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April 6, 2012

The Last B747 Flight of Singapore Airlines SQ748 HKG-SIN

The Last B747 Flight of Singapore Airlines

I have just travelled on The Last B747 Flight of Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines put on their best show for over 300 enthusiasts; many of whom travelled around the world to make today's flight.

Please join me on this historic SIA Journey.

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Check in at Hong Kong

Special B747 Farewell flight signage

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Singapore Airlines B747 pictures hanging on the check-in hall display

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9V-SPQ just arrived from Singapore as flight SQ747

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A series of ceremony events were held at Gate 25

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Vice President of SIA Mr Mah giving the speech

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SIA crew perform dance show.

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With famous Isabelle Chu

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With the First to Fly Group

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Flight: SQ748

Date: 6 April 2012

Hong Kong - Singapore

Reg: 9V-SPQ B747-412 Delivered 2001

Pax 337/375

Flight Level : 37000 feet

Mach 0.84

Flight time: 4 Hrs 05 mins

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My seat is on the last row in Economy Class.  Fortunately I was sitting next to a Singapore Girl; the plane was carrying extra crew and some of them had to sit in passenger seats.

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Full Economy Class

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Once the plane reached cruising level, the party started!

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The Crew came round with champagne for each passenger, we toasted to The B747, Queen of the Sky!

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I was able to walk around the B747

Here is a photo with Singapore Airlines spokesperson Mr Nicholas Ionides

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Photo with Andrew Zhou, a huge fan of SIA.

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Everyone is socializing in The First Class Cabin

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After visiting First Class, I proceed to the upper deck

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Very quiet and very private; It is amazing how well the plane is maintained!

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Meanwhile, the party intensity level has gone way higher!

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After 2 hours, The Crew finally managed to have all the passengers sit down; then a generous meal was served.

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Economy Class meal

Stir Fried Fish with Vegetable.

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Special Thank you B747 cake!

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Soon, we started our descent.  The flight time was extended by 30 minutes to allow for the meal service.

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With a smooth touch down of Flight SQ748 in the evening; we have all made it into the history books of Singapore Airlines.

For many of the passengers, their love of aviation and commercial aircraft started with The B747....This is the aircraft most of us have grown up with....it certainly has been a great way to fly!

All the passengers gave a huge round of applause for The Queen of the Sky!

Thank you to Singapore Airlines and The B747-400

Flight Certificate

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My Book <Air> with Singapore Girls!

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Captain Roger Loh at his office the last time on the B747-400 pax model.

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It was a fantastic, yet emotional, history making event today.  Many friendships were re-united during the flight.  Singapore Airlines lived up to the high expectations; delivering their usual outstanding service throughout the flight.  A smooth touchdown in Singapore by The Queen of The Skies ended the event on a high note.

I hope you enjoyed the SIA Journey with me.

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