When Singapore Airlines ran a 50% off flight redemption promotion last year, we all thought it was crazy. Still with that being said, it was Singapore's Golden Jubilee year last year and the whole SG50 pride was in full swing. I managed to chance upon the following promotion this evening as I was browsing the internet - 30% off Online Flight Redemptions on Singapore Airlines!
Before you get super excited, travel needs to happen between 15 February 2016 to 26 May 2016 and reservation has to be made between now and 14 February 2016. See below for a snapshot of prices (in required KrisFlyer Miles) but definitely check out the main site for more information!
Following the slight devaluation announcement this morning, KrisFlyer will be rolling out new changes in the days ahead. Unlike what has happened earlier today, all the changes in this article are largely positive and it will make the whole award redemption process a little less daunting (at least for beginners). Starting with the revisions to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Award and Upgrade Charts, these changes will begin rolling out from 24 January 2019.
Back in March 2017, changes were made in regards to the number of miles required for redemption tickets as well as redemption upgrade bookings. Today, KrisFlyer has just published a brand new award chart that will go live on 24 January 2019 - these upcoming changes are negative (as you would expect) for consumers and they will hit Saver redemption tickets the most. Interestingly enough, the number of miles required for an award flight in Economy will not be changing but you will be expected to fork out 1,500 to 7,000 more KrisFlyer Miles (6.0 to 12.3% increase) each way in Business and First Class.
Singapore Airlines started making in-flight menus available online sometime late last year and this really helps you decide whether you would like to Book the Cook (if available) or not. Today, Singapore Airlines has launched a new service that enables all customers traveling in Suites, First Class and Business Class from anything in the airline's global network to pre-order their main courses from their flights' menus - this means that you are now able to confirm your meal choice up to 24 hours before the flight's scheduled departure time.
The first Airbus A350-900 medium haul aircraft from Singapore Airlines has just landed in Adelaide this morning at 8:15AM after its inaugural flight from Singapore. The aircraft entered into service as SQ279 and it will depart Adelaide for Singapore today at 10:45AM as SQ278. The A350-900 medium haul aircraft features the new regional Business Class and Economy Class cabin products that were recently launched on the airline's Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner fleet (check out the delivery flight of the first aircraft HERE!). This is also the first aircraft in the Singapore Airlines fleet to feature a Thales AVANT In-flight Entertainment System.
My flight from Shanghai to Singapore was on a relatively new plane (9V-SKU) and as you would imagine, the Business Class cabin features the new cabin products. The Business Class seats have 55" of seat pitch and 30" of seat width - this is fairly similar to what the previous Business Class product on the A380-800 offers but strangely enough, I know a handful of people who actually prefer the previous product for sleeping. Read more about my Business Class experience now!
As part of the merger into Singapore Airlines, SilkAir will be transferring a number of routes into Scoot over the next two years. These planned changes are expected to take place from April 2019 and they are scheduled to complete by the second half of 2020. As part of the whole realignment, Scoot will also be transferring some of its services to existing destinations served by Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.
I recently traveled on flight SQ828 to Shanghai from Singapore and it was operated on a 777-300ER. The Business Class cabin has been retrofitted with the 2013 J products and the flight was wonderful!
You know the drill - from now until 30 November 2018, enjoy 30% redemption discount on selection routes across the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network for travel between 01 December 2018 and 31 December 2018 - blackout dates apply. This 30% discount is also applicable to travel to the USA (San Francisco and Los Angeles only) from 01 January 2019 to 31 January 2019.
After weeks of speculation, Singapore Airlines has just officially announced Seattle as the fourth city US city to be served non-stop from Singapore - this is also the fifth US city in the airlines' route network. The non-stop Singapore to Seattle flights are due to be launched on 03 September 2019 and it will be initially operated three times a week before increasing to four times a week in October 2019.
The Regional Business Class product of Singapore Airlines is one that is often talked about - the 1-2-1 cabin configuration offers direct aisle-access for every single seat and the lie-flat seats are definitely comfortable enough for a medium-haul flight. Even though I have experienced this previously on the delivery flight from Charleston to Singapore, I have not actually flown it for leisure. On my latest trip to Bali, I decided to book flight SQ942 which is operated by the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.