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 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.
Slightly over a year ago, Singapore Airlines introduced a series of PPS Rewards for their PPS Members (find out what the difference between KrisFlyer Elite Gold and PPS here) and these rewards are basically incentives (think of them as milestone bonuses) for reaching certain levels of spend - double KrisFlyer miles, redemption discounts, as well as one-class cabin upgrades. While these benefits have been exclusive to top-tier members, a brand new selection of KrisFlyer Elite Gold Rewards will become available to KrisFlyer Elite Gold members from 09 October 2018.
In conjunction with Infinite Journeys' second anniversary, Singapore Airlines as well as Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts are offering members double rewards between 04 October 2018 to 31 October 2018. The double rewards only affect point conversions between KrisFlyer Miles and Golden Circle (GC) Points (and vice versa) - all the other benefits (e.g. fast track to KrisFlyer Elite Gold) remain status quo at the time of writing.
Singapore Airlines has just announced Adelaide as the launch destination for their new Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft. The aircraft will be fitted with 303 seats across two cabin class - 40 seats in Business Class and 263 seats in Economy Class - and it will be equipped with the recently launched regional Business Class and Economy Class cabin products. The new A350-900 will operate as SQ279 from Singapore to Adelaide and SQ278 from Adelaide back to Singapore from 17 December 2018 (subject to regulatory approval).
Singapore Airlines is the first airline in Asia-Pacific to offer the added flexibility of saving mobile boarding passes on Google Pay - the digital wallet platform and online payment system developed by Google. Customers (with an Android mobile device) traveling on Singapore Airlines will be able to check-in on their computer or mobile device from 48 hours to 1.5 hours before their flight departs and they will be able to download the boarding pass to their mobile devices if they are departing from selected cities.
Customers departing on eligible Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights will soon be able to pre-order duty-free merchandise up to 60 minutes prior to the scheduled time of flight departure out of Singapore. Effective from 05 September 2018, customers departing Singapore on select SilkAir flights on weekdays between 10:00AM and 4:00PM will be amongst the first to enjoy such an offering.
Launching on 11 October 2018, the world's longest flight will be operated by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and New York (Newark) - the flight time is 18 hours and 45 minutes. Singapore Airlines and Canyon Ranch, the world’s premiere integrative wellness brand, have forged a partnership to re-invent ultra-long-haul travel with a focus on wellness cuisines, rest and relaxation, and general well-being on the world’s longest flights.