The Singapore Suites Route With the Most Availability (By Far)

Singapore Suites are one of the holy grails of frequent flyer redemptions. There was a time that Singapore charged about a million miles for Singapore – Los Angeles roundtrip.

They started making seats available to their own members for the A380 suites class at the saver level a couple of years ago.

A handful of routes started making two seats available to Singapore members only a year ago.

But did you know that there’s a route where availability is wide open — and not just using Singapore’s own miles, but seats that are bookable by their partner airlines, too?

This won’t be extremely useful to the vast majority of readers, I suppose, for a handful of you this will be an amazing tip.

Here’s a search using Aeroplan miles (so partner availability) for the Delhi – Singapore route over the next couple of weeks. And it’s a search for eight seats.

Eight seats at a time, of course, is all that Aeroplan will show. So it’s possible that there’s even more inventory available than that (the cabin accommodates 12 passengers).

Booking with Aeroplan isn’t the idea — it’s just an example to show partner availability. Aeroplan doesn’t allow one-way redemptions when not starting or ending in North America.

Using United miles you’ll have to call, since United decided to stop showing Singapore Airlines award space on its website. Lifemiles are also an option, of course.


About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. If you are flying from DEL-SIN and connecting to another SQ (non F) flight, will they give you access to the “Private Room”?

    Thanks, Gary!

  2. I was able to book SIN-BLR last year online as part of the BOS-LGA(change airports)-JFK-TPE-SIN-BLR 60K United Award. I did the whole thing online without any issues. That timesthe SIN-BLR was showing 4 Biz class seats on UA itself, but there was no First/Suites on that flight.

  3. @kb – I believe it is for departing passengers only, and you would be given access to the first class lounge instead, but i would love to be mistaken.

  4. The best way to maximize this in the past was the DEL-SIN-CGK-SIN-DEL route (which always had availability close in) for 40K USDM roundtrip in Suites/First. 4 segments in First Class for just one card application is hard to beat!

  5. Since you were already on the Aeroplan website, you would have seen that Aeroplan does not levy fuel surcharges on Singapore Airlines.

    Using the dates on your screenshots, I see 120k miles and $88 in airport taxes, no YQ

  6. @Andy yes of course and I know that..! Fixed. I wrote this very late last night when I couldn’t sleep. Proof I suppose that I should have just been trying harder to sleep. Sorry about that :-)

  7. Gary, for what its worth, the Mumbai-Singapore sector (which is also operated by A380) shows similarly superb availability in both Suites and Biz.

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