Singapore Airlines A380 Sex: It has been revealed the first customers of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Suites, had been given the airlines strict rules about Sex in Singapore Airlines A380 suites. Singapore Airlines Company spokesman Stephen Forshaw has told media “If couples used our double beds to engage in inappropriate activity, we would politely ask them to desist. There are things that are acceptable on an aircraft and things that aren’t, and the rules for behaviour in our double beds are the same ones that apply throughout the aircraft.” The First Passengers in Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Double Suite, Tony and Julie Elwood The first customers of Singapore Airlines A380 double suites (Which turns into double beds) Tony and Julie Elwood from Perth have publically said: “So they’ll sell you a double bed, and give you privacy and endless champagne and then say you can’t do what comes naturally, Seems a bit strange!” “They seem to have done everything they can to make it romantic, short of bringing round oysters; I’d say they shouldn’t really complain, should they? said Julie “Though I don’t think they’ll have anything to worry about from us the flight is so busy with people coming to see the suites, we wouldn’t have the opportunity.” So what’s The Business Travel Guru’s opinion on this topic? To charge passengers as much as what Singapore Airlines does for these suites, then given the additional privacy you have in these suites, Singapore Airlines should have no reason to complain if loving couples get a little close, just imagine if you had a newlywed on their honeymoon? I am sure they would not resist, along with the majority of couples who would be lucky enough to be travelling in the double suite I can only imagine Singapore Airlines stance on this topic is their public view, given the Airbus A380 is quieter than the majority of aircraft in the sky, and the suites are not sealed or noise proof, they can but only take this stance. So what’s your view on this topic, please leave a comment, or Join Business Travel Guru, and post your views or ask questions in the Business Travel Guru Forums.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380: Today it was my absolute pleasure to get up and personal with Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 here in Sydney, and that I did. Ben Hoffman Aka The Business Travel Guru Checking out SIAs Business Seat The day started off in Singapore Airlines Media tent to witness the giving of the proceeds of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 charity flight eBay auction to its beneficiaries, and to take a look at mock ups of Singapore Airlines A380 cabin seats, this was followed up with guided tour of the real life Singapore Airlines Airbus A380. Singapore AIrlines Suite Class with the Singapore Girls Video Screen in the Singaore Airlines Suite Business Travel Guru’s impression of the aircraft, cabin and seats The first thing that struck me before I had even entered, then when entering was both the external and internal size of this magnificent aircraft, Singapore Airlines has pitched their A380 at the upper end of the of the market, with this extra space being achieved by reducing the total number of seats on the aircraft from Airbus’s standard configuration for 555 seats down 471 seats in Singapore Airlines A380. Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 – dubbed The Big Fella by Sydney’s Air traffic Controllers Anyone that has flown Business Class in the upper deck of a Boeing 747, you would know the limited space in the overhead lockers, and limited height of the ceiling. For the A380 this is a non issue the upper deck has plenty of space all round, I would have been forgiven for thinking I was on the lower deck. Singapore Airlines Suites all as I can say is WOW; these suites are as large private and exclusive. The seat in its bed configuration is extremely comfortable at 198 cm X 69 cm (78 X 27 in rectangular), I could easily get a good night’s sleep in these. After the suite in its bed configuration the next thing that sticks out is the Video entertainment unit, the picture quality and brightness was superb, bringing the picture to life. If you are travelling with a partner the highlight of this class would be obtaining two suites in the middle row, and converting the both suite seats into a double bed. Before actually physically seeing the Singapore Airlines Suites the word was that they may not be as private as they are made out to be, but hey take my word for; this is the most private Upper first in the industry today, if you were/or are lucky enough to fly in Singapore Airlines Suite Class you would truly feel like being in a class of your own. Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class Singapore Airlines A380 Business Seat had all the amenities you could or ask or wish for, when you first see the seat it’s hard to imagine a business class seat of this size, just looks too big, and it does not look right, then again what we have been used to in Business Class has […]
Sydney, 26 October 2007 – Singapore Airlines today presented Médecins Sans Frontières, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, and the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, with proceeds from the A380 Charity Auction – a world first that raised US$1.26 million (approx AU$1.4 million) from the sale of seats on the flight. The presentation was held at Sydney Airport near the world’s first fully double-decker superjumbo – the A380 – which arrived in Sydney yesterday on its First Commercial Flight from Singapore. Singapore‘s Community Chest was presented with proceeds from the Auction at the A380’s official Departure Function at Changi Airport yesterday. Singapore Airlines Chairman, Mr Stephen Lee was joined by Singapore Airlines Chief Executive Officer, Mr Chew Choon Seng to present the cheques and to thank everyone who made the auction a success. “Our first A380 customers were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience on an aircraft that is set to redefine long-haul air travel. This latest addition to the Singapore Airlines fleet is cleaner, quieter and more spacious than any other jet aircraft,” said Mr Chew. “It is a proud moment for us to celebrate the entry into service of this new passenger plane, while also helping those less fortunate in our communities. We are grateful that aviation enthusiasts from around the world joined in this historic flight and contributed to the causes we selected. “We are elated to bring the A380 to Sydney and the people of Australia, and look forward to strengthening even further our 40-year relationship with the Australian community.” Australians were amongst the largest contingent of bidders to support the cause – comprising 15 percent of successful bids. This contribution will now help worthwhile organisations continue their amazing work in communities around the world. Dr. Nick Wood, President of Médecins Sans Frontières Australia, said “Our organisation sends as many as 3,000 volunteers around the world each year, to provide urgent medical care to people in need . “The generosity of Singapore Airlines and the global community that responded so eagerly to the auction is sincerely appreciated, and the proceeds will make a considerable contribution to our operations in locations such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Laos, Malawi or the continuing human tragedy that is Darfur.” Dr. Tony Penna, Chief Executive, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead said the donation will go a long way to boosting research programs and support services for children and families throughout treatment and recovery. “The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest children’s hospital in New South Wales and provides a variety of unique and specialised services. For example, the Hospital is home to the state’s only paediatric burns unit and the liver transplant unit, which saves the lives of desperately ill children. “It is only through the exceptional generosity of donors such as Singapore Airlines that these services can exist. We were happy to be here today to receive these vital funds and thank Singapore Airlines for being a strong partner in saving young lives.” […]
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Lunch and Cabin Videos: If you thought that was the end of Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 videos you were wrong! Below I have added a collection of more Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 videos, sit back relax just like you would be if you were a passenger in one of the Singapore Airlines A380 suites. Airbus A380 Delivery: The Odyssey Airbus A380 walk thru with Mr. Chew Choon Seng, CEO of Singapore Airlines, giving the tour to the CEOs of Airbus and Rolls Royce Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Product Video Airbus A380 delivery to Singapore Airlines To Discuss these the Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Cabin, become a member of BizTravelGuru, and head over to the Singapore Airlines Forum Related Posts at Business Travel Guru (BizTravelGuru.com) Singapore Airlines A380: First Class Singapore Airlines Suites & Business Class Cabin Video Released Airbus A380 Singapore Airlines Handover ceremony Singapore Airlines Release A380 Cabin Configuration Details and Seat Map Diagram
Singapore Airlines A380: First Class Singapore Airlines Suites & Business Class Cabin Revealed, the following YouTube video reveals Singapore Airlines A380 Cabin (see below), including the infamous Singapore Airlines Suites, Singapore Airlines Business Class, along with the Economy class cabin. The Singapore Airlines Suites are great, and a real step forward in airline evolution, but they are not quite as private as the media photos make them out to be as you will see in the below YouTube video. An average size person look over top of the partition, but then again this section of the aircraft would be off limits to anyone but crew and Singapore Airlines Suites Passengers. Singapore Airlines Suites Cabin/Seat Stats, 12 Suites in a 1-2-1 seat/suite configuration, and a seat width 58 cm (81 in) between armrest, 90 cm (35 in) with armrest folded away, a seat pitch of 2.05 m (81 in), in the bed configuration length is 198 cm X 69 cm (78 X 27 in rectangular). Entertainment screen size is 58 cm (23 in), and each suite has AC power supply, USB port for charging USB devices (iPod, PDA, etc), along with Video in (AUX in) Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class is another step forward in Business class evolution, and I would rate, the seat better than that planed by United Airlines earlier in the year (mainly because of the width), but then again I would really need to take a flight in both before I could truly compare. Business Class Cabin/Seat Stats, 60 seats in a 1-2-1 seat configuration and a seat width is 87 cm (34 inch) with a seat pitch of 1.4 m (55 inch), in the lie flat bed configuration; the length is 193 cm (76 in). Entertainment unit has as screen size of 39 cm (15.4 in) in addition seats have AC power supply, USB port for charging USB devices (iPod, PDA, etc), along with Video in (AUX in). Singapore Airlines A380 Economy Class looks nice the big 27 cm (10.6 in) screen is a great and the seat at 48 cm (19 inch) wide which is 3.8 cm 1.5 in wider than their previous Singapore Airlines 747-400 economy class seat (seat pitch remains the same 81.5 cm , 32 in). Each seat also has a USB port for charging USB devices (iPod, PDA, etc), and Video in (AUX in) 2 in 3 seats have an AC power supply. In total there are 399 seats with a seat configuration of 3-4-3 on the main deck and 2-4-2 on the upper desk . Singapore Airlines won’t lose any customers with these new features and additions. Overall Singapore Airlines have excelled with their cabin/seat design, but it is what you would expect when they have an aircraft room of the Airbus A380, Well done.
Singapore Airlines today unveiled the luxurious cabin interior on its new AirbusA380. The cabin was revealed for the first time at the aircraft delivery in Toulouse, France. Also just relased cabin video see here: Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Cabin Video The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes, with 12 Singapore Airlines Suites – a cabin class beyond First – on the main deck, 60 Business Class on the upper deck, and 399 Economy Class seats, across both decks. This new cabin design ensures that the A380 will deliver unprecedented comfort, space and luxury to Singapore Airlines customers. The design process began over five years ago, with some of the Airline’s most frequent travelers invited to participate in workshops to help the Airline understand what was most important to customers on a new aircraft. Some of the new cabin products have already made their debut, to global acclaim, on Singapore Airlines new Boeing 777-300ER long-haul aircraft. Coupled with the service of the Singapore Airlines award-winning cabin crew, the A380 will provide customers in all three classes with a luxurious travel experience. Singapore Airlines Suites Unrivalled exclusivity and privacy await the privileged customers who fly Singapore Airlines’ newest cabin product, aboard the Airbus A380. Introducing the Singapore Airlines Suites, a class beyond First, providing the ultimate in luxury and privacy. Setting a new standard in ultimate premium air travel, the Singapore Airlines Suites features a bold and unique cabin concept where each Suite is the customer’s private cabin in the sky. Behind its discrete sliding doors is a spacious and truly personal area, with lavish furnishing and finishes. The new Singapore Airlines Suites were designed by leading French luxury yacht designer Jean-Jacques Coste, whose designs cleverly utilise space to make the flight experience even more luxurious. The Suites were manufactured by Jamco Corporationof Japan and Sicma Aero Seat of France. Elegantly furnished, each of the Singapore Airlines Suites opens up to a plush and luxurious leather seat, which is almost a metre wide (with armrest folded away). In a perfect marriage of classic style, ergonomics and technology, each seat is upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau in the finest leather, with an elegant pumpkin finish. The seat is fully adjustable, with a simple-to-use electronic control panel to accommodate a variety of sitting and lounging positions. For those who want to sleep, a full-sized flat bed, with plush mattress, is built into each individual Singapore Airlines Suite, and does not utilise the seat as part of the sleeping surface. Lavish Givenchy-designed duvets and cushions ensure customers can drift into peaceful and comfortable sleep. For couples traveling, the beds in the middle two seats can be converted to an optional double bed. The intelligent design of the full flat bed not only offers customers the choice to rest in their preferred sleeping positions, but also allows them to sit or lounge in bed as they might […]
Singapore Airlines has today taken delivery of the first commercial Airbus A380 to go into production, the official ceremony which took place earlier today in at the Henri Ziegler Delivery Center in Toulouse France, was attended by over 500 people along with Chief Executive Officers Tom Enders (Airbus), Sir John Rose (Rolls-Royce) and Chew Choon Seng (Singapore Airlines) The first delivery marks the culmination of an engineering project unrivalled in the aerospace industry. The A380 is the largest passenger plane ever built and the first completely new design of a passenger aircraft in decades. Components have been built in plants around the world before being brought together for assembly at key Airbus facilities in Europe. Final assembly took place in Toulouse, France, while the painting of the livery and installation of the aircraft cabin took place in Hamburg, Germany. Singapore Airlines first announced its intention to become an A380 customer in September 2000, with an order for 10 A380s and options on a further 15. That firm order was increased to 19 in July 2006. At catalogue prices, the commitment to the 19 firm orders, including engines and spares, is in the order of US$5.7 billion. Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines will power the first 10 aircraft in the Singapore Airlines order. An engine selection has not yet been made for the subsequent nine aircraft. Since the order was announced, Singapore Airlines has completed the enormous task of preparing for the entry into service of the new super-jumbo. Every aspect of the aircraft’s operations – engineering, catering, cargo and baggage loading and unloading, passenger embarkation and disembarkation, flying operations and every aspect of customer service on board – has been redesigned to accommodate the extra passenger capacity, while maintaining operating efficiency. In addition, a number of new cabin products have been developed, after a detailed consultation exercise with frequent travellers, which began as far back as 2001. The new cabin products were unveiled in late 2006 and are being rolled out on all new aircraft across the Singapore Airlines fleet. Today, Singapore Airlines unveils some new innovations, unique to the A380. The Singapore Airlines A380 is configured with 471 seats in three classes: Economy, Business and the new Singapore Airlines Suites; a class beyond first. The aircraft will enter commercial service on Thursday 25 October 2007, with a special return flight between Singapore and Sydney. The majority of seats on this flight were sold at auction on eBay, the global online marketplace, and all of the proceeds from the auction are being split among charities in Singapore, Sydney and a global humanitarian organisation. Then, on Sunday 28 October 2007, the A380 will commence scheduled service between Singapore and Sydney on one of the three daily flights in each direction. The delivery of subsequent aircraft will allow for the introduction of the A380, also on one of the three daily flights between Singapore and London’s Heathrow Airport from the first quarter of 2008. During […]
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Seat Map: This week Singapore Airlines (SIA) has released cabin configuration details and seat map diagrams for their first Airbus A380 and the first Airbus A380 to go into production. Singapore Airline’s Airbus A380 Seat map shows 471 seats in total in three classes, 12 Singapore Airlines Suites on the main deck, 60 Business Class seats on the upper deck, and 399 economy seats on both the rear upper and lower decks. Singapore Airlines 12 Singapore Airlines Suites which are pictured in the seat map diagram below were referred to by a Singapore Airlines spokesman as being above first class and “is in a league of its own” which will explain why Singapore Airlines Suites will have a new class code of ‘R’. It is yet to be seen how many frequent flyer miles will be needed to either to fly or upgrade the Singapore to Sydney route but we here at the Business Travel Guru are guessing it will require more than miles than their current first class award purchase or upgrade. We will keep you posted when details are released. Diagram 1: “The Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Seat Map” Singapore Airlines will make history when on 25 October 2007 they will operate the first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 from Singapore SNG to Sydney SYD. Tickets for this first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 were recently auctioned off on eBay raising over 1.9 Million dollars for several Singapore and Sydney based charities. Singapore Airlines will operate the first 4 Airbus A380s to go into production from a total of 19 that Singapore Airlines have on order with Airbus. Following delivery of Singapore Airlines first four Airbus A380s Qantas and Emirates will start taking delivery of their first Airbus A380s. To discuss Singapore Airlines new cabin and implcations in terms of miles required to either purchase a reward flight or upgrade on the new Singapore Airlines Suite ‘R’ class, become a member of Business Travel Guru and head over to our Singapore Airlines Disucssion Forum Recent related posts: Singapore Airlines A380: first glimpse of Singapore Airlines A380 cabins Airbus A380 Singapore Airlines Handover ceremony
Bidding has got off to a great start for seats on Singapore Airlines first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 from Singapore to Sydney on 25 of October 2007. This first allotment of seats has just over 4 days to run before bidding ends and already there has been a maximum bid of US$5,000 for a single economy seat, and US$8000 for a single Business Class seat. This is just a glimpse of what will be seen, come the end of the auction, when bids will be going thru the roof. In addition to auctioning seats Singapore Airlines will be releasing during the bidding period a limited number of Buy it now seats, which will give the general public a chance to purchase seats at a pre set price. These Buy It Now seats will be released throughout the two week auction period and I am guessing will be the best opportunity for anyone looking to purchase it at a reasonable price. You never know Singapore Airlines may just release some seats with a very low Buy it Now price. Now If you are interested being the first to try Singapore Airlines A380 Suite, there is currently a buy it now item for a Two suite package, which also includes a personal invitation to the A380 delivery celebrations in Toulouse, France, return first class tickets to Singapore to attend the inaugural flight, and complimentary accommodation in Singapore and Sydney. The Buy it Now price on this package is set at US$380,000. Check out the Singapore Airlines eBay Auction A380 Suite package It’s still not too late to register for an eBay account or Pre-Qualify for the Singapore Airlines A380 eBay auction, as seats will be progressively released over the next two weeks.
Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 ebay auction: In what may go down in history as the world’s most sought after ticket an Auction, Singapore Airlines have announced that they will auction all 555 seats on the first commercial flight of the Airbus A380 from Singapore to Sydney. Proceeds from the ebay auction will go to charity. From the interest I am hearing this will be a highly sought after ticket, and I am sure they ebay auction will raise A LOT of money for its charities which include Doctors without borders, Singapore Community Chest, and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Costs of the first commerical flight of the Airbus A380 shared, with Ebay & Paypal subsidizing its charges and ExxonMobil donating the fuel. Dates of the inaugural flight are yet to be announced, BizTravelGuru will keep you posted Read the full Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 news release