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During the past months Singapore Airlines has installed Premium Economy Class on many of their aircraft and is now deploying it throughout their fleet. I’m currently in Thailand and my Facebook Newsfeed got an advert from SQ related to this which caught my interest.

You can access Singapore Airlines website to find this offer here.

 

The advertised pricing however left me baffled when I looked at the rates associated with this new product.

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Back in March, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer announced that it would soon allow Kris Miles to be redeemed for travel on their subsidiaries Tigerair and Scoot. LoyaltyLobby wrote about this back then.

Now that the program went live I had another look to evaluate if there is actually some value behind the scheme. Singapore Airlines recently published some information on their website and it prompts you to log into the account for redemption. I found the value of the Krisflyer Miles required for redemption not very great:

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) and it’s sister companies SilkAir and Scoot are in the news for all the wrong reasons this week.

Singapore Airlines, A380, KrisFlyer

First the unfortunate and very chaotic 22 hour delay of a Scoot Airlines flight from Singapore to Perth that left passengers stranded without care at Changi Airport (Loyalty Lobby reported about this incident here).

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In the past, I have redeemed for Singapore Airlines first class numerous time using BMI Diamond Club (how I miss this little program) and United miles.

Singapore Airlines Award Ticket Success

United Airlines has devalued its mileage awards (especially for partners and first) and booking Singapore Airlines awards must be made over the phone (United really don’t want MileagePlus members to use the airline). Premium class awards, however, are very good value if you use KrisFlyer miles. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]