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  • SQ reinstating FRA-JFK, HKG-SFO in Nov

    Latest updates coming through on GDS seem to show resumption of SQ25/26 FRA/JFK extension and a new (flight number at least) SQ7/8 SIN-HKG-SFO routing from November.

    Both using 4-class 777-300ER.

    Frankfurt / New York (EFF 01NOV)

    SQ26 SIN2355 - 0620+1FRA 77W 1234567
    SQ26 FRA0820 - 1215JFK 77W 1234567
    SQ25 JFK2115 - 0950+1FRA 77W 1234567
    SQ25 FRA1140 - 0650+1SIN 77W 1234567

    Hong Kong / San Francisco (EFF 02NOV)

    SQ8 SIN0825 - 1225HKG 77W -2-4-6-
    SQ8 HKG1340 - 0940SFO 77W -2-4-6-
    SQ7 SFO1300 - 1910+1HKG 77W -2-4-6-
    SQ7 HKG2040 - 0040+1SIN 77W --3-5-7

    USA airport timings move back by one hour from 07NOV due to DST adjustment.

    Recall that ICN/LAX was the last time SQ7/8 was used in Nov 2018?
    Last edited by MainlyMiles; 27 September 2021, 07:52 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by MainlyMiles View Post
    Recall that ICN/LAX was the last time SQ7/8 was used in Nov 2018?
    Yeah that was my thinking too..?

    Also, wonder why did they start/reuse a new flight number pairing for SIN-HKG-SFO rather than keep/reuse/extend SQ1/2 SIN-HKG to SFO..? Could it be because of timings of the flgihts, as from memory SQ2 in an evening/overnight departure ex SIN and HKG?

    And finally, can SQ carry pax all the way from SIN-JFK and SIN-SFO on those 2 flights, especially since their non-stop SIN-JFK and SIN-SFO flights have a lack on economy class as they are both operated by the A359ULR? Does anyone know..?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wlgspotter View Post
      Yeah that was my thinking too..?

      Also, wonder why did they start/reuse a new flight number pairing for SIN-HKG-SFO rather than keep/reuse/extend SQ1/2 SIN-HKG to SFO..? Could it be because of timings of the flgihts, as from memory SQ2 in an evening/overnight departure ex SIN and HKG?
      Yes the timings are almost completely opposite, and SQ1/2 flight numbers are technically still in use with their original timings - they're just running as cargo-only services SIN-HKG-SIN (mostly on B78X).

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MainlyMiles View Post
        Yes the timings are almost completely opposite, and SQ1/2 flight numbers are technically still in use with their original timings - they're just running as cargo-only services SIN-HKG-SIN (mostly on B78X).
        Yeah I did noted that re SQ1/2, hence I wondered why didn't they simply extend it and used that instead... But if the timings (maybe due to slot allocations) are different then perhaps it does warrant a new set of flight numbers.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MainlyMiles View Post
          Latest updates coming through on GDS seem to show resumption of SQ25/26 FRA/JFK extension and a new (flight number at least) SQ7/8 SIN-HKG-SFO routing from November.

          Both using 4-class 777-300ER.

          Frankfurt / New York (EFF 01NOV)

          SQ26 SIN2355 - 0620+1FRA 77W 1234567
          SQ26 FRA0820 - 1215JFK 77W 1234567
          SQ25 JFK2115 - 0950+1FRA 77W 1234567
          SQ25 FRA1140 - 0650+1SIN 77W 1234567

          Hong Kong / San Francisco (EFF 02NOV)

          SQ8 SIN0825 - 1225HKG 77W -2-4-6-
          SQ8 HKG1340 - 0940SFO 77W -2-4-6-
          SQ7 SFO1300 - 1910+1HKG 77W -2-4-6-
          SQ7 HKG2040 - 0040+1SIN 77W --3-5-7

          USA airport timings move back by one hour from 07NOV due to DST adjustment.

          Recall that ICN/LAX was the last time SQ7/8 was used in Nov 2018?
          SQ8 timing looks very good and reasonable. It looks identical to the SQ882 timing (SIN-HKG). HKG-SFO sector almost mimicks the CX870 flight that departs in the afternoon to SFO.

          SQ7 timing almost mimicks CX's 879 flight, which reaches HKG by evening, but assuming in the future Singapore to India flights resume, a long layover may not sound convenient.

          I wonder why they're not using SQ2/1 now.

          Wasn't SQ8/7 also a former route that used to be SIN-HKG-LAS-HKG-SIN in the early 2000's with a 772ER?

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          • #6
            Sucks no a380 now

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Triniflyer View Post
              Sucks no a380 now
              I agree it’s a downgrade but consider this as an upgrade compared to pre-pandemic when the A380’s deployed to JFK had 2006 cabin products.

              Besides the nonstop, JFK/FRA will be getting the 2013 First Class cabin products for the first time. If I recall, in 2013, temporarily JFK was operated with a 77W while SFO got the A380, well now both are 77W.

              On another note, SQ25 and SQ23 depart 2 hours apart from JFK but they arrive in SIN more than 24 hours apart. SQ26 and SQ24 depart 1.5 hrs apart ex-SIN but arrive 5 hrs later to JFK.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by SQfanatic View Post
                On another note, SQ25 and SQ23 depart 2 hours apart from JFK but they arrive in SIN more than 24 hours apart. SQ26 and SQ24 depart 1.5 hrs apart ex-SIN but arrive 5 hrs later to JFK.
                No I think you’re mistaken. Both SQ23 & SQ25 is scheduled to arrive into SIN about 40 mins apart, ETA for SQ23 is 06:10, ETA for SQ25 is 06:50. Both flight arrives into SIN 2 days after departing JFK - all local times. Given SQ23 leaves approx 2 hours 15 mins after SQ25, this means the scheduled flight times for SQ23 is just under 3 hours less than SQ25. It can (quite often), be a lot shorter due to tailwinds etc for a flight of that block length.
                Last edited by wlgspotter; 30 September 2021, 02:12 AM. Reason: Edit to fix typo

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wlgspotter View Post
                  No I think youíre mistaken. Both SQ23 & SQ25 is scheduled to arrive into SIN about 40 mins apart, ETA for SQ23 is 06:10, ETA for SQ25 is 06:50. Both flight arrives into SIN 2 days after departing JFK - all local times. Given SQ23 leaves approx 2 hours 15 mins after SQ25, this means the scheduled flight times for SQ23 is just under 3 hours less than SQ25. It can (quite often), be a lot shorter due to tailwinds etc for a flight of that block length.
                  Got it, you are correct. I was also counting the layover in Frankfurt.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SQfanatic View Post
                    Got it, you are correct. I was also counting the layover in Frankfurt.
                    Originally posted by SQfanatic View Post
                    On another note, SQ25 and SQ23 depart 2 hours apart from JFK but they arrive in SIN more than 24 hours apart. SQ26 and SQ24 depart 1.5 hrs apart ex-SIN but arrive 5 hrs later to JFK.
                    So you were counting the layover in Frankfurt to be more than 22 hours. Right.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SQfanatic View Post
                      I agree itís a downgrade but consider this as an upgrade compared to pre-pandemic when the A380ís deployed to JFK had 2006 cabin products.

                      Besides the nonstop, JFK/FRA will be getting the 2013 First Class cabin products for the first time. If I recall, in 2013, temporarily JFK was operated with a 77W while SFO got the A380, well now both are 77W.

                      On another note, SQ25 and SQ23 depart 2 hours apart from JFK but they arrive in SIN more than 24 hours apart. SQ26 and SQ24 depart 1.5 hrs apart ex-SIN but arrive 5 hrs later to JFK.
                      Agreed as much as I loved the a380. I really didnít like the cabin again. It felt very dated. So yes the 777w would be an upgrade from a cabin experience but to me th a350 and the a380 are miles ahead and how the flight feels cabin pressure noise etc

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SQfanatic View Post
                        I agree itís a downgrade but consider this as an upgrade compared to pre-pandemic when the A380ís deployed to JFK had 2006 cabin products.

                        Besides the nonstop, JFK/FRA will be getting the 2013 First Class cabin products for the first time. If I recall, in 2013, temporarily JFK was operated with a 77W while SFO got the A380, well now both are 77W.

                        On another note, SQ25 and SQ23 depart 2 hours apart from JFK but they arrive in SIN more than 24 hours apart. SQ26 and SQ24 depart 1.5 hrs apart ex-SIN but arrive 5 hrs later to JFK.
                        Nota bene: SIA will not send any A380 with 2006 cabin products anywhere anymore. All retired and not coming back.

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                        • #13
                          I am seeing th a380 back on for April 2022

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Triniflyer View Post
                            I am seeing th a380 back on for April 2022
                            That would be a 2 years since the A380s have stopped flying. But it will still depends on the load factor of the service and if its still low, then doubt SQ will use the A380.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by flyguy View Post
                              That would be a 2 years since the A380s have stopped flying. But it will still depends on the load factor of the service and if its still low, then doubt SQ will use the A380.
                              Pre-COVID, the challenge with aircraft deployment on SIN-FRA-JFK, as others have previously noted on SQTalk, is the uneven demand between the two sectors. SIN-FRA and FRA-SIN warrants deploying the A380 and fills the aircraft. FRA-JFK and JFK-FRA not so much. But who knows, the reverse may be true now, with pent up demand and lifting of restrictions between Europe and the US, while Singapore still does not allow tourists.

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