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Last year Singapore Airlines started flying their new Airbus A350s Houston – Manchester in the U.K. five times a week.
Manchester replaced Moscow as a stop between Houston and Singapore, with the slumping world oil market. The smaller plane compared to the Boeing 777, and new destination, make the flight more sustainable.
Singapore Airlines A350 in Houston
Singapore Airlines doesn’t usually make premium cabin award space available to their partners like United, Air Canada, or Avianca on long haul routes. However they make good award space available to members of their own KrisFlyer program. And U.S. frequent flyers have great access to KrisFlyer miles.
Singapore Airlines A350 Business Class
Right now there’s good award availability for two passengers in business class in March, April, and then again July through end of schedule.
These are bookable with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles, which you can transfer from the Chase Sapphire Reserve, Chase Sapphire Preferred Card, Amex Everyday card — or other premium Chase Ultimate Rewards card, American Express Membership Rewards, or eligible Citi ThankYou Rewards account.
That’s not bad availability at all for non-daily service and a good business class. Singapore Airlines partners with United, so it’s possible to book this as a Star Alliance award with a United connecting flight into and out of Houston.