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Book coveted Singapore Airlines first-class suites for just 86,000 miles each way

Dec. 26, 2021
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Book coveted Singapore Airlines first-class suites for just 86,000 miles each way
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Editor's Note

This post has been updated to reflect even more award availability now available.

Singapore Airlines’ first-class suites are considered among the best luxury travel options in commercial aviation.

These spacious 50-square-foot first-class cabins with fully reclinable chairs and separate stowaway beds are quite likely on the bucket list for most aviation enthusiasts.

While booking one of these pricey seats is usually out of reach for most travelers who haven’t yet won the lottery (especially since they’re not yet available on most Singapore flights), you have a rare chance to reserve one of these award tickets in the spring and summer of 2022, as reported by One Mile at a Time.

There was a lot of availability for Singapore Suites on the A380 between New York-JFK and Frankfurt (FRA) from March and August 2022. Many flights had at least one seat at that price, but some had two or three Saver awards available. That’s quite unusual because the airline normally doesn’t release many award offerings in its suite class that far in advance.

Then the deal went away — but now it's back.

At the end of December, the news got even better for those hoping to redeem on Singapore. As Monkey Miles first reported, there is availability once again on the route and it's being served by one of Singapore's beautiful A380s.

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(Photo by Zach Honig/The Points Guy.)

At this rare Saver level, you can find Singapore Suites available for 86,000 KrisFlyer miles and $5.60 one-way, which is a fantastic price for that product.

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In fact, I found it available round-trip between New York and Frankfurt.

Award availability between Frankfurt and New York. (Screenshot courtesy Singapore Airlines)

Be aware that other awards programs that are part of the Star Alliance, such as United MileagePlus, will not have access to this award space, so you’ll need to book with KrisFlyer miles. Below you can see a date that had a staggering three suites available.

(Screenshot courtesy of Singapore Airlines)

Related: The ultimate guide to Singapore Air’s suites

Luckily, Singapore KrisFlyer miles are pretty easy to get your hands on since they are a transfer partner of major credit card programs such as Chase Ultimate Rewards, American Express Membership Rewards, Citi ThankYou and Capital One. And, right now, you can even potentially take advantage of a targeted 20% transfer bonus from Amex Membership Rewards to Singapore, making that 86,000 miles cost just 72,000 transferred Amex points.

The caveat, however, is that Singapore mileage transfers typically take a day or two to post. You can typically put Singapore awards on hold, though there is a $25 fee to do so.

It’s also worth mentioning that, as of now, the plane scheduled to operate the New York City to Frankfurt route is an Airbus A380 with 12 of the older suites in the lower deck of the plane. But the carrier is in the middle of reconfiguring its A380 fleet so the odds are fairly strong that this route will wind up being serviced by an A380 with the new suite product, though that can never be guaranteed.

Aircraft swaps are not unheard, of so you may end up with an entirely different product, but at that award price, you’re still in for a pretty fine deal.

Additional reporting by Clint Henderson and Summer Hull.

Featured Image courtesy of Singapore Air.

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Editorial disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airline or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

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  • If you don’t travel frequently, this might not be the best card for you.
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  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
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  • Earn 10 miles per dollar when you book on Turo, the world's largest car sharing marketplace, through May 16, 2023