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.
I flew from Singapore to Auckland (and back) on Singapore Airlines' Suites last year and have recently relived some of those happy moments from Singapore to Beijing where I enjoyed over a bottle of vintage Krug 2004 all to myself. Since I was booked a Premium Economy flight from Singapore to Auckland, I have waitlisted an upgrade from Premium Economy to Business Class for 35,000 KrisFlyer Miles and it cleared prior to the date of travel.
Singapore Airlines will soon allow KrisFlyer members 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. More importantly, there will be an increase in required KrisFlyer Miles for some Star Alliance Award Tickets (Business and First Class only) from the very same day.
It has been slightly under a year since my last flight on Singapore Airlines' famous Suites and having seen the new A380 Suites (which will be debuting on 18 December 2017), I wanted to make sure that I had at least one more experience in the current Suites (which I personally prefer, in terms of the way it looks) before the existing A380s get retrofitted with the new cabin products by the end of 2020. I arranged for the limousine to drop me off at the First Class Check-in Reception of Terminal 3 where I was quickly greeted by a porter (who proceeded to take my luggage) before being ushered to the check-in desk where my boarding passes were printed and handed over to me alongside the famous golden ticket (an invitation to The Private Room). There is no reason to stay any longer at the First Class Check-in Reception and so I went through a private immigration area to quickly find myself near the SilverKris Lounge in Terminal 3.
Exactly one week ago, Singapore Airlines confirmed Sydney as the very first route that it will debut the brand new A380 cabin products. The first of the new A380 from Singapore Airlines will operate on 18 December 2017 from Changi Airport's Terminal 3 to Sydney. While there have been alleged leaks of the new Suites and even a seat map two days prior to the official event, it is now apparent that these leaks were indeed accurate and representative of the actual product. This is an exclusive first look at the brand new A380 cabin products (Suites, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy) on Singapore Airlines.
After being won over by Beijing when I visited it back in July, I planned a return visit for November this year and as I was going through the motion to Book the Cook for my flight (find out the differences in Suites/First Class versus Business in terms of BTC options!) from Singapore to Beijing, I noticed that the inflight menu is now being made available for my upcoming flight. While this is not a revolutionary new feature for the aviation industry, Singapore Airlines has been known to keep things like these (amongst other things like the new A380 products) safely guarded.
Singapore Airlines has confirmed Sydney as the first route to debut the brand new cabin products on the A380 planes. The first of the A380 will operate on 18 December 2017 and it will depart Singapore at 20:40PM to arrive into Sydney at 07:40AM on the following day. The new cabin products which will include the highly-anticipated Suites and Business Class products as well as the Premium Economy and Economy Class follows four years of development involving extensive customer feedback.
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).
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!).
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!
Everyone remembers their very first First Class experience (especially so if you were traveling in Suites) - I remember mine very vividly when I flew from Singapore to Auckland (even though I only wrote about it on the Auckland to Singapore segment) after taking a Business Class flight from Hong Kong to Singapore a couple of hours before that. Apart from the amazing cabin experience as well as the customary visit to The Private Room which is located inside the SilverKris Lounge in Terminal 3 of the Changi Airport, one can also look forward to a more extensive (and in many cases, expensive) selection with 'Book the Cook' (BTC) menu.