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SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:26 pm

Leaves in 13 hours and 15 minutes as SQ221. First revenue flight is a big deal, even more than the charity flight. But I don't see a lot of interest on a.net. What happened? Doesn't it deserve it's own thread? I know we have some a.netters on the flight.

Also, I noticed the block time for SQ221 increases by 5 minutes with the shift to the A380. Any idea why this is? Is it just to pad it a bit more to improve ontime stats? I can't believe it's slower than the 744.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:51 pm

If only I was on this flight. Guess I should of busted open the piggy bank a bit earlier. Oh well. Good luck to the a/c and pax for an enjoyable flight. Anyone flying in the private bedrooms? If so share the story, comment and pics please!!

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:51 pm

The charity flight was still IMHO a revenue flight, the pax paid for their tickets, its just that SQ gave the money to charity. It may have aslo be carrying cargo.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:59 pm

SQ380 roundtrip was a proving flight, but I guess it could be considered a charter. Which I guess is a revenue flight in the technical sense, but generally a plane is considered to be put into revenue service by a SCHEDULED airline when it is placed on a route where tickets are sold, not auctioned for charity.

CO auctioned off seats on it's delivery flight of a 777 recently. Does that make it a revenue flight? Somebody paid something for tickets, after all...
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:19 am

Personally I would say that if a member of the public can by a ticket form point A to point B, then it is a commercial service. Although I agree it's a grey area.

I remember on the last Concorde flight there was one passenger who had bought his ticket months before, not knowing that it was the last flight. Had the flight just had invited guests then it would not be IMHO a commercial service.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:01 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
SQ380 roundtrip was a proving flight, but I guess it could be considered a charter. Which I guess is a revenue flight in the technical sense

And of course SQ did not fly the, as now, scheduled round trip with the (100min or so?) turnaround in SYD. It'll be interesting to see if everything runs to plan.

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Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:17 am

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 6):
Quite a good read.

It is good.

It was about time for someone to try and bring it back down to earth a little.

Everything about the A380 lately, good and bad, had been blown up way out of perspective.
It might be revolutionary on a technical level, for the airlines, for the premiums pax and the standard aviation enthusiast, but for everybody else, it's just another plane, not much different and not much more comfortable or spacious, and I'll bet anyone a barrel of oil it's going to stay the same.
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:09 am

Hoorah.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:17 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 4):
Personally I would say that if a member of the public can by a ticket form point A to point B, then it is a commercial service. Although I agree it's a grey area.



Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 2):
The charity flight was still IMHO a revenue flight, the pax paid for their tickets, its just that SQ gave the money to charity. It may have aslo be carrying cargo.

I think the difference is is that if this fight was to go tech, it could be replaced by another type (744 probably...) with little to no fan fair and no skin off SQ's back, whereas the charity flight was all about the A380.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:28 am

should be an interesting flight trip report to come It will be interesting to compare from Fridays charity flight where every one was walking around taking photos.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:06 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
Also, I noticed the block time for SQ221 increases by 5 minutes with the shift to the A380. Any idea why this is? Is it just to pad it a bit more to improve ontime stats? I can't believe it's slower than the 744.

Just guessing, but I wonder if this is to allow for the extra time it will take to load/offload passengers on the 380 vs. the 744.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 12:17 pm

To me the first REAL flight is as Ikramerica says today. The charity flight was more like a one off charter. There will be a big difference between the charity flight and the normal flights

1/ You can book todays flight on the Net or at a agent

2/ The catering will be totally different

3/ You probably wont be able to walk around between the different cabins

4/ You wont get free champagne in Y class ( Or am I wrong ) ???

5/ No special gift packs

6/ SQ 380 was a unique flight number and not a regular scheduled service !!

Quoting BNE (Reply 10):
should be an interesting flight trip report to come It will be interesting to compare from Fridays charity flight where every one was walking around taking photos.

Yes I wonder as stated above if you will be able to just walk around the whole A/C. Probably not .
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:41 pm

What are the flight loads like? I just wonder if they are full or half full....
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:20 pm

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 2):
The charity flight was still IMHO a revenue flight, the pax paid for their tickets, its just that SQ gave the money to charity. It may have aslo be carrying cargo.

Since SQ didn't pay for the fuel and other items for the flight. I think it would have been very poor taste for SQ to carry cargo for profit at someone else's expense.
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:29 pm

Quoting Khobar (Reply 14):
Since SQ didn't pay for the fuel and other items for the flight. I think it would have been very poor taste for SQ to carry cargo for profit at someone else's expense.

Why wouldn't they have paid for the fuel, the aircraft was in SQ's ownership at that time...
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:35 pm

Quoting Moo (Reply 15):
Why wouldn't they have paid for the fuel, the aircraft was in SQ's ownership at that time...

ExxonMobil donated the fuel for the charity flights.
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:38 pm

Quoting Moo (Reply 15):
Why wouldn't they have paid for the fuel, the aircraft was in SQ's ownership at that time...

For the charity flights, ExxonMobile donated the Jet-A in both directions.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:01 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Thread starter):
First revenue flight is a big deal, even more than the charity flight. But I don't see a lot of interest on a.net. What happened?

Because it's not the first revenue flight. A revenue flight is a scheduled flight carrying paying passengers.

It wasn't a charter because it was scheduled. The passengers did pay for it, although SQ chose not to keep that money (that's their choice, but it has nothing to do with being a revenue flight or not).

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 3):
CO auctioned off seats on it's delivery flight of a 777 recently. Does that make it a revenue flight? Somebody paid something for tickets, after all...

It wasn't scheduled. Hence, charter.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:16 pm

Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 16):
ExxonMobil donated the fuel for the charity flights.

Ahh I didn't know that, thanks!
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:44 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
4/ You wont get free champagne in Y class ( Or am I wrong ) ???

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:50 pm

Quoting Moo (Reply 15):
Why wouldn't they have paid for the fuel, the aircraft was in SQ's ownership at that time...

Because (for the nth time I see now - sorry) the fuel and other services were donated by the respective companies to support the spirit of the charity flight.

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.


[Edited 2007-10-28 09:50:56]
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:02 pm

Quoting Logos (Reply 11):
Just guessing, but I wonder if this is to allow for the extra time it will take to load/offload passengers on the 380 vs. the 744.

But it's 5 extra flight minutes, not 5 mins extra turn time. So it must have been a choice by SQ to make the flight longer for some reason.

Does SYD sell/alot slots within hours? Like LGA, where there are so many flights that can schedule per hour? If so, adding the 5 minutes puts the flight in the 7AM hour and not the 6AM hour. Maybe that had something to do with it?

But the return flight is not 5 minutes longer. And they actually cut the turn time by 5 minutes due to this compared with the 744. Also, the first A380 SQ221 arrived at 6:46AM anyway, where the 744 the day before arrived at 6:44, so either way they are generally early if they leave SIN on time.

So maybe only SQ knows why the "paper" change was made here.

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 18):
Because it's not the first revenue flight.

Yes it is (was). SQ380 was not a revenue flight. It was at best a sponsored charter with VIPs, but SQ took no revenue! They donated their labor, ExxonMobil donated the fuel, the airports waived fees, and SQ didn't take in one dime as revenue. Some of those VIPs got their seats by donating to a charity fund, others by being associated with the Airline, the government, suppliers, etc. But nobody bought a ticket, and SQ got no money. Last time I checked, revenue flights need to create revenue.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:31 pm

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 22):
Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 18):
Because it's not the first revenue flight.

Yes it is (was). SQ380 was not a revenue flight. It was at best a sponsored charter with VIPs, but SQ took no revenue! They donated their labor, ExxonMobil donated the fuel, the airports waived fees, and SQ didn't take in one dime as revenue. Some of those VIPs got their seats by donating to a charity fund, others by being associated with the Airline, the government, suppliers, etc. But nobody bought a ticket, and SQ got no money. Last time I checked, revenue flights need to create revenue.

The trick is that "revenue flight" is a quasi-regulatory term and it just means "paying passengers". It doesn't really matter who they're paying. In this case, the passengers did buy the tickets from SQ and SQ then donated that money to the various charities. Even if they'd given the money straight to the charities in exchange for the seats, they're still paying passengers.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:24 pm

flight was full in business only 2 F suites were free and only 3
economy seats were available so otherwise full flight.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:15 pm

Woah! I wonder if they'll be able to keep this pace up!

One question, how much does a F Suite costs on this trip???

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:21 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 12):
3/ You probably wont be able to walk around between the different cabins

4/ You wont get free champagne in Y class ( Or am I wrong ) ???

Only the media got to walk about the different cabins, and yes there was champagne for Y pax, AFAIK

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:30 pm

Quoting 797 (Reply 25):

SYD - SIN return in F suite costs about USD 9000
 
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Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:38 pm

Looks like it got off ontime today also witht he reasonably quick 2hr turn
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:18 pm

SQ 221 seems to have arrived 20 mins early and 220 left 3 mins late. I will be leaving on another carrier from a nearby gate this Wednesday morning so hope to get a glimpse of how they do it. And as far as which was the first revenue flight, it is in my opinion an interesting semantic issue but the reality is (and was) that the first flight to arrive generated huge interest- the second flight simply did not have the same cache, irrespective of who paid what to who.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:23 pm

It looks like SQ 220 will arrive 45 minutes late.

Thats two delays in four passenger flights, not an auspicious start!
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 30):
It looks like SQ 220 will arrive 45 minutes late.

Could it be winds? SQ 221 left late, but arrived early, while SQ 220 left on time and will arrive late.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:00 am

Quoting SpeedyGonzales (Reply 31):
Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 30):
It looks like SQ 220 will arrive 45 minutes late.

Could it be winds? SQ 221 left late, but arrived early, while SQ 220 left on time and will arrive late.

That would explain it, do you think they will strugle with this schedule?

I wonder why they only have 1hr 40 mins in SYD but 6 hrs 45 mins at SIN ?
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:17 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 32):
I wonder why they only have 1hr 40 mins in SYD but 6 hrs 45 mins at SIN ?

Because they need the time on the ground in Singpaore for maintenance. This bird is flying 7 days per week and wont go out of service for MX until the 2nd one arrvies next year
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:41 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 32):
I wonder why they only have 1hr 40 mins in SYD but 6 hrs 45 mins at SIN ?

I expect that the engineers that are trained to support the A380 are in Singapore not Sydney. This would give them the maximum amount of time to resolve any minor issues that might turn up. I would not expect Sydney to have the level on maintenance support that Singapore has until Qantas nears its first A380.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:46 am

The tailwinds on the flight across Australia were averaging 260km; our ground speed was 1100km.

According to my timing the flight landed just after 6:40am but we didn't really make it to the gate until the 10 to 7. 6:50.
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:48 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 22):
Does SYD sell/alot slots within hours? Like LGA, where there are so many flights that can schedule per hour? If so, adding the 5 minutes puts the flight in the 7AM hour and not the 6AM hour. Maybe that had something to do with it?

Sydney has a runway movement limit, currently capped at 80 per hour. But in addition, it also has a passenger throughput cap for the International terminal (T1). Because SQ221 now has more seats, it may have tipped the hourly passenger number over the limit, hance a requirement to move to the next hour.

The hours, by the way, are a sliding window based on 15 minute blocks - 6:00-7:00 / 6:15-7:15 and so on throughout the day.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:53 am

Quoting ANstar (Reply 28):
Looks like it got off ontime today also witht he reasonably quick 2hr turn

....and it looked magnificent on it's climb on a clear and sunny morning in SYD. Was driving and had just parked and noticed it as I got out of the car. Yep, times have changed. The A380 is now going to be a regular sight in the skies along with all the other traffic.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:07 am

Info from my friends in Sydney:

SQ221 touched down at SYD with a special welcome from tower controllers at 06:50 this morning. The aircraft then did a quick turn and departed as SQ220 at 08:55 approximately.

However, it was caught in the morning rush hour traffic here at SYD and also, because for the next week, the airport authorities here require runway inspections after the A380's departure, it had to wait until the controllers could clear all incoming and outgoing departures before it could depart. It took off only at 09:30, after a wait of more than half hour. It is currently due in SIN at 14:30 in the afternoon local time.
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Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:49 am

I will be landing at changi past 10.00 pm tonight from KL
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:55 am

Though this link was might not have been from the revenue flight, it does have some decent photos..

http://content.zdnet.com/2346-9595_22-172526.html
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:34 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 30):
Thats two delays in four passenger flights, not an auspicious start!

Today's SQ220 pushed at 8:53 not that bad for a sched 8:50 and as mentioned above SACL is putting some special conditions on it for a week or so, so that caught it out a bit, Friday's delay was due to a Ramp shutdown at SYD due to a violent thunderstorm.

Not sure one can condemn a new aircraft for either of those!!

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting AirGVA (Reply 27):
SYD - SIN return in F suite costs about USD 9000

Really? I did a price quote in Sabre and the cheapest fare got only ~$4000 for F, ~$2500 for J.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:16 am

Quoting Tdscanuck (Reply 23):
The trick is that "revenue flight" is a quasi-regulatory term and it just means "paying passengers". It doesn't really matter who they're paying. In this case, the passengers did buy the tickets from SQ and SQ then donated that money to the various charities. Even if they'd given the money straight to the charities in exchange for the seats, they're still paying passengers.

How about a compromise: the SQ380 charity charter was the entry into service of the A380, while today's SQ220/221 flight is the first regularly scheduled flight of the A380.
 
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Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:23 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 32):
I wonder why they only have 1hr 40 mins in SYD but 6 hrs 45 mins at SIN ?

Meant to answer this in my earlier post...

Apart from the answer above re SQ MX requirements in Singapore any change to the turnaround times would be fruitless, adding half an hour or so in Sydney and taking half an hour or so off the Singapore turn would put the SYD arrival during the curfew times.

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Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:59 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 44):
adding half an hour or so in Sydney and taking half an hour or so off the Singapore turn would put the SYD arrival during the curfew times.

But the flight could depart SYD 30 mins or so later, therefore not having an impact on the curfew
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:50 am

Quoting StealthZ (Reply 41):
Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 30):
Thats two delays in four passenger flights, not an auspicious start!

Today's SQ220 pushed at 8:53 not that bad for a sched 8:50 and as mentioned above SACL is putting some special conditions on it for a week or so, so that caught it out a bit, Friday's delay was due to a Ramp shutdown at SYD due to a violent thunderstorm.

Not sure one can condemn a new aircraft for either of those!!

Cheers

I wasn't trying to condemn this bird and realise that the aircraft has, so far, behaved well. I do think that this schedule may be difficult to maintain although I am sure all involved are doing everything that they can.
 
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting ANstar (Reply 28):
Looks like it got off ontime today also witht he reasonably quick 2hr turn

Push back was right on time. I loved the ground controller asking whether SQ220 was the "rather large Airbus" ...  rotfl 

Quoting Tsentsan (Reply 38):
However, it was caught in the morning rush hour traffic here at SYD and also, because for the next week, the airport authorities here require runway inspections after the A380's departure, it had to wait until the controllers could clear all incoming and outgoing departures before it could depart. It took off only at 09:30, after a wait of more than half hour.

And weren't the pilots happy about it. From the tower transmissions it seems the pilots weren't aware of this?

I find it highly ironic that SQ220 followed three Boeing widebodies down to the end of Runway 34L - a QF 763 (QF91), QF 743 (QF575) and TG 772 (TG994). Of course, those had long left by the time SQ220 took to the skies, with only a handful of spotters in attendance.

I couldn't get out of bed early enough to see SQ221 arrive, but here are some pics of SQ220 departing this morning.  Smile
http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f41/kitkat271/aviation/2007_10_Oct/sq380_9v-ska_220_1.jpg
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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:39 am

Quoting ANstar (Reply 45):
But the flight could depart SYD 30 mins or so later, therefore not having an impact on the curfew

Sure but another consideration is... hey we have little idea what might bite us on this thing, let's make sure we have the max time at "home base" as well!!

There is still some "fudge" factor built into the SYD turn, it could leave later and not impact ongoing pax(much).

There is 9+ hours between SQ220 arr SIN and departures to LHR/FRA-CDG etc, even time to transfer, in worst case to SQ232 and still make onward connection.

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RE: SQ A380 First Revenue Flight Today!

Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:37 am

Quoting 44k (Reply 42):
Quoting AirGVA (Reply 27):
SYD - SIN return in F suite costs about USD 9000

Really? I did a price quote in Sabre and the cheapest fare got only ~$4000 for F, ~$2500 for J.

F suite is different than F. Off the Singapore website a few days ago, suites were about $10000, F was about $7500, J was about $5000, and Y was about $1700 (all Singapore dollars).

Quoting LTU932 (Reply 43):
How about a compromise: the SQ380 charity charter was the entry into service of the A380, while today's SQ220/221 flight is the first regularly scheduled flight of the A380.

Done.

Tom.