Singapore Airlines is upgrading their computer systems this weekend, and as a result their website is down for 28 hours.
It just so happens to be that ALL award availability that’s usually available exclusively to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members is now available to Star Alliance partners. As I’ve mentioned many times before, Singapore is among the stingiest airlines when it comes to releasing award space to Star Alliance partners. They have a policy of not releasing first class or longhaul business class award space to Star Alliance partners.
However, I suspect as a result of the system upgrades, ALL of this award space is presently bookable with Star Alliance partners (however, Singapore Suites on the Airbus 380 isn’t, since it’s not technically coded as first or business class).
This is an AMAZING opportunity to fly Singapore Airlines first class using United, US Airways, and Aeroplan miles, just to name a few. As I’ve noted before, Singapore Airlines is actually pretty generous about releasing award space at the “saver” level to their own members, so right now award space is amazing.
If this interests you I highly recommend making a booking immediately. And I’d also highly recommend ticketing a reservation as opposed to just holding it, as Singapore could decide to pull the space when their systems are back up if the ticket hasn’t been issued yet.
Singapore’s systems are supposed to be back up at 10PM Singapore time on July 8, which is 10AM tomorrow (Sunday) morning on the east coast of the US. I suspect that’s at most how much time we have to ticket these reservations.
C’mon folks, make it snappy! I want all of you to fly Singapore Airlines first class!
(Tip of the hat to Apurva)