According to the latest report by the Australian Business Traveller, Singapore Airlines will be unveiling the brand new Suites and Business Class product (which is expected to be retrofitted to most of Singapore Airlines' existing A380 fleet) on 02 November 2017. These products are due for a refresh after being in operation for over 10 years and it will be exciting to see how it contrasts with the existing Suites and Business Class seats.
As a previously leaked seat map on Singapore Airlines' new A380 has shown, the new Suites cabin will consist of only 6 to 8 'throne' seats in a 1-1 configuration and the maiden flight is still believed to be on the SIN-SYD route.
Having flown the Business Class cabin on Singapore Airlines' A380-800 product on multiple occasions, I am personally very interested to see what it is going to look like. This new business class seat will also be appearing on the airline's Airbus A350-900ULR which is expected to debut in late 2018.
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.
If you do not have any plans for June 2018 yet and you are thinking about going somewhere, check out Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes to save 30% off required KrisFlyer Miles to and from selected destinations! Thinking about trying one of the new A380 products? Flying from Singapore to Hong Kong in Business Class will just set you back 19,250 KrisFlyer Miles (instead of 27,500) each way!
I recently spent approximately 30 hours in Dubai and travelled on from Dubai to New York on Emirates’ A380-800 in Business Class. This was my first experience with the flagship product of this airline and I got to experience the on-board bar as well as a personal minibar in my seat.
My favourite frequent flyer program right now has got to be Alaska Airlines's Mileage Plan (even though I have not actually flown a single mile on Alaska Airlines before). The reason is very simple - the miles are simply worth a lot more and crediting the same revenue Business Class flights give me a whole lot more value. You might remember that these miles are also incredibly useful for traveling on Japan Airlines in Business Class and what a lot of people do not realise is that you are actually able to cancel your award tickets up to 60 days prior to departure but this is going to change on 5 June 2018.
I recently travelled on Emirates' Business Class for the first time as I had to be in the US for work and I took the opportunity to check out the refurbished Emirates Lounge in Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) before my flight. One of the many perks of traveling in Business Class is the complimentary chauffeur-drive service that passengers can take advantage of - you will essentially be driven to and from the airport by one of the limousine partners that Emirates has in the city.
Scoot has finally teamed up with KrisFlyer to allow all members to earn and redeem KrisFlyer miles on all eligible Scoot flights. Depending on the itinerary of your flight, mileage accrual could be in the form of actual dollar spend or based on fare class and distance travelled. Redeeming KrisFlyer miles on Scoot is only possible via Miles and Cash payment or via Scoot Vouchers (which will be made available until 25 May 2018 only).
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.
The Emirates Lounge in Terminal 1 of Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) undergone refurbishment last year for five months and the new First and Business Class lounge was unveiled in 2017. The last time that I visited this lounge was back in 2014 when I still held Qantas Frequent Flyer Gold status and the lounge was looking a lot more dated then. Since I was traveling to Dubai from Singapore in Business Class, I had access to The Emirates Lounge - this is also accessible to passengers traveling in First Class as well as Skywards Platinum and Gold members travelling in Economy Class.
I recently travelled to Florida for a work trip and I travelled on Delta Air Lines' First Class (Domestic) for the first time between New York and Tampa. Check out my review of flight DL2593 on Delta Air Lines’ First Class (Domestic) from JFK to TPA.
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.