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London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:49 am

December 27th 2007
LONDON-SYDNEY
SQ319 +SQ221

YOU CAN EITHER READ OR JUST WATCH THE VIDEOS

Clock Set 08:00

This trip is a first on 3 counts...My first trip on a 747...My First trip to australia and wait for it!!!...My first ever flight on the A380...I haven't even seen the A380 in airshows, only on Television of the making of the A380 So I am very excited...Oh I forgot to mention I am also travelling on the most amazing airline I have encountered.

My Past...Flown Delta, Us Airways, Air2000, Charters Etc. and BA to name a few.

O.K Back to today 27th December 2007

Having waited untill the last minute to book a flight (i.e 2 Weeks in advance) due to an issue of my very first credit card, I had a limited amount of flights available. I was always checking on 3rd party flightsearches and I forgot all about the A380 so it was a pleasant shock to realise that in the search results of singapore's website tat I notice the only A380 on the SIN-SYD route... I was very happy...I was biting my nails at this point because my credit card still hadn't arrived and one by one the slights for that day and the surrounding days from MAN were getting picked off like eggs on a rifle range...So now by the time my card arrived, I was left with Heathrow  Sad

As there were No Manchester flights it would be a total 4:37 minute trip by train to Reading and an "air-bus" to Heathrow.
Now the day after boxing day meant the train was absolutly packed, I didn't realise that it would be like this but there we go, it's all a learning curve. I'm glad I had my suitcase to sit on.

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English Canal


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The start of the miserable person syndrome



Now one thing I notice alot when going from the good old north of England into the south as I reached Reading was the arrogance of a lot of staff, one of which was the coach driver, reminded me of that guy in orlando who said "oi your bag put it on" Yet he put all the others on for other people and then he has the cheek to say "ey! where's my tip"



Anyway so we arrive at heathrow,

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It actually felt like I had gone back in time to around 1980 a far cry from Manchester Airport,

So now I have 3.5 hours to spend soaking up the atmosphere of Heathrow well first off I went to this baggage safe storage thing to ask for directions....Wait for it!! Yep! another Down There *in a vacant non smiling arrogant attitude* So off I went on my merry way hoping to find some kind of shop for my items that I needed or wanted (we dont really need anything but we all desire)

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So anyway I get to Singapore check-in, the queue was about 20 people so that was nice


...Now I go off to security, I decide to let these to guys go infront of me to which the expression from them was a "are you an imbicile?" Well charming, I decided to later on in the shoe scan line to say "you welcome" They did it again! I said "I let you through twice and you dont even say thanks?" Again no response, they said to me later "you'll be getting somethin in a minute" I catched up with them guys later and told him the security want them, So they walked the 5 minutes back...Serves them right I mean people are sooo rude...

Right so during an adreneline rush of 15 minutes I just frantically walked around in circles looking in shops, WOW there are a lot of shops here however they are in the hustle and bustle with twice as many people as Manchester Airport on a busy day.

I was excited to be travelling on Singapore, I know they have some of the friendliest cabin crew through reading alot of reviews. Plus the airport is Number 1 in the world so I was and am quite excited ( As I am typing on the 747 It's now 10:45pm UK and we set off at 6:15pm) ( I added the photo's and video's later)

Now for the flight...

SQ319 - London to Singapore's Changi

Again I decided to hunt down the 744 seeing as the screens said nothing so I was pretty much 10th in the queue after a few snaps, Nice spacious and clean seating area.

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Hopping onto the plane I was greeted by a nice male attendent...

The plane was nice!...Xmas decorations made a good touch to this aircraft...The seats in economy were very nice with plenty of leg room...I'm not sure why some people say the opposite..Maybe they are 6 feet tall Big grin

The drinks came out as soon as it was safe for them to get up...I.E 10,000ft or about 10 minutes after take-off.

Plenty of videos to watch...I watched Bourne Identity and well kind of watching Bourne Something else Ulitimatum I think was the 2nd... Not bad.

Then FOOD!!! the most important thing in the world 2nd to water... I had Lovely Rogan Josh Curry UMMM!!!
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Glass



...And they come with metal cutlery I mean that in itself is a new one for me  Smile, the dishes were ceramic which was nice...They came round with Wine....WINE! this is like first class without the grumpy men Big grin...Do you know something else?...I had no idea the word "raffles" was a word used by the airline!...I thought it was just a slang word LOL Big grin

OK so moving on...I decided to use the bathroom....I have to tell you that there are no baths but it was fine...Nice things like mouth wash added to them...Oh yeah also another thing I thought was nice was that you get socks, toothbrush and paste  Smile

1 more thing for now as it's 10:57pm, Why do they shut every shade? is it due to an area that we are going over?

Right I'm off to watch a bit of the IFE and maybe have a sleep, I want to be nice and awake for the A380 Big grin


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The Airport was very American maybe there is a big influence from them but very nice all the same... I like the idea of the garden on the roof especially when your eyes are dry from the flight you get a chance to make them moist again.

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What's that I see after disembarking, hmm I wander what gate my next flight will be from as there's no info anywhere  Wink

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Any Guesses on this aircraft type  Smile

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I have this Pic in extra large but resized everything as I have a 9MP camera

OK after about 4.5 hours walking around and eating it's time to go to gate






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A380 SQ319

First thoughts were that the A380 was bright and spacious, The wings were absolutly huge, the trailing edge flaps were Bulky like a chunk of metal I.E thick at the end which was unlike a lot of aircraft that I have ever seen, I wonder whether that is better for the airflow or whether it is just for the strength of the plane... The service from the singapore crew was brilliant again, I did feel that the colour of the cabin being cream made me feel a bit sickly feeling but then I was very tired after my 13 hour flight and a 5 hour wait...The toilets in economy had courtesy shavers,Toothbrushes and aftershave which was a pretty addition.

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So later on in the flight I decided I neededto stretch my legs and have a sleep somewhere else with spare seats so I did that and slept for about 3 hours ready for immigration at sydney.





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15 minutes! to get from Gate to Landside how good is that? especially since I waited to be last off the A380 to view the cabin, the cabin crew guy said 2 times that I could go to the cockpit but when I got there these security guys said I wasn't allowed.



Anyway I hopped on a train, Got confused with the train line because the yellow line said paramatta and the keycode for the yellow line said north shore line but strangely it didnt work like the london line map works, I still cant work it out now.

After my hotel stay it was time to rent this dump

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I say dump mainly because of the flies in the place and the lack of A/C (its a suana in my room)
Plus the beds stick of peoples sweaty feet.

But it has an internet connection which I survive on

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OH PERFECT! I can't watch Shameless till I "come ashore"

OH well at least I have youtube and the people who upload them.

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Hope you liked my different style of reporting  Smile
 
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:13 am

Good report your excitement comes through in your writing.
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:20 am

Thanks Luv2fly  Smile, Life is about looking at the positives more and not taking everything for granted  Smile
 
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:28 am



Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
...And they come with metal cutlery I mean that in itself is a new one for me

Hmm, my flight to SYD on the Airbus 380 was the first time I didn't see full metal cutlary

Why was there a VS plane in Singapore?

Anyways excellent trip report
 
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:39 am

The VS was in SYD and the Metal cutlery was on the first flight. P.S are my videos working..if not just double click on them...they did show up before
 
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Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:00 am



Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
Do you know something else?...I had no idea the word "raffles" was a word used by the airline!...I thought it was just a slang word LOL

Hahahahaha... Slang word? God, Raffles is used in so many things in Singapore other than using it to describe SIA's Business Class (They have since dropped "Raffles Class" for a rather nonedescript "Business Class"). There is Raffles Hospital, Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls School, Raffles Girls Primary School, Raffles Hotel, Raffles City, Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station, I am sure this list goes on.

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
The Airport was very American maybe there is a big influence from them but very nice all the same...

Oh how dare you...  Smile

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
15 minutes! to get from Gate to Landside how good is that?

You must have caught SYD on a good day. I always have had to endure long lines there although I have to say that on my last trip, I was out within 20 mins which I thought was an achievement. Mybe this is a sign of better things to come?

Wow... so what did you do in my favourite city? Why did you have to live in a place stinking with feet odour??
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:31 am

Very nice report. I do love the videos.
Funny, I've got the same laptop as you, strange to see it in a TR.

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Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 5):

hehe Big grin well singapore in good ways such as cinema and gardens but american as in the overhead signs and the 7 eleven oh and the door handles. I notice the little bits Big grin

Oh and I still am living in that place, I paid 1 months rent and it's hotter inside than it is outside which is very bad, I dont know if I can legally get some money back. So I will give 2 weeks notice before my month is up and find a place.

Sydney - I watched the fireworks on new years eve but thats about it, I was staying 13 miles away in parramatta at the hotel, and 2 days ago I went to bondi and got caught in terrential rain but all was good  Smile

Quoting VTBDflyer (Reply 6):

Thanks VTBD Video making is my life, my dad used to edit for the news and I caught the bug Big grin
 
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:41 am

The best Video on a TR I have ever seen !!!! Excellent. Photos very good also. I like the way you compiled this TR very much.

Thanks for sharing

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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:21 am



Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
The Airport was very American

 Wow! This one of the most outrageous statements ever posted on A.Net, Mr FCA767

NO airport in the USA comes anywhere near the glories of Changi. You obviously didn't spend long enough to observe closely or fell asleep...

But a most enjoyable report nevertheless!
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:13 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 8):

AW Thanks, I love video making soo much, even when I was doing my ppl last year I was thinking "camera angles" lol 
I've only actually started getting into filming over the last 2 years seriously.

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 9):

I mean at the way they are advanced and that they all talk english and that the signs are the same color.. Changi is a very nice airport, the best I've been to so far. The singapore people were very nice too. I hope you know I like it alot and will go on singapore via changi again  

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Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:04 pm

LOL, Mr FCA767, next time plan at least an eighteen hour transfer between flights and book a single budget room in the airside transit hotel in either Terminal One or Two (a mere 22pounds sterling). Then you can explore Changi nice and gently, pacing yourself to enjoy all the facilities AND there is even a free 2.5 hour tour of Singapore where they whisk you off into the city and bring you back to the airside section again. Or you can exit and go into town yourself as long as you have the onward boarding pass. Changi is not an aiport to be rushed - 5 hours is far too short!
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:40 pm

Very nice trip report!! It's one of the few that makes you remember what its like when you're flying yourself!! I hope I can catch the SQ A380 when she comes onto the LHR-SIN leg some time in the future! One thing that I always remember on SQ is that music they play during the safety video! Gets stuck in my head for the rest of the flight and is really catchy!! Thanks anyways!

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Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:17 pm

Great report... thanks a lot for writing & sharing this report with us...
 
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Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:44 pm

I hope you could fly back on an A-380. I'd like to see a video of a takeoff from an A-380.
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Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:04 pm

Nice report, always great to read more A380 reports. Glad to see you enjoyed your brief visit to Changi, pity you didn't have time to go landside and visit the city.

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
15 minutes! to get from Gate to Landside how good is that?

That's pretty quick, my dad and I only managed it in about 20min when we came off the inaugural in Oct, and there weren't even any other arrivals at that time. We might have left the airport a little faster though, if some journalists hadn't stopped us for interviews!

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
Anyway I hopped on a train

Urgh, the train nearly made us miss our return flight. We took the train and barely made it in time, literally seconds before check-in closed. That was really cutting it close!

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 11):
Changi is not an aiport to be rushed - 5 hours is far too short!

Hehe, not sure I agree with that. The last I flew out in Dec I got positively bored, and that was with only 1h of wait! But hey, SIN is my home airport and I've been in and out of Changi so many times that maybe I'm just immune to everything  Smile
 
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Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:42 pm

Interesting read, thanks, quite amusing.

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
My first trip on a 747

- Where have you been??

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 9):
NO airport in the USA comes anywhere near the glories of Changi

- Agreed, they are all pant's compared to Changi.

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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:57 pm



Quoting Door5Right (Reply 11):



Quoting Door5Right (Reply 11):
LOL, Mr FCA767, next time plan at least an eighteen hour transfer between flights and book a single budget room in the airside transit hotel in either Terminal One or Two (a mere 22pounds sterling). Then you can explore Changi nice and gently, pacing yourself to enjoy all the facilities AND there is even a free 2.5 hour tour of Singapore where they whisk you off into the city and bring you back to the airside section again. Or you can exit and go into town yourself as long as you have the onward boarding pass. Changi is not an aiport to be rushed - 5 hours is far too short!

Wow I Didn't know that they let you landside to the city maybe next time, I did look into stopover for 1 night but it went up by £2000 surely it wouldn't make much difference to them to make my ticket valid for the next day on that leg.

Quoting Ari (Reply 12):



Quoting Ari (Reply 12):
Very nice trip report!! It's one of the few that makes you remember what its like when you're flying yourself!! I hope I can catch the SQ A380 when she comes onto the LHR-SIN leg some time in the future! One thing that I always remember on SQ is that music they play during the safety video! Gets stuck in my head for the rest of the flight and is really catchy!! Thanks anyways!

It's good to go on, maybe it would have been better on a day flight so that I would go upstairs but I was quite tired but I really liked the landing.

Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 13):



Quoting Buck3y3nut (Reply 13):
Great report... thanks a lot for writing & sharing this report with us...

Thanks, and it's only my second yet  Smile

Quoting Triple7man (Reply 14):



Quoting Triple7man (Reply 14):
I hope you could fly back on an A-380. I'd like to see a video of a takeoff from an A-380

Yeah the takeoff at sin was night so i didnt do any but I might go back on the A380 but I'm thinking of conitnuing on the east path as to get home with the wind and also I want to have flown round the whole of the world and visit LA too  Smile

Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 15):



Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 15):
Nice report, always great to read more A380 reports. Glad to see you enjoyed your brief visit to Changi, pity you didn't have time to go landside and visit the city.

Yeah the A380 is definitly different, the airlerons look amazing and the flaps look lke chinky building blocks Big grin The handling in turbulence was quite nice, they even have a tutorial on turbulence which is a good idea.

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 16):



Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 16):
Interesting read, thanks, quite amusing.

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
My first trip on a 747

- Where have you been??

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 9):
NO airport in the USA comes anywhere near the glories of Changi

- Agreed, they are all pant's compared to Changi.

Rgds

Mark

Thanks, I've been to mexico,florida (6),new york (2),atlanta (3),canary island (5) Greek islands (2) France (1) never on a 747, I really liked the 747 nice and sturdy aircraft  Smile
 
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Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:06 pm

Great TR

The pics and videos are really brilliant

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
My first trip on a 747

Congrats!!! The 747 is a brilliant a/c, The best out there!!!


Thank you for sharing

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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:41 am



Quoting B747forever (Reply 18):



Quoting B747forever (Reply 18):
Great TR

The pics and videos are really brilliant

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
My first trip on a 747

Congrats!!! The 747 is a brilliant a/c, The best out there!!!


Thank you for sharing

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Thanks I like good compliments Big grin I bought a one way ticket mainly to get me into oz with the correct money and cause I was undecided on my return date prob around july august, so I might try a few other airlines, go via fiji or hawaii or something, just to say I've been right the way around the world, what would you say is the best airline going via america?  Smile
 
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Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:32 pm

Thanks for your report and pics.

One puzzling thing though is that you said you went to Sydney and on NYE, which is one of the best nights of the year in Sydney, were staying in Parramatta??? I've never heard of anyone travelling all that way to spend time in one of the world's most beautiful cities for the first time and staying in Parramatta???

Was it that there were no suitable hotels/rooms in central Sydney or its surrounds by the time you booked your flights?

There must be 1000s of places to stay much closer in to Sydney's main attractions and sights.
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Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:46 pm



Quoting Palmjet (Reply 20):



Quoting Palmjet (Reply 20):



Quoting Palmjet (Reply 20):

One puzzling thing though is that you said you went to Sydney and on NYE, which is one of the best nights of the year in Sydney, were staying in Parramatta??? I've never heard of anyone travelling all that way to spend time in one of the world's most beautiful cities for the first time and staying in Parramatta???

Was it that there were no suitable hotels/rooms in central Sydney or its surrounds by the time you booked your flights?

There must be 1000s of places to stay much closer in to Sydney's main attractions and sights

Hey thanks, the reason being yes the hotels were cheaper in parramata, I originally found a flatshare and she said I had it but then she just gave it away without telling me untill i asked to make sure everything was ok and it wasnt...so i had nowhere to go after i booked my flights, no hostel as they were all booked, so that was my cheapest option, anyway I'm in the city now  Smile all be it with no aircon, it's so hot in the room that I need to find a real place by the end of my month, which shouldnt be difficult  Smile I've just passed my RSA so I can apply for bar jobs  Smile
 
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Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:03 am

Nice report! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had two enjoyable and pleasant flights on board Singapore Airlines.

Kudos!
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Sat Jan 12, 2008 2:33 am



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 22):



Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 22):
Nice report! Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you had two enjoyable and pleasant flights on board Singapore Airlines.

Kudos!

Thanks  Smile Yes it was very good now I need to find a way of Sydney-London Via LAX with singapore as I want to complete travelling the globe but It will probably have to be on another airline for that.
 
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RE: London-Sydney A380/747

Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:09 pm



Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
Now one thing I notice alot when going from the good old north of England into the south as I reached Reading was the arrogance of a lot of staff, one of which was the coach driver, reminded me of that guy in orlando who said "oi your bag put it on" Yet he put all the others on for other people and then he has the cheek to say "ey! where's my tip"

Funny thing - the South of England may never have been known for its politeness, but I never thought the north was warm and cuddly either. If anything, I felt that people from the south were more "proper" than people from the north but there is also an air of snobbyness that comes with that.
I was in Macclesfield this past Autumn - I do have to say that most people were very friendly except that I had problems understanding what they were saying. "Eyup, three quid luv" was one such expression that I remember - what the hell does "eyup" mean?

Quoting FCA767 (Thread starter):
First thoughts were that the A380 was bright and spacious, The wings were absolutly huge, the trailing edge flaps were Bulky like a chunk of metal I.E thick at the end which was unlike a lot of aircraft that I have ever seen, I wonder whether that is better for the airflow or whether it is just for the strength of the plane... The service from the singapore crew was brilliant again, I did feel that the colour of the cabin being cream made me feel a bit sickly feeling but then I was very tired after my 13 hour flight and a 5 hour wait...

Great trip report! You had a heck of an experience - do you know how many a.netters would die to do a trip of this nature??! I'm a little surprised on the interior colors of the A380. I wonder how dirty that will look after some good use, although I am sure Singapore will keep it clean.
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Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:38 am

nice trip report. could include some pix of the meals though.
 
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Quoting Richierich (Reply 24):
Funny thing - the South of England may never have been known for its politeness, but I never thought the north was warm and cuddly either. If anything, I felt that people from the south were more "proper" than people from the north but there is also an air of snobbyness that comes with that.
I was in Macclesfield this past Autumn - I do have to say that most people were very friendly except that I had problems understanding what they were saying. "Eyup, three quid luv" was one such expression that I remember - what the hell does "eyup" mean?

eyup Big grin means hiya, in manchester people normally say alright luv Big grin

Quoting Richierich (Reply 24):
Great trip report! You had a heck of an experience - do you know how many a.netters would die to do a trip of this nature??! I'm a little surprised on the interior colors of the A380. I wonder how dirty that will look after some good use, although I am sure Singapore will keep it clean

Funnily enough it was by chance because I forgot all about the A380 being in service already and never thought which route it would be on untill I scanned through available flights..It was the last option in the 3 flights from SIN-SYD so I just chose it...I was extremely suprised to see it on that route and for me to be able to buy it.... The total cost on singapore's main website is loads better than last minute website or cheap holiday website.

I'm still contemplating what route to take home in July '08, I would like to record the A380's takeoff from SYD in daylight...And go on the 744 again but that's to london but I wanna go direct to MAN and that's a 777 and I haven't been on that either  Smile
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:22 am



Quoting Phileet92 (Reply 25):



Quoting Phileet92 (Reply 25):
nice trip report. could include some pix of the meals though

Hi I did take pics of the 744 food, the A380 I was pretty much sleeping  Smile
 
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Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:11 am

Absolutely brilliant report!

I've enjoyed the comments on the videos as well, LOL...

I'm so jealous, I'll be flying SQ in February, but unles miracle happens, it will be on a 744 LHR-SIN.....

Anyway, thanks for sharing and I look forward to your return trip report as well!!!

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Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:40 am



Quoting LO231 (Reply 28):



Quoting LO231 (Reply 28):
Absolutely brilliant report!

I've enjoyed the comments on the videos as well, LOL...

I'm so jealous, I'll be flying SQ in February, but unles miracle happens, it will be on a 744 LHR-SIN.....

Anyway, thanks for sharing and I look forward to your return trip report as well!!!

Best regards,
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Thanks your compliments are muchly appreciated  Smile maybe you should choose it to sydney instead  Smile I wonder when they will put the A380 on the London route?
 
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Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 5):
There is Raffles Hospital, Raffles Institution, Raffles Girls School, Raffles Girls Primary School, Raffles Hotel, Raffles City, Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station, I am sure this list goes on.

Eh, you forgot my alma mater Raffles Junior College  Smile
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:41 am

Love the way your excitement shows up in your writing, and very glad you enjoyed your A380 flight. See, it was well worth it! However I couldn't see any of the pics here but they work as direct link to your Photobucket account.

I hope you'll enjoy SYD!
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Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:25 pm

Great trip-report with some cool pics.

thx for sharing
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:34 pm

there are no pictures, bandwidth has been exceeded? I'd love to see them!
 
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Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 31):



Quoting HKGKaiTak (Reply 31):
Love the way your excitement shows up in your writing, and very glad you enjoyed your A380 flight. See, it was well worth it! However I couldn't see any of the pics here but they work as direct link to your Photobucket account.

I hope you'll enjoy SYD!

Thanks  Smile Yeah Sydney is showing me a few things that I didn't expect lets put it that way...I would love to go to brisbane as they say it's much better  Smile
 
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Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:47 pm



Quoting Munichpictures (Reply 32):



Quoting Munichpictures (Reply 32):
Great trip-report with some cool pics.

thx for sharing

Thanks  Smile

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Quoting Wouwout (Reply 33):
there are no pictures, bandwidth has been exceeded? I'd love to see them!

I would try my videos because it's a different host and they dont have restrictions...I wont use photobucket again...I'll find somewhere new for my next trip back home  Smile
 
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Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:46 pm

Hey - I was on the same flight between SIN and SYD!!
Great TR
 
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Quoting Pilatusguy (Reply 36):



Quoting Pilatusguy (Reply 36):
Hey - I was on the same flight between SIN and SYD!!
Great TR

The Same Day! Cool How long did you spend in Sydney...I'm actually wnating to get out to somewhere else but I need to find work first or I could go home but I wanted to spend 6 months here  Smile
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:00 am

FCA767,
Brilliant report. The videos took this to the next level, it was really cool seeing everything happening, rather than only in stills. The photos were outstanding also.

Did you listen to any ATC on your airband radio in Singapore? cheers
 
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Brilliant trip report. Keep them coming please.  yes 
 
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 9:27 pm

How did the seatwidth and legroom compare between the 747 and the 380 ?
 
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Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 38):



Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 38):
FCA767,
Brilliant report. The videos took this to the next level, it was really cool seeing everything happening, rather than only in stills. The photos were outstanding also.

Did you listen to any ATC on your airband radio in Singapore? cheers

Aww Thanks I love compliments about my videos Big grin I dont think I listened to the airband at singpore...I was probably just walking around with my mouth open looking at everything...and going up to the garden to replenish my eyes in those moisture sprayers Big grin...Its true they were really dry so that garden is a welcomed feature... I went for a haircut and just checked my emails...and walking up and down the terminal about 5 times Big grin
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:14 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 39):



Quoting FXramper (Reply 39):
Brilliant trip report. Keep them coming please

I will Surely Do that Big grin
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:24 am



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 40):



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 40):
How did the seatwidth and legroom compare between the 747 and the 380 ?

The leg room was slightly more in my opinion...But the more noticable thing was the gap between the chair and the window...You would be able to pass a big bowl of porrige to the person behind through the gap but I managed to sleep ok when putting the pillow on the window...on the whole there was absolutly nothing wrong with the aircraft  Smile I found those 3 segregated ailerons mesmorising moving like fingers...I've now found out online that they do that due to how far away they are from the aircraft and the high speeds they do...it's to limit load on the outer wing...Someone noted about another aircraft that outoard ailerons arent used at highspeed but that's a different aircraft type...
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:15 pm



Quoting FCA767 (Reply 43):
But the more noticable thing was the gap between the chair and the window...You would be able to pass a big bowl of porrige to the person behind through the gap but I managed to sleep ok when putting the pillow on the window..

Is this unusable space due to the curvature of the fuselage ? I noticed when I flew on the A320, that whilst the width at floor level was wider than the 737, the curvature of the fuselage gave restricted shoulder room. Is this similar, in that there has to be a gap beside the seat in order to bring the seat out far enough to provide headroom ?
 
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Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:21 pm



Quoting Bongodog1964 (Reply 44):
Is this unusable space due to the curvature of the fuselage ? I noticed when I flew on the A320, that whilst the width at floor level was wider than the 737, the curvature of the fuselage gave restricted shoulder room. Is this similar, in that there has to be a gap beside the seat in order to bring the seat out far enough to provide headroom ?

I'm not sure to be honest  Smile

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