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SGA2012: Saying a sad goodbye to SIA’s 747s

As a young boy who dreamed of flying around the world, I had a fixation with the Concorde and the Boeing 747. Even now, just talking about these two beautiful aircraft or writing about them brings a silly smile to my face. I never flew on the Concorde, although I got a photo of myself […]

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Scoot – Not your usual airline name

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) new long-haul low-cost carrier Scoot will launch services by the first half of 2012. The carrier will start operations with four Boeing 777-200s and grow to a fleet of 14 aircraft by 2016, said CEO Campbell Wilson. © Scoot Scoot will differentiate itself from its competitors with its “short, sharp, catchy” name […]

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Singapore Girl: You’ve Found A Not So Great Way to Sleep

I came across this article, “Should an SIA Girl sleep among passenger seats?”, by accident and it sparked my curiosity. In it, a passenger surnamed Tan was on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Christchurch to Singapore and he or she said: “I was amazed to see the stewardesses on the flight take their rest […]

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Grounded! SIA’s new website kills Taipei trip

How hard can it be to book a round trip ticket to Taipei on Singapore Airlines? With its old website, easy. Since the launch of its new website in May, impossible. Logging on with my UserID and PIN was easy enough. On the site itself loading up the flights on my desired dates was no […]

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SIA 777-200 in wing-tip scrape at Beijing Capital

Just heard that a Singapore Airlines 777-200 collided with another aircraft at Beijing Capital International Airport this morning. No one was injured in the incident. Flight SQ803, scheduled to depart at 08:45hrs, was taxiing out to the runway for departure when its right wing-tip struck the tail of another aircraft, an SIA spokesman has confirmed. […]

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Royal Brunei talking to SIA about 777s?

  Got a tip off late last week that Royal Brunei are back at it again trying to get leases on Boeing 777s and that the carrier is currently in talks to try and secure some of Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 777-200s. This perked my curiosity enough that I put in a call this morning to my old […]

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Jetstar Asia’s long-haul plan could force SIA’s hand

Singapore could have a long-haul low-cost operation in two years if Jetstar Asia gets its way, and that will only be good for the country and its Changi Airport.The island has been marketing itself as a major regional air transport hub, and the authorities should welcome any move that enhances that reputation. Jetstar Asia’s plans […]

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SIA’s problems are the industry’s as well

Someone said the other day that if Singapore Airlines is reeling from the economic crisis, the prognosis must really be bad for the airline industry.That came true today when SIA reported a net loss of S$307 million ($212 million) for its fiscal first quarter. This was its first loss since the 2003 SARS crisis almost […]

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Oh joy, new seat covers for me!

Singapore Airlines has launched a cabin retrofit programme for its older Boeing 777s, which it says it is going ahead despite the economic situation. Still, some belt-tightening must be expected and that has led to tough decisions by the SIA bosses.After all, why else would it change the seats only in the first and business […]

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VIDEO: SIA operates first A380 to Paris-CDG

Here are some videos of the first Airbus A380 flight to Paris-CDG. A passenger took the first video as he boarded the Singapore Airlines flight and got some comments and gestures from the crew and passengers, the second is one of the aircraft taking off (at night, so the visibility and the video are really […]

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