Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2146 posts, RR: 13 Posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2232 times:
I tried booking an SQ F class ticket for myself and my wife using LH miles. I tried several dates and several European airports - all were full! Doesn't SQ open up its F class to mileage customers? Or simply not to other airlines' FFPs?
Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
As far as I know has fellow A.net member Lufthansa747 booked a First Class flight on Singapore Airlines with his Lufthansa miles. I don't know if he is already back from his Asia trip but I am sure that he will post a trip report as always.
Airbazar From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 7731 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
I heard at one time that SQ only allocates one (1) seat in F, on many of their routes, for FF awards. That's probably why you can't get 2 for yourself and your wife. In general SQ just doesn't like to give out free rides.
JeffrySkY From Singapore, joined Feb 2004, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Quoting Airbusfanyyz (Reply 3): A friend of mine is flying EWR-SIN in F Class using his miles this summer. He just booked his ticket! He's taking his girlfriend too on miles so I am sure it's indeed possible.
The EWR-SIN-EWR route is operated by the A345 service, which is configured in a two class service : Raffles Class or Executive Economy. There is no First Class service available for the sector.
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2032 times:
A few months ago, I planned a trip this March to SIN (from FRA), wanted to fly SQ Business Class and pay by LH bonus miles. So I called and they gave me several options I could chose from, no sweat at all! I didn't fly but that had other reasons, but generally speaking this should work quite nicely!
Mind you, that LH guy on the fon even suggested to fly SQ, not LH
Iowa744fan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 929 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
I couldn't tell you about F class, but my mother and I are going back to HKG and SIN at the end of May on SQ in Raffles class. I wouldn't say that they are that inflexible with their partner's ff miles. Then again, I don't know the exact details. If I use my UA ff miles and get booked on SQ, does UA then pay SQ the cost of the seat...or at least a portion of it? How does the Star...or other alliances work this out for ff award travel.
Anyway, back to what I was saying. We just booked the tickets only a couple of weeks ago via UA. The person at the 1K call center was very helpful and after being unable to find anything available for us on United, checked SQ and offered us business class seats all the way (UA for domestic from DSM-DEN-LAX and from SFO-ORD-DSM and SQ on the Int'l routes from LAX-NRT-SIN, SIN-HKG, and HKG-SFO) for the saver rate of 90,000 miles! Quite a nice deal for such a late booking! I realize that the routing is a few hours longer, but we get to fly SQ! Not to knock UA's service as I really like their int'l premium products, but we were amused when the UA rep. kept apologizing to us that she would have to put us on SQ! So, I don't know if this was UA being flexible, SQ being flexible, or both, but they do allow quite a bit of ease.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3696 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
I had no problems booking SQ F FRA-JFK through miles with bmi or Lufthansa although I did later cancel the ticket due to other commitments. SQ are pretty tight and if you are hoping to use miles on SQ or any other airline I'd book as soon as you know the dates, thats what I did, although it didn't pay off for me personally!
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
Zeekiel From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1880 times:
Quoting TonyBurr (Reply 4): SQ is VERY tight with FF tickets, upgrades, RTW space. etc.. I do not know if they are more flexible with their own high FF customers or not,
If you are PPS Club Solitaire, it can be made easier to book in F and J. For example, recently last year I was awarded three seats in J to London from Auckland, and just after that two seats in F to London from Sydney. Not my FF account though . Someone in the family.
PPS Club Solitaire members are treated really well and are given amazing flight choices and preferences.