Act Quick: Singapore Award Space Available via United and Aeroplan

Sep 23, 2018

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Singapore Airlines generally reserves its premium award redemptions for itself. Meaning, you can only typically book Singapore’s first and business class through the carrier’s own KrisFlyer program. While not a huge deal, it limits you from using the programs of its partners — United MileagePlus, Aeroplan, etc. — to book awards.

However, as One Mile at a Time reports, some Singapore premium awards are showing on carrier partners.

For example, you can book Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX) in business class with Singapore via United’s MileagePlus program. The one-way ticket in SQ’s biz class on its A380-800 will run you 90,000 United miles + $51.

There seems to be good availability throughout the end of 2018 and into the beginning of 2019.

Aeroplan is also showing Singapore availability on the same route for 77,500 miles + CAD 66.

As OMAAT notes, Singapore availability isn’t showing on every Singapore-operated route. In addition, the Singapore availability isn’t showing on all of its partners. For example, while you can see SQ award availability on United and Aeroplan, nothing is showing via Avianca’s LifeMiles booking portal.

If you have a specific route in mind, it’ll be worth checking with both United and Aeroplan to see if it’s available.

Given that Singapore is usually very strict on how it opens award availability to partners, it’s likely that these redemptions with United and Aeroplan won’t be around for long.

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