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More Singapore changes: New waitlist process, flexible date search, regular sales

Singapore Suites

Yesterday, we posted about changes to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer award chart coming later this month (See: Singapore devaluing 1/24/19 (biz/first awards increase by ~10%)). In addition to that devaluation, Singapore has announced a few other changed pertinent to reward enthusiasts, including changes to the waitlist process, the introduction of a flexible date search, and the permanent implementation of “spontaneous escapes” (a monthly flash sale a la Flying Blue promo awards). The flexible date search is…

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Singapore devaluing 1/24/19 (biz/first awards increase by ~10%)

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a great loyalty program for those who amass a variety of credit card rewards since they are an Amex transfer partner, Chase transfer partner, Citi transfer partner, and Capital One transfer partner (albeit at a poor rate with Capital One). That makes it easy to put together the miles necessary for a valuable award flight. Unfortunately, those redemptions are about to get a bit more expensive in a couple of weeks as…

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AA increasing premium award prices to Hawaii, Canada joins the US

American Airlines Planes

American Airlines has announced some award chart changes that will take effect for bookings on January 16, 2019 (note that these changes will not affect bookings made before that date, even if for travel after that date — so book now to lock in current rates through the end of the schedule, availability permitting). The key part of the story here is that premium cabin awards to Hawaii are getting more expensive almost across the board (flights from…

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Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts

I have often said that mistake fares are like refundable lottery tickets: when you win, you hit the jackpot; when you lose, you get your money back. You do have to pay to play though — and those who took a spin on Monday did in fact hit the jackpot as Cathay Pacific has announced that they will honor the unbelievable first and business class fares that we reported on New Year’s Eve (See: [Expired] Crazy…

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[Expired] Crazy Cathay Pacific biz / first class fares: $680/$988 RT from Vietnam to North America

Update 1/2/19: Cathay Pacific has announced that they are honoring these fares! Congrats to those who got in. See: Surprise: Cathay honoring first and business class fares sold at huge discounts. Cathay Pacific has some outrageously cheap fares from Vietnam to several cities in North America (including Hanoi to Vancouver from $773 RT in business class or $988 in first class) and New York (first class from $1444) or Da Nang to New York for $680 RT in…

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$103 one way to Dublin from Newburgh, NY or Providence, RI

Norwegian Air is running a very good fare sale from Newburgh, NY (SWF) or Providence, RI to Dublin, Ireland from $103 one-way from January to April on select dates with other dates on sale through June. These are bare bones fares that do not include checked bags or seat selection, but they are an awfully cheap way to get to Europe. Return flights from Europe start at $138 to Providence or $150 to Newburgh — or pair this with…

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Chicago to Europe from ~43.5K one-way (maybe less?) w/ new Flying Blue promo awards

Air France / KLM Flying Blue has released information on its promo awards for travel from March 1 to April 30, 2019, which will be bookable online starting tomorrow (January 1, 2019). This time around, business class between Chicago and Europe are included, with the official price listed at 43,500 miles one-way. Since Flying Blue award pricing is variable based on route, past experience has shown that flights to some markets may even come up less than that. The Deal Flying…

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Use 65k United Miles For Singapore Suites From Singapore To Auckland

Singapore Suites

Singapore Airlines has released availability to Star Alliance partners in their First Class suites between Singapore and Auckland, along with some other routes. That means the SIN-AKL route can be booked using 65,000 MileagePlus miles. Ordinarily, Singapore only makes its premium cabin award space available to Singapore Krisflyer members booking with Singapore miles, so the ability to book these flights with partner miles is notable.   The Singapore to Auckland route has nonstop flights available on…

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(EXPIRED) LifeMiles for 1.35c each, no minimum [Targeted]

Loyalty Lobby reports that Avianca is offering a final sale of the year on LifeMiles through 12/30/18, and it’s a pretty solid deal. Whereas Avianca usually offers a sliding scale where you have to buy a large quantity of miles to get the best price, this time around you’ll get the same rate (a 145% bonus that equals a price of 1.35c per mile) whether you buy 1,000 miles or 100,000 miles. While I don’t often consider buying…

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