30% Off Select Singapore Airlines Economy Awards

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program is offering 30% off select economy awards. This promotion is available for bookings made February 3 through February 14, 2016, and for travel February 15 through May 26, 2016.

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The promotion is only valid for bookings made through Singapore Airlines’ website. It’s worth noting that with Singapore you usually get a 15% discount for booking online, which doesn’t stack with this promotion. In other words, you’re getting a 30% discount in place of the 15% online booking discount.

You’ll want to see the promotion page for the full listing of eligible cities, though there are many, including in Europe, Asia, Australia, and more. There aren’t blackout dates for this promotion, so as long as there’s saver level space available you can get the discount. Singapore’s economy award availability is generally quite good.

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While economy awards might not sound that aspirational, if I had to fly international economy it would probably be on Singapore Airlines. Their 777s feature just nine seats per row in economy, which is becoming a rarity nowadays, as most airlines are squeezing in 10 seats per row.

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In terms of the values to be had, let’s take a look at flights from Singapore to San Francisco (via Hong Kong). Ordinarily a one-way economy booking (factoring in the 15% online booking discount) would cost 29,750 KrisFlyer miles plus 396.80SGD in taxes.

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Meanwhile through this promotion you’d pay just 24,500 KrisFlyer miles (and the taxes go down a bit as well, which is odd).

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So Singapore Airlines does have fuel surcharges on awards, but these can still represent a great value, especially if you’re traveling one-way. It can also be a very good value for intra-Asia travel, where tickets can be disproportionately expensive at times.

Keep in mind that Singapore KrisFlyer is transfer partners with all four major transferrable points currencies, including Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest, so there are many ways to rack up Singapore miles.

Singapore-A380

Bottom line

While not for everyone, these are some very nice savings off of Singapore’s already usually decent economy award pricing. You should always compare the cost of an award ticket to a revenue ticket, especially when fuel surcharges are involved. Airfare is down a bit compared to the past couple of years, so in some cases you may be best off paying cash.

But there are definitely some great values to be had here, if you’re looking to travel on Singapore Airlines in economy.

Comments

  1. Hi Lucky,

    I asked this in the ask lucky page but thought it would be relevant here. Any insight would be appreciated.

    I am looking to fly Singapore Air from JFK-DPS with a 2 day stopover in SIN. Currently everything is just waitlisted. I know for an extra $100 you can add the stopover.

    My question is, do I book JFK-DPS and if it confirms, tell them I want to take a stopover for a couple days? or do I book JFK-SIN and tell them about it if it clears?

  2. Lucky,

    I dont get it, why would anyone redeem for econ & pay fuel surcharge? I understand, if its bus or first but econ? When you can find a flight for the same amount in cash or cheaper and not use any points?

  3. This is why I never understood the allure of SQ. Just picking random dates during this promotion, I found one stop itineraries for SFO-SIN where the cash price is less than just the fuel surcharges that SQ makes you pay. I get that at the high end they are great and their points transfer in from lots of programs but if you are just looking for economy redemptions I don’t see much value, and if you don’t live in an SQ city I see no value in their *A award chart.

  4. The promotion is not as valuable as expected.
    It cost you no more than 2000sgd(~1400usd) when travel from sin to sfo in April. ( SQ Lowest fare from official website cost 1800sgd)
    However, it cost around ~1300 usd when redeem by miles ( 24500*2*0.016 usd + 371.4sgd)*2 = 1 314sgd, and you cannot earn any miles from there.

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