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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Singapore Airlines business and first awards released

We have a quick answer to the question posed in my previous blog entry.

Will 2009 see Singapore Airlines finally making available their new/best
first and business class on awards? Currently A380, 77W and A345 awards are not
available in first at all, and only available in business class using expensive
Kris Flyer awards.

The answer is (mostly) yes. We now see 77W awards available in first and business for the first time (other than the odd glitch), and A380 awards available in business also for the first time. Still unavailable for awards are A345 in business and A380 in first.

Similarly, in recent days we've been seeing Qantas free up awards and discounted fares in first and business class on their A380 flights.

Now, having opened the gates the question is how long will it be until Kris Flyer removes the double charge for business awards on these aircraft? The same award seats are available at a fraction of the cost using miles from other programs.

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