It may be a blessing in disguise that I have not found the time to flying Singapore A380 Suites this year…now maybe I’ll fly it for 14 hours instead of just five…
Singapore Airlines is not only stingy with award space (releasing only a small subset to partners), but particularly protective of its latest first class product. The new A380 suites are something I have wanted to review all year, but have not been doing the Asia travel this year that I have in years past.
But as happened when Singapore unveiled its first generation suites, the carrier finally seems to be relaxing award space restrictions.
I’ve seen saver first class space on the new suites between Singapore and both London and Zurich.
While there’s not much space, and never more than one seat per flight, I’m seeing saver space next July and August (H/T: Mainly Miles).
At 125,000 miles one-way, that’s hardly a “killer” deal, but does put the award within reach and is actually a great deal compared to what you’d pay for an Air France award ticket from Singapore to Paris. Singapore Airlines also does not pass along fuel surcharges or other bogus fees on its own award flights.
Considering you can transfer in points from American Express, Capitol One, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi Thank You, it’s really not a bad use of miles, though a shame only one seat per flight is opened.
Quite honestly, this year has been so busy I have not thought much about travel in 2020. But as the year draws to a close, it is time to start planning review trips for 2020 and I think SQ305 will be one of them…
Don’t have the miles? You can still score Singapore Suites space on the A380 to Shanghai and Mumbai and use less than half the number of miles.
image: Singapore Airlines