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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…]

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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 KrisFlyer & Shangri-La Golden Circle Double Miles & Points Offers

Now, Singapore Airlines is offering double KrisFlyer miles for one return trip and Shangri-La double Golden Circle points for stays between January 1 – May 31, 2017, for those that have linked their accounts. [click to continue…]

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Last Sunday, I was scheduled to take Malaysia Airlines Adelaide – Kuala Lumpur – Phuket flights that didn’t quite panned out as planned because I woke up at 920AM for the 935AM ADL-SIN flight.

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This was Malaysia Airlines fare that would have allowed change for fee but there were no available flights for several days in required fare class and the flight from Adelaide was not daily. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines has a new promotion for their KrisFlyer members offering a 30% discount off awards in Economy and Premium Economy to select destinations in February/March 2017.

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This promotion actually has a wide range of available destinations (including mainstream ones) where this discount applies, and given the low fuel surcharges for SIA nowadays it might be worth it. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer & Shangri-La Golden Circle have launched the Infinite Journeys partnership for mutual recognition of each others elite members.

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Seems that there are more benefits from this partnership to Shangri-La Golden Circle members that can get easy Star Alliance Gold status by taking a certain number of flights over a four month period. [click to continue…]

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A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777, flight SQ368 en route to Milan was forced to return to Singapore Changi Airport last night after the pilots informed the passengers about a fuel leak.

SIA on FireUpon landing on runway number two the passengers relief didn’t last very long as short after the aircraft’s right wing caught fire and emergency service had to extinguish the blaze without any injuries reported. [click to continue…]

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Singapore Airlines has announced a new non-stop service from Singapore to San Francisco using their brand new Airbus A350-900 aircraft as well as a second daily Los Angeles flight via Seoul-Incheon.

Singapore Airlines SFOThe flight via Seoul was previously serving SFO and has now been rescheduled to a second Los Angeles Service as alternative to the A380 connection via Tokyo-Narita. [click to continue…]