Singapore Airlines, one of my favorite airlines, is now offering a cash and points option when booking tickets. I probably will never book a revenue ticket on Singapore Airlines, just because I like to fly free, but this may be useful for some. Especially, if you are harboring any American Express Membership Reward points, which are transferable into KrisFlyer. Looks like the savings start at 5,000 miles and goes upward.
I wanted to see how much the savings were, but I guess I can’t do it because I only have 4,500 miles in my account, so it would not show up for me. Revenue tickets on SQ are pretty pricey–a flight from SFO – Singapore will set you back around $1,500, but if you look at the breakdown, you will note almost half is fuel surcharges! Ouch!
I know there were some really good credit card sign ups lately from American Express, offering as much as 75,000 Membership Reward for spending $5,000 within 3 months, and a lot of you got in on it. This could be a chance for you to use it, or you can save it up and redeem it for the Suite Life!