Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
Singapore Airlines Waitlisting Australia to NYC award
I am planning/trying to book Singapore Airlines First Class from Australia to NYC via Singapore and Frankfurt.
At the moment there are no saver awards available for the flight from Singapore to Frankfurt on the dates I looked for. However, there are dates with saver awards with wait list option available.
My question is: can I book the complete journey anyway, even if one leg is only wait list and then hope the wait list will clear? Or can I book any other day with an award available and then put me on the wait list for the dates I want to fly?
I want to avoid booking individual segments, as the award rate is more expensive this way.
No one any experience with that?
I’ve never done it myself – but I would think if the wait list is available on the right day, that’s your best option…
The general advice with Singapore Airlines is to book at least one confirmed award, and you can waitlist yourself on as many flights as you want (you can even waitlist yourself on the same flight as your confirmed award in a different booking class). Then you can cancel your confirmed award if the waitlist clears, but that’s definitely a gamble with the Suites and on this route as availability is always extremely limited.