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Yes. Singapore Suites are bookable for 35k miles.
Well…some things are TOO GOOD to be true. Shortly after this article was published, Alaska changed their award chart and no longer allows Suites to be had on the Intra Asia routes for 35k.
Flying in the famed Singapore Suites is an experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Achieving that got much easier with yesterday’s news that you can redeem Alaska miles on Singapore Airlines, and Suites are included. While the partnership has been going for quite some time ( you could earn in either program flying the other ), you can now redeem. In fact, I’d say that a few redemption options are pretty competitive, but flying Singapore Suites for just 35k miles is unbelievable. Let’s take a look.
Here’s a glimpse at the Beijing to Singapore route.
Currently, Singapore is flying their older A380s with Singapore Suites. This is actually the version that I flew on my mom’s around the world trip and even though it’s not the newest iteration, it’s fantastic.
Here’s a look at the how the availability will populate:
If you take a closer look at SQ 807, you’ll see that it’s on the A380. You’ll want to make sure that you investigate the airplane flying each route you’re considering. You’ll want the A380.
In fact, Alaska even has their miles on sale until October 31st offering a 40% bonus on purchased miles. That means you could straight buy this route for roughly $750. Read more here. Buy Here.
How many Alaska miles will it take to fly Singapore Airlines on other routes? Let’s take a look
US to Asia:
Notably, the deal to look at is 80k to North Asia ( LAX to NRT is fairly competitive)
Europe to Asia:
Various regions to India:
US to Africa
Make sure you do price comparisons as deals widely vary by carrier:
Take a look at this flight between Tokyo and Singapore. Flying on JAL you’d pay just 25k vs the 60k with Singapore. 25k for nearly 8 hours of lie flat JAL Business class luxury is a downright steal. Do your research and price around.
I don’t think I’ll be using Alaska miles for flights on Singapore Airlines any time soon. I’d hoped that some of the fifth freedom routes from US to Europe would have made the list, but alas, they did not. Additionally, flying direct from the US to Singapore in biz is a whopping 100k. When you can often buy premium economy for under $1k on this route during sales and upgrade with miles, and earn a lot of Alaska miles, I can’t see myself redeeming for this route either.
The most attractive, and one I’ll probably make use of at some point, is intra-Asia flights. I’d guess the biggest reason for this pricing is geared towards the low demand of Alaska loyalists in the region, heavy amount of competition, and frequency of flights. Whatever the reason…35k points for Suites is amazing, and I can’t wait to throw some miles at it in the future.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
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.
- 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
There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. 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.