Have you flown SQ21/22 SIN-EWR?

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    I have not seen very many comments about this flight. Anybody know much about it other than the website blurbs?
     
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    Ask SecretSea18, who flew it earlier this summer EWR-SIN at the start of a SQ RTW in FC.
     
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    yes, back in the days when there was Executive Economy
     
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    Thanks. I did not know that.
     
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    Flew it a couple of times, in 2009 (SQ21 only) and 2010 (SQ21 and 22)

    2010:
    SIN-EWR: two main meals, lunch served about 2 hours after take off, then dinner about 8-9 hours after take off. There was also a smaller "light bites" meal service, served prior to landing. Route was very southerly, South China Sea to south of Japan, over the Pacific Ocean before making landfall north of YVR, then over Canada and the Great Lakes.

    EWR-SIN: Also two main meals, supper served straight after take off and breakfast prior to landing. A smaller "light bites" service was offered somewhere over Europe. I thought we would fly the Polar route but instead the plane headed eastwards over the Atlantic into Europe, pretty much similar to SQ25 routing.

    2009:
    EWR-SIN: We took the Polar route. 2 main meals: supper and breakfast, with a "light bites" offering served during the middle of the flight.

    I prefer to sit at the rear-most cabin on these flights. The loads were quite light during these flights (~70/100) and most pax chose to sit towards the front (out of habit I suppose) so it was very quiet and private at the back. On full flights, I would imagine the rear-most cabin to remain very private as the toilets are located by door 2 and 3, so there would be very little traffic back there.
     
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    Thank you for the link. It brings back the memories. And yes, I am still looking for the my pictures collection from the old days. Still could not yet find them in all the boxes in my storage.
     
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    Thanks to you both. I have now found a couple other people who have taken the flight, so I am prepared. I usually am not so preoccupied about a single flight but... 20 hours is a loooong time!
     
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    It's not really that loooong. The time goes by quickly. Too bad that SQ doesn't offer FC in these ultra long haul flights.
     
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    I normally prefer the longer flights--twelve to fourteen hours is nice because you can eat dinner slowly and still sleep for eight hours before being awakened for breakfast before landing--but I've been on a few RTW including Australia when I started to want thew flight to end. I've learned to tell the FAs that I don't want breakfast but the smell, lights, and movement still tend to wake me.
     
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    That would be the ultimate flight! (But I suspect it would be extremely expensive.)
     
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    Yes, it's nice to be able to phase out things on a long haul flight. That's the reason why when I do SIN to West Coast, many times I do as SIN-NRT-LAX or SIN-FRA-SFO. The later is two longer flight segments.

    I love doing RTW. I wish it never ends. :p
     
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    When it was started, the SIN-LAX in C was almost the same for nonstop or via NRT. So, the F fares should be almost the same. But I think the reason for SQ not to put F on the A345 was because there was a weight limitation. Thus, to optimize the route, it would be better off without F cabin.
     
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    I didn't write a trip report for that one.
     
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    I also heard that they got rid of coach (or Y+?) and made it all C/J with fewer seats was to lower the payload weight and be able to take enough fuel on the aircraft to fly non stop.

    I find it interesting and surprising when airplane routes are so close to the envelope that they offload passengers or luggage to be able to make the run, although I wouldn't like it if it were me or my bag that was dumped at the departure gate.

    I remember flying to/from the west coast in graduate school and sometimes the redeyd would make an unscheduled fuel stop, frequently in Las Vegas but sometimes in places like Omaha or Kansas City, when they had a full load and headwinds. It tended to make me doubt the airline somehow.
     
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    Bad kiwi!:D
     
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    20 hours isn't too bad. For me any trip to Europe has at least 30 hours flying each way.
     
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    I recall there was a thread in FT, but I had been trying to search, and did not find it.
     
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    At launch the flight had both executive economy and raffles (business). It was only later that it went all business.
     
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    I take too many trips to write a report on them all.
     
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    That's what I vaguely remember. I knew some people back them who inconvenienced themselves to get to EWR for it, even though the flight was always quite expensive for the nonstop service compared to alternatives with connections.
     
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    But an inaugural trip is a special experience, isn't it? The only one I did, on NW's first flight that continued from NRT to SYD--I'm not sure now whether the starting point was MSP, ORD, DTW, or elsewhere.
     
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    :D
    I know you did more flights than me!
     
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    So far I've taken 16 inaugural flights.
     
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