Between June and August 2016, ANA is inviting all passengers on a specially curated culinary journey to the Fukui, Yamanashi and Kagoshima prefectures. ANA's in-flight menu as well as the F&B offerings at various airport lounges in Tokyo will be refreshed with the freshest ingredients from these three prefectures.
First launched in 2013, this project aims to promote and showcase regional agricultural produce from less-known regions in Japan. Ultimately, it hopes to drive tourism (both domestic and international) as well as to stimulate the local economy. For Q3 of 2016 (June to August), the F&B offerings will come from the Fukui, Yamanashi and Kagoshima prefectures:
At ANA airport lounges in Haneda, Narita and Kansai, ANA customers will also be able to sample Japanese sake, shochu, 'kokushu' or national spirits of Japan. The next Tastes of JAPAN' by ANA will refresh in September 2016 and will follow a common 3-month cycle. Previously featured prefectures include Kumamoto, Hokkaido, Miyagi, Ehime, Miyazaki, Shizuoka, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Ishikawa, Okayama, Oita, Yamagata, Kagawa, Yamaguchi, Fukushima, Osaka, Tottori, Toyama, Nara, Fukuoka, Niigata, Kanagawa, Shiga, Aichi, Gifu, Mie, Aomori, Kyoto and Saga.
Qantas first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring next-generation seating across Economy, Premium Economy and Business has touched down in Sydney, marking the start of an exciting new era for the national carrier and for how Australians travel. With an extended flying range and cabin layout, the 236-seat plane will open up more direct routes (e.g. Perth to London) and take passengers' comfort to the next level. The aircraft also features the Boeing-designed turbulence dampening technology, improved air quality to reduce jet lag and 65 per cent larger windows that give an increased sense of space.
I have recently flown on SilkAir from Singapore to Phuket and could not justify paying more than five times more (S$1,300) for a 90-minute flight - the same flight in Economy costs approximately S$240. With that being said, the MI Upgrade is something that people do not talk about often. It is basically a bidding system that allows you to make an offer to SilkAir to upgrade your flight from Economy to Business - if the bid is unsuccessful, you do not pay anything at all and if it is, you pay the amount that you have offered.
Singapore Airlines has just announced the KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes redemption specials for November 2017 travels. KrisFlyer members will be able to enjoy 30% discount on KrisFlyer Miles required on selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flight that is done online - bookings must be made before the end of 31 October 2017 for travel between 01 November 2017 and 30 November 2017 (inclusive).
Users of Mileslife and Emirates Skywards members will now be able to earn miles from dining, hotel stays, spa experiences and other recreational activities when transacting on Mileslife. The miles-earning app which has only been launched back in June 2017 now offers the opportunity for eligible members to earn up to 5 Skywards Miles and an additional bonus based on their Emirates Skywards tier per dollar. Link you Emirates Skywards account before 30 November 2017 for 200 free Skywards Miles!
Previously known as The Green Market, TGM is Plaza Premium Lounge's only airport lounge in Terminal 2 of the Singapore Changi Airport. TGM is probably one of the best-kept secrets in Changi Airport where airport lounges are concerned - it serves a mixture of Japanese and Korean Cuisine (as well as healthy options) here and it really resembles more of a restaurant than a typical airport lounge. TGM is located on Level 3, next to DFS's Whiskey House in Terminal 2 and it is accessible (and free!) to anyone with a valid Priority Pass Card or Plaza Premium Lounge access - TGM is also open to public and there is a rather extensive a la carte menu (chargeable) to select from.
The five-times-weekly services on Scoot to Yangon, Myanmar will be taken over by the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir from 29 October 2017. This will boost SilkAir's operations to Yangon to 15 non-stop flights each week. Parent company Singapore Airlines also operates daily services to Yangon.
Like most miles that you can accrue on an airline, KrisFlyer Miles are best used for Business Class flights and above - it allows you to travel on an aspiration-class of service that you may not necessarily want to pay for. For example, flying on Suites is extremely attainable with careful planning and spending (charging your expenses carefully is not the same as being frugal - it is about using the right credit card!).
After months of anticipation, SilkAir has finally unveiled the brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 today with improved seats, new sky interior (which changes colour according to the time of day) and quieter engines for greater comfort. SilkAir plans to retire the older Airbus A320s and A319s eventually and replace them with the newer Boeing 737-800s as well as the Boeing 737 MAX 8s.
Following the announcement of seasonal flights to Sapporo and Harbin this upcoming winter, Scoot will be launching ticket sales to Honolulu (the airline's second long-haul destination after Athens) tomorrow. The new service between Singapore and Honolulu also marks Scoot's maiden entry into the United States of America.
Singapore Airlines and Grab has just announced a partnership that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience moving forward. The mobile applications of both companies will feature integrated components to allow customers traveling to the airport in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to book a Grab ride easily. More importantly, users will also be able to redeem their GrabRewards Reward Points for KrisFlyer Miles!