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Getting Singapore Air Suites at Saver rate
I’m planning my honeymoon to South Africa and would love to get Singpore’s Suites class there for my wife and I. I have the points having transferred to KrisFlyer from Citi Thankyou points, but no matter what I seem only to have the option to waitlist. I’m worried I’m going to have to transfer more points and burn through to many and pay the standard point redemption to get the suites class but then the value of my point redemption is in the range of 3.5 cents which kind of sucks. I’m considering giving up on the suites dream (and the double bed in the sky) and just going business with Singapore Air.
Do you have any tips on how to score the suites?
If you have specific dates you need to travel on, book the Business class awards and waitlist for Suites. If/when waitlist clears, you can cancel and rebook for a small fee. If you have issues doing that, calling their agents should quickly get you updated.
A lot of times, Suites only has 1 saver seat so it can be worth it to book 1 seat at the saver level and the 2nd seat at the standard level.
David. Thank you. I was thinking of doing just that (saver for one seat and standard for the second). One question on your idea re business class: if I book the business class seats, I won’t have enough points left over to book two more suites class. Would I need enough krisflyer points to book two suites tickets after having booked the business class tickets or would they count the points used in the business class tickets towards the suites?
you can waitlist without having all the points there, but they need to be there if the waitlist clears. So book, ticket and confirm business class awards, then waitlist separately for suites.
Perfect! You just cleared everything up for me! Thank you!
Are you sure you don’t have to have all the points to Waitlist? I’m honestly not sure, but we generally have people waitlist [I]first, [/I]then book whatever else.
Tiffany. Good point. I can see what you mean. Get on the waitlist first showing I have the available points and then book a biz class ticket with those same points. If waitlist comes open, I cancel my biz class and put those points to the suites ticket. On that note, I assume I can cancel tickets booked on points with no penalty…?
It’s a minor penalty to change the tickets — like $12 each I think, and you can do it all over the phone in one transaction.
SQ charges fees for canceling a ticket but its very low and very reasonable – $30 i think. Nothing like the $150-200 that US airlines charge
Lets go with what Tiffany said regarding fee 🙂
It’s $30 to cancel entirely, so you were close 😉
Gary over at VFTW had a post today about an uptick in suites availability out of JFK. Might be worth it to check on your desired dates again.