Frequent Flyer Program Partnership between Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines - What and Why you need to know
If you are into miles collection, you should click into this post to find out how this partnership can be beneficial to you. Alaska Airlines may be an unfamiliar name to many of us living outside the US. However, its miles is so valuable that you should not be missing out.
Flight & Lounge Review: The Pier Business Class Lounge & Cathay Pacific Airways Regional Business Class, CX418 HKG-ICN [Airbus A330]
Well.. It does pay off to be a mile guru. Something to be proud off, I only paid less than 200sgd for a round trip business class between Hong Kong and Incheon. For this trip to Korea, my holiday started right at Hong Kong before I even reached my final destination. It was my very first time visiting Cathay's lounges in Hong Kong and oh boy, Singapore Airlines silverkris lounge is nothing compared to Cathay Pacific's The Pier lounge. I think I have well utilized my 4 hours transit in Hong Kong, exploring the best areas of Cathay Pacific lounges. At HKIA, CX have 5 different lounges, including an arrival lounge after the immigration.
I know that the cover photo is not quite accurate for this blogpost as it was taken at The Wing's CX Business Class Lounge. Although I did lounge hopping at HKIA, I will just put the main focus on The Pier Business Class Lounge and my business class flight to Incheon. Last but not least, I will also be sharing how I managed to get my round trip ticket to Korea.
From now to 31 December 2016, SPG is offering from 25% to 50% discount when you purchase Starpoints (with a minimum purchase of 5000 starpoints). The discount rate is at a fixed rate that varies from one spg member account to another. Hence, the higher the rate that you get, the more you should consider purchasing and redeeming it for hotel stays or transfer them to your frequent flyer program and receive additional 5000 spg bonus points on top.
From now to 10 Sept, Avianca Airlines is offering up to 130% bonus miles when you purchase lifemiles during this period. By you take full advantage of this promotion, you will be receiving 345,000 lifemiles at US$4950. Read on to find out more if you are interested to fly premium cabins at a fraction of the price.
Many thanks to reader Simon, he has helped us spotted many great deals from Malaysia Airlines. While it is not surprising to find decent fares on Malaysia Airlines, their current promotion offers dirt cheap fares to many hot destinations. From now till 24 Aug 2016, you may find fares to Phuket/Bangkok for S$134, Osaka/Perth for below S$390 and Seoul/Tokyo for below S$430. If you are willing to take the hassle, you can secure a return flight from Kuala Lumpur to London Heathrow at just S$643.
As compared to the Dreamliner from the Boeing, the Airbus A350 XWB has been receiving greater attention, largely due to its appearance and comfort level. Whenever possible, I will always try to pick the flight which is operated by Airbus A350 or the A380. As of now, the only carriers that operate the Airbus A350 into Singapore on a regular basis are Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.
During my Europe trip this summer, I flew with Qatar Airways again. Beside securing a good price, I needed to fly with them by the end of April to attain the silver tier in their frequent flyer program. This was quite an memorable flight, which was complemented with great in-flight service and spontaneous crew. I had a great chat with the crew and managed to get some insights from them.
Here is another reason to get the Citibank Premiermiles credit card - Up to 30,000 Sign-up Bonus Miles
In my previous guide on the best credit cards for earning miles, I have highlighted that Citibank PremierMiles visa card is worth signing-up. If you do not hold any Citibank credit cards before, now it is the best time for you to get this card! From now till 14th August 2015, receive up to 30,000 sign-up bonus miles (instead of 42,000 miles as advertised) when you first sign-up the Citibank PremierMiles card.
From now to 27 May, United Airlines' Frequent Flyer Program is offering up to 100% bonus miles when you purchase new United miles. If you are interested in getting heavily discounted business/first class flight ticket, click into this post to find out more.
All in all, using miles to redeem flights is usually the best way to fly first/business class at a fraction of the price. Besides generating miles through credit cards, you should also consider buying discounted miles from certain airlines during their promotion. Just like money currencies, the value of miles differ from one airline to another. Therefore, be it crediting miles or buying miles, you need to pick the right frequent flyer program if you are using your miles for flight redemption.
If you are a miles-chaser, the new American Express Krisflyer credit card is definitely worth paying attention for. Although the earning rates per dollar spent are not attractive, you can easily attain 8,500 bonus miles. With 8,500 bonus miles, you are nearly a quarter nearer to redeem a return business class ticket from Singapore to Hong Kong.
FLIGHT REVIEWS & TIPS
Airbus A380: LHR - SIN
1. New Regional Business Class A330: SIN-HKG
2. The Pier Business Class Lounge & New Regional Business Class A330: HKG-ICN
1. New Economy Class Product B772: HKG-TPE
2. Old Economy Class Product A330: HKG-SIN
Short Haul Economy Class
Airbus A321: LH118 Frankfurt to Munich
New Economy Class: A350 XWB
The World Newest Aircraft Is So Amazing!
Flight Review: Qatar Airways New Economy Class.
Economy Class: B787 Dreamliner
My Love-Hate R/S with Qater Airways
Flight Review: Singapore Airlines First Class
Long Haul Business Class
When Business Class Is Almost Like First Class.
Premium Economy Class Product
Flight Review: Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class B777-300ER: MUC-SIN
NEW Long Haul Economy Class Product
1. Singapore Airlines New Economy Class
PREVIOUS Long Haul Economy Class Product
1.What To Expect On SQ Long Haul Flight
2. Long Haul EY seat product on Airbus A330 too
Airbus A330: TPE-SIN
Regional Economy Class Product
Birthday Surprise In The Air. B777-200: SIN-BKK
1. Smart Air Traveller
2. Getting Cheapest & Most Valuable Air Ticket
3. Six Important Items To Pack Into Your Cabin Baggage
4. Discounted Business Class Fare Through American Airlines 50% Bonus Buymiles program
5. Flying Premium Class Is No Longer A Dream- Guide To Singapore's Best Credit Card For Earning Air Miles (2015)
6. Guide To Best Credit Card For Earning Miles (2016)
7. Alaska Mileage Plan Promotion (40% Bonus).
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