Airlines have the greatest ticket office staff in Sydney, who
looking after my booking and ensure that there were no errors or
received my invitation card and ticket through the post one week prior
flight. The trip started with my complimentary Limo arrived 10 minutes
early to pick me up. Melissa, a wonderful ticket officer escorts me and
helps me with the luggage on the quick and easy trip to the airport.
We chatted about planes and pictures, I am surprised Melissa knows my
personal website and some pictures I took, what a pleasant surprise to
|The BMW 7 series Limo outside of my
||Enroute to Sydney Airport.
||Arrived at Sydney Airport, posing
pictures in front
of signs of SQ 380 with SQ staff members.
|Welcome at check-in.||Singapore Airlines Suites Check-in
||Suites Check in desk (2 dedicated),
this same cheerful lady checked me in 3 weeks
earlier in First Class on SQ232.
arriving at Sydney Airport, I was escorted directly to the dedicated
check-in deck. The friendly check-in agent printed me a spare copy of
Boarding pass for my collection purpose. I was also given an express
immigration and security card. I then headed
to Gate 53 to attend the pre-flight welcome function.
|Special signs of SQ380 historic
flight in Sydney
|The Welcome Ceremony, guest speaker
the NSW State Premier, Morris Iemma
|She awaits for the voyage!
Dream of 450 passengers!
|The crew posting for a group photo
|Myself posing in front of Gate 57,
specially assigned gate.
|NSW Premier The Hon. Morris Iemma
his speech in welcome the A380.
welcome ceremony for all passengers on this historic
flight, there was an announcement, due to lightning activity, the
ground crew will stop loading the airplane until it is cleared. I went
upstairs to the Silver Kris Lounge for some rest. There were few
passengers there waiting for SQ222 (B747-400 9V-SMU) that afternoon
which is also slightly delayed due to the weather. After sitting
uninterestingly in the First Class lounge for 15 mins, I suddenly
awake, the CEO of Singapore Airlines, Mr Chew Choon Seng walks in the
lounge and sat in front of me!
|Sitting down together with Mr Chew
the CEO of Singapore Airlines. He is very charming
|More picture with Mr Chew, who
back to Singapore on SQ222 (B747-400)
|A picture of A380 Captain Robert
Ting, who came
to the lounge to brief his senior about the weather
|SQ222 Airborne, while the A380
||Singapore Airlines Suites Boarding
an honor to sit next to one of the world's most admired
company CEO! We chatted about 15 minutes and I
noticed his wealth knowledge of the A/C types, routes and news about
his company. I made a joke about my girlfriend would like a portrait of
him as he is full of charms which makes him face red in front of his
team........ I congratulated him about the First A380 charity
flight project. We exchange some pleasantries before he "jumped ship"
and left Sydney qucikly on SQ 222, a B747-400 flight. The chairman of
SIA, Mr Stephen Lee was also present, with Mr Paul Tan VP of South West
Pacific of SIA.
The A380 was further delayed until 5pm due to a Qantas catering truck is having problem. (Let's blame Qantas)
finally commenced around 1720. Suites Class passengers have its own
Jetbridge to board first. There were 2 other jetbridges, one connects
to the upper
and one connected to Door 2 Left of the main deck (Economy Class)
|Definitely an occasion to take a
the World's First Commercial A380 flight !!
|A picture with the Singapore
Airlines hired TV
Crew filming passengers entering the A380 cabin.
|Pictures of flight deck, with Capt
Robert Ting and
Gerry Peacock in charge today. Ready to Push
Back from Gate 57 to start the journey!
|Wave of goodbye from the Ground
Flight underway soon!
Singapore Airlines Suites
class beyond First, a class that is yours alone"
|A nice complementary Bose Noise
makes a great gift for the flight, also a special edition of Krisworld is presented.
|Leading Stewardess Fern, serving
The Dom Perignon Rose 1996
|Enjoying the climb by laying down.
||Gorgeous Sunset underway!
||Suite seat in reclinimg mode.
Cruising at 39,000 ft.
|Toasting with another Flight
from Melbourne in Suite 2A.
|With Fern, who tiredlessly looking
passenger for over 7 hours journey to Singapore.
|Another photo with Fern, note the
sunset from the
|SIA chairman Mr Stephen Lee and
Ting came to present my Flight Certificate, a very
nicely framed and printed.
|Picture together with Chairman and
||Presenting the flight certificate
to each passenger.
|Photo with Gino, a Miami resident
who flown both
Singapore to Sydney and return Sydney to Singapore
on 1st A380 commercial.
|We're all on the history making
||With A380 Chief Pilot Claude Lelaie
I have met Claude in Toulouse, Sydney and now
on the 1st A380 commercial to Singapore.
|Contemprorary Australian Cuisine
||Modern Asian Cuisine
||Champagne and WhiteWine
||Red White and Port
|1st: Chilled Malossol Caviar
||2nd: Cauliflower and Gorgonzola
||3rd: Tomato Consomme with Lobster
|4th: Surprise (not on menu)
||5th: 'Rock and Roll' Salad
||6th: Steamed Rock Lobster and Wok
|7th: (Most creative) Lemongrass Gelo
||Enjoying the best in-flight meal
I ever had!
||With the acclaimed chef, Sam Leong.
|Master of Wine, Michael Hill Smith
serving his recommendation
|Leading Stewardness Sindy pouring
|Leading Steward Vinod serving the
|F/A Fern posing after set up the
||This is how the Suite looks like
when door is closed.
|Time to have a quick rest.
||View with doors closed in Suite 3A.
|Gift from the A380 flight.
||Gift from inside the Mandarina Duck
|My Signed Log Book, great memory of
|AAirliners Magazine P44 Jan/Feb 2008
||AAirliners Magazine P45 Jan/Feb 2008||AAirliners Magazine P46 Jan/Feb 2008|
|Airport of the World Magazine, P52
|Airport of the World Magazine, P53
|Flug Revue (German) Magazine P30-33