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Emirates A380’s Maiden Voyage?

The hype about the Airbus A380 may have subsided, but it's certainly not forgotten. Not by me anyway. After all that fanfare with Singapore Airlines' A380, Emirates, the second airline set to receive the super jumbo is relatively quiet about is first commercial flight. Searching for news about its maiden flight led me to ArabianBusiness.com's article: Emirates Airline will make…read more
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SQ380 landed in Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport

Flight SQ380, the first ever commercial flight of Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 landed today at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport. All of its passengers are in agreement: the amount they paid for were well worth it, and that the superjumbo was surprisingly quiet. Some trivia about the first passengers of the maiden flight: The youngest customer is a 10 month-old boy…read more
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Singapore Airlines receive first Airbus A380 delivery

Singapore Airlines received the first commercial Airbus A380 today at Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France. The A380 delivery also gives us a glimpes of Singapore Airline's newest product, the Singapore Airline Suites, as well as improvements in business and economy class. Business Travel Guru has this to day about the new Singapore Airline Suites: Elegantly furnished, each of the Singapore…read more
Geek stuff, Philippines, Preparation

From my inbox: A380 updates, Philippine passport renewal and Cebu Pacific’s latest promo

G’day! I’ve been a bit busy settling this past few days in Melbourne. I know, I know, I’ve been here before so I should know how things work. But I actually haven’t really gone out yet, except for that trip to the market and to the Collingwood Children’s Farm (Wooly sheep! Cows with spots!). My accountant brother-in-law has until October 26 to file their family’s GST and both my sister and I are helping him organize 3 years worth of files.

Anywhoo, until my next post (the Gorillapod review), I’ll share with you a couple of messages I got in my inbox today.
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A380 to land in NAIA on October 11 at 2:45pm

The Daily Tribune gives us more details on the October 11 arrival of the world's biggest commercial jet, as well as tips where to get the best view of the Airbus A380.
Local aircraft enthusiasts will have a closer look at the super jumbo jet which is scheduled to arrive at 2:45 p.m. and land at the NAIA’s longest runway, the 3,700-meter long 06/24 runway. The giant aircraft, which requires only 1,500 meters of landing space, will line up for its final approach in the vicinity of Antipolo flying toward the South Luzon Expressway. The aircraft can be clearly seen at The Fort in Taguig City but can be best viewed at the east-west service roads of the South Luzon Expressway near the gates of Villamor Airbase and Merville Subdivision.
Geek stuff, Philippines

Confirmed: A380 in the Philippines in October

I guess those guys really knew what they were talking about :D MSN009’s third tour will take it to Dubai, Melbourne and the Philippine cities of Manila and Luzon from 8-13 October. From Toulouse the jet will then travel again to Bogota, before heading for Vancouver in Canada and Osaka in Japan from 15-19 October. Source: Flightglobal.com Hmmm, so if…read more