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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #870 on: March 08, 2016, 06:52:54 PM »
SIN-BKK wont be in suites.
And it'll cost a bit more than just JFK-FRA-SIN.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #871 on: March 09, 2016, 12:14:40 AM »
Hi All,

I've flown with SQ miles before but never for Suites Savers, and I've never had to deal with all waitlists...

So, the story is: I've been trying to book since last January for 2 pax SQ Suites LAX-SIN-MNL (A380 and 777), and before choosing, I checked every single day starting March 22 up until April 8 and even beyond, just to see what the heck was going on. Lo and behold, all Suites Savers were on waitlist status. So, I got proactive and waitlisted every single day from March 22 to 29 as I have to be at a wedding by April 2, and the flight plan is like 30+ hours. The latest that we can end up in MNL is March 31st.

So, my questions are, is SQ just like CX where seats open up closer to the flight dates? Or shall I find another flight plan? I spoke to CS, and all they could say was that "they are not available, but things can change." What? I could see availabilities on the standard and the other one which require tons more points!!! What backup flight should I fly just in case? I have enough for UA on Y for two, but part of me doesn't want to do so because I would have to transfer points from Chase. What if SQ opens up? Then, my points would be stuck with UA. Also, what if I were to book Y or J on SQ instead? What happens if F opens up for the flight? Can I just upgrade to F from Y or J without penalty just like AA? Please help! Thanks in advance.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #872 on: March 09, 2016, 12:27:08 AM »
Also, what if I were to book Y or J on SQ instead? What happens if F opens up for the flight? Can I just upgrade to F from Y or J without penalty just like AA? Please help! Thanks in advance.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #873 on: March 09, 2016, 12:28:41 AM »
Hi All,

I've flown with SQ miles before but never for Suites Savers, and I've never had to deal with all waitlists...

So, the story is: I've been trying to book since last January for 2 pax SQ Suites LAX-SIN-MNL (A380 and 777), and before choosing, I checked every single day starting March 22 up until April 8 and even beyond, just to see what the heck was going on. Lo and behold, all Suites Savers were on waitlist status. So, I got proactive and waitlisted every single day from March 22 to 29 as I have to be at a wedding by April 2, and the flight plan is like 30+ hours. The latest that we can end up in MNL is March 31st.

So, my questions are, is SQ just like CX where seats open up closer to the flight dates? Or shall I find another flight plan? I spoke to CS, and all they could say was that "they are not available, but things can change." What? I could see availabilities on the standard and the other one which require tons more points!!! What backup flight should I fly just in case? I have enough for UA on Y for two, but part of me doesn't want to do so because I would have to transfer points from Chase. What if SQ opens up? Then, my points would be stuck with UA. Also, what if I were to book Y or J on SQ instead? What happens if F opens up for the flight? Can I just upgrade to F from Y or J without penalty just like AA? Please help! Thanks in advance.
I know it's the more popular leg of LAX-NRT-SIN, but did you consider just taking LAX-NRT in SQ R and then NH from NRT-MNL? Maybe that's available? Not sure what SQ would charge, but I imagine it's around the same price.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #874 on: March 09, 2016, 03:36:10 AM »
I know it's the more popular leg of LAX-NRT-SIN, but did you consider just taking LAX-NRT in SQ R and then NH from NRT-MNL? Maybe that's available? Not sure what SQ would charge, but I imagine it's around the same price.

Didn't even know that was possible.  So, "R" is Suites?  Because it's shown as "O" on SQ.  So many codes to memorize, so I'm not familiar with that.  The only reason for this flight plan was honestly for the Suites experience.   :D  So, is it possible to book NH from NRT-MNL on SQ site, or must I call?  And, will this be two separate itineraries or can it be combined so we don't have to deal with our baggages?  We are the mules for the wedding.  :-\   

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Awww :'(  Do you mean I cannot upgrade or that I will get penalized if I upgraded? 

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #875 on: March 09, 2016, 03:57:39 AM »
Didn't even know that was possible.  So, "R" is Suites?  Because it's shown as "O" on SQ.  So many codes to memorize, so I'm not familiar with that.  The only reason for this flight plan was honestly for the Suites experience.   :D  So, is it possible to book NH from NRT-MNL on SQ site, or must I call?  And, will this be two separate itineraries or can it be combined so we don't have to deal with our baggages?  We are the mules for the wedding.  :-\   

The booking code is "O". You must call. It can be on one.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #876 on: March 09, 2016, 05:34:17 AM »
The booking code is "O". You must call. It can be on one.

$20 change fee

Update:  They quickly got the confirmation of the LAX-SIN leg an hour or so after the SIN-MNL was confirmed and likely after I called that first time wondering why they couldn't just confirm the whole itinerary.  Thanks for the guidance! Oh, and they said that it's a $75 change fee. 

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #877 on: March 09, 2016, 05:38:17 AM »
Update:  They quickly got the confirmation of the LAX-SIN leg an hour or so after the SIN-MNL was confirmed and likely after I called that first time wondering why they couldn't just confirm the whole itinerary.  Thanks for the guidance! Oh, and they said that it's a $75 change fee.

Since when does SQ fly LAX-SIN direct?

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #878 on: March 09, 2016, 07:30:34 AM »

Since when does SQ fly LAX-SIN direct?

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #879 on: March 09, 2016, 09:30:02 AM »
Since when does SQ fly LAX-SIN direct?
He probably means SQ11,  LAX-NRT-SIN.

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #880 on: March 09, 2016, 09:48:58 AM »
Singapore Airlines: A380 Returns to Singapore-Bangkok Route For Songkran Holidays (12-14 April 2016) Suite Awards Available!

http://loyaltylobby.com/2016/03/09/singapore-airlines-a380-returns-to-singapore-bangkok-route-for-songkran-holidays-12-14-april-2016-suite-awards-available/

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #881 on: March 09, 2016, 10:36:17 AM »
Singapore Airlines: A380 Returns to Singapore-Bangkok Route For Songkran Holidays (12-14 April 2016) Suite Awards Available!

http://loyaltylobby.com/2016/03/09/singapore-airlines-a380-returns-to-singapore-bangkok-route-for-songkran-holidays-12-14-april-2016-suite-awards-available/
Not a great use of points for a 2.5 hour flight, but cool anyway!

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #882 on: March 09, 2016, 12:08:19 PM »
What are some round numbers for big accounts on SQ- I am looking to transfer MR in for the purpose of selling and need to get the most value

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #883 on: March 09, 2016, 06:08:28 PM »
anybody have a good phone number to call up and make an awards booking?

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #884 on: March 09, 2016, 06:16:44 PM »
anybody have a good phone number to call up and make an awards booking?

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