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SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:01 pm

SQ launched their bids for their first A380 flight SIN-SYD-SIN today as announced about a month ago, however it's merely possible to bid for one-way tickets. All the revenue earned will be spent for charity reasons.

So, who's going for it?

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/index.jsp

PS: This even made the news here Big grin
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:34 pm

That should hopefully mean that SQ will be releasing what their new cabins will look like very shortly. know I would rather bid for a product that I knew what it looked like compared to a promised product with no proof of how much its actually worth. I realize that the first flight is more of a deal of being on the first revenue A380 flight, but still these are going to be spendy tickets and I think it would help people to know exactly what they are bidding on!

Its good news though!!! Also a great idea on SQ's part, not only are they doing something good by giving it away to charity it also makes them look good and good PR, now they have people like me that think they are great!
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:40 pm

If you go to the eBay pages from SQs page, you can take a small peek at the business and economy class seats. Those business seats really look wide, if they are from the real thing!

http://members.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayIS...age&userid=singaporeairlines_sq380
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:51 pm

I will try for Economy but fat chance I will get anything.
I have registered to bid in the less than $1000 category for both flights,
no bank deposit required.
I am not a rich folk although I live in one of the world's wealthiest places.
...

I have done a counting with the total 473 seats available on the aircraft.

200 seats I would already consider gone to those 80 lucky people who deposited
$ 10,000 and the 120 who deposited $ 1,000+

About 3/4 of the seats will be available on auction, that's about 350
it means that there will be a total of 150 seats left to bid on.

Wish me good luck and good luck to others who will be bidding!
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:16 pm

Quoting FlyingAY (Reply 2):
If you go to the eBay pages from SQs page, you can take a small peek at the business and economy class seats. Those business seats really look wide, if they are from the real thing!

It's common knowledge that SQ will use the same business and economy seats from the 77W on the A380. Originally, they were to recieve the A380 before the 77W, and release those two classes then and there.

I really want to bid, but I'm kinda out of money, and it's impossible to talk my parents into trying.

-CXfirst
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:28 pm

The SQA380 web page still shows no items.
I wonder what time they will start having them on line?  Confused

They probably have a full secretarial line just for this auction alone.
Transactions on ebay (listing items, answering questions, etc.) are time consuming.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:58 pm

I hope it will be online soon... Let the bidding start!!!! Big grin

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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:12 pm

According to the BBC, the auction begins at 1200GMT.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6965238.stm
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:12 pm

First item is listed.

2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.  Wow!
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:54 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer

Also included:

"You and your travelling companion will join Singapore Airlines as guests for the historical delivery of the first A380 by Airbus, at their headquarters in Toulouse, France, on Monday 15 October 2007. Travel will be provided by Singapore Airlines from your nearest Singapore Airlines gateway to Toulouse, France, with two (02) nights accommodation in Toulouse, and special admission to an event that will only occur once: the first ever delivery of the A380, at Airbus' brand new delivery centre"

Plus other goodies.

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150155467151


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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:06 pm

This will make a one way Economy seat at over $ 5,000.  Wow!

Prince Albert can afford the package, I am sure.  laughing 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:30 pm

I registered to bid, but never got a confirmation email saying I was accepted to bid, only one saying my registration had been received. I assume I'm unable to bid, which is a bit crap.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:00 pm

Did anyone notice that the seller on eBay is in Canada? Why?
http://myworld.ebay.com.sg/singaporeairlines_sq380/

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 10):
Prince Albert can afford the package, I am sure.

Nah, he won't need it. He can get private rides on Putin's VIP IL-96! Oh and of course, he did not vote for Sochi 2014..  irony 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:16 pm

Quoting EHHO (Reply 12):
Did anyone notice that the seller on eBay is in Canada? Why?
http://myworld.ebay.com.sg/singapore...q380/

Because Auctionwire, who are handling the auction on SQs behalf are Canadian?
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.

Already bought for S$380K.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:38 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Already bought for S$380K.

So incredibly lucky, imagine having that kind of money? wow.... I wonder if they are a.netters haha  Smile  Wow!
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:02 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):
2 F suites for 380,000 Singapore Dollars. Buy it now offer.

Already bought for S$380K.

Thats like £125,000 Thats very expensive
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:16 am

Well for 3250 US $ for one economy class seat, I can practically give up on this flight

Regards
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:33 am

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 17):
Well for 3250 US $ for one economy class seat, I can practically give up on this flight

The return flight is likely to be less expensive.

[Edited 2007-08-27 18:37:52]
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:30 am

I can fly them later much cheaper...when the novelty has gone... Big grin

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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:48 am

This is what is sold for now:

Item Start End Price Title High Bidder / Status
150155447647 Aug-26-07 Aug-26-07 22:10:06 PDT SGD 999.00 4472234416xx See Buyers (*)
150155448504 Aug-26-07 Aug-26-07 22:23:11 PDT SGD 10.00 4472234416xx No Bids (*)
150155467151 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 05:19:30 PDT SGD 380,000.00 The ULTIMATE SIA A380 1st Flight Package -Two Suites See Buyers (*)
150155507517 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 05:52:08 PDT US $38.00 SIA A380 1st Flight (Return) 2 Business Seats No Bids (*)
150155517183 Aug-27-07 Aug-27-07 06:34:41 PDT US $3.80 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 1 Economy Seat No Bids (*)
150155510481 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 05:39:47 PDT SGD 380,000.00 The ULTIMATE SIA A380 1st Flight Package -Two Suites Available
150155512548 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 05:53:45 PDT US $8,800.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore-Sydney 2 Business Seats Bidder 3Feedback score is 10 to 49
150155514289 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:03:58 PDT US $8,159.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore - Sydney 1 Business Seat Bidder 12
150155515567 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:10:31 PDT US $5,400.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 2 Economy +Window Bidder 9Feedback score is 1000 to 4,999
150155516295 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:14:48 PDT US $4,000.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 4 Economy Seats Bidder 10Feedback score is 10 to 49
150155521636 Aug-27-07 Sep-01-07 06:44:27 PDT US $3,250.00 SIA A380 1st Flight Singapore -Sydney 1 Economy Seat Bidder 18 New eBay Member (less than 30 days)
(*) indicates that auction has ended.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:17 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 14):
Already bought for S$380K.

It's ok, there's another set of two tickets available now for S$380K or best offer....
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:28 am

I received my confirmation for Economy only for under $1000 bids.
I will bid and I will be the highest winner... for some minutes only!  laughing 

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 11):

I registered to bid, but never got a confirmation email saying I was accepted to bid, only one saying my registration had been received. I assume I'm unable to bid, which is a bit crap.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:33 am

The A.Net drooling begin!  drool 

Does anyone know if this is what some of the airlines are going to do with the 787? I might bid on that one!

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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:37 am

Now that SIA is doing the charity auction I am sure ANA will do the same thing for the 787 inaugural flight. Only there will be less seats auctioned off as it looks like it might carry less passengers, then you have to count on the guests on board, etc.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:52 am

Quoting Airbus340 (Reply 19):
I can fly them later much cheaper...when the novelty has gone...

Same here. I'd like to fly on one someday, but it's not that important to me to be on the absolute first flight. I have always wanted to take a vacation to Austrailia, so perhaps when Qantas starts flying them to the US...
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:13 am

Quoting Yflyer (Reply 25):
I have always wanted to take a vacation to Austrailia, so perhaps when Qantas starts flying them to the US...

I'd rather wait until SQ fly US-OZ.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:39 am

This is what was my idea for a A380 non revenue inaugural flight.

I would have sold lottery tickets for 10 Singapore Dollars each through the Singapore newspapers, Straits Times and Singapore FT for people to buy. Only one ticket per person, non transferable. Singapore citizens residing in Singapore would be the only ones to be allowed to bid.

Then I would have had a drawing. The winners in the drawing would be the ones going on the inaugural flight both ways.

I would have asked the airports (Singapore and Sydney), the oil companies providing the fuel for the flight and the cockpit and cabin crews on board and on the ground to work or contribute their services for free.

It would have been a people's flight for Singaporeans, not for rich foreigners. The publicity for SIA might have been even greater.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:51 am

Strange.... All the return flights from SYD on the 26th Oct are listed as 747-400s.... Is the 380 operating an additional rotation this day or will one of those 747-400s actually be operated by a 380?
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:15 am

Quoting CrossChecked (Reply 28):
All the return flights from SYD on the 26th Oct are listed as 747-400s.... Is the 380 operating an additional rotation this day or will one of those 747-400s actually be operated by a 380?

The WhaleJet flight will be in addition to the regularly scheduled JumboJet services.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:04 am

I am playing around with bids.

I get to be the highest bidder...... for some limited time only!  laughing 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:51 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 18):
The return flight is likely to be less expensive.

Always look at the bright side of life...

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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Tue Aug 28, 2007 10:27 am

Say it weren't for charity, how much cash could they make on this flight if it was still sold for that high price? How many passengers would it need to break even for operating costs?

[Edited 2007-08-28 03:28:11]
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:30 am

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 27):
This is what was my idea for a A380 non revenue inaugural flight.

I would have sold lottery tickets for 10 Singapore Dollars each through the Singapore newspapers, Straits Times and Singapore FT for people to buy. Only one ticket per person, non transferable. Singapore citizens residing in Singapore would be the only ones to be allowed to bid.

How about the BA way. After the Gulf War ended on 28 February 1991 they kick started their business by offering every seat on all their flights on 23 April 1991 free of charge plus a free-of-charge return flight on the date chosen by the passenger. It was first come, first served. It was called "The World's Biggest Offer":

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Then when they returned Concorde to service after the CDG disaster they offered 100 seats free of charge. Again it was first come, first served. I think I recall that the booking telephone line opened at eleven o'clock one evening (British time). This would have been midnight French time. I mention this because I recall that a Frenchman happened to phone the BA booking line at midnight French time to book a LHR-JFK Concorde flight. He expected to pay what I regard as a small fortune. He actually got through despite all the lines being tied up by thousands of hopeful callers and to his surprise got his flight for free.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:18 pm

The 2 suites sure sound tempting, but I wonder for that price what else I could get....I will watch it on the TV I think and still rather be on a Boeing 727.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:33 pm

Lets guess how much will the total amount collect go up to... I say more than US$1mil
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:06 pm

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 29):
The WhaleJet flight will be in addition to the regularly scheduled JumboJet services.

In all the replies on this thread you are the only one using "WhaleJet". It is like a kick in the teeth. Just as you come onto a thread, excited about the first A380 flight, here you are using that derogatory term.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:16 pm

Quoting UKCO (Reply 36):
In all the replies on this thread you are the only one using "WhaleJet". It is like a kick in the teeth. Just as you come onto a thread, excited about the first A380 flight, here you are using that derogatory term.

I dont see it as a bad term at all. Its a bit like the Jumbo being an elephant. Whales are great creatures. I think the name whaleget is used with affection
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:14 pm

The more I think about it, the more I wish they would have made it a people's flight, for Singaporeans only, by lottery.

This is definitely turning into a rich people's fun ride at least for the time being.
I am sure they could have found another way to get the money to charities by donating part of each A380 paid ticket on the regular flights.  Sad

Even Concorde was cheaper!  Big grin

Quoting Ceph (Reply 35):
Lets guess how much will the total amount collect go up to... I say more than US$1mil
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Tod

Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:48 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
The more I think about it, the more I wish they would have made it a people's flight, for Singaporeans only, by lottery.

This is definitely turning into a rich people's fun ride at least for the time being.

I don't agree at all.

The A380 is being delivered to SQ - a commercial entity, who mainly derive their income from transporting foreigners, some of whom may even be rich.

It's not being delivered to the government or people of Singapore.

Furthermore the A380 will mean exactly zero for the Singapore transportation infrastructure.
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 5:23 pm

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 38):
people's flight

Wouldn't that be like a communist way? Ok no offense here... Quite a nice idea though but not feasible
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:22 pm

finally managed a bid only to b outbid immediately...
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:19 pm

I have a feeling that some people are bidding on multiple packages
 
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Fri Sep 07, 2007 1:51 am

Saw one way ticket economy sold for 1650 US$.
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RE: SQ First A380 Flight Ticket Bidding Starts Today!

Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:01 am

Ooops, 1320 US$ is the best buy so far for one ticket.
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