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#1 CX B.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:55 AM

So it is happening (soon)! Just imagine the timeless SQ livery painted on those B737-800 & MAX 8  :air_kiss: It makes me excited already! In short:

 

- MI's cabin product will be upgraded from 2020 to be on par with that of SQ's (IFE on each seat + lie-flat J class).

- Only after a sufficient number of aircrafts are retrofitted that we will see the merger happening.

 

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Edited by CX B., 18 May 2018 - 09:02 AM.


#2 Mushrif A

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:07 AM

For many years now, MI has been masquerading as SQ on one particular route - SIN-BWN vv.

 

And in the early years of such ops, even the inflight mags, headrest covers, meal service items, toilet amenities were replaced with SQ's before each flight operated by MI. 

 

Only the crew remained in MI uniform and of course, no repainting of aircraft was done.



#3 Alif A. F.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:54 AM

So, after so many years, finally SQ livery will be back on narrow bodies? Wow...



#4 Chris Tan

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:11 PM

Should open up a lot of I space, me thinks :P

Edited by Chris Tan, 18 May 2018 - 12:12 PM.


#5 flee

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:19 PM

I am quite sure the new livery will only be applied to MI aircraft during the cabin refit. So, not so fast!


And I doubt if we will see any of their A320s painted in SQ livery.



#6 Mohd Azizul Ramli

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:04 PM

This could be the end of regular SQ widebody services into KUL.



#7 KK Lee

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:48 PM

MI was created as a regional or poor cousin of SQ for secondary routes that are not feasible for SQ. LCC has made this strategy irrelevant and Scoot has replaced MI role.



#8 S V Choong

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:56 PM

Look forward to seeing B737-800 and B737-8Max in SQ colors.

The last narrow body painted in SQ colours should be B757-200 of the late 1980s to 90s.



#9 CX B.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:22 AM

one thing that's on my watchlist is the J product that will be fitted on the 737. Is it gonna be a 1-1 or 2-2 configuration? To achieve consistency I would imagine SQ to fit their new regional J seats (those debuted on the 78J) onto the 737 but that might mean very few J seats onboard?



#10 Mushrif A

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

Look forward to seeing B737-800 and B737-8Max in SQ colors.
The last narrow body painted in SQ colours should be B757-200 of the late 1980s to 90s.


I thought the 737-300F would be the last narrowbody in SQ colours.

#11 S V Choong

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:05 AM

I thought the 737-300F would be the last narrowbody in SQ colours.

Yeah you might be right, I completely forgot about this.

 

737-300F in SQ cargo

https://www.flickr.c...rus/10739383614

 

In terms of pax narrowbody it was definitely the 757-200

 

When did they phase out the 757-200 and 737-300F?


Edited by S V Choong, 19 May 2018 - 10:07 AM.


#12 Kee Hooi Yen

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:54 AM

SIA did operate A310 in the past too

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#13 KK Lee

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:13 AM

SIA did operate A310 in the past too

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A310 replaced B727.



#14 Mushrif A

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:54 PM

SIA did operate A310 in the past too
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We were talking about narrowbodies.

Yeah you might be right, I completely forgot about this.
 
737-300F in SQ cargo
https://www.flickr.c...rus/10739383614
 
In terms of pax narrowbody it was definitely the 757-200
 
When did they phase out the 757-200 and 737-300F?


I think the 733F lasted until 1996 but the 757s left in the 80s when SQ preferred the 310. Recall that SQ acquired both the 310 and 757 to compare real life performance.

#15 Khalil Abd Halim

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:59 AM

good to see consistency in service as i believe they dont have different fare structure for both SQ/MI flights ex KUL to make it justifiable 



#16 CX B.

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 07:58 AM

good to see consistency in service as i believe they dont have different fare structure for both SQ/MI flights ex KUL to make it justifiable 

 

exactly. since they are priced the same I used to consciously avoid MI whenever possible. But after a while it no longer mattered because of how short the flight was and that was when timing became the determining factor. 



#17 S V Choong

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 11:02 AM

 

exactly. since they are priced the same I used to consciously avoid MI whenever possible. But after a while it no longer mattered because of how short the flight was and that was when timing became the determining factor. 

 

Wonder if their turquoise colour seatings will be changed to SQ seat fabric colours?



#18 jani

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

This could be the end of regular SQ widebody services into KUL.

Good point. Hopefully aided by increased frequencies



#19 S V Choong

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 05:38 PM

SQ B737-800 teaser :)

 

http://www.cardataba...php?id=00008315



#20 BC Tam

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Posted 21 May 2018 - 09:40 PM

They don't paste the golden goose on their engines anymore :D






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