The first scheduled destination for Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner is Osaka (KIX) and services are expected to begin officially in May 2018. Singapore Airlines will become the world's first airline to operate the brand new 787-10 and the national flag carrier has 49 of these on firm order - the first aircraft is due for delivery from Boeing's North Charleston, South Carolina production facility in March 2018.
The new Boeing 787-10s will be operated on selected Bangkok (BKK) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) flights for crew training purposes prior to May 2018 and together with this new fleet, Singapore Airlines will also be debuting its highly-anticipated new regional cabin products (check out the current Regional Business Class product!) that will be fitted with 337 seats in a two class cabin - 36 seats in Business and 301 seats in Economy Class.
Crew Familiarisation Flights
Dates: 3 April 2018 to 2 May 2018
Flights: SQ970 and SQ973
Dates: 3 April 2018 to 31 May 2018
Flights: SQ118 and SQ119
First Scheduled Route for 787-10 on SQ
Dates: From 3 May 2018
The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escape list has just been published! You know the drill - simply redeem an eligible flight to and from the listed destinations to save 30% off the number of KrisFlyer miles required. All bookings have to be made online before the end of 30 June 2019 for travel between 1-31 July 2019!
With lounges in Dubai, Melbourne and Karachi, marhaba (part of dnata) has officially opened another airport lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. Located in Terminal 3, the newest airport lounge (which you can access with your Priority Pass membership) features seating for over 130 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation as well as shower facilities.
Star Alliance has just announced plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the second Connecting Partner in its global network.
After much speculation and apprehension, British Airways Executive Club has just launched their brand new Partner Award Charts that goes live effective immediately - find out how much more do you need to fork out in Business and First Class!
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a relatively new addition to the third busiest airport in China. Officially opened back in April 2018, this 600,000 sqm space is home to China Southern Airlines but more importantly, a brand new lounge (accessible via Priority Pass) that I was meaning to check out — Premium Lounge. My flight from Guangzhou back to Singapore was on Singapore Airlines and it was conveniently departing from the relatively-new Terminal 2 of the airport.
The school holidays in June are coming right up so if you are a working parent and you would like to go somewhere with your children next month, it is worthwhile to check out the latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes. Enjoy 30% savings on the number of required KrisFlyer miles to a wide selection of destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network - simply redeem online between now and 31 May 2019 for travel from 01 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 inclusive.
I have been to The Qantas Singapore Lounge on many occasions and it is probably one of my favourite airport lounges in Singapore. The quality of food is good, the interiors are beautiful, there is a proper bar (that does solid cocktails) and the lounge will also be expanding this year to cater for more premium cabin guests. Since my last visit to the British Airways Lounge and Concorde Bar was during the peak hours, I was not able to get a decent shot of the interiors and as such, I have decided to drop by the airport a little earlier to check out the BA lounge next door.
As you may already know, on my flight from Singapore to Brisbane, my seat in Business Class was unable to recline fully on an overnight flight and after reaching out to the Qantas Customer Care team, I was being offered 5,000 Qantas Points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’. While my flight was a commercial ticket (meaning to say, I paid good money for it), it is worth noting that a redemption in the same cabin class will cost 60,000 Qantas Points one way - therefore, 5,000 Points is definitely not a reasonable compensation amount in my opinion. After replying that 5,000 Qantas Points is unreasonable, I have now gotten a counter offer for 7,000 Qantas Points or have my QFF account credited with two Business Lounge passes.
Damaged Business Class seat that cannot lie-flat on a redeye flight. Qantas has now offered me 5,000 points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’.
After spending a long weekend in Hanoi and one of the city's most luxurious hotels, the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72. I headed to the Noi Bai International Airport and spent some time in both the Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge as well as the Song Hong Business Lounge. Check out my Business Class experience on Singapore Airlines from Hanoi to Singapore.