SQTalk  

Go Back   SQTalk > Singapore Airlines > All About Singapore Airlines

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 23rd September 2018, 12:40 AM   #2206
SQ957
SQTalk Elite Gold
 
Join Date: 28-Sep-2017
Location: Jakarta, Chicago
Posts: 178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Not You View Post
9V-SGA just departed TLS on her delivery flight back home as SQ8895. ETA 1640hrs.
It has been half an hour since she lifted off from TLS, and she continues to fly in a roughly northerly direction (slightly to the east now). Is this normal or does SQ wish to take a longer routing?
SQ957 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 03:07 AM   #2207
maestro
SQTalk Elite Silver
 
Join Date: 21-Nov-2014
Posts: 87
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SQ957 View Post
It has been half an hour since she lifted off from TLS, and she continues to fly in a roughly northerly direction (slightly to the east now). Is this normal or does SQ wish to take a longer routing?
Yes, most interesting. It's just entered the Arctic Circle, heading of the coast of northern Norway. Intriguing!
maestro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 08:48 AM   #2208
SQKevin
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 05-Apr-2009
Location: Singapore
Programs: KrisFlyer
Posts: 714
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Not You View Post
9V-SGA just departed TLS on her delivery flight back home as SQ8895. ETA 1640hrs.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SQKevin View Post
She is expected to arrive at Changi at 12.10pm (local time) on Sun 23 September. Flight time to Singapore typically takes 12 hours non-stop.
My bad. Not You, you are correct about the ETA. 9V-SGA took a route all the way up to the North Pole and is now currently over Russia. According to Airbus, the 'extended route on its Delivery Flight is to enable the airline to undertake performance checks'.

SQKevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 09:15 AM   #2209
SQKevin
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 05-Apr-2009
Location: Singapore
Programs: KrisFlyer
Posts: 714
Default

9V-SGA on her Delivery Flight.



SQKevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 10:18 AM   #2210
SQ228
SQTalk Life Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 16-Dec-2010
Location: MEL & greatly missing the world
Programs: KF Pleb
Posts: 2,908
Default

I'll be interested to see what registration follows SHH. I wouldn't be surprised if it goes to SHJ.

SWC was omitted most likely to avoid the landing gear flap looking like a gigantic toilet sign. SKO was speculated to be avoiding "Knock Out" references but I also wonder if it could look like "OK" in a mirror in certain instances. There is no attempt, however, to avoid accidental rudeness or embarrassment. Flying around planes with a giant STD or STI is no issue, and there's also one brand new letter combination that was discussed in another thread of making a rather obscene reference in Chinese. Therefore I think the avoidance of certain registrations is based on safety and operational grounds.

SHI could skip for two reasons: Firstly, H, I, O & X are the four letters of the Roman alphabet that are both vertically and horizontally symmetrical, rendering any combination of them prone to be confused when read upside down, which isn't an impossible scenario in aviation. Since X is never used and there have been no registration series based on the other three letters until now, this will be the first test of this theory. Secondly, should planes be having to say a great big hello to everyone on a constant basis?

Just my thoughts for the morning because I'm avoiding things I really should be doing...
SQ228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 11:10 AM   #2211
shikhargpt
SQTalk PPS Club
 
shikhargpt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15-Feb-2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 307
Default

New winglets looking sharp!
shikhargpt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 11:50 AM   #2212
Metropolitan Airlines
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 22-Jul-2014
Posts: 380
Default

I wonder whether the A350ULR will be rotated to do regional trips before spreading its wings to the USA?

I think some routes, such as SIN-HKG, SIN-HND, SIN-SYD etc has high demand for premium cabins. If flight rotation has enough gaps perhaps SQ should consider launching all Premium Cabin service to HKG, HND and SYD?
Metropolitan Airlines is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 01:32 PM   #2213
SQ228
SQTalk Life Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 16-Dec-2010
Location: MEL & greatly missing the world
Programs: KF Pleb
Posts: 2,908
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Metropolitan Airlines View Post
I wonder whether the A350ULR will be rotated to do regional trips before spreading its wings to the USA?

I think some routes, such as SIN-HKG, SIN-HND, SIN-SYD etc has high demand for premium cabins. If flight rotation has enough gaps perhaps SQ should consider launching all Premium Cabin service to HKG, HND and SYD?
You'd then need to consider what effect that would have on filling the premium cabins in existing flights, though. The one destination that's been mentioned here before is CGK. it's a short flight, would go into a large pool of existing flights and it seems to have sufficient F demand to make SQ maintain regional F, so perhaps there's a possibility (I mention this with regard to overall "premium" demand- I'm aware that the A350 has no F cabin.) These planes will have very significant gaps between flights, I would be imagining.
SQ228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 03:15 PM   #2214
SilverKrisSRG
SQTalk Elite Gold
 
Join Date: 19-Aug-2014
Location: Semarang, Indonesia
Programs: PPS Club
Posts: 238
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SQ228 View Post
You'd then need to consider what effect that would have on filling the premium cabins in existing flights, though. The one destination that's been mentioned here before is CGK. it's a short flight, would go into a large pool of existing flights and it seems to have sufficient F demand to make SQ maintain regional F, so perhaps there's a possibility (I mention this with regard to overall "premium" demand- I'm aware that the A350 has no F cabin.) These planes will have very significant gaps between flights, I would be imagining.
I dont think the crew familiarisation of ultra long haul flight of A359 is necessary since they already SQ31/32 in operation for a while.

CGK and KUL were chosen for A359 familiarisation programme. the demand for premium classes from CGK was quite high, I remembered they deployed A345 all business class config to fly to CGK during Hari Raya season, to cater J class.
SilverKrisSRG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 04:37 PM   #2215
SQKevin
SQTalk PPS Club
 
Join Date: 05-Apr-2009
Location: Singapore
Programs: KrisFlyer
Posts: 714
Default

9V-SGA has landed at Changi Airport bringing the SQ A350-900 fleet to 22.
SQKevin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 06:50 PM   #2216
SQ228
SQTalk Life Solitaire PPS
 
Join Date: 16-Dec-2010
Location: MEL & greatly missing the world
Programs: KF Pleb
Posts: 2,908
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverKrisSRG View Post
I dont think the crew familiarisation of ultra long haul flight of A359 is necessary since they already SQ31/32 in operation for a while.

CGK and KUL were chosen for A359 familiarisation programme. the demand for premium classes from CGK was quite high, I remembered they deployed A345 all business class config to fly to CGK during Hari Raya season, to cater J class.
The previous A345 deployment to CGK was what I was thinking of. I don't think they really need any major crew training operations either, but then I stand to be corrected as always!
SQ228 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 07:10 PM   #2217
shikhargpt
SQTalk PPS Club
 
shikhargpt's Avatar
 
Join Date: 15-Feb-2012
Location: Singapore
Posts: 307
Default





What a beauty! She looked regal just gliding past on final!

Last edited by shikhargpt; 23rd September 2018 at 07:37 PM..
shikhargpt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 07:56 PM   #2218
SQ025
SQTalk PPS Club
 
SQ025's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-Aug-2012
Posts: 279
Default

Seen you guys this afternoon at Changi Beach. Thanks for the Pics.
SQ025 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 09:17 PM   #2219
yflyer
SQTalk Life Solitaire PPS LPP3
 
Join Date: 12-May-2011
Location: Singapore
Programs: Krisflyer/Star Gold, Qantas Gold/Oneworld Sapphire
Posts: 6,841
Default

Beautiful pics, shikhargpt!
yflyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2018, 10:29 PM   #2220
SQ957
SQTalk Elite Gold
 
Join Date: 28-Sep-2017
Location: Jakarta, Chicago
Posts: 178
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SilverKrisSRG View Post
CGK and KUL were chosen for A359 familiarisation programme. the demand for premium classes from CGK was quite high, I remembered they deployed A345 all business class config to fly to CGK during Hari Raya season, to cater J class.
SQ deployed the A345 to CGK from 2004 to 2008:
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...tes-2004-2013/
SQ957 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +8. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Techadmin: Luke | Hosting: www.lomag.net