Singapore Airlines has today confirmed that SilkAir, its regional carrier, will be upgrading the Business Class cabin on its 737 aircraft with true lie-flat seats from Thompson Aero. From May 2020 Singapore Airlines will be fitting the Thompson Aero Vantage seats to its 737 MAX 8 aircraft as well as to its 737-800 fleet.
As it did in 2018, for summer 2019 Singapore Airlines will be replacing one of the two 777s which it currently operates between Singapore and London with an A380 and the A380 that it will be employing comes with the older-style suites.
Singapore Airlines has joined in the seasonal fun and is promoting a Black Friday sale for departures from various US cities. Interestingly, considering I consider Singapore Airlines to be the better carrier, these deals appear to be better than the Cathay Pacific Black Friday deals I wrote about yesterday.
Singapore Airlines is offering a very good fare (by Singapore Airlines standards) for travel between Stockholm and Singapore in its Airbus A350 Business Class cabin. With Singapore Airlines Business Class flights earning 200% credit with Alaska Mileage Plan, 150% credit with Miles & More and 125% credit with Virgin Atlantic this could be a great fare to use to boost one of your accounts.
We've known for a while that Singapore Airlines plans on using its new A350-900 ultra long-range aircraft to fly non-stop between Singapore and Los Angeles but, up until now, there hasn't been any news from the airline. That changed today with the latest announcement out of Singapore.
Ever since Airbus first said that it would build an A350 Ultra Long Range aircraft Singapore Airlines has said that it would like to go back to offering a non-stop service between Singapore and New York (it last flew this route in 2013) and now, finally, it has done just that.
Singapore Airlines has just taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner and the airline has now revealed the cabins passengers can expect to find onboard. The 787-10 aircraft are configured with 337 seats across two classes (no First Class or Premium economy on this aircraft) and will operate on Singapore Airlines flights of up to 8 hours.
Singapore Airlines has confirmed that the second destination it will serve with its new 787-10 Dreamliner will be Perth in Western Australia. The airline will be the first in the world to offer the stretch-Dreamliner when it add it to the Singapore - Osaka route from 3 May 2018 and Perth won't be far behind as Singapore Airlines sends its new aircraft to Western Australia from 7 May 2018.
Last year I reviewed the Singapore A380 Suites experience on a regional flight between Hong Kong and Singapore but, while that was a very nice experience, it was the true long-haul experience in Singapore Suites that I've looked forward to trying out for some time. Singapore Airlines doesn't yet offer its new Suites Class on the Singapore - London route (that's coming on 16 February 2018) so the A380 that we flew in was equipped with the original suites....and these are the Suites that most Singapore A380s will offer for quite some time.
News that Lufthansa is eliminating First Class from two routes to the US (at least for summer 2018), news of a new Hilton opening in a beautiful part of Europe, details of an Emirates schedule change which sees an extension to the cut in service to New York and news that Singapore Airlines has scheduled its new A380 on its routes to London and Hong Kong.