Singapore recently announced that they would be operating the Airbus 380 on their route between New York and Singapore (via Frankfurt both ways) starting January 16, 2012. This is exciting news since the A380 is a great plane and features their new business class product, as opposed to their current outdated offerings on the 747.
Historically Singapore blocks first and business class award space to partner airlines for any flights operated by their new product, though as of now I see tons of business class award space on this flight through the end of the schedule.
I see plenty of space from New York to Frankfurt and plenty of space on the through flight from New York to Singapore (with a quick stop in Frankfurt), though not a whole lot in the other direction.
So whether you’re planning on going to Europe or Asia, if this flight fits into your travel plans, by all means book it.
I’m not sure if this is a glitch or intentional. In the past Singapore often released award space only up until the correct aircraft type was loaded in the system, though in this case the A380 has been loaded into the system and they still have award space. The ANA tool still shows the flight as being operated by a 747, while all other sources show it as being operated by an A380.
So if this interests you I suggest getting a hold on a ticket ASAP, as this may very well be a glitch.
(Tip of the hat to nov11)