The A380 has landed.

Oct 26th, 2007, 03:53 PM
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The A380 has landed.

Interesting to see that the first commercial flight was Singapore/Sydney and not Singapore/London or Singapore/New York. Lets hope it will make these long haul flights at bit more comfortable in economy even if not quicker. At least the entertainment screens looked a decent size and not the mini screens on most airlines. But crikey! it would be nice to fly in one of those Suites.
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Oct 28th, 2007, 04:42 PM
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Hope these new planes, eg. A380 and the Boeing Dreamliner, will have extra seat/leg room for all the people in the economy section, I think they deserve some better treatment, instead of being packed in like sardines.
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Oct 28th, 2007, 08:26 PM
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From what I've read, it seems Singapore Air's economy section on the A380 will be similar to their Executive Economy/Premium Economy seating on their current flights from SIN-LAX. If that's the case, life will be good.
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Oct 29th, 2007, 05:18 AM
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Well, plenty of after the event coverage in the SMH. Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but not too much advance publicity.

Sydney Airport has spent millions, apparently, on upgrading the runways so that the monster can land.

I don't know if I'm in favour or not. Apparently it is relatively fuel efficient, and I love to see the Europeans steal a march on Boeing.

But is it the way to go?

As for SIN-SYD rather than another route - well, we all know about the rivalry between Singapore Airlines and Qantas. And I guess perhaps there is a bigger Singaporean diaspora in OZ than in the UK or the east coast of the US.

Anyone know?

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Oct 29th, 2007, 03:49 PM
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Melnq8 - I will drink to that.

Downunder - It will be interesting to see the new Dreamliner Boeing when it arrives. Apparently its the one which will be fuel efficient, also great window technology, and carbon body.
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Nov 4th, 2007, 01:52 AM
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I really want to try that. I would be really good and nice for long-haul flight. It will not be boring.
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