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Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:04 pm
by LAX772LR
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /WSSS/KLAX

Anyone else going out to the Hill/Bridge/In-n-Out to spot her arrival?

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:10 pm
by UAEflyer
So no more A380 from SQ to LAX ?

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:25 pm
by tcaeyx
UAEflyer wrote:
So no more A380 from SQ to LAX ?


The A380 hasn't been to LAX since 2016.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:54 pm
by RamblinMan
Is this flight with the ULR version with all business and premium econ or is it the regular 359?

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:04 pm
by YouGeeElWhy
RamblinMan wrote:
Is this flight with the ULR version with all business and premium econ or is it the regular 359?
ULR

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:14 pm
by TWA902fly
So SFO is operated with the regular A350-900, but LAX is with the ULR?

'902

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm
by LAXintl
Yes EWR and LAX are the ULR routes

viewtopic.php?t=1395331

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm
by YouGeeElWhy
TWA902fly wrote:
So SFO is operated with the regular A350-900, but LAX is with the ULR?

'902
Yes, SEA will be the plain vanilla/regular joe/average everyday A350 too.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:23 pm
by TWA902fly
Interesting. Do they expect LAX to be a more premium market? Or is the 300-mile flight difference exactly the efficiency cut off between the regular and ULR models?

'902

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:03 pm
by tcaeyx
TWA902fly wrote:
So SFO is operated with the regular A350-900, but LAX is with the ULR?

'902


Yes, but SFO will be getting an additional 3 weekly flights with the ULR.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:18 pm
by MrBretz
I noticed something interesting: the flight took off approximately at 9PM Friday Singapore time and arrives approximately at 9PM LA time the same day. I will not be out to see its arrival. A friend is coming next week on the same flight. I will have him tell me about it.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:19 pm
by sabby
TWA902fly wrote:
Interesting. Do they expect LAX to be a more premium market? Or is the 300-mile flight difference exactly the efficiency cut off between the regular and ULR models?

'902

I think a lot of premium demand + Cargo.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15 pm
by crazyplane1234
TWA902fly wrote:
Interesting. Do they expect LAX to be a more premium market? Or is the 300-mile flight difference exactly the efficiency cut off between the regular and ULR models?

'902

The latter.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:46 am
by LAX772LR
Crappy cell phone pic, zoomed in from far away: but here's the first Singapore A359ULR arriving tonight on the resumed nonstop from Changi.

She snuck in silently as a church-mouse; amazing how quiet these A350s really are!
(also amazing how few still op into LAX at this point, but that's a story for another thread)

Image

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:37 am
by LAXintl

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:54 am
by dmstorm22
LAXintl wrote:


It's a really nice looking bird. Can't wait to take this EWR-SIN-EWR in Feb.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:20 am
by SGAviation
SQ37 is returning back to LAX.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:05 am
by sadiqutp
SGAviation wrote:
SQ37 is returning back to LAX.

It diverted back to lax !!!

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:10 am
by SGAviation
Apparently an issue with engine #1.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:29 am
by scotron11
SQ wehsite showing estimated departure 0430

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:54 am
by keesje
That was a lot of fuel to dump.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:09 pm
by AngMoh
keesje wrote:
That was a lot of fuel to dump.


https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... t-10894520

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:12 pm
by B747forever
Ouch, not what you want on a inaugural flight. Looks like the flight finally departed again at 5AM.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:57 pm
by DFWA350
Hello everyone. Long time follower who finally decided to join. I was wondering in this scenario what kind of maintenance crews would be available at that time of night. I am guessing an airport the the size of LAX would have support available 24/7 to resolve the issue?

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:12 pm
by hOMSaR
B747forever wrote:
Ouch, not what you want on a inaugural flight. Looks like the flight finally departed again at 5AM.


How would such a late departure affect crew hours? For such a long flight, I’d guess they don’t have a lot of leeway before timing out.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:29 pm
by LAX772LR
keesje wrote:
That was a lot of fuel to dump.

They're (obviously) not going to dump all or even most of it, likely just enough to get the aircraft down to MLW...

...assuming it was even that high over it in the first place:
They weren't at max load, and this flight wouldn't require the -ULR's max fuel capacity. Even EWR actually does not.



DFWA350 wrote:
Hello everyone. Long time follower who finally decided to join. I was wondering in this scenario what kind of maintenance crews would be available at that time of night. I am guessing an airport the the size of LAX would have support available 24/7 to resolve the issue?

QF, UA, and AA all have significant mtx facilities at LAX; LH has considerable capabilities as well.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:07 am
by NeBaNi
LAX772LR wrote:
Crappy cell phone pic, zoomed in from far away: but here's the first Singapore A359ULR arriving tonight on the resumed nonstop from Changi.

She snuck in silently as a church-mouse; amazing how quiet these A350s really are!
(also amazing how few still op into LAX at this point, but that's a story for another thread)


Nice pic, wish I could have made it too!

Re: the variety, it's the LAX curse and boon lol. A lot of the A350 operators use bigger equipment into LAX (QR, LH, CI, CX), but the variety from them is also great! Still, we get a fair few now, with this one and the DL, HX and sometimes OZ, PR. Looking forward to taking SQ 38 this December! :bouncy:

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:13 am
by LAX772LR
NeBaNi wrote:
Re: the variety, it's the LAX curse and boon lol. A lot of the A350 operators use bigger equipment into LAX (QR, LH, CI, CX), but the variety from them is also great! Still, we get a fair few now, with this one and the DL, HX and sometimes OZ, PR. Looking forward to taking SQ 38 this December! :bouncy:

Indeed.

There was a time circa 2014ish where it seemed like we got virtually "nothing" besides A388s and 77Ws :lol:
Not that I have a problem with that, as they're too of my favorite aircraft; but it was amazing the percentage of intercon traffic they accounted for.

But yeah, it's remarkable the variety this gateway receives!

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:13 pm
by airbazar
hOMSaR wrote:
B747forever wrote:
Ouch, not what you want on a inaugural flight. Looks like the flight finally departed again at 5AM.


How would such a late departure affect crew hours? For such a long flight, I’d guess they don’t have a lot of leeway before timing out.

It's not a U.S. carrier. I don't think I have ever heard of such a thing a crew timing out outside of U.S. carriers but I could be wrong of course.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:32 pm
by beerockxs
airbazar wrote:
hOMSaR wrote:
B747forever wrote:
Ouch, not what you want on a inaugural flight. Looks like the flight finally departed again at 5AM.


How would such a late departure affect crew hours? For such a long flight, I’d guess they don’t have a lot of leeway before timing out.

It's not a U.S. carrier. I don't think I have ever heard of such a thing a crew timing out outside of U.S. carriers but I could be wrong of course.
You think non-US carriers don't have time limits for their crews?

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Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:44 am
by DarkSnowyNight
LAX772LR wrote:

DFWA350 wrote:
Hello everyone. Long time follower who finally decided to join. I was wondering in this scenario what kind of maintenance crews would be available at that time of night. I am guessing an airport the the size of LAX would have support available 24/7 to resolve the issue?

QF, UA, and AA all have significant mtx facilities at LAX; LH has considerable capabilities as well.


SIA have their own operation at LAX. They even do contract line MX for a few others.

I don't know if they're available 24/7 but I would assume with their workload there's probably someone around most of the time.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:02 pm
by danj555
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:11 pm
by tcaeyx
danj555 wrote:
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS


It's a mistake; happens all the time on Flightaware. It's been years since SQ let go of its last A345. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sq21

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm
by danj555
tcaeyx wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS


It's a mistake; happens all the time on Flightaware. It's been years since SQ let go of its last A345. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/sq21


haha ok, so its a website error.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:54 am
by SGAviation
SQ38|18NOV (SIN-LAX) is being operated by 9V-SMS, which is a normal A359. The originally scheduled A359ULR, 9V-SGB had technical issues. Flight delayed for almost 11 hours.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:13 am
by LAX772LR
SGAviation wrote:
SQ38|18NOV (SIN-LAX) is being operated by 9V-SMS, which is a normal A359. The originally scheduled A359ULR, 9V-SGB had technical issues. Flight delayed for almost 11 hours.

The good thing is that even if the -ULR was booked solid, all of those people could easily be accommodated on a standard A359 while leaving enough open seats for the ship to cover the (range) distance.

Though I do wonder if they had to downgrade people who'd booked J, or send them via NRT or SFO in open J seats?

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:14 pm
by Flightsimboy
danj555 wrote:
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS


Singapore Airlines is re-using the same registrations it had for it''s A340-500s for it''s A350-900ULRs

9V-SGA
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a340-492.htm

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a350-220.htm

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:42 pm
by dmstorm22
Flightsimboy wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS


Singapore Airlines is re-using the same registrations it had for it''s A340-500s for it''s A350-900ULRs

9V-SGA
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a340-492.htm

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a350-220.htm


Nice little nod to the memory and legacy of the A345.

Re: Re-inaugural SQ38 (SIN-LAX nonstop) is airborne and underway

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:04 pm
by Flightsimboy
dmstorm22 wrote:
Flightsimboy wrote:
danj555 wrote:
Has anyone looked at SQ 23. I know, I know different route.
But look at this, it seems that they are using the old 345 like half the time for this route, but only this route. The way there (SQ22) is always 359.

Anyone know why this is happening?
Im assuming is cause they don't have the metal yet to support the route yet.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA ... /KEWR/WSSS


Singapore Airlines is re-using the same registrations it had for it''s A340-500s for it''s A350-900ULRs

9V-SGA
https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a340-492.htm

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a350-220.htm


Nice little nod to the memory and legacy of the A345.


Lufthansa has used it''s former B747 registration on it''s B748s

https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-37827.htm