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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
Singapore Award Chart changes to keep an eye on
Here are some notable changes throughout the years…
- 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
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
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
Singapore Airlines Partner Award Charts
Going way back… this was Pre-December 2017 Award pricing for partners
The Singapore Airlines Partner Award Chart until 2019
The 2019 until July 5th, 2022 chart
Singapore Airlines Partner Award new award chart going into effect July 5th, 2022
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.
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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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
In Chase branch: 70k Points after $4k spend in 3 months ( make appt with banker –Information about this card has been collected independently by Monkey Miles. Card issuer is not responsible for the information or accuracy.)
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® is exceptional starter card and offers transferrable Ultimate Rewards, and pairs well with other Chase cards.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash® , Ink Business Unlimited® you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.