how about kul-sin route
I wonder did they assign that lot for MH's 737 on purpose !?!
Malaysia Airlines' B734s have been using gate F30 long long before the adjacent gate F31 was made A380-capable. It is one of the two gates closest to the escalator going down into the arrival immigration hall (the other being gate E1) - but nobody seems to be seeing the positive side.
I am quite certain that the folks who planned for F31 to be made A380-capable have not the notion to use the A380 to make a "mine's bigger than yours" statement. There are far bigger concerns in the process - clear access for the 79.5m wingspan and space between gates F30 and E1 for the A380 to be pushed back on departure.
Talking about seeing the positive side of things . . . how about turning the tables on the Singapore Airlines A380? With the Malaysia Airlines B737-400 parked at F30, the thousands of passengers who get to see the A380 parked at F31 can only get photos of it with the MH B734 in the foreground. Based on that, MH should ensure that as one B734 is pushed back, another arrives to take that spot - and be there to ensure that no one gets a clear view of the A380.
Better still, send in the hibiscus B744s and heliconia B772 all the time . . . I promise to be around Changi Airport to photograph them arriving all the time, and my other Singapore-based photographers will do likewise. That I am sure.
On a more serious note, I hope that Malaysian aviation enthusiasts do not always perceive a negative feeling across the causeway . . . like it or not, the aviation history of Malaysia and Singapore are inextricably tied to a common past with Malayan Airways, Malaysian Airways and Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. Some MW members seem to bear a chip on the shoulder as a result of this past - but I see a more interesting picture as a result of this (certainly more interesting than if SIA was founded in 1947 as Singapore Airlines and remained so-named today). And like many afflicted with the memorabilia collecting ailment, I collect memorabilia from Malayan Airways to Malaysian Airways, MSA, Malaysian Airline System, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines.
For the aviation history buff in me, the history of Malayan Airways does not stop at the split on 1 October 1972.
Edited by KC Sim, 29 December 2007 - 09:11 AM.