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Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La launched last year Infinite Journeys to link their KrisFlyer & Golden Circle frequent flier and stay programs for reciprocal benefits (read more here).

Singapore Airlines Shangri-La Infinite Journeys Promotion

Now, Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La are offering up to 7,500 KrisFlyer miles (in addition to the flown ones) for taking certain number of flights and consuming hotel stays between September 1 – October 31, 2017, that are booked July 25 – August 31. [click to continue…]

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Airlines and hotels like to wow their most valuable customers with the amenities they offer (well, some airlines and hotels more than others, at least). Amenity kits including premium cosmetic products, fruit platters, cheese, wine and fine chocolates are usually gifted as a welcome present all over the travel/hospitality industry when you travel on a premium cabin or stay at a suite.

But some brands go a step further turning their welcome amenities into collectibles, making (some of) us, frequent travelers of adult age, go around the world chasing the latest stuffed animal or rubber duck for our personal collection. Let’s take a look at the fantastic creatures some brands offer!

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Singapore Airlines runs two separate loyalty programs; KrisFlyer where all Star Alliance airline flights apply and PPS/Solitaire where only Singapore Airlines flight ($$$$$) apply.

Singapore Airlines PPS Club Solitaire

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program is based on the miles flow and PPS/Solitaire is entirely based on the money spend. Now the airline is introducing some rewards for the PPS/Solitaire while raising the Solitaire qualification criteria. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines opened its new SilverKris lounge at the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand late last week (May 10 or 11) (Sebastian wrote about it here) and I had a chance to visit it this past Monday when I was flying out from Bangkok.

Singapore Airlines New SilverKris Lounge Suvarnabhumi Airport Entrance

The lounge has moved from its location from the beginning of the A gates to the place close to the D7 where Singapore Airlines flights from Bangkok are now supposed to leave (spoke with the manager). [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines has been working on a new lounge at Bangkok International Airport for some time and has informed members of their KrisFlyer Program today that the facilities are now ready for guests.

Not only will Singapore Airlines trump it’s previous own lounge but it’s now the best Star Alliance Lounge at BKK Airport especially in comparison with the rather dismal Thai Airways Lounges. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines teamed up with TATA to launch an Indian airline called Vistara back in 2013 (read more here). TATA is also involved in the Indian version of AirAsia.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Vistara

Now, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold members will receive elite status benefits when flying on Vistara flights, and all members can earn elite qualifying miles when flying on SQ codeshares on Vistara-operated flights. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines has quietly put up a page on its website about changes coming to the KrisFlyer awards effective March 23 2017.

Singapore Airlines Award Devaluation

The online award discount of 15% is gone, many mileage requirements are adjusted modestly upwards and the airline discontinues charging insurance and fuel surcharges (positive development) on awards. [click to continue…]

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Bloomberg ran an interesting article couple of days back about the “fall” of Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific and how these airlines are squeezed both by the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways) and Chinese carriers (China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan, Air China etc,).

Bloomberg “The Decline and Fall of Asia's Airline Empires” (Singapore Airlines & Cathay Pacific)

Singapore and Hong Kong airlines both neither have their government backing (all ME3 do) nor can they rely on local market (both rather small). [click to continue…]