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Limewood

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Be great if one could redeem purchased AS miles on SQ.
 

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Be great if one could redeem purchased AS miles on SQ.
That would seem to one of the intended outcomes, as always the devil will be in the details, i.e.
- what's the redemption rate (Alaskan rates are generally good but will they be here)
- will there be premium cabin availability (because we all know SQ is not notoriously generous to its partners in this regard)
 

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Big news (and great news) for the AS program.

As someone who redeems SQ though using Krisflyer miles - not so stoked if it means increased competition for premium seats (esp Asia - Australia).

Still, the devil will be in the detail! :)
 
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9 months later, we still can't redeem Alaskan miles for SQ flights. Not holding my breath for this to ever happen... :(
 

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I sent an email to Mileage Plan last week asking how much longer this was going to take, given SQ awards had been "coming soon" for more than 2 years! A few days ago I received a stock-standard reply that they had nothing to announce at this time.

Sure enough though, SQ awards are now available to book using Mileage Plan miles! Finally!

 

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In the article on One Mile at a Time, a couple of comments stated that until this change it was possible to do PVG-SIN-LHR-SIN with a stopover in London for just 35K in F. I had never seen or heard of that gem.
 

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Just read it. Devastating! At least I’ve got one last hurrah using intra-Asia stopover next year.
 

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In the article on One Mile at a Time, a couple of comments stated that until this change it was possible to do PVG-SIN-LHR-SIN with a stopover in London for just 35K in F. I had never seen or heard of that gem.
I was a little off: you could do that trip for 35K but couldn't stop over (not that that would have bothered me).
 

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In the article on One Mile at a Time, a couple of comments stated that until this change it was possible to do PVG-SIN-LHR-SIN with a stopover in London for just 35K in F. I had never seen or heard of that gem.
Really? Are SQ releasing F inventory to AS? They are famous for not releasing any F inventory to partners (perhaps except VA).
 

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Really? Are SQ releasing F inventory to AS? They are famous for not releasing any F inventory to partners (perhaps except VA).
Apparently, yes:

I believe the catalyst was the addition of Singapore Airlines as a redemption partner, which happened one week ago. Although the award chart represented dubious value*, Mileage Plan members had access to SQ’s “forbidden cabins“- First and Business Class seats which were normally not available to partner airlines.
 

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Apparently, yes:
Thanks, good to know. I should make AS my program of choice, it serves SIN-MEL/SYD/BNE really well - covers all the full service carriers who serve those three routes (QF, EK, SQ & BA) and also excellent coverage of Europe with those four plus Finnair, JL and CX.
 

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