Fly to Asia in the ultimate luxury of First class with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles or Virgin Velocity points!
After some inspiration on ways to redeem your frequent flyer points? In our weekly Points Inspiration segment, we highlight an excellent frequent flyer redemption opportunity so you can convert those hard-earned points into a memorable travel experience.
Singapore Airlines is renowned for its quality product and service, and flying doesn't get much more luxurious than Suites class on a Singapore Airlines A380. Each A380 First class Suite comes with a comfortable bed and sliding doors for privacy, as well as top-notch cuisine. If you're travelling as a couple, you can even create a double bed in the sky by joining together adjacent Suites.
If you have Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles - or Virgin Australia Velocity points - you can experience Suites class for less than you might expect!
Within Australia & New Zealand, Suites class is offered on Singapore Airlines flights to Sydney and Auckland. First class (but not Suites) is also offered on Boeing 777-300ER flights, including to Melbourne.
A one-way Suites award from Australia to Singapore costs 80,000 KrisFlyer miles. It’s the same price to fly to any destination in South-East Asia (via Singapore), including Hong Kong which also has A380 service. In addition to the KrisFlyer miles, around $84 in taxes are payable (e.g. for Sydney-Singapore).
Travelling to Europe? Singapore Airlines flies the A380 to London, Frankfurt, Paris and Zurich! A Suites seat from Australia to Europe will set you back 148,000 KrisFlyer miles each way.
Velocity points can also be redeemed for travel on Singapore Airlines, but not for Suites. To book a Singapore Airlines First class award using Velocity points, you would first need to transfer your Velocity points into your KrisFlyer account. The conversion rate is 1.35 Velocity points to 1 KrisFlyer mile. This can be done online and takes only a few minutes. Once the points have reached your KrisFlyer account, you can book through the Singapore Airlines website.
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a transfer partner of most Australian credit card rewards programs.
Pro tip: It's slightly cheaper to make a combined Singapore Airlines/Star Alliance award booking! If you were to book a First class flight to Singapore on Singapore Airlines, and add on a Singapore-Bangkok sector on Thai Airways (for example), the cost would be reduced to 75,000 KrisFlyer miles. If booking this as a return trip, you're also entitled to a free stopover in one direction.
- Currency: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles
- Airline: Singapore Airlines
- Routes: Sydney/Auckland to Singapore/Hong Kong
- Class of travel: Suites (First class)
- Cost: 80,000 KrisFlyer miles + $90.22 taxes (Sydney-Hong Kong via Singapore)
- Availability: Fair. Singapore Airlines award availability is above average, and you can waitlist for flights with no remaining award seats.
- How to book: Award flights on Singapore Airlines can be booked on the Singapore Airlines website. For bookings on other Star Alliance airlines, call KrisFlyer Membership Services on 02 8228 1188.
Would you like help using your points?
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