flight from Singapor to Sydney. Having been much too young to hop on the first B747 flight from New York to London (not to mention being located on the other side of the world in Singapore), it was to be the Mother of all Inaugural Flights.

When I first got news that most (note: not all) seats are to be auctioned off on eBay and realised that I will never be able to outbid others around the world, I was disappointed . . . until I continued and realised that the less fortunate will benefit from this exercise. Every single dollar from the auctioned seats will go to charity - no dilution, no deduction of operational costs, no tax. For this alone, I am happy to "give up" my seat and can only hope that those with the resolve to get on the flight, those who must get on the flight and could afford and those with the philanthropic heart will bid generously. This is certainly more meaningful than bidding for a physical item on eBay.

Regarding claims that this is a publicity stunt: As this is the largest airliner going into service for the first time . . . as a result of the extended expectation of this event due to delays .. . SIA could easily have earned the publicity mileage without giving up on the revenue derived from the sales of seats. In fact, if it just put the seats on sale in eBay and kept the revenue, it too would have generated all that publicity.

An earlier post suggested that this news puts pressure on Airbus to deliver on time . . . I wish to say that it is a pure figment of your imagination. SIA would have worked with Airbus to confirm delivery of the aircraft in time, ensured that its crew and all operational units are ready, assured itself that its SYD station is ready . . . before making this announcement. Not the other way around because the legal implications, ill-will, inconvenience and bad press resulting from a failed inaugural flight (due to late delivery of the A380) would far outweigh any further compensation SIA could get from Airbus or any other party.

While Boeing supporters applaud the B787 (and I assure you I wholeheartedly did), let's give the A380 its moment in history. If you love aviation (as we all claim to), why do you hate a plane or an airplane manufacturer so much? There are great planes from almost every manufacturer you can name.

So let's see how the auction pans out . . . I will be rooting for bid prices to keep going up and up and up . . . and I will definitely be around to see the first A380 commercial flight take off from Singapore (or land in Sydney) . . . and I will be wishing all those who successfully secured their seat on this flight nothing less than a great flight. And remember that bouquets and fireworks not just for SIA but also to ExxonMobil and eBay.

Perhaps the various airport authorities will also make a small contribution by also writing off aeronautical charges (ATC, landing, parking etc).

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:21 am

Sounds like an opportunity to iron out some of the teething problems that will arise during an actual flight with real passengers, especially those who are more likely to give positive reviews for the privilege of being on the maiden commercial flight. I know there have been practice runs before, but this will be the real deal. You can bet your SQ miles that Mr Chew Choon Seng is going to milk this photo/publicity chance as much as he & the SQ admin can. Very powerful marketing indeed.The last thing any airline wants is passengers complaining that service took so long because the crew had to walk far or that there weren't enough crew (to serve in Y).
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:54 am

". . . because the crew had to walk far or that there weren't enough crew to serve in Y."

The crew on each deck would not have to walk any further than the B744s, B773s and B773ERs in SIA's fleet. The A380 is actually not longer than any of these.

Shortage of crew to serve in Economy Class . . . that has never been SIA's weakness. On the contrary, consistent delivery of good service even in Economy Class has been the cornerstone of SIA's reputation (as it is with airlines such as Cathay Pacific Airways).

The passengers on this flight might perhaps be more inclined to be critical of shortcomings than regular passengers - because they have paid far more than they normally would for this flight. So if one thinks that just because it is a maiden flight, one is going to be generous in one's review . . . I am not sure about it. Many people speak in a tone that refects their expectation which in turn is reflective of how much they dished out for that privilege.

SIA will definitely have done its tests in the air and on the ground well before the inaugural flight and passengers on that flight will not be mice or primates subjected to tests. Watch this space for such flights in the next two months.

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:56 am

Did I read correctly that the only entity involved in this that isn't waiving or donated all fees is Paypal!? I knew I didn't like Paypal.

eBay – the world’s leading online marketplace will subsidise the fees and charges from this auction, and PayPal, a global leader in online payment solutions, will rebate a portion of its fees and charges to help support the charities.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:58 am

So when do we see the first SQ A-340 flight to EWR/JFK/LAX? That is what I want to see (especially at EWR  Big grin )
This is probably the best way to sell seats for the first flight, especially with the fares and so on going to charties. It also gets them lots of excellent and free publicity.
 
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:03 am

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:50 am

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 45):
So when do we see the first SQ A-340 flight to EWR/JFK/LAX? That is what I want to see (especially at EWR   )This is probably the best way to sell seats for the first flight, especially with the fares and so on going to charties. It also gets them lots of excellent and free publicity.

Uhhh...I am guessing you meant to say 'first SQ A-380 flight to EWR/JFK/LAX'. We already see the 340 on those routes (except JFK).
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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flight

Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting FirstTOflyA380 (Thread starter):
Singapore Airlines ?the first airline in the world to fly the new Airbus A380 ?is preparing for the first commercial flight of the new double-decker jumbo jet, from Singapore to Sydney and return. It will take place in the month of October 2007



Quoting FirstTOflyA380 (Thread starter):
The actual date of the flight will be fixed soon, after final notification from Airbus about the delivery date this coming October.

Could you provide the URL of the SIA announcement ??

As the estimated time between delivery and first commercial flight for a new aircraft like this is about 30
days, this seems a slight contradiction if taken literally.



Thanks in advance

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RE: SQ Announces How To Get On The First A380 Flig

Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:12 pm

Quoting Aminobwana (Reply 48):
Could you provide the URL of the SIA announcement ??

Here.

To be honest mate, I just wonder why you are participating on any threads that have anything to do with the A380. Your posts are always negative and I agree with an earlier poster that it seems you are simply trying to find fault, thats it, nothing more nothing less.

Let it go mate!