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cheeken
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Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:54 pm

Not many details released, but known details are as follows:

no in-flight showers
reduction in number of suites, but suites will be larger
SQ is exploring single aisle cabin for suites, which will probably allow for much wider suites
new suites to fly with new A380 arrivals in Oct 2017

There is also speculation that they might move the suites to the upper deck.

My personal question is whether the old A380s will be refitted with the new suites if the new suites remain on the lower deck.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airl ... s-mid-2017
 
infinit
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:46 am

I imagined they would retrofit the older 350s unless the older ones are due to decommissioned to be replaced by new ones that soon. Especially if the new Suites is going to be a single-aisle product.

Showers on a plane are a silly marketing gimmick. First Class passengers on the likes of SQ or EK have access to airport lounges that have showers. And at 35,000 feet, I wouldnt want to be in the shower in that rare but possible time that something unexpected happens.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:00 am

I think that I heard that SQ will retired their first A380 after end of 10 year lease. So the first A380 aircraft that will retire is?
The best plane I've flown is an A380. They were the biggest and the best than other plane I've been on. :lol:
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:27 pm

TurnerJet wrote:
I think that I heard that SQ will retired their first A380 after end of 10 year lease. So the first A380 aircraft that will retire is?


That should be the first commercial A380, 9V-SKA.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:05 am

Amazing to me how they always manage to top themselves. Can't wait till the reveal.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:14 pm

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Amazing to me how they always manage to top themselves. Can't wait till the reveal.


Me too, I would imagine it'll be something similar to the Etihad First Apartment.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:57 pm

QueenoftheSkies wrote:
Amazing to me how they always manage to top themselves. Can't wait till the reveal.


Same sentiments that they have a reputation of coming up with better products and while lots of airlines massive devalued their frequent flier programmes, Krisflyer got off easy.. The main downside in the revamp is that Economy Upgrade Awards for flights with Premium Economy, can only be to the latter and not to Business.

However in this case, they seem to be catching up with what Etihad already offers (a single-aisle cabin)

Otherwise, I'm sure they will come up with something spectacular. I look forward to seeing it.
 
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Re: Singapore Airlines to reveal new A380 first class suites mid-2017

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:23 pm

I wonder if they will retrofit the existing fleet?
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