The relationship between Singapore Airlines and Delta is ending on May 15, which means you’ll no longer be able to burn Delta miles for trips on Singapore Airlines (I have a feeling there’s not a whole lot of action in the other direction). Now, SkyMiles are generally among the most worthless mileage currencies and Singapore is the only partner through which you can use your miles for international first class, so if you can swing a trip to Asia, by all means book it now.
At only 140,000 miles per passenger in first class, it’s quite a deal. The only annoyance is that taxes and fuel surcharges come out to around $500 per ticket, but given that you’re using Delta miles for an incredible product, it’s still most definitely worth it.
And keep in mind that unlike most Star Alliance carriers, Delta has access to a decent amount of Singapore first class award space on their New York to Frankfurt to Singapore and Los Angeles to Tokyo to Singapore routes. Good luck securing that space with miles from most Star Alliance airlines…
(Tip of the hat to Gary)