Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be organising the SIA Charity Run 2017 which will be held on 08 October 2017 (Sunday) at The Float @ Marina Bay to raise funds for the Community Chest. The Charity Run will comprise of a 10km Competitive Run, 5km Fun Run as well as Corporate Challenge with teams of seven runners completing 10km each (a total of 70km altogether!). Winners of the competitive runs will be able to win attractive prizes like a free Business Class ticket to any destination operated by Singapore Airlines (1st Prize), SilkAir (2nd Prize) and Scoot (3rd Prize).
Participants as well as members of the public who are not participating in the run can also look forward to fringe activities on the day of the Charity Run, such as musical performances by SIA employees. Early Bird Rates apply for participants who register before 31 July 2017.
The regional wing of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir is set to undergo a significant investment program where the cabin products will be upgraded as part of a multi-year initiative before finally being merged into Singapore Airlines. SilkAir unveiled their brand new 737 MAX 8s last year and even though it currently operates a fleet Airbus and Boeing aircraft, it is transitioning to an all-737 fleet.
KrisFlyer vRooms now allows KrisFlyer members to use their valuable miles on hotel stays and car rentals but the bottom line is this - save your miles for those Business Class and First Class flights instead. Now I have no expertise in car rentals but I dare say that I have had my fair share of hotel stays over the years.
Following the introduction of Singapore Airlines' latest regional Business Class product, the flag carrier airline of Singapore is expected to pick up the first of its new ultra-long-range (ULR) aircraft in the third quarter of 2018 and they are looking to launch non-stop flights from Singapore to New York by the end of the year. This 19-hour flight will become the world's longest non-stop flight and according to The Straits Times, the airline is also expected to offer non-stop flights to Los Angeles sometime next year.
I have previously written about the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme which offers an approximate 5% cashback (through HighFlyer points) for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for up to 30 traveling employees. These HighFlyer points are on top of the KrisFlyer miles that travelling employees may earn. Starting from 02 April 2018, businesses who are members of the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Programme in Singapore and Australia will also be able to earn HighFlyer points on Lufthansa and SWISS operated by Singapore Airlines on eligible sectors between Singapore, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland.
Thanks to an invitation by Singapore Airlines, I spent the last two days in Charleston, South Carolina where I got to tour the Boeing South Carolina facility and meet some of the biggest names in the travel industry. As some of you may know, Singapore Airlines' very first 787-10 Dreamliner landed in Changi Airport, Singapore this morning and with this, the airline has also introduced brand new regional cabin products that will will slowly replace the existing ones that are operated on the A330-300 and the 777-200. Singapore Airlines is also looking at the possibility of introducing new routes with the 787-10 Dreamliner.
This is the moment that everyone has been waiting for - an exclusive first look at the new Business Class seats on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. As mentioned previously, these new cabin products will be rolled out on selected flights between Singapore and Osaka as well as Perth. They will also be installed on selected Airbus A350s that will be utilised on regional routes (under eight hours of flight time) from Singapore.
If you have been following me closely on Instagram, you would have known that I am part of the media team who travelled to Charleston, South Carolina for the delivery of the world's first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines. The delivery ceremony which took place this evening in South Carolina marks the airlines' first 787-10 Dreamliner model - Singapore Airlines Group is the first in the world to operate all three Dreamliner models.
Instead of offering just 30% off required miles to selected destinations in March 2018 via KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes, eligible KrisFlyer members can now enjoy 50% redemption discount on award flights to Bali - redemption must be completed by 28 February 2018 for flights from 1-31 March 2018. With this generous 50% discount, flying to Bali will only require 3,750 miles and 8,750 miles in Economy Class and Business Class respectively each way.
Following the announcement earlier this month where Singapore Airlines revealed that Osaka is set to become the first scheduled route for their brand new Boeing 787-10 flight, the airline has now announced that Perth will become the second scheduled destination to be served by the new fleet of Dreamliners.
Sometime late last year, Singapore Airlines announced the changes (that are already in effect at the time of writing) to the mileage accrual rates, seat selection as well as baggage allowances. One of the things mentioned then was the upcoming changes to the fees pertaining to award tickets as well as redemption upgrades on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and other partner airlines that will come into effect on 01 March 2018.