Alaska Mileage Plan Award Charts for Singapore Airlines Flights
Award Chart Between the U.S. and Asia
Singapore KrisFlyer charges 95,000 miles for a Business Class Saver from SFO-SIN, close to the Alaska rate of 100,00 miles. KrisFlyer charges 92,000 miles for a Business Class Saver award between LAX and Tokyo NRT, so Alaska is a better deal, at 80,000 miles, if the award is available. The award prices for First Class are moot, because I've yet to see Singapore First Class awards between the U.S. and Asia available using Alaska miles–although if you snag one, please let us know in the comments.
Also note that recent searches didn't find any Singapore First Class for JFK-FRA-SIN or the return, although there are some days with mixed class itineraries of JFK-FRA in economy, and FRA-SIN in Singapore Business Class. But who wants to fly economy on that red eye flight between JFK-FRA, while still paying for a business class award?
Award Chart Between Europe and Asia
Singapore KrisFlyer charges 92,000 miles for a Business Class Saver Award from Singapore to Paris, and 120,000 miles for a regular Advantage award, so the Alaska Mileage Plan rate of 110K Alaska miles is between these values.
Alaska has a very expensive award chart for SQ between Europe and North Asia, however; Singapore KrisFlyer charges 111,000 miles for a Business Class Saver Award from Tokyo via Singapore to Paris, and 145,000 miles as an Advantage Award, so the Alaska miles rate of 175K is very high.
Alaska Award Chart Between Australia and Asia
Alaska Mileage Plan charges 65,000 miles for Business Class between Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, including Australia. This is similar to KrisFlyer's Business Saver Award rate of 62,000 miles.
Award Chart Between the Middle East and Asia
Oddly, given some searches for SIN-DEL and SIN-MLE, Alaska's Middle East award chart seems to be in effect for awards to India, even though there is a separate Southeast Asia-India award chart that should be in effect.
KrisFlyer would charge 49,000 miles for a Business Saver award from Singapore to Dubai DXB, so using Alaska miles would be a poor deal, unless there was only KrisFlyer Advantage award space, which would cost 90,000 miles.
Intra-Asia: Singapore First Class Possible
In case you're wondering if it's ever possible to book Singapore First Class with Alaska miles, it is–but so far, it only appears to be possible on a few intra-Asia routes, such as between Beijing and Singapore. In the scenario below, you could fly Singapore First Class between Beijing and Singapore, have a stopover in Singapore (thanks to Alaska award rules, which permit a stopover even on a one way award), then fly Singapore Business Class from Singapore to Hong Kong, all for 35,000 Alaska miles. Update: this is no longer valid; China has been reclassified as North Asia, so Singapore First Class is now 75,000 miles one way, and Business Class is 60,000 miles one way. Even worse, Alaska no longer permits a free stopover on intra-Asia awards; you'd get one if you're flying from the U.S. via Singapore to another destination.
Overall, it's good to have another way to redeem for Singapore Business Class awards, especially for those with plenty of Alaska Mileage Plan miles to burn. That said, in most cases, Singapore KrisFlyer Saver awards are about the same or less expensive than the Alaska Mileage Plan rates. The main sweet spot is for one way intra-Asia award flights in Singapore First Class or Singapore Business Class, especially if you want to include a stopover in Singapore, since Alaska Mileage Plan allows a stopover even on one way awards.
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