SIA auctions first A380 tickets on eBay

Singapore Airlines has begun the ‘A380 First Flight Charity Auction’ on eBay to allow the widest opportunity for passengers to gain tickets for the historic flight.The Singapore Airlines A380 flies its first flight from Singapore to Sydney on Thursday 25 October and the return leg on Friday 26 October.

A majority of seats on both legs of the First Flight will be auctioned on eBay progressively over two weeks from Monday evening (Singapore time), 27 August 2007.

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 & 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.  Singapore Airlines’ global auction management agency, Auctionwire, has developed numerous ways for bidders to pre-qualify and lodge security deposits for bids requiring pre-qualification.