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Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is the national airline of Singapore, headquartered at Changi Airport. It was founded in 1972 and today flies to more than 130 destinations across the world, including six cities in the United States. The flag carrier has consistently ranked among the top airlines in the world in terms of the service and comfort provided, most recently winning the title of best airline in the world in the 2020 World Airline Awards by Skytrax. With certain first class cabins, you’ll get a luxurious private suite complete with a double bed, although it certainly comes at a cost!

by Business Traveler

October 01, 2022

Where does Singapore Airlines fly?

Singapore Airlines has its primary hub at Singapore Changi Airport. It flies to 72 international destinations, some of them seasonal, on five continents. In the US, Singapore Airlines flies to Houston (from Manchester UK, 4 flights per week), Los Angeles (from Singapore, 10 flights per week), Newark (from Singapore, 1 flight per day), New York City JFK (from Singapore, 1 flight per day), San Francisco (from Singapore, 2 flights per day), and Seattle (from Singapore, 3 flights per week) As of 2022, Singapore Airlines is rebuilding its schedule after slashing flights during the coronavirus pandemic. By March 2023, it will be flying 1,680 passenger flights per week. Many of these are to destinations within Asia, with the most flights (44 per week) headed to Kuala Lumpur. Singapore Airlines has a fleet of 149 passenger aircraft. The workhorse of its fleet is the Airbus A350-900, completing both short and long-haul flights.


What is Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program?

Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program is known as KrisFlyer, after the dagger featured in its logo.

KrisFlyer miles

Members earn KrisFlyer miles by flying with Singapore Airlines and its partners. The number of miles you gain depends on the carrier, the fare type (first, business, or economy class), and the booking class, indicated by a letter on your ticket. A miles calculator offered by the airline helps you do the math.

You can also earn up to 6% in miles for money spent at partners across Singapore, including restaurants, shopping, and attractions.

Miles are redeemed on award flights, offered in two tiers. Saver award flights require fewer miles however availability is limited so you might need to be flexible with your travel date and times. Advantage award flights require more miles but you’re more likely to get the exact dates you want. You’ll also have a choice of seats on all flights and two stop-overs per round-trip ticket (a stop of 24 hours or more in a location) so you can take in the sights. You can also spend miles on upgrades to Premium Economy, Business, and First Classes. Again, there's a calculator for determining how many miles you’ll need.

Elite miles

When you fly with Singapore Airlines, you’ll also earn Elite miles, which advance you to higher membership tiers and qualify you for KrisFlyer Milestone rewards. These Milestone rewards include extra KrisFyer miles and flight upgrades.

At higher membership tiers, you earn miles at a faster rate and get other perks.
 Elite Silver: requires 25,000 miles earned within 12 consecutive months; gives you a 25% bonus on miles flown, seat selection in Economy class
 Elite Gold: requires 50,000 miles earned within 12 consecutive months; gives you a 25% bonus on miles flown, access to a network of airport lounges, 20kg (44lbs) extra baggage allowance, seat selection, and priority check-in, boarding, and baggage handling

Star Alliance

Singapore Airlines is part of Star Alliance, so passengers can earn or redeem miles with partner airlines including Lufthansa and United Airlines.

What are Singapore Airlines' ticketing options?

Singapore Airlines sells five fare types: Economy, Premium Economy, Business, First Class, and Suites. Within the lower three classes, there are up to four booking classes - Lite, Value, Standard, and Flexi - which determine your baggage allowance, seat selection, and charges for cancellation and fees.

The service onboard depends on the length of the flight. the aircraft used, and the route. However, you might expect the following amenities and perks.

Economy Class
 Seats with adjustable headrests
 Power outlet and USB port at the seat
 HD touchscreen seat-back entertainment system
 Wi-Fi on all aircraft except the Boeing 737-800NG
 Dining, including child-friendly meals and meals to meet your dietary needs. Usually, the menu includes Western and regionally inspired dishes

Premium Economy Class

 Separate, spacious cabin
 Calf and footrest built into the seat
 Two USB ports, power supply, and adjustable personal reading light
 Book the Cook: reserve your main course
 Entertainment system with a 13.3-inch HD touchscreen monitor and noise-canceling headphones
 Priority treatment

Business Class

 On long-haul flights on the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777, industry-unique seats with two seating positions: the Lazy Z, a cradling position, and the Sundeck, a lounging position with your feet resting on an ottoman. The seat also transforms into a fully-flat bed, with a mattress topping, linen, duvet, and pillows.
 Book the Cook: reserve your main course in advance, with creations from famous chefs
 Entertainment system: 18-inch HD screen with noise-canceling headphones
 Access to two SilverKris Lounges at Changi Airport, with open bars, hot and cold food, showers, free Wi-Fi, and a business center.

First Class

 Extra wide seat with curved partitions for privacy
 Mood lighting
 Book the Cook, with selections from notable chefs, and full table service. Wines paired with the food and altitude
 Entertainment system with 24-inch HD monitor and noise-canceling headphones.
 Complimentary Wi-Fi
 First Class Check-in Reception lounge at Changi Airport, with porter services, private entrance,
 Access to two SilverKris Lounges at Changi Airport


On the upper deck of the Airbus A380, Singapore Airlines offers another level of luxury and privacy: Suites. Available in singles and adjoining doubles, Suites are personal rooms, with swiveling, reclining leather seats, sliding doors, and beds. You also have a 32” HD touchscreen monitor with noise-canceling headphones and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Singapore Airlines has 12 A380s in operation and flies them to London, Sydney, Mumbai, Frankfurt, New York, Shanghai, and Delhi.

What are Singapore Airlines' baggage fees?

Singapore Airlines’ baggage allowance depends on your fare type and booking class, your KrisFlyer membership rank, and the route.

Checked baggage allowance

For flights to and from all destinations except the US and Canada
 Economy Class: 25kg/55lb (Lite and Value booking classes), 30kg/66lbs (Standard and Flexi)
 Premium Economy Class: 35kg/77lb
 Business Class: 40kg/88lb
 First Class and Suites: 50kg/110lbs

KrisFlyer Elite Gold members get an extra 20kg/44lbs.

For flights from and from the US and Canada
 Economy Class: 2 pieces, up to 23kg/50lbs
 Premium Economy class: 2 pieces, up to 23kg/50lbs each
 Business Class: 2 pieces, up to 32kg/70lbs each
 First Class and Suites: 2 pieces, up to 32kg/70lbs each

KrisFyler Elite Gold members get an extra bag, up to 23kg or 32kg, depending on their fare type.

Cabin baggage allowance
 Economy and Premium Economy Class: 1 piece up to 7kg/15.4lbs
 Business and First Class and Suites: 2 pieces up to 7kg/15.4lbs each

Additional baggage charges

If you pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online up to six hours before departure, you’ll receive discounts of 10 to 25%. Prices depend on the route, with destinations grouped into bands.