Last week we met with the Singapore Airlines Team in the Philippines led by general manager Ranjan Jha on the latest developments in SQ which is undoubtedly one of Asia’s best. We were quite surprised that their pre-Christmas promo fares can compete with those offered by the budget airlines, but for a limited time only.
We’re not kidding but you can fly to Singapore for $210 (all in) if you book by November 30. In the meantime, it’s only $310 for the rest of Southeast Asian routes like Bali, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Saigon, Yangon, among others. A comparison we made showed that this is even cheaper than the ones offered by PAL and Cebu Pacific.
It’s apparent that premium airlines like SQ are feeling the competition posed by budget airlines like Jetstar and TigerAir, but all these can only be for the good of the consumers.
Booking with Singapore Airlines also means that you get to enrol to their KrisFlyer frequent flyer programme.
Members will be able to use their KrisFlyer miles to pay for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights booked through the SIA websiteat singaporeair.com.
Customers can choose to mix miles and cash to pay for their next airfare, including payment for fuel surcharges and taxes. With a minimum of 5,000 miles to start using this feature, customers will have the opportunity to use their KrisFlyer miles earlier, and before they expire.
From next year, members will be able to use their miles to cover the cost of fuel surcharges and taxes for redemption tickets, as well as other items such as preferred seats.