Singapore Airlines receives rave reviews not only for their business class product but also for their premium products including Singapore Suites.
If you’ve been wanting to fly in the Suites, but haven’t had the chance yet, this article is for you!
We’ll explain various redemption options where you can fly Singapore Suites, which will lead up to how you can fly the product for just an additional 4k KrisFlyer miles!
Singapore Airlines Suites are available exclusively on the A380, which is something to keep in mind when searching for and booking this award.
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The Easiest Way to Fly Singapore Suites
The way most flyers in the U.S. will be able to experience Singapore Suites is flying from the U.S. to Europe.
With 86,000 KrisFlyer miles, you can book a one-way flight in Singapore Suites from New York (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA).
Singapore Airlines currently operates 1 daily non-stop 7.5-hour flight at 8:15 p.m. from New York to Frankfurt. The award space for this route is tight, so you’ll typically need to search 10-11 months out.
If you’re able to book far out in advance, this flight offers an easy way for U.S. travelers to experience the airline’s premium product.
Hot Tip: We recommend using Expert Flyer to set an alert for seat availability. New York to Frankfurt has the most limited availability compared to other Suites routes when searching on the Singapore Airlines website.
Another Easy Way to Fly the Suites
If you’re based in Europe or can easily get to Europe, Singapore Airlines flies non-stop from Frankfurt (FRA) to Singapore (SIN) for 125,000 KrisFlyer miles. This flight can be another great way to fly Singapore Suites if you’re unable to find availability on the New York to Frankfurt route.
Singapore Airlines currently operates 2 daily non-stop 12.5-hour flights from Frankfurt to Singapore. The first flight leaves at 12:30 p.m. and the second at 10:00 p.m. You’ll want to book the 12:30 p.m. flight, which operates on an A380.
The First Suite Redemption
As Erin mentioned in her Singapore Suites A380 review, she and Alex flew from New York (JFK) to Singapore (SIN) with a layover in Frankfurt (FRA). The trip duration was 21.5 hours and cost 93,500 KrisFlyer miles per person plus about $297 per person in taxes and fees.
When Alex booked this award in 2016, Singapore Airlines required 93,500 miles per person, but it came with material taxes and fees. Since then, the KrisFlyer program increased the mileage requirement to 132,000 miles per person and lowered the taxes and fees to about $49 per person.
Flying from the U.S. to Singapore in Singapore Suites is still a fantastic redemption at 130,000 miles and $49 in taxes and fees. Flying for that many hours with the level of service Singapore Airlines provides is something you should experience if you’re interested in flying in a premium cabin.
The Second Suite Redemption
If you’re craving more time in Singapore Suites after flying from Frankfurt to Singapore, the airline offers another redemption worth considering.
With 163,000 KrisFlyer miles, you can book a one-way Singapore Airlines flight in the Suites from Frankfurt (FRA) to Sydney (SYD). Taxes and fees are manageable at $129 per person.
Singapore Airlines operates 2-5 daily non-stop 7.5-hour flights from Singapore to Sydney. You’ll want to book either the 12:45 a.m. flight or the 8:20 p.m., both of which operate on an A380.
The Third Suite Redemption (The 4k Add-On)
Adding all of the previous itineraries together gives what we think is the best redemption of them all. Flying from New York to Sydney in Singapore Suites.
With 167,000 KrisFlyer miles, you can book New York to Sydney with layovers in Frankfurt and Singapore. Taxes and fees are manageable on this route at $78.
WOW: What makes this redemption incredibly interesting is the fact that for 4,000 additional KrisFlyer miles (167,000 vs. 163,000), you can add-on a 7.5 hour New York to Frankfurt flight to your journey to Sydney — in Singapore Suites!
As noted above, if you were to book the New York to Frankfurt flight by itself, you’d need 76,000 KrisFlyer miles.
It’s also worth noting that Singapore Airlines has launched its new Singapore Suites product on a number of routes. But do not expect to find much Saver space at all right now on those routes (probably none, in fact).
If you’re planning to fly these routes, expect to find Saver space with the old Singapore Suites product — and there’s a good chance of that if you search 10-12 months ahead.
(Alex is flying this exact route (JFK > SYD) this coming August with a friend, so it’s definitely possible!)
Earning KrisFlyer Miles
Need more KrisFlyer miles? Check our post on the best ways to earn lots of KrisFlyer miles.
Our preferred method of earning points for a redemption like this is to earn Chase Ultimate Rewards and then transfer them directly to Singapore Airlines.
Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)
|Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card - This is our favorite starter travel rewards card which has a 60,000 point sign up bonus (highest ever) after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. |
The current bonus is worth $750 in travel purchases (e.g. flights, hotels, car rentals and with no blackout dates) when you redeem your points through Chase's travel portal which is easy to use. You could enjoy several round-trip flights or hotel stays with that 60k bonus.
|Chase Sapphire Reserve® - Consider this premium card if you want to get into a lot of airport lounges. The current sign up bonus is 50,000 points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. You'll also get a $300 travel credit per year which wipes away a big chunk of the $450 annual fee.|
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Recommended Chase Cards (Business)
|Ink Business Preferred℠ Credit Card - This is our #1 recommended business card and comes with a whopping 80,000 sign up bonus after you spend $5,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening. This 80,000 bonus is worth $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards for travel purchases (e.g flights, hotels, car rentals). Earn lots of points by leveraging bonus categories, and also - if you pay for your cell phone bill with this card, you can get up to $600 in insurance coverage.|
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Redeeming KrisFlyer Miles
If you’re looking for additional ways to use your KrisFlyer miles, here’s our post on the best ways to use KrisFlyer Miles.
Additionally, if you’re doing booking research, our dedicated piece on all SQ’s U.S. based routes including plane types and seating/cabin options might be helpful.
Singapore Airlines continues to innovate with its offerings, and Singapore Suites are the epitome of that innovation. For flyers looking for a premium experience, look no further than Singapore Suites.
What makes these redemptions great is you can transfer points to KrisFlyer from 4 transferable point programs. Now that you know how to book the Suites (and for only 4k extra points in one case!), it’s time to fly in style!
For more info on redemptions to Singapore, check out our article: The Best Ways to Fly to Singapore With Points and Miles [Step-by-Step]
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