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!
Five days ago, I wrote about the new arrangement between Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts - the interesting bit is finally out! This brand new partnership will see opportunities in status matching, points and miles conversions as well as double-dipping in both programs every time you make an eligible stay at any participating Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property around the world. Here's a summary of five things you need to know about this partnership!
Before anyone asks the question, I am going to say this and hopefully only once - you can redeem Virgin America (VX) Elevate Points on Singapore Airlines (SQ) flights (you are however subjected to a smaller inventory and getting Suites on VX Points is actually impossible). With that being said, you may be saving a lot of your precious miles if you use VX points (and money too!) to redeem for short-haul flights. To put things into perspective, consider the differences in points (and miles!) required to get from Singapore to Denpasar (Bali) on Singapore Airlines via the VX Elevate and SQ KrisFlyer programmes.
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Singapore Airlines have just announced a joint partnership known as 'Infinite Journeys' which will provide members of Golden Circle and KrisFlyer with enhanced benefits. This partnership will allow double-dipping of rewards for Golden Circle and KrisFlyer members - it will also include enhanced benefits and recognition for elite member in both programmes each time they fly with Singapore Airlines or stay at any participating Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts property.
Some people may argue that there is nothing more worrying than being unable to Book the Cook (BTC) on your Singapore Airlines flights (yes I can hear you chanting Lobster Thermidor from where I am at). If you have the following error message that is stopping you from selecting a BTC meal, fret not because here's how you can quickly resolve it!
When I wrote about the possibility to fly on the highly-acclaimed Suites class on Singapore Airlines to Hong Kong for free last week, I received a number questions via emails on what is the best routes to redeem Suites class on. While there is no "best route" per se, here are the cheapest Suite Class redemptions (in ascending order of required miles) that you can do on Singapore Airlines from Singapore at the moment.
As part of The Great Singapore Airlines Getaway, American Express Cardholders who are amongst the first 1,000 to register for the following promotion will enjoy S$50 Statement Credit for simply spending S$1,500 on Singapore Airlines during September 2016.
I feel like I have a moral obligation to reiterate this point every now and then to make sure that people are indeed making the choice that will benefit them most so in this short article, I will show you how spending S$3,200 on Kaligo can give you a free flight in the famous Singapore Airlines Suites cabin to Hong Kong (worth S$2,800) for free - yes that's almost 88% cash back so take that cash back cards!
The full-service regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, has just announced the official launch of the All-Time Favourites menu which is a speciailly-curated selection of meals that are available on SilkAir flights from Singapore (3 hours and above) in Business Class. Similar to Book the Cook on Singapore Airlines, the All-Time Favourites menu will be made available to eligible customers via the respective SilkAir or Singapore Airlines websites, or through travel agents and the SilkAir or Singapore Airlines reservations offices, and will be available for all meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner.
If you have extra cash that you do not need and you are a couple of thousand miles away from your free flight on Singapore Airlines (or an alliance partner), check out Standard Chartered's SGD Miles Time Deposit. Deposit fresh funds into the special account (6 months) before 31 July 2016 and earn up to 60,000 KrisFlyer Miles on your investment - you may also be eligible for a priority banking account with the bank.
When I traveled to Auckland last year for work, I mentioned that it was possible to bid for an upgrade on the Air New Zealand flight that I was on. Today, it appears that Singapore Airlines has finally jumped on the bandwagon to offer a similar service to selected passengers.