As I wrote about last week, Singapore Airlines will be launching flights between Singapore and Seattle as of September 3, 2019. The airline will operate the route 3x weekly initially, though will increase frequencies to 4x weekly as of October 2019.
Singapore Airlines will use an A350-900 for the route, featuring 253 seats, including 42 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats, and 187 economy seats.
The schedule for this new 8,070 mile flight will be as follows:
SQ28 Singapore to Seattle departing 9:25AM arriving 9:05AM
SQ27 Seattle to Singapore departing 10:40AM arriving 5:30PM (+1 day)
As expected, this new flight went on sale today, meaning you can now book your ticket nonstop between Seattle and Singapore.
If you’re looking to redeem miles, there’s some great news. Singapore Airlines has solid award availability in all three cabins on the route, including in business class. The catch is that as of now the schedule is just open through late October, so there’s a fairly limited window during which you can book. However, as time passes the schedule will open up further.
One-way redemption rates are as follows (and there are no carrier imposed surcharges, so you’d just pay the taxes and fees in addition to the miles):
- Business: 88,000 miles
- Premium economy: 65,000 miles
- Economy: 38,000 miles
While Singapore Airlines is part of the Star Alliance, they generally only release premium cabin award seats on longhaul flights to members of their own frequent flyer program, so you’ll need to have KrisFlyer miles to book this.
The good news is that KrisFlyer is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou, so there are lots of easy ways to earn miles with them.
- 5x total points on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
- 3x points on dining
- 2x points on travel purchases
- 3x points on Travel after the $300 Annual Travel Credit
- 3x points on Dining
- $300 Travel Credit
I have to give Singapore Airlines credit for the amount of award space they’ve been opening up on their own flights lately. They’ve also had a good amount of business class award space for travel on their other nonstop flights to Singapore, from Los Angeles, Newark, and San Francisco.
Given how easily accessible these miles are thanks to transferable points currencies, that’s pretty awesome, if you ask me.
Anyone plan to take Singapore Airlines’ new flight to Seattle?