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This Fee Would Have Been a New Form of Deception If It Were Implemented

With the introduction of a service fee of 1.3 percent if you used a credit card to purchase one of its new Economy Lite fares, Singapore Airlines was getting ready to engage in what could be considered a new form of deception — until a decision was reached to rescind its plans to charge that fee.

The reason why a credit card service fee would have been a new form of deception is because…

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Redeem 50 Percent Fewer KrisFlyer Miles For SilkAir Flights

Through Tuesday, July 11, 2017, you can enjoy a discount of 50 percent when you redeem your KrisFlyer miles at the official Internet web site of Singapore Airlines for Saver Awards in the business and economy class cabins of your choice of 53 flights operated by SilkAir between Saturday, July 1, 2017 and Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

To redeem your KrisFlyer miles for your choice of 53 flights operated by SilkAir…

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Award Inventory of Singapore Airlines Flights Removed from United Airlines; “Wind-Down” of US Airways as a Partner

With little advance notice, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to remove the inventory of Singapore Airlines from the award flight search results on the official Internet web site of United Airlines and on the mobile application software of United Airlines effective as of today, December 13, 2013, according to FlyerTalk member UA Insider — also known as Aaron Goldberg, who is the senior manager of Customer Experience Planning at United Airlines. You will still to be able to book and change award reservations involving Singapore Airlines by calling the telephone reservations lines — but…

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Want to Be a Passenger on the Longest Flight in the World? Better Hurry

If you have never been a passenger on the longest non-stop flight in the world, you only have a few more months to do so. The non-stop flight from Newark to Singapore — as well as the non-stop flight between Singapore and Los Angeles, which is the second-longest flight in the world if you do not count the return flight from Singapore to Newark — will cease, according to an announcement by Singapore Airlines last October. Reasons cited for the discontinuation of those flights include…

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Suites Aboard Singapore Airlines Now Available for Saver Award Redemption — But…

Award redemption bookings for Saver Award seats in the suites cabin aboard Singapore Airlines flights has recently become available for PPS Club members and KrisFlyer frequent flier loyalty program members — a welcome addition to the current options, but for fewer KrisFlyer frequent flier loyalty program miles. If you have never flown as a passenger aboard the Airbus A380 aircraft in the suites cabin, it is an experience where you have your own private…

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Breaking News: Singapore Airlines and Delta Air Lines End Partnership

As of 15 May 2010, Singapore Airlines and Delta Air Lines will no longer be frequent flier loyalty program partners.

More details and developments of this breaking news can be found in the following FlyerTalk threads:

What does this mean for — and how will this news affect — passengers of Delta Air Lines and Singapore Airlines?

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Reduced award availability on partner airlines

In the United Airlines Mileage Plus forum there is frequent discussion on the reduced availability for awards flying on partner airlines, relative to using some other Star Alliance frequent flyer miles.  A sample of recent threads includes Air New Zealand (UA filtering NZ), Asian airlines (UA filtering NH, OZ, SQ and TG), Lufthansa (UA being stingy with LH), general (UA gets tough on manual sell for award seats), and I hate the ANA tool.  A simple search on “Starnet” brings up many more threads.

For those unfamiliar with the ANA tool, anyone can sign up to the ANA program and search for awards on all Star Alliance airlines (except Swiss) online.

This is not something as simple as a blackout for a short period, or the oft-discussed situation whereby Qantas releases awards 355 days before departure but AAdvantage can only access them 330 days prior (thus many prime awards have already gone).

Do other frequent flyer programs have a similar issue of reduced availability on partner airlines? 

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