When Singapore Airlines ran a 50% off flight redemption promotion last year, we all thought it was crazy. Still with that being said, it was Singapore's Golden Jubilee year last year and the whole SG50 pride was in full swing. I managed to chance upon the following promotion this evening as I was browsing the internet - 30% off Online Flight Redemptions on Singapore Airlines!
Before you get super excited, travel needs to happen between 15 February 2016 to 26 May 2016 and reservation has to be made between now and 14 February 2016. See below for a snapshot of prices (in required KrisFlyer Miles) but definitely check out the main site for more information!
Following the official debut of the new A380 products on Singapore Airlines, Singapore's flag carrier has just announced that London and Hong Kong (from 16 February 2018 and 18 February 2018 respectively) will be the next two destinations that will be served by A380s featuring the new cabin products.
While checking out some of my upcoming flights on Singapore Airlines, I noticed that the way flights are displayed when you Manage Booking as well as select your seats are different. Even though the changes are not drastic, it is interesting to see how Singapore Airlines now make it easier for you to know exactly which type of aircraft will you be traveling on.
In a curious turn of events, it appears that Singapore Airlines will no longer be implementing that Credit Card Surcharge for flights departing Singapore after all. In less than 24 hours, the national airline of Singapore has decided not to charge the 1.30% credit card fee on Economy Lite tickets from 20 January 2018 following further review. Since its announcement, the decision to charge a service fee for the airline’s lowest priced tickets has come under heavy criticisms and while I personally find the fee insignificant (especially since you can avoid it with a debit card or simply paying PayPal), the airline has decided to take a step back with regards to this decision.
Singapore Airlines has just announced that they will be introducing a credit card fee from 20 January 2018 and in case you have already forgotten, this is also when the new fare types will be introduced. What a lot people do not realise already is that Singapore Airlines have been charging a credit card fee for flights departing from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom as well as Belgium Netherlands from as early as November 2016. What is even more important to realise is that this fee will only be applicable to passengers traveling in the cheapest fare class (Economy Lite) and there are multiple ways around it if you are hell-bent on avoiding this 1.30% fee.
To meet the growing travel demand, Singapore Airlines will be increasing the flight frequency from Singapore to Cape Town. Cape Town will be served with a daily flight from Singapore via Johannesburg from 26 March 2018 (up from the current four flights per week). The additional flights will complement the airline's current daily service to Johannesburg and it will be served by the Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
There have been plenty of developments lately with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir over the year. For starters, Singapore Airlines unveiled brand new cabin products on their new A380s and they have also made award ticket redemption with partner airlines possible online (alongside an increase in required KrisFlyer miles for award tickets on Star Alliance carriers). Singapore Airlines and SilkAir has now issued a joint media release to introduce a brand new airfare pricing structure that will begin next month alongside revisions to advance seat selection, FFP mileage accrual rates, baggage allowances as well as the modification component on some fare types - find out about all the changes below!
A third daily flight between Singapore and Auckland will be launched from 28 October 2018 to boost capacity on this route by up to 40% - this will add more than 165,000 seats between these two cities per year. The additional service alongside a revision of current schedules will shorten the connection times as well as connectivity through the Singapore hub.
Following the devaluation of KrisFlyer Miles on Star Alliance Redemption Tickets today, KrisFlyer members are now able to redeem their KrisFlyer miles for award tickets on Star Alliance and other partners on singaporeair.com or via their mobile applicable from 07 December 2017 (which is today!). If you login to your KrisFlyer account and try to make a redemption booking, you will notice that there are three buttons located on the search results page and you will be able to sort through flights that are operated by Singapore Airlines/SilkAir, Star Alliance Airlines and Other Partner Airlines respectively.
The next time you book a flight with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, be mindful that some of these destinations may be on the Group's low-cost subsidiary Scoot. Customers will now be able to enjoy more choice and convenience when they travel to more than 130 destinations that are served by the Singapore Airlines Group as a result of this new codeshare agreement.
I traveled from Auckland to Singapore on a direct Singapore Airlines flight in Business Class and was served one of the best Book The Cook meals that I have ever eaten in the sky. Find out how this 10-hour journey looks like in photos and why you should always endeavor to save your miles for longer haul flights like these!