When I traveled to Auckland last year for work, I mentioned that it was possible to bid for an upgrade on the Air New Zealand flight that I was on. Today, it appears that Singapore Airlines has finally jumped on the bandwagon to offer a similar service to selected passengers.
If your booking is eligible, you may receive an email that will invite you to submit a closed bid (within a preset range - so $1 is not possible) for a potential upgrade - do note that bidding must be made in dollars as bidding with KrisFlyer miles is currently unavailable (not to mention unwise too). Once you have submitted your bid, you will be able to change or cancel it up to 50 hours prior to departure. Should your bid be successful, you will receive an email confirmation 48 hours prior to your flight to notify you of this.
Like hotel rooms, seats on airlines are highly perishable and therefore, having a dynamic closed-bidding system like mySQupgrade allows passengers to enjoy premium class cabins (which would have otherwise gone unsold) at a discounted rate.
Start from 01 October 2019, Business Class and First Class passengers that are traveling on selected Singapore Airlines flights will get to enjoy four Ramen Keisuke specialty dishes (on rotation) on selected Japan routes as well as on selected flights departing Singapore (as part of the Book the Cook menu).
Time to use that IAP to enjoy savings on Qatar Airways’ Business Class and First Class - a brand new Premium Lounge is expected to open next year and it looks beautiful!
For travel between 1-31 October 2019, save 30% off the number of required miles on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir when you redeem your miles across selected routes by 30 September 2019!
SilkAir (the regional wing of Singapore Airlines) will be transferring its services to Busan in South Korea to Singapore Airlines from 28 October 2019.
Leave it to Japan Airlines to make a 3-hour flight a wonderful one - beautifully-presented food, delicious sake and a relatively-comfortable seat that took me from Tokyo to Taipei.
New Book the Cook dishes created in partnership with wellness brand COMO Shambhala are coming on your Singapore Airlines flights in Premium Economy, Business Class as well as First Class.
American Express has just confirmed six new Centurion Lounges that will open by the end of 2020.
The massive Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge (Business Class) in Narita International Airport is beautiful and the food is great - check out my review of this space!
Flying on Japan Airlines in Business Class is one of the cheapest ways to get to Tokyo from Singapore - find out more about my experience which requires only 25,000 AS Miles for an almost-return trip.
The new marhaba Lounge in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport looks great but have average food - this will also become Singapore Airlines’ temporary KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in the near future.