Human imagination and creativity have again reached another pinnacle when Airbus delivered its A380 for Singapore Airlines to Singapore’s Changi International Airport yesterday after 18-month delay of its scheduled delivery — due to wiring problems that spawned financial crisis and later toppled down its management and made 10,000 job cuts.
Singapore Airlines put the ticket on auction on eBay for its 1st commercial flight on October 25, 2007 – a Singapore – Sydney roundtrip. As SIA states on its A380 website, all proceeds will be donated to charities (and among them is Médecins Sans Frontières). Among the maiden passengers is Thomas Lee who also flew on the maiden flight of the Boeing 747.
This trip spans 7.5 hours. The cheapest economy seat was auctioned at USD560 per seat. SQ380 will carry 471 passengers for its first commercial voyage. Yet, the full service that begins on October 28 will be able to carry 850 economy class passengers. I definitely want to try this A380 flight. Who doesn’t? *smile* (The price for its economy class is around 30% than its regular economy class – not bad for shorter flying time, more comfortable flight and excellent service.)
When I was little I thought I’d be a flight attendant…