Singapore Airlines A380 to fly Singapore - Frankfurt - New York

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    Sep 19, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    This will surely be the best way to get to Frankfurt other than Lufthansa.

    JFK gets another daily A380 operator and this time, it's one of the best. Flights begin January 5th, 2012. This also marks the 2nd Singapore Airlines A380 destination in the United States, with LA being the first with daily flights to Singapore via Tokyo in addition to their daily non-stop flight.

    http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/en_UK/press_release_news/ne110919a.jsp

    Per Singapore Airlines:

    Singapore Airlines A380 to fly Singapore - Frankfurt - New York

    19 September 2011 - Singapore Airlines will fly the world’s largest aircraft, the Airbus A380, on the Singapore – Frankfurt – New York route from 15 January 2012.

    Frankfurt and New York will be Singapore Airlines’ ninth and tenth destinations to receive the superjumbo. New York will also be the second point in North America to be added to the list. The Singapore Airlines A380 has proven exceptionally popular with customers, with strong loads on all routes it serves. Systemwide, more than 5.6 million customers have flown on the Airline’s A380s since the inaugural flight in October 2007 to Sydney.

    The daily A380 flights will replace an existing daily Boeing 747-400 service to New York’s JFK Airport via Frankfurt, representing a daily increase of 25% in seat capacity.

    “The introduction of the A380 to Frankfurt and New York is another milestone for Singapore Airlines. For the United States, our customers will be able to enjoy the latest cabin products on all routes, in addition to having the A380 serving both east and west coasts,” said Mr Mak Swee Wah, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial.

    “For Germany, it will also mean offering our customers the latest cabin products on both of our daily Frankfurt flights as well as our daily Munich flights.”

    Exclusively available on the A380 are the Singapore Airlines Suites. Each Suite offers customers a high level of privacy in an exclusive cabin in the sky, featuring a sliding door and adjustable roller blinds. Each Suite is furnished with a luxurious and fully adjustable leather seat, upholstered by world-renowned Poltrona Frau, and a full-sized bed. For entertainment, customers can enjoy crystal-clear images on a sleek 23-inch high-resolution LCD monitor, mounted on the wall in each Suite.

    The Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class is also in a league of its own. Measuring 86 centimetres (34 inches) in width, the Business Class seat is the widest in its class and each has direct access to the aisle. Each seat can be converted into a comfortable wide bed, simply by folding down the seat back.

    Singapore Airlines’ new Economy Class seat offers customers unprecedented comfort and space. The ergonomically designed seat not only maximises knee and legroom, it also boasts intelligent features such as a non-intrusive reading light and height-adjustable leather headrests with side panels.

    Customers across all three classes can enjoy a wide range of the latest movies, TV programmes and a library of CDs on KrisWorld, Singapore Airlines’ award-winning inflight entertainment system. Come mealtime, delectable inflight meals, designed exclusively by world-class chefs like Suzanne Goin from the United States, Zhu Jun from China and Sam Leong from Singapore, are served and presented on exclusive Givenchy-designed serviceware.

    Singapore Airlines currently has 13 A380s in service and a further six on firm order.


    Economy Class
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Airbus-A380-841/1836605/&sid=d75e16212e640eca15d272a3f28e5eb1
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    Business Class
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Airbus-A380-841/1895988/&sid=1a7186897118a67959d5c847f9e87e39
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    First Class
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Airbus-A380-841/1646063/&sid=10ccce860a9915f32cd8486c1fecc80c
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    Sep 19, 2011 8:41 PM GMT
    Damn, just flew to nyc with Singapore in an old 747-400..... But it was good since I got one of the emergency seats.....;)
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    Sep 19, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    Singapore airline all the way!!!!
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    Sep 19, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Sounds like a flying condo...
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
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    First Class
    http://www.airliners.net/photo/Singapore-Airlines/Airbus-A380-841/1646063/&sid=10ccce860a9915f32cd8486c1fecc80c
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    This. I will definitely fly this at least once in my life before I die. That's on my bucket list! It will probably be the most memorable 18 hours of my life.
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    Sep 21, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    I flew trans-Atlantic in first class this summer, and that's definitely a comfy way to travel. But, man, even the economy seats on this plane look really comfortable. I would love to take a flight on this plane.
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    Sep 24, 2011 8:13 PM GMT

    Please don't support Singapore Airlines.It is owned by the Singaporean government and they jail gay people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Singapore

    Lufthansa and Air France both fly A380s on this route. icon_smile.gif

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    Sep 25, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    tanlejos said
    Please don't support Singapore Airlines.It is owned by the Singaporean government and they jail gay people.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Singapore

    Lufthansa and Air France both fly A380s on this route. icon_smile.gif




    Hmmm... An interesting point to consider.

    And back to the main part of the topic... it's too bad EWR isn't A380 ready (nor does it appear it ever will be). SQ could have got a lot of Star Alliance feed out of EWR now that UA/CO are (almost) merged.


    Really? I thought that Singapore was always a bit more 'open' for some reason. Hmmm...that's a point to consider.

    I believe that at some point, SQ may switch over to the A380 at EWR; but their NON-STOP flight to Singapore, which is the LONGEST in the world at over 18 hours, seems to be doing fine with the A340. Not only that, but I believe that the JFK-FRA route captures a great deal of business and tourist traffic for people heading strictly to NYC and the surrounding area and then back home to Frankfurt.