• Singapore Airlines: healthy 'wellness' meals for non-stop NY flights

    Singapore Airlines will join Qantas in putting 'wellness' on the menu for ultra long-range flights, beginning with the launch of its 19 hour non-stop flights to New York on October 11, 2018. The Star Alliance member will partner with US wellness firm Canyon Ranch for an extensive program coverin...

    POSTED 16 Aug, 2018 14 Comments

  • Here are the best flights to New York which skip that LAX stopover

    When a business trip to New York beckons, most high flyers instinctively look for – and simultaneously dread – a connecting flight through LAX. Both reactions are understandable. The former, because Los Angeles is Australia's gateway to the US. Qantas, Virgin Australia, United, Amer...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 62 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines' new business class menu for flights to China

    Singapore Airlines is serving up a new business class menu on selected flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. It's based on the Chinese dining concept known as Shi Quan Wei Mei, which relies on traditional cooking methods and fresh seasonal produce to present what the airline pro...

    POSTED 18 Jul, 2018 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Nov 2

    Singapore Airlines will begin non-stop flights to Los Angeles on November 2, 2018, following the October 11 debut of direct flights to New York. The move follows the decision by fellow Star Alliance member United Airlines to axe its own Singapore-Los Angeles flights as of October 27, 2018. Sing...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2018 18 Comments

  • Your guide to Star Alliance business class lounges at Bangkok Airport

    Flying internationally from Bangkok with Thai Airways, or on another Star Alliance airline like Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines or Turkish Airlines? You’re spoiled for lounges at Bangkok Airport, with up to nine to choose from depending on your itinerary and Star Alliance status. Better yet,...

    POSTED 4 Jul, 2018 2 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines will restart non-stop New York flights in October

    Singapore Airlines will restart non-stop flights to New York on October 11 2018, following delivery of the first ultra-long range Airbus A350-900ULR in September. What will be the world's longest flight, at almost 19 hours, will run between Singapore and the NY-adjacent Newark airport three time...

    POSTED 30 May, 2018 25 Comments

  • SilkAir to adopt Singapore Airlines brand, get lie-flat business class

    Singapore Airlines' regional arm SilkAir will be folded back into its parent airline, losing its 26-year old brand in favour of the iconic colours and Kris logo of Singapore Airlines. SilkAir will also install all-new lie-flat business class seats across its single-aisle Boeing 737-800 and newer...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 28 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines debuts new regional business class on Perth flights

    Singapore Airlines has launched its new regional business class seats on a daily Boeing 787-10 flight from Perth, and expects other Australian flights to follow suit as the airline upgrades its medium-range fleet. This includes not only the Boeing 787-10 but a tranche of Airbus A350 jets due fro...

    POSTED 8 May, 2018 30 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines launches fifth daily Sydney-Singapore flight

    Singapore Airlines will add a fifth daily flight from Sydney this week with the launch of its Sydney-Canberra-Singapore Boeing 777-300ER service. Flight SQ288's 9.20pm departure from Sydney and 5.15am arrival into Singapore will also be the airline's first overnight service from Sydney – a...

    POSTED 30 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

  • Move fast: Singapore Airlines has 30% off KrisFlyer award seats

    Planning a business trip to Singapore next month? Then tally up your KrisFlyer miles, as you'll need a lot less of them to make an award booking with Singapore Airlines. As part of KrisFlyer's 'Spontaneous Escapes' promotion, redemption rates have been slashed by 30% across a range of routes inc...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines extends opening hours of Sydney airport lounges

    Singapore Airlines will keep its Sydney SilverKris business class and first class lounges open until late evenings from May 1, in keeping with the start of the new SQ288 overnight flight to Singapore via Canberra. That flight leaves Sydney at 9.20pm, so the airline's lounge will push back its cl...

    POSTED 16 Apr, 2018 9 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 787-10 to Perth from May 7

    Singapore Airlines will begin flying its new Boeing 787-10 aircraft to Perth from May 7 2018, bringing with it the airline's new lie-flat business class seating. The Dreamliner will make its inaugural journey to Perth on Monday May 7 as SQ223 and return to Singapore that same day as SQ214, altho...

    POSTED 11 Apr, 2018 40 Comments

  • The best seats in Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787-10 business class

    With Singapore Airlines' new Boeing 787-10 set to take a number of regional routes under its wing, travellers will soon be scoping out their pick of the best business class seats. And they're impressive seats, with an all-new regional business class design providing direct aisle access for every...

    POSTED 10 Apr, 2018 18 Comments

  • Can the new ultra-long non-stop flights really save you much time?

    Like it or not, we're entering the era of ultra-long distance travel – a world where flight times can stretch to 20 hours and stopovers are optional. It could be argued that we're already there, at least in the case of Qantas' daily Airbus A380 flight between Sydney and Dallas/Forth Worth....

    POSTED 4 Apr, 2018 23 Comments

  • Lufthansa, Swiss join Singapore Airlines' HighFlyer rewards scheme

    Business owners can now earn HighFlyer points in Singapore Airlines’ reward scheme for businesses when travelling on Lufthansa and SWISS flights between Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, including on tickets beginning in Australia with a flight on Singapore Airlines. To earn points, the ...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 1 Comment

  • Cathay Pacific reaches for top shelf with new first class Champagne

    Is this the start of a new Champagne War between Asia's premium airlines? Cathay Pacific's first class flyers are now being treated to Krug 2004 vintage Champagne on selected routes from Hong Kong. The iconic fruit-forward drop – which sells locally for around $450 a bottle – re...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 16 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines promises revamp for flagship Changi T3 lounges

    Singapore Airlines is readying plans for a massive makeover of its decade-old SilverKris lounges at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 – but the all-new lounges are unlike to open their doors before 2020.  Everything from the sprawling business class lounge to the first class...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 11 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines set for non-stop flights to New York, Los Angeles

    Singapore Airlines will resume direct flights to New York and Los Angeles from the end of this year, with another North American destination tipped to appear on the non-stop map in early 2019. The airline is the global customer for an ultra-long range version of the Airbus A350-900, with an orde...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2018 13 Comments

  • Review: Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 regional business class

    Singapore Airlines aims to revolutionise regional business class with direct aisle access flatbed seats being rolled out on across its Boeing 787-10 fleet and some Airbus A350 jets, but it could prove a tight fit for many passengers. Singapore Airlines’ regional business class play is magi...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2018 38 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines ramps up regional fleet with Boeing 787, Airbus 350

    Singapore Airlines is about to begin a rolling revamp of its regional fleet with new Boeing 787-10 and Airbus A350 jets sporting an all-new regional business class seat in a 1-2-1 layout which converts into a fully-flat bed, shown below. AusBT review: Singapore Airlines' 2018 regional business...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 16 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines: new first class, business class for Boeing 777-9

    Singapore Airlines will launch all-new first class suites and business class seats for its Boeing 777-9 jets, with airline CEO Mr Goh Choon Phong predicting a "quantum leap" from today's Boeing 777 premium cabins. Speaking to Australian Business Traveller ahead of the delivery fli...

    POSTED 27 Mar, 2018 6 Comments

  • Boeing calls 'Code One' for Singapore Airlines' big new Dreamliner

    "Code One, Code One!" It's the sort of frantic call you'd expect to hear on some dramatic TV hospital show. But at Boeing's sprawling facility in South Carolina, it's spoken in more relaxed tones and a distinct southern drawl. "Code One" is Boeing-talk for the first model of an aircraft type del...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2018 8 Comments

  • Delivery flight diary: Singapore Airlines' first Boeing 787-10

    This article is being updated several times each day in the lead to delivery of the world’s first Boeing 787-109 Dreamliner to Singapore Airlines and its arrival into Singapore’s Changi Airport. Australian Business Traveller will be on board the delivery flight from Boeing’s So...

    POSTED 24 Mar, 2018 29 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines considers a bid for struggling Air India

    Singapore Airlines has an open mind about making an initial bid for a stake in state-run Air India, the head of the Singaporean carrier’s India business told Reuters on Thursday. India said last week it would invite initial bids this month for a stake in the flag carrier. The cabinet appro...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2018 3 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines revamps Velocity points, status earn rates

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members will now earn points and status credits aboard Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights at new rates, closely mirroring changes made by Singapore Airlines for members of its own KrisFlyer program back in January. It’s pleasing news for...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2018 16 Comments

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