Redeem Miles For Singapore’s New Suites On A Long Haul Flight

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In late 2017, Singapore Airlines introduced their new A380 Suites. It’s an impressive product, and one that I know many people want to try.

As of now only select A380s feature the new Suites, and those are flown to Delhi, Hong Kong, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Sydney, Zurich, and Paris.

As I’ve outlined in a previous post about how to redeem miles for Singapore’s new Suites, snagging award seats can be really difficult. That’s not too surprising when you consider that there are just six seats in the new cabin, and presumably they’re hoping to sell most of them.

With that in mind:

  • Singapore Airlines sometimes makes Saver awards available in the new Suites, but only generally on their routes between Singapore and China/India
  • Beyond that your best bet is to waitlist for an award, tough those typically won’t clear, especially with Singapore’s recently added waitlist restrictions

That’s why it’s worth noting that at the moment Singapore Airlines is making new Suites awards available at the Saver level on a “true” long haul flight.

There are some Saver Suites seats available between Singapore and London. Mainly Miles notes that there are about 80 Saver Suites seats between London and Singapore in July & August 2020. These are all on SQ305/306, and there’s at most one award seat per flight.

A one-way Suites ticket will cost you 125,000 KrisFlyer miles. Singapore Airlines doesn’t generally let you redeem partner miles for travel in their long haul premium cabins, so you’d have to book through the KrisFlyer program. The good news is that those miles are pretty easy to come by.

If you’re interested in booking this flight but don’t have KrisFlyer miles, KrisFlyer is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou, so there are lots of easy ways to earn those points.

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Bottom line

Singapore’s new Suites product is great, though it has been tough to redeem miles for it up until now. Ultimately availability is readily available on their 5-6 hour flights to China and India, but that doesn’t really give you the full experience.

It’s awesome to finally see some long haul Saver space in Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Suites — London to Singapore is a flight that’s truly long enough to enjoy this product.

While I’d like to say that I hope this is the beginning of a trend, with just six seats per cabin I doubt we’ll see this become especially common, since there just aren’t that many seats for them to make available.

Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this awesome award space between London and Singapore!

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Comments
  1. @ Elias — Yes, the UK APD would be passed on, but there aren’t any other carrier imposed surcharges. You could avoid that by flying from Singapore to London, though.

  2. @Ben (Lucky) – How about the old suites? Which long haul routes I have a better chance of scoring two seats? I am planning a trip with my wife and we have a lot of flexibility.

  3. SQ305/6 is usually operated by a 77W, no suites, just first class. Only one of the two A380 rotations currently has the new suites and it’s SQ317/322.

  4. @henry I find the Singapore/ India route easiest to find last minute seats. I have also done SIN/Frankfurt/JFK in suites 3 times on points plus MEL/SIN/FRA/jfk once on points. Also done SIN TO MEL 3 times on points. I am a planner so mostly booked as soon as seats released. Once I booked late and hate to waitlist but I am PPS so got the seat. Have not flown the new suites. I will say not one segment has all 8 suites occupied which is odd.

  5. just flown the new suite from SHA to SIN and the old suite from SIN to MEL, the two sectors for 112k miles which was a steal. the new suite is impressive indeed but no PJs and toileties, somehow I did prefer the old one, the bed was simply more comfy.

  6. @Henry Regarding the old suites (which are still amazing) SYD-SIN normally has redemption seats available. I’ve done that route a few times. Also AKL-SIN normally has decent availability. I’ve managed to land AKL-SIN-LHR in suites class for later this month.

  7. Lucky, I think they also fly the new suites on some Tokyo routes. I can see the configuration on SQ 638 to NRT.

  8. Sayeed is right. Early this year, I redeemed two suites for wife and I, SIN – NRT flying Jan 2020 using points from a partner airline. It was originally in the old suites but few months back received an email noting that seat assignment had been changed. Checked the booking and found out that the plane had been upgraded to new suites. Looking forward to our first time in suites.

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