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Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Auction For Return Leg, Sydney-Singapore On Singapore Airlines' A380 Charity Flight Goes 'Live'

Sale of seats on the Sydney to Singapore leg of the Singapore Airlines A380 Charity Flight will commence tonight on global online marketplace, eBay.

Those who want to secure their place in aviation history can place their bids from 10pm, Sydney time.

The return leg of the charity flight will depart Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport on 26 October 2007 at 1600 hrs (Sydney time) and arrive in Singapore at 2200 hours (Singapore time).                 

A majority of seats, across all cabin classes, will be available for bidding between tonight and 10 September 2007.

Those who have secured seats on the Singapore-Sydney leg can begin bidding for the return if they wish. And those who are interested in being on both legs of the flight can also participate in the auction, as there are seats still open for bidding on the Singapore-Sydney leg.

All proceeds of the auction will be donated to charities. They are:

One-third to Singapore’s Community Chest
One-third split between the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, and The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, both in Sydney
One-third to Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders.

Starting bid prices will be attractively priced, so as to allow everyone to participate in the Charity Auction. Economy Class bids will start at US $3.80, Business Class bids at US $38.00 and bids for the Singapore Airlines Suites: a class beyond First, will start at US $380.00.

All information on packages available, bidder prequalification, how to get an eBay user ID and how to bid in the auction is available on the Singapore Airlines website,

To bid, you will need:

An eBay user ID … it’s free and easy to get on (Once you sign up for an eBay user ID, you can easily learn how to bid and how the eBay bid system works);
The names and passport numbers of those travelling;
For bids on packages in the premium classes (Business and Suites), or bids over USD1,000 in Economy Class, pre-qualification will be required. This ensures bids are not artificially inflated, and gives bidders confidence they are bidding only against genuine and pre-qualified bidders. Prequalification is initiated online.

For Further Information Contact:

Kate Meikle, Communications Coordinator Tel: 9382 1188

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