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Singapore Suites is inarguably one of the top five First Classes in the world. Some people even consider Suites Class to be the nicest First Class in the world because of the available double bed that two people can share (or one person can get to himself if the flight isn’t totally full.)

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Here is my experience flying Singapore First Class on a 777-300ER. Suites Class is a fancier product available on Singapore’s A380s.Screen Shot 2015-06-01 at 2.02.44 AM

Singapore Suites Class is easy for an American to book from the United States to Europe or Asia. I recommend booking 355 days in advance for the best chance to snag two award seats on the same flight in Suites Class.

You Can Only Book Singapore Suites Class with Singapore KrisFlyer Miles

Singapore only releases award space in longhaul First and Suites Class to its own KrisFlyer program. You need Singapore miles if you want to book a double bed in the sky. Luckily Singapore miles are extremely easy to get because every transferable points program transfers 1:1 to Singapore miles.

  • Citi ThankYou Points
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • SPG Starpoints (with the customary 5,000 mile bonus for every 20,000 points transferred)

The first three take about 36 hours to transfer. SPG transfers take about a week or two and seem to post on Tuesdays in Singapore.

Right now, the Citi Prestige comes with 40,000 ThankYou Points respectively after spending $4,000 in the first three months.

Searching and Booking Singapore Suites Class

The only Singapore Suites routes that touch the United States are Los Angeles <-> Tokyo <-> Singapore and New York <-> Frankfurt <-> Singapore.

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You can fly any part of the flights. Here are the prices for a one way award in Suites Class:

  • Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita: 74,375 miles + $113 (11:45 flying)
  • Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita to Singapore: 91,375 miles + $276 (19:20 flying)
  • New York to Frankfurt: 57,375 miles + $203 (7:35 flying)
  • New York to Frankfurt to Singapore: 93,500 miles + $286 (20:05 flying)
  • Singapore to Frankfurt to New York: 93,500 miles + $323 (22:20 flying)
  • Frankfurt to New York: 57,375 miles + $307 (8:55 flying)
  • Singapore to Tokyo-Narita to Los Angeles: 91,375 miles + $313 (16:45 flying)
  • Tokyo-Narita to Los Angeles: 74,375 miles + $94 (10:00 flying)

For the multi-segment awards, you can add a stopover in Frankfurt or Tokyo for $100.

Award booking at singaporeair.com is easy. After signing in, select “Redeem flights”, type in your cities, dates, and cabins.

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Select the flight you want at the Saver level. Although the Saver level is listed as 107,500 miles, there is a 15% miles discount for booking online.

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You can see the online price and the taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges in the “Booking summary” on the top right of the screen after selecting an itinerary. In this case, the total cost is 91,375 miles for flights from Los Angeles to Singapore in Suites Class.

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Selecting a flight takes one to the pricing screen. The out-of-pocket costs are broken down into taxes and carrier surcharges. The currency for awards originating in the USA is dollars. Originating somewhere else will price the taxes/surcharges in the local currency.

Pay your award taxes and fuel surcharges with the Citi Prestige® Card. The first $250 in award taxes, fuel surcharges, airfare, or airline fees per calendar year are refunded to you as a statement credit. If you’ve already maxed out the statement credit, you will still earn 3x ThankYou Points on the award taxes.

Award Space 355 Days Out

I searched for award space from Singapore to Los Angeles and New York in both directions for 346-355 days from now (December 2-11, 2016), since the award calendar opens up 355 days in advance.

The best space is on the Los Angeles to Singapore route. Five of 10 days have at least one Suites Class award at the Saver level, and two of the days have two Saver Class award seats. (A third day has Saver space for two from Los Angeles to Tokyo, but not all the way to Singapore.)

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Oddly, the worst space is on the reverse route. Singapore to Los Angeles has no award space at the Saver level from December 2-11, 2016.

New York to Singapore has two of 10 days with Saver space for one person. Singapore to New York has one of 10 days with Saver space for one person. Neither direction has space for two people on the days I searched.

Bottom Line

You can book Singapore Suites with Singapore miles, a transfer partner of every major transferable points currency. I recommend the Citi Prestige which offers 40,000 bonus ThankYou Points.

You can fly Singapore Suites from Los Angeles or New York to Frankfurt, Tokyo, or Singapore because all American routes have en intermediate stop in Europe or Asia. You can connect to other Star Alliance award flights, but doing so means having to pay the higher mileage prices on the Star Alliance award chart.

Award prices range from 57,375 to 93,500 miles for 7.5 to 22+ hours in Singapore Suites Class. Taxes plus fuel surcharges range from $94 to $323 depending on the route.

Search for award space on singaporeair.com, transfer your points and wait about 36 hours for them to post, and book your award, paying the taxes and fuel surcharges with a Citi Prestige® Card to get an offsetting statement credit for the taxes and fuel surcharges.

Booking 355 days out gives you the best chance at two Suites on the same plane, especially at the moment on the Los Angeles to Asia routes. Get two Suites on the same plane, select the middle seats, and sleep together in a double bed.

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