As i had blogged earlier Singapore Air was taking off its A380 from the SIN-MEL route and replacing it with a Boeing 747-400, and from today’s announcement it seems the A380 will go to the SIN-FRA-JFK which was previously serviced using a Boeing 747-400.

This aircraft swap will result in a 25%capacity increase on the SIN-FRA-JFK route and the cabin product will be far superior than the dated Boeing 747 product and is the best in its class. This is a good news for Kris Flyer members as it will result in increased award redemption availability for them whereas on the flip-side other Star Alliance carriers will not be in such luck given the fact that Singapore Air is notorious for blocking First and Business class redemptions on the A380 product  for them.

Overall its a well planned move by Singapore Air as the route is much more lucrative for them than the SIN-MEL route and also in order to command premium fares on this route, the product overhaul was long due. Overall it will definitely enhance the experience for the passengers on this long haul flight and can definitely termed as better value for money compared to the older product tha’ts currently in use.

The A380 begins its operation on this SIN-FRA-JFK route from January 15, 2012 onward. So hurry and start redeeming ASAP before the availability runs out.

  • flyer007 said,

    Per the last paragraph of this article, I always wonder how easy is it to book SQ award F using UA/CO miles?

    Thanks

  • planensimple said,

    In my experience, booking SQ award on an A380 F using UA/CO miles has been next to impossible as SQ is known to block it for its own Krisflyer members, but for its other products I’ve been able to find and book availability using the CO site award finder tool, which route are you looking to book the award for?

  • flyer007 said,

    I will have 280k UA/CO miles very soon, was looking at a LH roundtrip from USA-Euro-Asia with stop overs. But your suggestion was too tempting to pass on — SQ F. Was hoping I could find SQ F seats instead of LH F for next spring, and maybe with blind luck, it will be A380.

    But my original route, and will most likely be what I am going with, will be:
    ORD-ZRH-MUC-DUS-FRA-HKG (with sub-24-hour stopovers in each places)
    and
    HKG-MUC-FCO-ZRH-FRA-ORD (sub-24-hour stopovers in MUC, ZRH, FRA, and a 2 week layover in FCO for honeymoon with wife).

  • planensimple said,

    Thats a good routing you have in mind but fr the A380 bit you will need to bring JFK in It as currently ORD isn’t served by an SQ A380, if you are willing to do that and have clear dates in your mind then the availability can be looked up for and if available booked instantly, drop me a mail at my email address planensimple-at-ymail-dot-com if you want to discuss this in further detail.

  • flyer007 said,

    Oh yes! I am fully aware A380 is not at ORD yet, but I can easily fly out of JFK no problem =)

  • planensimple said,

    In that case it maybe worth looking out for availability starting right now itself.

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