But we already know the answers to most of these questions. I think it is fair to assume pricing will initially be very similar to QF's current pricing with some incentive specials in economy. I would not expect to see much difference in premium cabins initially as they just scoop up the *A flyers and will have limited premium capacity to commence with.serfty said:You should have put in as an option "Depends on which carrier provides the best benefits".
This would be based on a combination of issues such as Cost, FF program, Lounge Access & scheduling.
No, SYD-JFK is just under 10,000 miles (8,650nm), and the planned range for the initial A380 model is 9,200 miles (8,000nm). It remains to be seen if they are able to achieve that planned range with a load of 490 pax (SQ initial config) or 501 pax (QF initial config). I assume the AB planned range is with a full load of 555 pax, but of course the cabin amenity weights will vary between operators so the pax count is probably not an indication of zero-fuel weight.cssaus said:I don't know if the A380 can do it from Sydney but an SIA Flt from SYD to NYC would be nice!
Huh? So young fleet age is now a disadvantage?redrat said:Doesn't anyone ever worry about the fact that SQ only maintains new aircraft and thus never gets the experience that QF LAME's have dealing with more mature aircraft?
Great service in the aircraft but not necessarily to the aircraft.
Yes, it can be at times. And since they turn over the aircraft at a very young age, their just may be a reluctance to perform some maintanance that other airlines would consider necessary for the long-term benefit of the aircraft.Kiwi Flyer said:Huh? So young fleet age is now a disadvantage?
Beautiful comment, shillard . Lucky I hadn't picked up that glass of water yet... :wink:shillard said:"Singapore Airlines: We know the Pacific better than anyone (because we've put two of our planes into it already)".