Fly the World’s Longest Flight for Fewer Miles Than Ever

Sep 18, 2018

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With Singapore Airlines slated to reboot “the world’s longest flight” — a nonstop ride between Newark (EWR) and Singapore (SIN) — on October 11, 2018, the carrier is proactively discounting award redemptions to ensure that seats are filled. Good thing you left some wiggle room in your fall schedule, huh?

Impressive discounts for some of Singapore Airlines
Impressive discounts for some of Singapore Airlines’ longest flights.

The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion serves up a handful of alluring mileage deals on some of Singapore Airlines’ most intriguing flights. From now until September 30, 2018, you can redeem your Premium Economy class experience to New York at only the miles required for Economy Saver. In other words, that’s just 40,000 KrisFlyer miles (compared to the usual 70,000) for a one-way Premium Economy ticket on SQ21/SQ22 between EWR and SIN.

If you’re situated on the West Coast, you can enjoy Premium Economy between Singapore (SIN) and San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) at only the miles required for Economy Saver, and the business-class product at only the miles required for Premium Economy Saver. That’s 65,000 KrisFlyer miles for a one-way business ticket between SFO/LAX and SIN (compared to the usual 88,000 miles), or 38,000 miles in Premium Economy (compared to the usual 65,000 miles).

For New York flyers, your travel must occur between October 11, 2018, and November 30, 2018. For SFO/LAX flyers, your travel must occur between November 1, 2018, and November 30, 2018.

As if that weren’t enough, the promotion also states that Singapore Airlines will offer “a 30% redemption discount on selected destinations across the Singapore Airlines network” when you redeem your KrisFlyer miles online from now till September 30, 2018, for travel from October 1, 2018, through October 31, 2018.

Getting KrisFlyer Miles

With fewer miles required, you just got even closer to filling a seat like this en route to Singapore.

Even if you have never flown Singapore Airlines before, it’s relatively easy to amass an impressive stockpile of KrisFlyer miles. The KrisFlyer program partners with all of the major transferable currencies: American Express Membership RewardsChase Ultimate Rewards and Citi ThankYou Rewards. As a result, you can transfer points from cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express, the Chase Sapphire Reserve and the Citi Premier Card directly to Singapore to enable these redemptions.

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