will SQ get any 747-800s...?

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  1. Gaucho
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    What are the plans that SQ has to start replacing their slowly ageing 744s...???
     
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    They probably will move forward with the A380s along with the 787 and A350s
     
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    They've also been using 77W's somewhat as well.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they only have three or four left, and I think they will be all gone in 2012 (or possibly '13).

    They no longer have the "megatop" branding on the remaining fleet.
     
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    IIRC the Megatop branding along with others like Jubilee for the 777s and Leadership for the A345s were removed earlier (around 2005?). Sad, nick-naming their aircraft was one of those things that makes SQ unique.
     
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    Has there ever been an aircraft that SQ didn't like? ;-)
     
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    Yes, any plane with only a single center aisle
     
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    They probably call them barbie jets.
     
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    They had some until Silk Air popped up.. :)

    But if SQ buys 748, it'll be a surprise indeed...
     
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    I agree. I t would be a bit strange to get rid of their iconic 747s only to get the new 747 a couple years later.
     
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    Besides, if the 388 can't really fill in the gap there's always the 77W. Unless there's a big gap that needs a 748 in-between a 388 and a 77W.
     
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    There is indeed a gap, but it is also costly for a carrier to have lots of aircraft types in their fleet.
     
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    Very true. Yet if the basic operating principles are the same, and maintenance is relatively the same, it won't be too costly won't it?
     
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    they never had one of these.....?
     
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    Im just surprised Boeing was not able to deliver a deal to make sure the retiring 744s were replaced by the 748...
     
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    They used to have a few 757s in the 80s. I remembered seeing one in 1989 in CGK.

    Also from old pictures, I'd seen 737s and 727s in SQ livery. Although this could be MSA (Malaysia Singapore Airlines), SQ's predecessor.
     
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    I remembered at one point SQ used to operate only A310s and the 747s in the early to mid 90s, until the A343s came around. It was rather boring flying SQ for me as a plane geek teenager...:)
     
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    They ran 4 757's in the 80's, and had some 707's to start with.
     
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    Sadly I think Singapore has divorced boeing the 747 product line for the Airbus a380..... Singapore likes its girls big;)
     

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