In a curious turn of events, it appears that Singapore Airlines will no longer be implementing that Credit Card Surcharge for flights departing Singapore after all. In less than 24 hours, the national airline of Singapore has decided not to charge the 1.30% credit card fee on Economy Lite tickets from 20 January 2018 following further review. Since its announcement, the decision to charge a service fee for the airline’s lowest priced tickets has come under heavy criticisms and while I personally find the fee insignificant (especially since you can avoid it with a debit card or simply paying PayPal), the airline has decided to take a step back with regards to this decision.
While I can’t say for certain whether pulling back on this planned surcharge is good for PR at this point (since the damage has already been done), I believe this will appease the netizens who have voiced so strongly about this matter. Fare transparency is always important and being able to get around the surcharge through an alternative mode of payment seems reasonable enough for me.
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.
Simply redeem your KrisFlyer miles online across selected routes by 31 August 2019 for travel between 1-30 September 2019 to save 30% off the number of required miles on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir!
You will now get more (free!) data when flying in Business Class or First Class on Singapore Airlines.
In order to facilitate Scoot's growth in the next few years, operations will be shifted from Terminal 2 (T2) to Terminal 1 (T2) of Singapore Changi Airport from 22 October 2019.