When I first started flying first class, I wanted to know the answer to just one question: Would it be at all possible to fly for free?
The answer, though not always a simple one, came to me after a few thousand Google searches. Yes, it was possible to fly for free. All you had to do was start collecting points. As someone who had never been all that into collecting points, I had no idea what that meant or what to do.
I knew that I wanted to take my wife on an awesome vacation, however, and that was inspiration enough for me to dedicate myself to learning all that I needed to know. We would always watch people board first class on the flights that we rode coach and I knew that, with enough dedication, that would eventually be us.
And guess what? It happened. The best part, at least to me, is that I did it for free.
Now that I fly first class regularly, I can safely say with little hesitation that the best first class experience, at least in my eyes, is with Singapore Airlines. If you use points to book their Suites class, which is the highest tier possible, you will be paying around $500 out of pocket for a $9,000 trip. That’s a deal if I’ve ever seen one.
What does this Suites class include, you ask? I know many people may think that spending $500 out of pocket is still a lot of money — because it is. But trust me when I tell you that Singapore Suites is a flying experience like no other. Not only do all Suites customers receive complimentary Givenchy pajamas and as much expensive champagne as their stomachs can handle, but they are treated like royalty from the moment they step foot into the departing airport until the moment they land at their destination.
If saving up some points and flying Singapore Airlines sounds like something you’d like to try, we’ve mapped out all you need to know about doing it right here.
HERE’S HOW TO BOOK SINGAPORE SUITES CLASS USING POINTS AND MILES:
Singapore Airlines has their own unique flyer program called KrisFlyer. To get started with booking your flight, you are going to need to log into your KrisFlyer account.
From there, it is all about entering the flight information you want to preview and making sure the “Redeem Flights” button is clicked. This will show you flights that can be redeemed with points so you don’t waste your time.
Additionally, it will show you the number of points each flight will cost you. With the search popped up, click the
“Available” button to choose the flight you want to fly on.
Once departure and return flights are chosen, you are going to be asked to overview the cost and itinerary of your trip. You will then be prompted to continue so that you can begin the fun portion of the planning process:
It’s time to choose your suite!
Let’s get this out of the way right now: There is no such thing as a “bad” suite when you are flying Singapore Suites. That said, everyone has different needs. If you want to be close to the toilets or you’d prefer a middle suite, that is entirely up to you.
You are also going to be asked to choose the main course you’d like to dine on while flying, and you are even able to book a specific chef if you’d like to. There are very few things that you can’t do while enjoying the luxuries of being a Singapore Suites customer, so don’t hold back!
Here’s a list of where Singapore Suites flies:
- NYC to Frankfurt
- NYC to Frankfurt to Singapore
- Los Angeles to Seoul
- San Francisco to Hong Kong