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Old 13th July 2019, 07:43 PM   #1486
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The main thing is that SIA must step up its cabin maintenance for these old planes and ensure that the seats, IFE are working, the armrests are in proper working order etc as there have been reports of such issues frequently.

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Old 20th July 2019, 05:07 AM   #1487
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The main thing is that SIA must step up its cabin maintenance for these old planes and ensure that the seats, IFE are working, the armrests are in proper working order etc as there have been reports of such issues frequently.
Ya, I agree. The Yankee series 773s, I am very familiar with. Iíve probably flown 100+ flights on them in the past three years on CGK segment. Some of the screens are in terrible shape, both in J and Y. Some of the Y screens are so bad, you maybe get 30% brightness, making watching a movie pointless. Maybe SQ bets that IFE is not so important on the short CGK segment. I say, if you are gonna have an IFE system, then maintain it properly, so paying passengers can enjoy them properly.

One day the 773s will be on the chopping block too, but I donít think that will be anytime soon!
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Old 20th July 2019, 11:17 AM   #1488
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Yup, SQ should keep up maintaining the cabin of its 773s to be in good working order as the 773s are here to stay for at least anther 2 years minimum.
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Old 20th July 2019, 11:15 PM   #1489
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Yup, SQ should keep up maintaining the cabin of its 773s to be in good working order as the 773s are here to stay for at least anther 2 years minimum.
Wonder where the frame used for MNL's SQ910/917 will be used from Oct onwards...
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Old 21st July 2019, 10:16 AM   #1490
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It seems that from 1 OCT, there's no First class seats available for MNL bookings. SQ910/917 will be operated by the A350.
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Old Yesterday, 01:56 PM   #1491
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Are there any 77Ws going to hit the retirement block anytime soon? In two years, some of them will be 15 years old and the A350s and 787s keep coming. I'm not sure how SIA has room to keep all of those new birds.
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Old Yesterday, 02:25 PM   #1492
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Are there any 77Ws going to hit the retirement block anytime soon? In two years, some of them will be 15 years old and the A350s and 787s keep coming. I'm not sure how SIA has room to keep all of those new birds.
The balance A350s seem to be regional versions. And both the A350R/787 do not have crew rest. So these are not replacing the 77W. I believe SQ might deploy some of the A350R or 787 on MI route as well in the future.
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 PM   #1493
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Are there any 77Ws going to hit the retirement block anytime soon? In two years, some of them will be 15 years old and the A350s and 787s keep coming. I'm not sure how SIA has room to keep all of those new birds.
Think the actual nett of aircrafts ia not that many - as the new planes will be replacing all the A330s, the 772s and lastly the 773s. The 77Ws will remain in the fleet for few more years as even when they reach 15 years, its still not an issue as SQ have some of its 772s flying past 18 years old now. Even the older A380s are reaching its 11th year.
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I'd think that any 77W replacement would first have to wait for 2021 or so when SQ can bring in the 777-9.

After that it's probably a combination of 777-9s and A350s, perhaps with a further top up order of A350s.
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Wonder where the frame used for MNL's SQ910/917 will be used from Oct onwards...
Moves to 912/919. See the Manila thread...
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Default SIN -- HKG 772s

Effective 27 October, SQ890/891 to operate with 773, replacing Regional 772.
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