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As reported by svenblogt, Singapore Airlines has opened a ton of saver business class award space on what will become the world’s longest flight from Newark to Singapore. On many dates, there are five or six seats in business class. That’s just not at all common on one of the most highly rated airlines in the world — and on the longest flight on what they surely expect to be a popular business sector.
- Wide open saver business class award space for as many as five or six passengers on the world’s new longest flight from Newark to Singapore (and vice versa)
- Log in to your Krisflyer account at Singaporeair.com to check for availability
I’m not going to waste time with a bunch of screen shot since on the one hand this kind of availability doesn’t seem like it would last for long. On the flip side, there is just so much of it available that I’m not sure how quickly it will sell out (see the screen shot above — that’s five saver award seats on January 9, 2019 — and that was the first date I tried). Either way, if you intend to visit Singapore and/or you’re just an aviation enthusiast with a desire to try out the longest flight in the world, this one launches in mid-October and there is plenty of availability through next July.
Singapore Airlines is a Chase transfer partner, Amex transfer parner, Citi transfer partner, and SPG transfer partner (unfortunately, they only award 85,000 miles with a Marriott Travel Package). Keep in mind that transfers to Singapore Krisflyer are not instant. Chase usually has the fastest transfer time (same day — though keep in mind the time difference). Membership Rewards and Citi Thank You points take anywhere from ~10 hours to a day (or potentially even 48 hours according to some reports with ThankYou points). SPG points take days (I do not recommend transferring from SPG for this one). Singapore may allow an award hold (see this post and this thread from Flyertalk), though I think not all agents will do it, so you may need to hang up and call again.
If you’ve been sitting on points waiting for a good redemption, Singapore’s business class is very good and their in-flight service (at least in first class) has been among the best I’ve ever experienced. This one is definitely worth pursuing if you have any interest in traveling this route.
Last updated on September 8th, 2018