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!
Elite members on the Emirates Skywards program will also be able to earn up to 75% bonus miles:
- Silver - 25% bonus miles
- Gold - 50% bonus miles
- Platinum - 75% bonus miles
In celebration of this partnership, Emirates Skywards members will be able to earn triple Skywards Miles on all purchases made via Mileslife until 30 November 2017. Skywards Miles can be earned from numerous handpicked merchants, ranging from mid-to-high end restaurants, recreational activities, premium spas, wellness centers, exclusive boutique hotels, luxury resorts and even train travel. Some of the current partner merchants include Michelin-starred restaurants such as Bacchanalia and popular F&B outlets such as Crystal Jade Group, Salt Grill & Sky Bar and Artemis Grill; hotels and spas such as Capella Singapore, Belmond, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts, The Fullerton Hotels, and many more.
Having signed on the award-winning frequent flyer programme, Emirates Skywards to their ranks of partner airlines, Mileslife’s extensive frequent flyer network is providing its service across Asia, Europe, America and the Middle East. As the first direct airline miles and points earning platform, Mileslife is pioneering a new way that enables members to collect airline miles and points through their dining, travel spending, spas and other recreational activities. It endeavours to cultivate and elevate the entire airline loyalty program industry as well as strengthening the connection between airlines, customers, merchants, and banks. Launched in China on November 2015, and subsequently in Singapore earlier this year, Mileslife has partnered with a number of leading loyalty programs in Singapore and China.
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!
There will be a number of network adjustments that the Qantas Group will be making to its services between Singapore and Australia - this affects both Qantas as well as Jetstar. The Singapore to Sydney route will be operated by an Airbus A380 (with the latest cabin products) from early March 2018 and an additional flight between Singapore and Perth will be added. Jetstar Asia (3K) will exit the Singapore-Perth route altogether. At the same time, Jetstar Airways (JQ) will also be reducing the number of flights between Singapore and Melbourne.
Emirates is currently running a promotion on their famous Business Class products for travels between 01 January 2018 to 30 June 2018 - booking needs to be completed before the end of 25 December 2017. Travellers will be able to experience the A380 Onboard Lounge and also enjoy complimentary chauffeur-drive services when they fly on Business Class.
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.
Asia Pacific's best Low Cost Airline for four consecutive years, Scoot, is planning to operate four-times-weekly flights between Singapore and Berlin with the iconic Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the second half of 2018, subject to regulatory approval. The low-cost arm of Singapore Airlines will be the Group's fourth destination in Germany after Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, which are operated by Singapore Airlines.
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!
When I visited Beijing back in July this year, I flew back from Beijing to Singapore on Air China's Business Class - it was my very first experience with Air China and even though it was quite a good flight (albeit being delayed for 3 hours), it was very different from what you would expect on a Singapore Airlines flight. Since I visited the Air China Business Class Lounge previously and have experienced firsthand at how busy it can actually get, I made plans to check out the arguably more exclusive Air China First Class Lounge instead this time.
The Cathay Pacific Group will be introducing high-speed WiFi to its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 fleets from mid-2018. This is in response to its customers' growing demand for in-flight connectivity and it follows the successful introduction of broadband services to its Airbus A350-900 aircraft.