Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 771
Somewhat sad news for SQ fans. SIN-MEL A380 replaced by 777 from 26 Oct and only one daily A380 from SYD from 30 May. Is the Australian market suffering a decline?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
I suspect its a combination of the Indian market being more attractive now that you can put A380s plus the growth of Scoot (TZ) and the growth of Qantas....
Qantas you say - well yes - the shift of LHR services to DXB means QF has a lot more dedicated seats going into SIN versus what was there when a chunk of seats were taken by people transiting to/from LHR.
So good to see an airline other than QF reducing capacity in this case.
But I agree - not good for people travelling on SQ. On the upside the change has opened up some Krisflyer award availability
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Sep 2012
Total posts 105
*growth of Emirates
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,016
See http://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-cuts-back-on-a380-flights-to-sydney-melbourne for more on this, also feel free to leave thoughts & comments under that article.
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 29 Jan 2011
Total posts 81
Actually I've always enjoyed the equivalent comfort of the A380 in the smaller 777-300ER. The onboard service in SQ's 777-300ER is just as good as what you get on their A380.
Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles
Member since 25 Apr 2013
Total posts 262
Business and Economy are just as good, but this is a tragedy for First passengers, who get downgraded from a suite to a seat.
Member since 25 Sep 2013
Total posts 376
"Tragedy" is a bit strong.
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