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Old April 6th, 2012, 07:49 AM   #441
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Source:http://news.xin.msn.com/en/singapore...mentid=6086184
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Updated: Fri, 06 Apr 2012 10:32:42 GMT | By Channel NewsAsia
Last call for flight SQ747
Last call for flight SQ747



SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines on Friday bade farewell to its Boeing 747 aircraft, with special commemorative flights between Singapore and Hong Kong.

Flight SQ747 departed Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8.30am.

It is due to arrive in Hong Kong at about 1.15pm before returning to Singapore.

On board the flight are more than 350 customers and crew members, as well as members of the media and other invited guests.

They include SIA’s first B747 pilot, retired captain Kenneth Toft, as well as renowned wine connoisseur, Ms Jeannie Cho Lee, who is a member of SIA’s distinguished Wine Panel.

Twenty students and guardians from Singapore’s Chaoyang School are also on the flight, bound for a weekend in Hong Kong, courtesy of SIA.

It is the first flight experience for most of the students.

Each customer will receive a unique certificate as well as a B747 aircraft model and limited—edition memorabilia.

Singapore Airlines executive vice—president, Commercial Mak Swee Wah, who is leading the festivities on board, said: "The 747 was truly the jewel in our fleet for nearly four decades, and we would not be the airline that we are today if we had not made the bold decision in 1972 to purchase this iconic jetliner.

"The jumbo enabled us to fly from Singapore to destinations that we could not previously reach.

"It also allowed us to do things that were previously unimaginable on a commercial aircraft, giving us the opportunity to provide our customers new standards in space and comfort."

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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #442
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Old April 19th, 2012, 12:17 PM   #443
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It's sad to see the Megatop going. Farewell to the queen of the sky.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #444
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So its all A380 from here now on for singapore's mega doubledecker huh.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:35 PM   #445
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Yes, that's it. And that too wont be as numerous as 747 in the past. Nowaday the Boeing 777-300 also filled the role of Boeing 747 to the destinations that couldn't be served by A380.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #446
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Bad economy, less passengers, need to save fuel. Makes sense for the airlines to use less mega jumbojets.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #447
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SIA's Scoot to fly to Bangkok, competes with Tiger
Reuters – 8 hours ago

SINGAPORE, April 24 (Reuters) - Scoot, the new medium-to-long-haul budget carrier of Singapore Airlines Ltd , said on Tuesday it will serve the Singapore-Bangkok route from July, putting it head on with its bigger sister Tiger Airways Holdings Ltd.

Tiger Airways is the short-haul budget unit of Singapore Airlines, the world's second-largest carrier by market value.

"It is to provide more connectivity for our guests, so our guests from Australia and China can go to Bangkok as well via Singapore," Scoot's spokeswoman See Lingling said.

She said the routes would help the carrier make the most of its Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

Scoot is offering a promotion of S$88 ($70.42) for a Singapore-Bangkok return trip, cheaper than the current fare of around S$200 from Tiger Airways.

Scoot will make its inaugural flight on June 26, with Sydney the first destination.
Last year, Singapore Airlines announced the set-up of Scoot as part of its strategy to capture the fast-growing budget market in Asia, which has been dominated by Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd and Indonesia's Lion Air.($1 = 1.2497 Singapore dollars)(Reporting by Harry Suhartono)
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Old April 24th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #448
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How does a low coast carrier like Scoot operate long haul flights to Australia?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 08:10 PM   #449
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Scoot was supposed to be longhaul so why's it flying to BKK? Isn't Tiger (also owned by SIA) supposed to fit that role?
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #450
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If I understand the article correctly the BKK flight will just be a destination where they can send their plane between the long haul flights. Creating a revenue flight instead of having the plane sitting on the tarmac at Singapore for several hours.

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How does a low coast carrier like Scoot operate long haul flights to Australia?
With a Boeing 777

No seriously, it's an airline like Jetstar and AirAsia X. They use high density wide body aircraft to carry as many passengers and the travelers have to pay for all the extras including food and entertainment.


I'm actually quite interested to see how the Scoot planes will actually look like. Mainly because the drawings that have come out did look very 2D, how will that translate onto an actual airplane.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 11:44 PM   #451
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So, no prestige class for people willing to pay more to sleep on a reclining seat?
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They will have a ScootBiz class which is basically a Economy Comfort class, but it's just 4 rows with 8 abreast = 36 seats. It's about 2.5x more expensive (or less cheap) then the basic fare in economy.

Just look at their website to see how it all works.
http://www.flyscoot.com/index.php/en/
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #453
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So, no prestige class for people willing to pay more to sleep on a reclining seat?
Well for that they have ScootBiz



More here:

http://www.flyscoot.com/index.php/en/in-flight/scootbiz
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Old April 25th, 2012, 05:45 AM   #454
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Scoot was supposed to be longhaul so why's it flying to BKK? Isn't Tiger (also owned by SIA) supposed to fit that role?
it was mentioned as the new medium-to-long-haul budget carrier.

ScootBiz <> BizScoot @ Biskut @ Biscuits ?? jk
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If I understand the article correctly the BKK flight will just be a destination where they can send their plane between the long haul flights. Creating a revenue flight instead of having the plane sitting on the tarmac at Singapore for several hours.


With a Boeing 777

No seriously, it's an airline like Jetstar and AirAsia X. They use high density wide body aircraft to carry as many passengers and the travelers have to pay for all the extras including food and entertainment.


I'm actually quite interested to see how the Scoot planes will actually look like. Mainly because the drawings that have come out did look very 2D, how will that translate onto an actual airplane.
OK, so it's for fleet utilization. Makes sense then.
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Old May 24th, 2012, 01:55 PM   #456
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The 1st 777 for Scoot has come out of the paint hangar.













from their facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/flyscoot
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Wonderful color scheme! Thanks for sharing!
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Old May 24th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #458
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Old May 24th, 2012, 05:54 PM   #459
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So this is how the Scoot airlines looks like. Still looks classy, despite the fact that it's the cheap version of SQ.
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Interesting livery. Yellow is not a color you see often on airplane.
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