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, and Zurich.

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 Shanghai/Delhi/Mumbai
  • 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 for the first time that I can recall, 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 Zurich. There’s some space both close to departure, like traveling in a few weeks…

And there’s also space right when the schedule opens…

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.

So it’s awesome to finally see some long haul Saver space in Singapore Airlines’ new A380 Suites.

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 Zurich and Singapore!

(Tip of the hat to PinterPoin)

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Comments
  1. I flew on a Saver Award in the new First Class suite last year on the London to Singapore route … The award was confirmed a few days before departure.

  2. @Jan
    Yeah that won’t happen anymore with the new waitlist.

    @MarkG
    I doubt anyone outside of SQ knows. The right answer is probably “when demand is soft”.

  3. SQ pricing is so high for the new suites that they seem to be going out empty or on 33% capacity from London which is not what they expected but at the same time their service is not what it once was.

    Maybe we’ll see awards ex-LHR before too long too because any revenue is better than none.

  4. @MarkG I wouldn’t ever count on being able to book an award out of NYC with the reduced number of seats. You can barely book the awards on the old product.

  5. Are two saver seats available? It’d be a teensy bit awkward to explain to your SO that they’re flying in the back.

  6. I found 2 saver level suites from LHR to SIN in Feb 2020 rights when booking opened for the date. So they can be found

  7. We snagged two Saver seats on the same flight from SIN to SYD for next May. Perhaps we were just extra lucky

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