New SQ a380 routes?

Old Jan 21, 19, 1:55 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 13
New SQ a380 routes?

Apart from LHR, SYD, PKG, ZRH, HKFG, is there news of any more routes with the new A380 products? FRA/JFK maybe next?
yanos is offline  
Old Jan 23, 19, 6:23 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 535
According to some reports, London (SQ308/321) n Sydney (SQ222/231)will get the new suites from 1st sept. The actual date might be earlier or later depending on the refit progress.
sbs2716g is offline  
Old Jan 23, 19, 10:41 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,582
My wish is that buy some more A380s as I love flying them, but I'm sure business costs will restrict them from doing so.
SQTraveller is offline  
Old Jan 25, 19, 1:18 pm
  #4  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Coast
Programs: AA CONCIERGE KEY, HILTON DIAMOND
Posts: 8,288
Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
According to some reports, London (SQ308/321) n Sydney (SQ222/231)will get the new suites from 1st sept. The actual date might be earlier or later depending on the refit progress.
Most likely, SIN-FRA-JFK will be the last flights to get the new A380 Suites, right?
fly747first is offline  
Old Jan 25, 19, 6:32 pm
  #5  
THR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 492
Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
According to some reports, London (SQ308/321) n Sydney (SQ222/231)will get the new suites from 1st sept. The actual date might be earlier or later depending on the refit progress.
I hope those reports are correct. I'm booked on SQ222 in October.

Edit: Thanks - just read: https://mainlymiles.com/2019/01/23/m...efitted-a380s/ and as a result, I have changed our seat selection to 1A and 2A for this flight (presuming, if it does swap, they will maintain our selection).

Last edited by THR; Jan 25, 19 at 7:02 pm Reason: More info
THR is offline  
Old Jan 30, 19, 9:54 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 17
Frankfurt-JFK is confirmed after Jun1.

9V-SKQ is the retrofitted aircraft and it's flown SQ26/SQ25 twice now since Jan 6. Beijing will probably appear with Frankfurt-JFK since the retrofitted aircraft flies that regularly if you follow it on FlightAware.
carl9331 is offline  
Old Jan 30, 19, 10:06 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 17

It took a bit of some digging around, but that switch to the 441-seater from the 379-seater almost guarantees that the new suites are flying round the clock after Jun 1 on the Frankfurt and JFK route. That route requires 2 planes and a second plane is already in the shop for retrofitting --> 9V-SKS.

I have seen the first retrofitted aircraft 9V-SKQ fly to LHR, SYD and ZRH. LHR and SYD were the second frequencies with the old configs. FRA-JFK perfectly pairs with SIN-BJS too and 9V-SKQ flies Beijing regularly.

The second retrofitted aircraft 9V-SKS should come out just in time for the Osaka KIX service to end. I calculated the production timeline and their proposed completion date and they can only spend between 4 to 5 months per aircraft on two retrofit lines to complete the project by end of 2020. 9V-SKS has been in the hangar almost 3 months.

I thought 9V-SKF would have been the third plane to be retrofitted, but it's up and flying again after about 7-10 days in the hangar.

Last edited by carl9331; Jan 30, 19 at 10:16 pm
carl9331 is offline  
Old Jan 31, 19, 2:24 am
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,582
More upgrade A380s to London please!!
SQTraveller is offline  
Old Jan 31, 19, 2:47 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: NYC
Posts: 303
Originally Posted by carl9331 View Post
It took a bit of some digging around, but that switch to the 441-seater from the 379-seater almost guarantees that the new suites are flying round the clock after Jun 1 on the Frankfurt and JFK route.
The 441-seater isn't the version that has the 6 suites though. The 441 seater doesn't have the new suites unfortunately. I'm flying in the Suites on the SIN-FRA-JFK route in July. My fingers are crossed that I will be able to experience the new suites when I fly.
Cat88L3 is offline  
Old Jan 31, 19, 8:14 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Coast
Programs: AA CONCIERGE KEY, HILTON DIAMOND
Posts: 8,288
Originally Posted by carl9331 View Post

It took a bit of some digging around, but that switch to the 441-seater from the 379-seater almost guarantees that the new suites are flying round the clock after Jun 1 on the Frankfurt and JFK route. That route requires 2 planes and a second plane is already in the shop for retrofitting --> 9V-SKS.

I have seen the first retrofitted aircraft 9V-SKQ fly to LHR, SYD and ZRH. LHR and SYD were the second frequencies with the old configs. FRA-JFK perfectly pairs with SIN-BJS too and 9V-SKQ flies Beijing regularly.

The second retrofitted aircraft 9V-SKS should come out just in time for the Osaka KIX service to end. I calculated the production timeline and their proposed completion date and they can only spend between 4 to 5 months per aircraft on two retrofit lines to complete the project by end of 2020. 9V-SKS has been in the hangar almost 3 months.

I thought 9V-SKF would have been the third plane to be retrofitted, but it's up and flying again after about 7-10 days in the hangar.
You are off by 1 digit... 471 is the new 6 Suites config, not the 441 version.
fly747first is offline  
Old Jan 31, 19, 11:47 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 535
SQ25/26 need 3 xA380. Even if the old A380 are refitted, it will be the last one to get the refitted planes as it will be difficult to reserve 3 A380 for SQ25/26. Or else, every now n then they will get complain when the plane are being swapped.

Might as well put on other shorter route instead first.
sbs2716g is offline  
Old Feb 1, 19, 12:55 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Programs: Delta GM, Delta Amex Plat,
Posts: 147
Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post
SQ25/26 need 3 xA380. Even if the old A380 are refitted, it will be the last one to get the refitted planes as it will be difficult to reserve 3 A380 for SQ25/26. Or else, every now n then they will get complain when the plane are being swapped.

Might as well put on other shorter route instead first.
Ya I'm booked on SQ25 on AUG22. Nothing I show indicates new suites. Even when I book a new reservation, it shows the old config. I'd love to be wrong but nothing seems to point in that direction.
Bfhause is offline  
Old Feb 1, 19, 4:12 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: East Coast
Programs: AA CONCIERGE KEY, HILTON DIAMOND
Posts: 8,288
I'm pretty sure that the second A380 SIN SYD frequency will be the next one to get the new Suites.
fly747first is offline  
Old Feb 1, 19, 7:26 pm
  #14  
THR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 492
Have reserved seats 1A and 2A hoping that is the case
THR is offline  
Old Feb 1, 19, 9:24 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 535
Originally Posted by fly747first View Post
I'm pretty sure that the second A380 SIN SYD frequency will be the next one to get the new Suites.
London n Sydney will get the new suites from sept 1
SQ308/SQ222
hackneycab2 likes this.
sbs2716g is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: