• Your Virgin Australia Velocity points are about to lose their value

    Singapore Airlines will cut the 'exchange rate' for converting Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points into its own KrisFlyer miles, in a move which reduces the transfer value of Velocity points and weakens a key component of the reward scheme. As of 1 January 2019, transferring Velocity...

    POSTED 15 Oct, 2018 25 Comments

  • Here is why the world's longest flight doesn't have a lounge or a bar

    Singapore Airlines is now running the world’s longest flights – around 18 hours between Singapore and New York – but many people, including this writer, have questioned the lack of any lounge or social space where travellers can escape their seat during the marathon flight. How...

    POSTED 14 Oct, 2018 15 Comments

  • New Singapore Airlines flight upgrades for KrisFlyer Gold members

    Gold-grade members of the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program now have new benefits to aim for in return for their continued loyalty, with new ‘Elite Gold Rewards’ available from October 9, including complimentary flight upgrades and additional bonus miles. While not available to al...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2018 13 Comments

  • These five airlines are counting down to all-new business class seats

    Business travellers never stand still, nor do airlines courting them. As we move into the second half of 2018, here's a look at the next generation of business class seats arriving in the coming 18-24 months. British Airways' new Airbus A350 Club World business class BA has been beavering away ...

    POSTED 8 Oct, 2018 0 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines revamps premium economy seat for 19 hour flights

    With no economy seats on its ultra-long range Airbus A350-900ULR jets, Singapore Airlines has tweaked the design of its premium economy seats with an eye towards added comfort during those non-stop 17-19 hour flights to Los Angeles and New York. Best of all, these long-legged A350-900s include a...

    POSTED 5 Oct, 2018 22 Comments

  • Suite sounds for Singapore Airlines first class with Bang & Olufsen

    Passengers in Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 first class suites will soon enjoy sweeter sounds through a partnership with Bang & Olufsen. From October, travellers on Singapore Airlines' newest A380s – the ones with the spacious room-like first class suites – will find a pair of ...

    POSTED 26 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Best business class seats on Singapore Airlines' Airbus A350-900ULR

    Singapore Airlines' ultra-long range Airbus A350-900 jet takes wing in October with non-stop flights to New York starting October 11, followed by direct flights to Los Angeles on November 2. Those globe-striding flights – which in the case of Singapore-New York will also be the world's lon...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2018 13 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines plans regional Airbus A350s for Brisbane

    Singapore Airlines will bring a new batch of Airbus A350s to Brisbane from next year, introducing its latest regional business class seat to the Queensland capital. But with four daily flights between Brisbane and Singapore – three already served by A350s with the airline’s longer-ra...

    POSTED 13 Sep, 2018 6 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines brings Airbus A350s onto Adelaide-Singapore flights

    Singapore Airlines will upgrade its Adelaide flights to the Airbus A350-900 from December, bringing with it an all-new 'regional' business class seat for the South Australian capital. From December 18 2018, the airline's daily SQ278/SQ279 service will switch from the current Airbus A330 – ...

    POSTED 6 Sep, 2018 30 Comments

  • 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 64 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

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