One of best experiences about flying on a world class carrier is the fact they offer meals that are notches above the standard airline meals, that are usually served all the time. Singapore Airlines is no exception. We flew Singapore a few times to Malaysia and the executive class meals were pretty good, offering an array of seafood options that met our dietary restrictions. However, to play it safe, some folks will order the special meal, just to make sure they are covered in terms of a meal offering. After all, it is 17 hrs across the Pacific Ocean, and a Snickers bar just wont cut it. On a recent flight though, I was really surprised the offering Singapore laid out on a plate for my friend, who was flying in business class from Singapore to San Francisco. It appeared to be some sort of mystery meat, with no flavor whatsoever. Dried noodles accompanied it, and the presentation was more acceptable for a call center cafeteria, than a $5000+ business class ticket cabin. Seeing this was very disappointing, as Singapore Airlines is known for stellar service, great seats, and an overall excellent in-cabin experience.
Halal Mystery Chicken?
Back in 2014, I recall Chloe Pantazi putting out a list of the 10 most regrettable airline meals ever, and it was pretty interesting to see the offerings, but most of these were economy class meals, which is expected, and some of them were not special meals. Being how bad these meals were, I would hate to order special meals.
Malaysia is one of my favorite countries to visit, and you pretty much can’t go wrong visiting there. It is safe, the people are friendly, and the food is just downright amazing, with it’s diversity. Bali needs no explanation, as it’s tranquility on earth, and will be one of the best places for rest and relaxation. I got an email from Travelzoo about a deal from Tourism Malaysia, and Singapore Airlines Vacations,offering Malaysia and Bali for 6 nights, and includes pretty much everything you’ll need for an amazing trip.
- Round trip airfare on 5-star Singapore Airlines
- Flight from Kuala Lumpur to Bali
- Three nights at the 4-star Novotel City Centre in Kuala Lumpur
- Three nights at the 4-star Amaroossa Suite Bali
- Daily breakfast
- Round trip airport transfers
- Half-day tours in Kuala Lumpur and Bali
If you want to get a taste of both of these places, this is a great price to see that without breaking the bank. I will have a trip report on Malaysia soon, as I have been there over 3 x already using United miles, Singapore Airlines miles, as well as British Airways miles, while flying their partner Cathay Pacific’s Business Class. Another great feature regarding this deal is you will earn mileage on these flights, and they may be credited to United’s Mileage Plus if you wish, as Singapore Airlines is a Star Alliance partner.
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!
Singapore Airlines is offering a voucher for $20 SGD for FREE when transiting through Singapore’s Changi Airport. The details are simple ; if you are flying from certain countries, which includes the United States, you can claim your voucher at an airport kiosk, and use it for food, shopping, massages, etc. From my experience, 20SGD won’t get you a whole lot, but it will get a nice lunch plate for two people, some very good desserts, and possibly a 15 min message, which can come in handy if you are on a long layover. Free money is well, FREE money so take advantage if you are flying Singapore Airlines en route to Bali, Kuala Lumpur, India, or wherever else you are headed. Just remember, you INBOUND and OUTBOUND flights must be on SQ- Singapore Airlines! For more details, click on the link below.
If you are a Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer member, look for an email indicating double reward miles for flying code-shared flights with Virgin America. Its simple: fly any Singapore Airlines codeshare flights operated by Virgin America between now and February 28th, 2013, and get credited for the domestic leg, as well as your Virgin America Elevate points!! A great opportunity to get miles into BOTH programs for instead of one. It’s not everyday deals like this pop up. If you don’t have a KrisFlyer account, make sure to sign up for one, as both airlines are partners of American Express Membership Rewards. Virgin America recently started service from Portland (PDX) and offers non-stops to California cities.
If you are interested in this offer, please visit the LINK.