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Best Ways To Book Singapore Airlines Business Class Using Points [Step-by-Step]

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Singapore Airlines is known for having a quality product in all classes of service, and business class is no exception. In fact, Singapore Airlines excels in its business class cabin.

If you’re looking for a fantastic business class experience for a long-haul flight, you’ll definitely want to give Singapore Airlines a try.

A Look Inside Singapore Airlines’ “New” Business Class

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Singapore Airlines Airbus new A380 business class cabin. Image Credit: Greg Stone

Singapore Airlines’ newest A380s feature a business class double bed. This is a huge improvement, especially for couples travelers over the old business class (which we’ll go through below).

You’ll have no problem being comfortable on this journey. Once you’ve realized you’re in the right place, enjoy a nice glass of Champagne before departure. It’s the perfect way to start your flight.

In the refurbished business class cabins, travelers even receive a small clothing refresher amenities kit by The Laundress, New York (in other cabins, Singapore Airlines does not provide an amenity kit due to concerns with wastefulness).

Once in flight, you can expect a nice meal paired with wine or a drink of your choice. As with Singapore first class, you’ll receive great service from the cabin crew. Remember that Singapore Airlines offers “Book the Cook” which allows you to prebook your meals in advance.

Let’s jump back to the preflight experience. You will enjoy business class check-in counters and often priority security lines to ensure you are quickly on your way to the lounge or your flight.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Singapore
Relax in one of Singapore Airlines’ SilverKris lounges like this one at Changi International Airport in Singapore. Image Credit: Alex Miller

As a business class passenger, you’ll have access to Singapore SilverKris lounges. You can expect an expansive buffet with many types of food, including a great selection of desserts and beverages.

Whether you prefer beer, wine, or liquor, the SilverKris lounge will have what you need!

You can find these new business class seats on the following routes (flight times included):

  • Singapore (SIN) – Auckland (AKL) on SQ285 and SQ286  (9 hr 55 min)
  • Singapore (SIN) – Frankfurt (FRA) – New York (JFK) on SQ25 (~12 hr 50 min and ~8 hr 35 min)
  • Singapore (SIN) – Hong Kong (HKG) on SQ892 and SQ893 (~3 hr 45 min)
  • Singapore (SIN) – London-Heathrow (LHR) on SQ322 and SQ317 only (~13 hr 30 min)
  • Singapore (SIN) – Sydney (SYD) on SQ231 and SQ222  (~7 hr 45 min)
  • Singapore (SIN) – Zurich (ZRH) on SQ345 and SQ346  (~12 hr 40 min)

A Look Inside Singapore Airlines “Old” Business Class

Singapore Airlines Business Class 777 - Seat
Enjoy one of the best business class seats in the world on Singapore Airlines. Image Credit: Alex Miller

When you first set foot in Singapore’s business class cabin, you’re probably going to think you accidentally wandered into first class. Don’t worry, you’re in the right place!

Singapore’s business class product is just that nice. Not only will you have direct aisle access and a lie-flat seat — you’ll have the widest business class seat in the industry. This doesn’t just count other business class seats; it’s one of the widest seats even among first class products!

Basically, the new Singapore Airlines business class offers generously-sized, double bed seats, whereas the old Singapore Airlines business class offers huge, wide seats.

How To Fly Singapore Business Class Using Points

It’s clear that Singapore Airlines provides a premier business class experience, so let’s talk about how to book this flight.

Singapore KrisFlyer

Singapore Airlines does not release much (if any) business class award space to partners. Generally, it only allows business class awards to be booked through its own KrisFlyer program.

You can book your flight online by following these steps:

  1. Visit Singapore Airlines’ website.
  2. Select Redeem Flights.
  3. Select your desired travel dates and route.
  4. Select Business as your cabin of choice.
  5. Hit Search.
  6. Select your flight.

Hot Tip: Use our Transfer Partner Calculator to quickly determine how many miles you’ll get for transferring between programs.

Singapore Airlines also displays “Waitlist” in addition to available award seats. You will need to have the required KrisFlyer miles in your account if you want to waitlist a flight.

Many have been able to get their waitlisted seat confirmed within a week of departure, and some have even been able to do so a month or 2 prior to departure.

You can also book stopovers on award tickets with Singapore Airlines. Stopovers on round-trip Saver-level awards are free.

To book a stopover, you can book your award ticket over the phone, or book online and then call Singapore Airlines to book the stopover.

Additionally, while Singapore Airlines doesn’t have an official policy about putting award tickets on hold, customer service agents might be willing to do so. These holds can be good for up to a couple of days.

Putting an award flight on hold can be particularly useful when transferring points from one of Singapore’s partners. Sometimes your first call won’t be successful, so hang up and call again to try working with a different agent.

Other Options for Booking Singapore Airlines

Unfortunately, it’s very rare for a partner to have access to international business class award space on Singapore Airlines. If you do find space, you could book it with Air Canada Aeroplan, ANA Mileage Club, or Asiana Club.

Recently, some international business class award space between Australia and Singapore has been available to partners for award bookings.

Great Singapore Airlines Business Class Redemptions

Singapore Airlines A380
Fly Singapore Airlines to enjoy luxury in any class of service. Image Credit: Singapore Airlines

You can fly business class from New York (JFK) to Singapore with a connection in Frankfurt, Germany for 111,500 KrisFlyer miles.

To visit Europe, you could also just fly to Frankfurt from New York for 81,000 miles. Or, you could fly from New York all the way to Sydney (connecting in both Frankfurt and Singapore) for 145,500 miles.

From the West Coast, you can fly business class nonstop from San Francisco or Los Angeles to Singapore for 107,000 miles. You can also connect from San Francisco to Hong Kong or from Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita (NRT) or Taipei (TPE).

If you flew from San Francisco to Hong Kong without continuing on to Singapore, it would cost 100,500 KrisFlyer miles.

If you flew from Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita, it would cost 103,500 miles. Los Angeles to Taipei would cost 100,500 KrisFlyer miles.

You can also book nonstop business class flights from Newark or New York to Singapore for 111,500 KrisFlyer miles.

Hot Tip: Don’t miss our dedicated in-depth guide to Singapore Airlines’ U.S.-based routes, including plane types and seating/cabin options. 

Finally, remember that Singapore has a separate award chart for itineraries that involve flights operated by Star Alliance partners. This means that if you connect on United Airlines to catch a Singapore Airlines flight, the mileage cost will be different.

An example of this would be flying from Chicago (ORD) to New York (JFK) on United Airlines and then flying on Singapore Airlines in business class all the way to Sydney.

With the Star Alliance award chart, you would now pay 146,500 miles rather than the 145,000 miles required by the award chart for Singapore-only routes.

To book these Star Alliance awards, you will need to find Singapore award space online as directed above, and then check Air Canada to find United award space for the connection.

Once you do that, you need to call Singapore Airlines (833-727-0118) and provide the flight information to complete the booking.

Here are the mileage costs for Singapore Airlines’ new business class (double bed seats):

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Singapore Airlines Redemption Comparison
OriginDestinationSingapore Airlines Saver Cost (Cheapest)Singapore Airlines Advantage Cost (Most Expensive)
Auckland (AKL)Singapore (SIN)68,50090,000
Frankfurt (FRA)Singapore (SIN)103,500123,000
Hong Kong (HKG)Singapore (SIN)34,00050,000
New York (JFK)Singapore (SIN) via Frankfurt (FRA)111,500143,500
Sydney (SYD)Singapore (SIN)68,50090,000
Zurich (ZRH)Singapore (SIN)103,500123,000
London-Heathrow (LHR)Singapore (SIN)103,500123,000

The mileage cost for the reverse routes is identical. You always want to book Saver awards unless you’re in need of a redemption and the Advantage award is the only one available.

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Singapore Airlines Redemption Comparison
DepartureDestinationSingapore Airlines Award CostStar Alliance Award Cost
Houston (IAH)Manchester (MAN)81,000 KrisFlyer miles81,000 KrisFlyer miles
New York (JFK)Frankfurt (FRA)81,000 KrisFlyer miles81,000 KrisFlyer miles
New York (JFK)Singapore (SIN)111,500 KrisFlyer miles119,000 KrisFlyer miles
New York (JFK)Sydney (SYD)145,500 KrisFlyer miles146,500 KrisFlyer miles
Los Angeles (LAX)Singapore (SIN)107,000 KrisFlyer miles119,00 KrisFlyer miles
Los Angeles (LAX)Taipei (TPE)100,500 KrisFlyer miles129,500 KrisFlyer miles
Los Angeles (LAX)Tokyo (NRT)103,500 KrisFlyer miles129,500 KrisFlyer miles
San Francisco (SFO)Hong Kong (HKG)100,500 KrisFlyer miles129,500 KrisFlyer miles
San Francisco (SFO)Singapore (SIN)107,000 KrisFlyer miles119,000 KrisFlyer miles

The above routes work in both directions, so you can flip the departure and destination for the same price.

Note that Singapore Airlines no longer imposes fuel surcharges on awards booked on its own flights, so you can expect that the total taxes and fees won’t be steep.

How To Earn Enough Miles for Singapore Business Class

KrisFlyer miles can be transferred as an Amex transfer partner, Brex transfer partnerCapital One transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, and Citi ThankYou transfer partner (all at a rate of 1:1), or from Marriott Bonvoy at a transfer rate of 3:1.

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The American Express® Gold Card is a game-changer.

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There isn’t another card on the market that offers a 1-2 punch like this. Of course, there are several other benefits of the Gold Card as well, including extra monthly dining rewards and more.

Pros

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  • No foreign transaction fees (see rates and fees)
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Cons

  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you spend $6,000 on eligible purchases with your new Card within the first 6 months of Card Membership.
  • Earn 4X Membership Rewards® Points at Restaurants, plus takeout and delivery in the U.S., and earn 4X Membership Rewards® points at U.S. supermarkets (on up to $25,000 per calendar year in purchases, then 1X).
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  • $120 Uber Cash on Gold: Add your Gold Card to your Uber account and each month automatically get $10 in Uber Cash for Uber Eats orders or Uber rides in the U.S., totaling up to $120 per year.
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A fantastic travel card with a huge welcome offer, good benefits, and perks for a moderate annual fee.
Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
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The Chase Sapphire Preferred® card is one of the best travel rewards cards on the market. Its bonus categories include travel, dining, online grocery purchases, and streaming services, which gives you the opportunity to earn lots of bonus points on these purchases.

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  • 5x points on all travel booked via the Chase Travel portal
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  • 3x points on dining purchases, online grocery purchases, and select streaming services
  • 2x points on all other travel worldwide
  • $50 annual credit on hotel stays booked through the Chase Travel portal
  • 6 months of complimentary Instacart+ (activate by July 31, 2024), plus up to $15 in statement credits each quarter through July 2024
  • Excellent travel and car rental insurance
  • 10% annual bonus points
  • No foreign transaction fees
  • 1:1 point transfer to leading airline and hotel loyalty programs like United MileagePlus and World of Hyatt

Cons

  • $95 annual fee
  • No elite benefits like airport lounge access or hotel elite status
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 when you redeem through Chase Travel℠.
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Don’t forget the $300 annual travel credit which really helps to reduce the annual fee!

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  • Priority Pass airport lounge access
  • TSA PreCheck, Global Entry, or NEXUS credit
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  • Does not offer any sort of hotel elite status
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $900 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Travel℠.
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Depending on your travel goals and preferences, the Capital One Venture X card could very well end up being your go-to card in your wallet.

 

Pros

  • 10x miles per $1 on hotels and rental cars purchased through Capital One Travel
  • 5x miles per $1 on flights purchased through Capital One Travel
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  • $300 annual travel credit on bookings made through Capital One Travel
  • Unlimited complimentary access for cardholder and 2 guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • 10,000 bonus miles awarded on your account anniversary each year
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck credit
  • Add authorized users for no additional annual fee (rates & fees)
  • No foreign transaction fees (rates & fees)

 

Cons

  • $395 annual fee (rates & fees)
  • Does not offer bonus categories for flights or hotel purchases made directly with the airline or hotel group, the preferred booking method for those looking to earn elite status

 

  • Earn 75,000 bonus miles when you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Receive a $300 annual credit for bookings through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
  • Get 10,000 bonus miles (equal to $100 towards travel) every year, starting on your first anniversary
  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel and 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Unlimited complimentary access for you and two guests to 1,300+ lounges, including Capital One Lounges and the Partner Lounge Network
  • Use your Venture X miles to easily cover travel expenses, including flights, hotels, rental cars and more—you can even transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs
  • Elevate every hotel stay from the Premier or Lifestyle Collections with a suite of cardholder benefits, like an experience credit, room upgrades, and more
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®

Financial Snapshot

  • APR: 19.99% - 29.99% (Variable)
  • Foreign Transaction Fees: None

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Get 2x miles plus some of the most flexible redemptions offered by a travel credit card!

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Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card

Get 2x miles plus some of the most flexible redemptions offered by a travel credit card!
Enjoy a one-time bonus of 75,000 miles once you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel.
75,000 miles
$1,350
$95
19.99% - 29.99% (Variable)
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Good to Excellent Credit (670-850)

The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is one of the most popular rewards cards on the market. It’s perfect for anyone in search of a great welcome offer, high rewards rates, and flexible redemption options.

Frequent travelers with excellent credit may benefit from this credit card that offers a lot of bells and whistles. And it offers easy-to-understand rewards earning and redemption.

Pros

  • 5x miles per $1 on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel
  • 2x miles per $1 on all other purchases
  • Global Entry or TSA PreCheck application fee credit
  • No foreign transaction fees (rates & fees)
  • Access to Capital One transfer partners

Cons

  • Enjoy a one-time bonus of 75,000 miles once you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening, equal to $750 in travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on every purchase, every day
  • Earn 5X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel, where you'll get Capital One's best prices on thousands of trip options
  • Miles won't expire for the life of the account and there's no limit to how many you can earn
  • Receive up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Use your miles to get reimbursed for any travel purchase—or redeem by booking a trip through Capital One Travel
  • Enrich every hotel stay from the Lifestyle Collection with a suite of cardholder benefits, like a $50 experience credit, room upgrades, and more
  • Transfer your miles to your choice of 15+ travel loyalty programs

Financial Snapshot

  • APR: 19.99% - 29.99% (Variable)
  • Foreign Transaction Fees: None

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Hot Tip: Check out the best ways to earn Singapore KrisFlyer miles!

When Should You Search for Award Space?

Just over 350 days prior to your departure dates, Singapore Airlines will release award space. Finding space is not always easy, so start your search early.

Often, it’s easier to find award availability on flights to the U.S.

What Makes This a Great Redemption?

Flying in business class with Singapore Airlines is definitely a luxurious experience both in the air and on the ground. You’ll be treated to great service and amenities at check-in, in the lounge, and in your super-comfortable seat.

SilverKris Lounge

As a business class passenger, you can relax in the SilverKris Lounge while waiting for your flight. You can pair any of your meals with a variety of beer wine and spirits.

Perhaps more importantly, the SilverKris Lounge provides a great place to relax between flights. Rather than fight through crowds and sit in uncomfortable chairs, you’ll have a nice calm wait.

Some SilverKris lounges even have showers!

Business Class Dining

Singapore Airlines Business Class 777 Dining
Start off a great lunch with a seared tuna niçoise salad with herb vinaigrette. Image Credit: Alex Miller

Singapore Airlines is famous for its “Book the Cook” service that allows you to choose your meals before you board. While this seems like a service that would be reserved for first class passengers only, business class also gets access to this amazing option.

Its famous lobster thermidor is a great choice, but you’ll want to make sure you reserve yours before the flight. To Book the Cook, you must reserve a meal at least 24 hours prior to departure.

Business Class Service

A cabin crew can really make or break your experience on a flight, especially on a long-haul route where you could be with them for 12+ hours! This is where Singapore Airlines really excels.

Whether you want something to drink or just a picture to commemorate the experience, you’ll find a helping hand.

Final Thoughts

There’s no debate on this one: Singapore Airlines business class is a product and experience you don’t want to miss. Whether you’re flying across the Pacific, the Atlantic, or down to Australia, you’re going to have some fun.

Since Singapore is a partner of each transferable points program, there are plenty of opportunities to earn the necessary points to book your flight. So next time you’re looking for a flight to Asia (or Europe), give Singapore Airlines business class a try!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to book Singapore Airlines business class?

To fly business class on Singapore Airlines, you will need to use Singapore’s own KrisFlyer program.

What credit cards can help me earn miles to fly Singapore Airlines business class?

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a partner with most transferable points programs.

You can earn KrisFlyer miles through American Express Membership Rewards, Brex RewardsCapital One Miles, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi Thank You Rewards, or Marriott Bonvoy.

What do I get when flying Singapore Airlines business class?

Business class passengers have access to SilverKris lounges to relax before flights.

In-flight, you’ll have some of the widest business class seats in the industry. It’s wider than almost all first class seats too! Additionally, you can Book the Cook to preorder your meals before your flight.

Do Singapore Airlines provide pajamas in business class?

Currently, Singapore Airlines does not provide pajamas in business class.

Is SIA business class worth it?

It’s so much more worth it if you’re not paying full price for it! Use points and miles to make that ticket price cheaper than a cup of coffee!

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About Spencer Howard

Always a fan of flying, it was only natural that Spencer was drawn to finding a way to improve the travel experience.

Like many, he started this journey searching for cheap flights to take him around the world. This was fun for a while, but Spencer was intrigued by the idea of flying in business and first class!

Throwing himself into what became an extensive research project, Spencer spent 3-4 hours per night learning everything he could about frequent flyer miles over the course of several months (he thinks this is normal). He runs Straight to the Points, an award-seat alert platform.

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