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Singapore Airlines Devalues Award Charts starting July 5th

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Singapore Airlines Devalues Award Charts

The last time we saw a devaluation from Singapore Airlines was in 2019, and just like the last time, they aren’t giving you much wiggle room to book flights at current rates.  The new Singapore Airlines award charts ( for both partners and SQ itself ) goes into effect July 5th, 2022. That’s less than a month. In addition to the award charts changing, Singapore is removing the ability to bake in stopovers for $100, and limiting the flights who qualify for complimentary stopovers to 30 days. Let’s take a look at the new Singapore Airlines award charts

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EVA Royal Laurel Business Class

Singapore Award Chart changes to keep an eye on

Here are some notable changes throughout the years…

Partner changes…

  • US to EUROPE in FIRST
    • In 2017 it was 80k
    • Until 2019 it was 95k
    • Until 7/5/22 it is 107.5k
    • Starting 7/5/22 it will be 121k
  • US to Europe Partner Business
    • 2017: 65k
    • 2019: 65k
    • 2022: 72k
    • Now: 81k
  • US to S.E. Asia 1/2  First
    •   2017: 112.5k
    •   2019: 135k
    •  2022: 148.5k
    • Now: 167.5k

Singapore isn’t a great deal for Lufthansa First Class redemptions at 121k + high fuel surcharges

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Singapore Airlines Devaluations

  • US to Europe
    • Business – 72k to 81k
    • First – 86k to 97k
  • US to Singapore
    • Business  = 99k to 111.5k
    • First = 132k to 148.5k

It will now cost 81k miles to fly business class to Europe on Singapore Airlines

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Singapore Airlines Award Charts

As you already know, SQ keeps award charts for flights it operates as well as partners.

Effective until July 5th 2022 Singapore Airlines Award Chart

The New Singapore Airlines Award Chart effective July 5th, 2022

I would happily shell out 97k miles to fly Suites to Frankfurt from NYC

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courtesy of Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines  Partner Award Charts

Going way back… this was Pre-December 2017 Award pricing for partners

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Singapore Airlines Pre 2017 Star Alliance award chart

The Singapore Airlines Partner Award Chart until 2019

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Singapore Airlines Star Alliance 2018 to August 1st, 2022 Award chart

The 2019 until July 5th, 2022 chart

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Singapore Airlines Partner Award new award chart going into effect July 5th, 2022

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Changes to Stopover policies

Until August 1st, you can still book a stopover for $100. After August 1st, you’ll only be able to bake in a stopover for a maximum of 30 days ( some people would bake in 6,8,10 month layovers – for instance you could fly JFK to FRA stopover for 10 months, and continue on to Singapore for a $100 stopover fee ).

 

Stopovers for eligible redemption bookings ticketed on or after 1 August 2022 will be limited to a maximum of 30 days. Complimentary stopovers exceeding 30 days, as well as the paid stopover option, will no longer be available for tickets issued on or after 1 August 2022.

Recap

Things could have been worse…and thankfully Singapore is one of the easiest mileage currencies to earn. But, flying like this….got a lot more $$$$

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