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Garuda switches London Heathrow flight to Singapore

Starting 31st March 2016, Garuda Indonesia has started flying direct 5 times a week (every other day except Monday and Friday) from Singapore to London (Heathrow) one way basis. The airline has done this due to the ongoing runway issues at the Jakarta airport which limits the take-off weight from the airport. The airlines 77-300ERs are exceeding the runway restrictions on full load. The airline is marketing this one-way flight big time to gauge market interest given that it is competing against the likes of every big airline that is directly or indirectly flying this route. The airline, based on the response it gets to the flight may make this flight a permanent feature should it get a strong uptake although its limited by the fact…

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Earn Singapore Airlines miles on Singapore F1 Grand prix tickets

Singapore Airlines is running a promotion whereby you can buy the Singapore Grand Prix tickets and earn miles. Singapore Airlines last year became the title sponsor of the Singapore Grand Prix and since then it has been doing various promotion activities to engage the F1 fans. The following are the ticket deals that are on offer: All in all the deals are priced at market price of the tickets with the added incentive of earning KrisFlyer miles. There are also options to book packages including flights and stay in on and off race track hotels. You can find more details about all the available offers at the special website for the event: http://sianightrace.com/index.html Are you going to avail one of these offers to earn KrisFlyer…

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Luckiest way to earn 10,000 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

Singapore Airlines is running a promotion whereby every 50th person to join their KrisFlyer frequent flyer program and fly within 3 months of joining on Singapore Airlines or Silk Air will be awarded 10,000 miles until 31st August 2015. This promotion is celebrating the 50th birthday of Singapore and as nations flag carrier, Singapore Airlines has been running a host of events for this special occasion. I had blogged earlier about the Singapore Airlines A380 flagship plane decked up in Singapore colors that would be flying select routes this year. I expect more such promotions to be coming our way from the airline this year and it would be exciting to see what else they have to offer. In order to avail this offer you…

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Changi Rewards gets a makeover

My favorite airport, Changi Airport at Singapore has recently overhauled its rewards program to make it more rewarding and enhance the shopping experience out there. Starting this April every spend you accumulate at the airport until March 2015 will count towards your status and so reward you with benefits as shown in the table below. This is in addition to the 7% savings on the General Sales tax (GST) that you save. Not only does this bring the program in line with the other loyalty programs by allowing you to convert your points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer air miles or credit vouchers for online shopping portal and even at the outlets at Changi itself, which would prove as a good option for many travelers who…

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Air India moves to Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Delhi Singapore route

With an eye on the lucrative Australia transit traffic that plies on the Delhi-Singapore-Australia network, Air India has introduced the Boeing 787 on the Delhi-Singapore route. Air India is upgrading the service with the double-aisle Dreamliner and increasing passenger capacity compared to the single-aisle Airbus 319 now. The Dreamliner will carry 18 business class passengers and 238 economy class passengers besides much increased cargo and baggage carrying capacity. This capacity addition with the code share with Singapore Airlines is definitely going to bode well for the beleaguered airline. With the impending entry to Star Alliance, these moves by Air India is a clear indication that the airline is trying to align itself with its partner airlines and thereby make sure profitability on the routes that…

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SingaporeAir Boeing 747-400 farewell flight on 6th April 2012

Singapore Airlines will commemorate the retirement of the legendary Boeing 747-400 from its fleet by running a special flight on the 6th of April 2012 from Singapore to Hong Kong and back. One can go ahead and make a request for booking SIN-HKG and HKG-SIN flights, I’m sure seats on the flight will be taken up very very fast so you really need ASAP. The Packages offered for the Ex-SIN flight as mentioned on the website are:   And the ex-HKG packages as mentioned on the website are   I’m personally looking forward to be on atleast one of these flights and am sure with all the aviation enthusiasts on board it’s really going to be one hell of a ride. Singapore Airlines has created…

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Singapore Airlines offers 50% redemption discount for selected flights

Singapore Airlines is offering 50% redemption discount on online redemptions for selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights in Business and Economy Class. The flights need to be booked between 26 September and 9 October 2011 and the travel needs to be completed between 1 October and 30 November 2011 to benefit from this promotion. The available destinations for this offer are: These discounts are available for both one-way and round-trip redemption but not for applicable for Upgrades. For more details check out the link here Overall I think is good promotion to grab seats one some really nice routes at a huge discount. So if you have any travel plans during the offer period or just want to experience the SQ luxury in the A380 and…

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Singapore Air adds A380 on the SIN-FRA-JFK route

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…

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Is Qantas planning to name its new premium Asian airline RedQ?

Ever since Qantas announced that it intended to setup a new airline which would cater to the premium traffic in Asia there have been hundreds of name floating around for the same with the most popular one being “Qantasia”. Earlier this week in a quick application to the Australian Intellectual Property regulator, Qantas has managed to trademark “RedQ”, “RedSky” and “OneAsia”. As per the filing the company has also secured rights for the name “RedQ Executive Flyer”. This leads me to believe that Qantas plans to name its new Asian Premium airline “RedQ” and to possibly safeguard the other options under discussion they have registered the same. The new airline is planned to specifically target the new rich and affluent class in Asia primarily the…

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Singapore Airlines removing A380 flights to Melbourne

As i had blogged earlier, Singapore airlines has been on a aircraft changing spree on many of it’s routes, now i hear that the new changes are going to happen on the Melbourne route. The exact reason behind these changes on this route are still unknown. I do find the change a little bit odd given that’s it’s one of the big revenue earning route for them but my suspicion is that it has got something to do with their recent changes to the Airbus A380 schedule on the Sydney route. Starting 15 January 2012: SQ227 and SQ238 will lose the Airbus A380 to be replaced with the refurbished Boeing 777-300. SQ237 and SQ228 will be flown using the archaic Boeing 747 replacing the Boeing…

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