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Singapore Airlines is extremely stingy with releasing saver award availability to their Star Alliance partners. I recently snagged several business class awards on the non-stop Newark-Singapore premium flight, though they usually only release seats in the couple weeks leading up until departure. They hold many more seats for their own frequent flyer program (Krisflyer) members, but that doesn’t help those who want to use United, US Airways and Aeroplan miles.
However, this weekend they are updating their computer systems and for some reason tons of award seats are available for booking via partners. For example, I checked out November and December and there were lots of seats on the Newark-Singapore non-stop flight in business class (which I reviewed here).
First class is available on many routes, though the first class suites on the A380 is sadly not part of this “deal.” Their systems should be back up and running Sunday morning eastern, so I’d book awards quickly if you want to get in on this!
Tons of San Francisco to Seoul business and first class award space.
If you are currently ticketed on another Star Alliance partner, like United from LAX- Tokyo, you may want to see if Singapore is available since its such a better in-flight experience. United will let you chance carriers as long as the origin and destination are the same. Even if I had to pay $100, I’d opt for Singapore since it blows most other carriers out of the water.
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Even after the introduction of the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Chase Sapphire Preferred is still a fantastic choice if you want to avoid the Reserve’s $450 annual fee, earn 2x on all travel & dining and earn a 50,000 point sign up bonus.