Singapore Airlines Adds Nonstop Houston to Manchester Flight This Fall

Travelers headed to Manchester, UK will soon have a new nonstop option from Houston. As of October 30, 2016, Singapore Airlines will operate a flight from Houston (IAH) to Manchester (MAN) as part of the airline’s direct flight between Texas and Singapore (SIN). This new route marks a change from the airline’s existing direct flight…

Cheap and Creative Around-the-World Award Itineraries

For some award travelers, an around-the-world booking holds a special place on their bucket list. You can book these awards through various frequent flyer programs, but as TPG Senior Points & Miles Contributor Richard Kerr explains below, it’s often a better deal (and more fun) to piece together your own trip segment by segment. A…

Top Credit Card Offers, July Valuations, Business Class Awards on Singapore’s New Nonstop and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Crediting United Flights to Singapore KrisFlyer

Today, TPG Special Contributor Eric Rosen takes a look at the partnership between United and Singapore Airlines, and why you might want to credit the mileage from your United flights to the airline’s Asian partner. Given the slew of negative changes to United’s MileagePlus program in recent years — including massive award chart devaluations, the changeover…

Bid for an Upgrade to Singapore’s Premium Economy Cabin

Last year, Singapore Airlines launched a premium economy product on several of its long-haul aircraft, including the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER. We were generally impressed with the new seat and cabin, though it might not make sense to pay a significant premium over economy, depending on the route. Fortunately, it’s now possible to redeem…

Redeem Miles for Business Class on Singapore’s New Nonstop from San Francisco

A few weeks ago, Singapore Airlines announced that it would be accelerating its re-launch of nonstop service to the US by adding a new nonstop to San Francisco, operated by the Airbus A350-900 — most likely in response to United Airlines’ brand new Dreamliner flight. It’s been possible to book paid fares in business class, which start at $4,700…

$99 Iceland Flights, Best New Routes, How Airlines Train Flight Attendants and More

Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and some more that we haven’t covered yet. If you’re an avid TPG reader, scroll down for the new stuff. Here’s the top miles, points and travel news you may have missed this week:…

Exciting New Airline Routes for June 2016 and Beyond

Each month, airlines around the world launch and announce dozens of new flight routes and service changes — and today, TPG Senior Editor Kaeli Conforti shares just a few of the latest flights that will take to the skies this month or in the near future. Keep in mind that exact flight details (e.g., flight schedules, aircraft and more) may change…

Inside Singapore Airlines’ Pilot and Flight Attendant Training Center

Asia has no shortage of excellent airlines, especially when it comes to business and first class, but Singapore Airlines is consistently ranked one of the world’s best. Singapore’s A380 Suites class is a TPG favorite, and if you have transferrable credit card points, it’s an “aspirational” product that’s very much within reach. During my recent…

Singapore is Launching Nonstop Service Between SIN and SFO Later This Year

Presumably, Singapore Airlines had been feeling some pressure since United Airlines recently launched its nonstop route between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO), as the carrier didn’t yet have a nonstop flight to the US from its namesake country. Now, Singapore Airlines is officially announcing plans to launch nonstop service between SFO and SIN starting October 23, 2016. The new route will…