SQ to receive first 787-10 in May, 2018

Old Oct 25, 16, 7:05 pm
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SQ to receive first 787-10 in May, 2018

"Singapore Airlines to receive first 787-10 in May, 2018"

http://nyc787.blogspot.ca/2016/10/si...first-787.html
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Old Oct 25, 16, 10:57 pm
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Can't wait!
That will be a gorgeous plane!
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Old Oct 26, 16, 10:58 am
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Assuming they don't go to Scoot like the 787-9's did
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Old Oct 26, 16, 11:54 am
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It is a gorgeous plane. I've been somewhat spoiled for the past 2 years flying on AC's 788s and 789s. (As a minor avgeek wannabe , nothing beats looking out the window at the that wing and engine)

As for handing these birds off the the LCCs, some airlines seem to think it's better for their low-yield routes due to fuel savings etc. Other airlines promoted them as more of a premium product.

Still, SQ will have both the A350 and the 787-10.
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Here are 2 of the 4 photos from the Boeing tweet. She's a beauty.

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Old Oct 14, 17, 1:29 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
Other airlines promoted them as more of a premium product.
Which airlines are promoting the B787 as a premium product?

Is that like Jetstar promoting flying their B787 as a "sensory experience"

http://www.jetstar.com/au/en/dreamliner/

The only "sensory experience" is near DVT and body numbing. /facepalm

Qatar's experience too is pathetic (in economy where 90%+ of pax will use).

Etihad ditto.

Plenty of issues documented with this aircraft.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/co...e-of-problems/

Aljazeera investigation. Some workers at Boeing won't fly the aircraft.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/0...123344752.html


Genuinely interested in which airline actually provides a really good economy service on this aircraft? 32 inch+ leg room, 9 seats across, good shoulder spacing etc, no stupid entertainment box under seat. Maybe SIA will be the first (lets hope).

Yes looks like a nice aircraft (to the eyes), but will reserve my judgement until we get some substance. Plenty of people have been disappointed with this aircraft series.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 2:04 am
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Originally Posted by davidj1 View Post
Genuinely interested in which airline actually provides a really good economy service on this aircraft? 32 inch+ leg room, 9 seats across, good shoulder spacing etc, no stupid entertainment box under seat. Maybe SIA will be the first (lets hope).
JAL do have 8 across in economy on the aircraft which would provide a better experience, IMHO , than other carriers ANA used to as well - they may still on long haul. I wouldn't expect SQ to go 8 across - nobody does any more - but one hopes they would to provide a slightly better experience.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 5:23 pm
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Originally Posted by davidj1 View Post
.....Yes looks like a nice aircraft (to the eyes), but will reserve my judgement until we get some substance. Plenty of people have been disappointed with this aircraft series.

I started this thread just about a year ago, with a positive post.

I recently saw photos of the newly painted SQ aircraft and thought some readers might enjoy it.

I'm sorry you felt the need to bring negativity to all of this.

The aljazeera documentary is not particularly relevant to the thread. If you don't want to fly certain aircraft, then don't.

Airlines who have 788s and 789s have configured all of their cabins differently, most especially Business and Premium Economy. I assume the airlines decide seating based on a combination of safety standards and revenue potential, but I don't work in revenue management, so...

If you want to document issues with any aircraft, then perhaps those posts belong in the technical forum or on one of the aviation sites.


Many airlines are receiving their various versions of 787s now. And many on FT are excited. I see that there is also excitement for the Airbus 359.

So, it is now over 3 years that I've been flying Air Canada's 788s and 789s along with their various versions of 777, mostly because I flight long haul international.

I also fly SQs 330s, 777s, the occasional 380 and I look forward to my flights on the 359.

I choose to be optimistic about who I fly, the aircraft and the overall experience.

Happy travels.
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Personally I hope there are no delays and that SQ will do some regional 'familiarization' flights in May.
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Personally I hope there are no delays and that SQ will do some regional 'familiarization' flights in May.
They could be in service by April 2018, with the first aircraft tentatively scheduled for a March delivery slot. KL & Jakarta training flights are likely too, according to this:

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Originally Posted by AndyGreen View Post
They could be in service by April 2018, with the first aircraft tentatively scheduled for a March delivery slot. KL & Jakarta training flights are likely too, according to this:

https://twitter.com/mainly_miles/sta...92370744680449
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Just reposting since links to tweets don't seem to show up properly on FT mobile

Also thanks for the article. Very interesting.
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
"Singapore Airlines to receive first 787-10 in May, 2018"

http://nyc787.blogspot.ca/2016/10/si...first-787.html
I think the A350s look cooler. The cockpit from outside looks like sunglasses for the plane! 😊
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Originally Posted by spk307 View Post
I think the A350s look cooler. The cockpit from outside looks like sunglasses for the plane! 😊
Good thing SQ bought some of those too. This way everyone can be happy.
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Will SQ put the new F suites and new J seats in these?
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Old Oct 16, 17, 10:45 pm
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KL & Jakarta training flights are likely too
KUL and CGK training flights seem to be the norm for new aircraft types. IIRC they were also the first airports the A330 and A350 were sent to.
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