NOTE: The contest has now ended. If you didn’t win, but still want of these sweet models — you can still buy one direct. Thanks for participating and wait for our next one!
Luckily for us, many airlines have come up with special liveries over the years creating an extra sense of wonder when you spot one out in the wild.
Recently, Singapore Airlines unveiled a livery to celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary (SQ50) and we wanted to do a little celebrating with them and you. The airline was nice enough to offer two (very nice) models of the Airbus A380, wearing this livery. Read on to learn more and to possibly win!
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE AIRLINES SQ50 AIRBUS A380 MODEL
According to the airline, this model is, “a limited edition replica of the Singapore Airlines SG50 livery aircraft. Made of hard ABS plastic with a perfect snap fit construction, this highly detailed superior graphics true-to-scale 1:200 A380 model comes with landing gears and a display stand.”
This model is legit and not small. It’s length is 14.3’ and the 15.7 ” wingspan is impressive.
If you do not end up winning and still want to get one… you can. They are $128 (plus a 10% discount going on right now) on the Singapore Airlines Kris Shop.
ABOUT THE SINGAPORE SQ50 A380
There is no missing this livery, especially when it is on the giant A380. On both sides of the aircraft is a large Singaporean flag-themed design and the inboard engines have a SG50 logo. Making a design like this isn’t easy – here are some interesting facts about the design:
- The special decal used for the large flag portion was divided into about 50 panels for each plane
- The printing of the decal took about five days, on a 24/7 basis
- 12 rolls of decal materials were used, and each roll was about 4′ by 164′
- The amount of decal material used can cover 56 double-decker buses
- The decal application took about eight days
SPECIAL FARES TO CELEBRATE SQ50
To further celebrate Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, Singapore Airlines is not only making fancy models, but letting you fly for pretty darn cheap. They are offering $850 Economy Class fares to Singapore from its four US gateways: New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), San Francisco (SFO), and Houston (IAH).
The special deal started on Singapore’s Golden Jubilee on August 9, 2015 and they must be booked by September 27, 2015 for travel between September 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Book your flight, learn more, and read the restrictions on their website.
HOW TO WIN THE SQ50 MODEL
NOTE: The contest has now ended and comments are now closed. If you didn’t win, but still want of these sweet models — you can still buy one direct. Thanks for participating and wait for our next one!
Let’s get to the good stuff. You probably want one of those sweet SQ50 A380 models. Answer the question below in the comments and the person closest to the right answer will win.
What was the price of a cocktail, in economy, on Singapore Airlines during its launch year (in US dollars)?
One guess per person. If you cheat, you are not eligible. At 5:00 pm PDT on Saturday, August 29, 2015, we will close the comments. The two people that are closest to the correct answer will win. If there ends up being more than one person with the right answer, we will randomly pick two winners.
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