First Seat on Singapore Airlines A380 Sells for Record-breaking USD$100,380.00

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The first ticket of the Singapore Airlines A380 First Flight Charity Auction received a winning bid of USD$100,380.00 today. The lucky winning bidder will receive a pair of one-way Suites tickets from Singapore to Australia and the opportunity to join Singapore Airlines as guests for the historical delivery of the first A380 by Airbus, at their headquarters in Toulouse, France. In addition to being pampered, the winning bidder who hails from Sydney Australia will also have dinner at the award-winning restaurant -My Humble House, by Sam Leong's who is also head culinary chef for Singapore Airlines.

We have bidders who have expressed a strong interest and intent to be on this historical flight. We have seen great support from the global community as bidders continue to express their support with strong bidding activity.

The first ticket of the Singapore Airlines A380 First Flight Charity Auction received a winning bid of USD$100,380.00 today. The lucky winning bidder will receive a pair of one-way Suites tickets from Singapore to Australia and the opportunity to join Singapore Airlines as guests for the historical delivery of the first A380 by Airbus, at their headquarters in Toulouse, France. In addition to being pampered, the winning bidder who hails from Sydney Australia will also have dinner at the award-winning restaurant -My Humble House, by Sam Leong's who is also head culinary chef for Singapore Airlines.

"Its been so long since we've had an aeronautical feat of engineering: the 747 or even Concorde, I'm extremely excited to have the opportunity to be the 1st ever passenger on such a large feat of engineering and even better that charities are benefiting from the maiden flight" said Julian Hayward, the lucky bidder from Sydney Australia.

With hours remaining on the first release of seats, bidding continues to increase rapidly. Suites tickets have currently been bid up to just over USD$10,000, Business Class Tickets reaching US$8,000 and economy seats bid up to an average price of USD$1,000. With time still remaining, interested bidders can register and place their bids by visiting A380 Auction Site.

"We have bidders who have expressed a strong interest and intent to be on this historical flight. We have seen great support from the global community as bidders continue to express their support with strong bidding activity. "Many bidders are prepared to pay a premium because they know that 100% of their bid is going to worthy charities" said Joshua Gold, from Auctionwire, the auction management agency hired by Singapore Airlines to conduct the auction. This first winning bid is a great start to a charity auction that will provide a great experience for so many people, include the passengers in the air and the charities on the ground.

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