A350-900 for WLG-MEL-SIN

Old Aug 19, 19, 1:40 am
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A350-900 for WLG-MEL-SIN

From 1 November 2019 SQ will fly A350-900 on this route.


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Old Aug 19, 19, 3:03 am
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Good and bad news. Good for those taking the flight in economy, and for those using SQ miles or cash to take the flight in business class. Bad news for one of the last remaining options for using UA miles between Australia and Singapore.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 5:20 am
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Thanks for the info WLG Base. Where does it say that it'll be operated by an a350? I tried to make a dummy booking but it's still showing a 777-200.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:21 am
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Originally Posted by ljwalvin View Post
Thanks for the info WLG Base. Where does it say that it'll be operated by an a350? I tried to make a dummy booking but it's still showing a 777-200.
there is an article in the link provided.
Guess SQ have not updated their system to reflect the changes in aircraft.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by sbs2716g View Post


there is an article in the link provided.
Guess SQ have not updated their system to reflect the changes in aircraft.
Oh my bad..Didnt see that link.Thanks for clarifying that!
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Old Aug 19, 19, 3:08 pm
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Welcoming the A350 to Wellington

Email just received from SQ


Singapore Airlines today announced it will deploy one of its A350-900 aircraft to Wellington for the first time, with operations scheduled to commence from 01 November when SQ248 departs Wellington for Singapore, via Melbourne.

The A350-900 will allow customers the opportunity to experience Singapore Airlines Next Generation Business and Economy class seats as well as introduce Premium Economy Class on the route for the first time.
The introduction of Premium Economy will also make Singapore Airlines the only long-haul carrier offering the cabin out of Wellington.

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Old Aug 19, 19, 4:54 pm
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Yay PE finally! Can't really stretch to Business Class for Singapore so this is perfect for me. The old 777 on this route was really showing her age.

Just wish NZ Elite Golds got some decent recognition on Star Alliance or the ability to at least book decent seats.
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Singapore Airlines’ A350 Announcement a Vote of Confidence in Wellington

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Old Aug 20, 19, 5:53 am
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Damn! It seems like the business class ticket has gone up heaps too! It was about $1200 for Dec but now its gone up to $1500!
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Old Aug 20, 19, 3:05 pm
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Originally Posted by ljwalvin View Post
Damn! It seems like the business class ticket has gone up heaps too! It was about $1200 for Dec but now its gone up to $1500!
Not sure on this, I just checked a flight in late December and no change in price. May have just been the particular date you were looking at. They still have a subsidy from WLG so it's generally cheaper than any alternative - I booked WLG-MEL in J on SQ because it was cheaper than Y on Air NZ.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Chessboxin View Post
Not sure on this, I just checked a flight in late December and no change in price. May have just been the particular date you were looking at. They still have a subsidy from WLG so it's generally cheaper than any alternative - I booked WLG-MEL in J on SQ because it was cheaper than Y on Air NZ.
There are no more business lite seats coming back from WLG
There arent any seats in Y either.
Has anyone tried the price comparison with SQ and gotten much luck?
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Old Aug 21, 19, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by lokijuh View Post
Good and bad news. Good for those taking the flight in economy, and for those using SQ miles or cash to take the flight in business class. Bad news for one of the last remaining options for using UA miles between Australia and Singapore.
Seats in February still available on MileagePlus
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Old Aug 21, 19, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by RTWFF View Post
Seats in February still available on MileagePlus
For now! There's a usually a lag of a few days or a week before SQ throttles the supply.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by lokijuh View Post
For now! There's a usually a lag of a few days or a week before SQ throttles the supply.
Yes although I was interested to see seats out of Auckland direct to Singapore for the same period
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Old Aug 21, 19, 12:52 am
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Yes although I was interested to see seats out of Auckland direct to Singapore for the same period
That is interesting. Maybe we'll see seats out of WLG, but throttled to/from MEL. In fact have seen that already on SQ 247/8. Good availability ex WLG, nothing on same flights ex MEL.
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