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Standard Chartered Bank offers 100% bonus for transferring points to Emirates Skywards

Limited time promotion runs until 8 March. Standard Chartered bank is offering a 100% conversion bonus for its cardmembers for transferring points into Emirates Skywards miles from now until 8 March 2020. While the promotion is targeted at the X Infinite Visa cardholders, as long as you have a Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) credit card that allows you to earn points, you are eligible for the promotion. Emirates Skywards programme Emirates Skywards miles aren’t usually good value due to the number of miles required for redemptions and the fuel surcharges that come with it. Moreover, Emirates doesn’t belong to any alliances, so your options are pretty much limited. However, with this offer, the awards become a lot more sensible. you can make a number of redemption options that are comparable to what you might normally spend on Singapore Airlines’ Krisflyer. If you have been converting your SCB 360 Rewards points to Krisflyer all these while, your effective mpd of 1.2 for Krisflyer is now worth 1.7 mpd if you are converting them to Emirates Skywards. …

Earn double status credits on Qantas Frequent Flyer

Register for the promotion and book a flight from now until 25 Feb 2020, 9pm Singapore Time For the minority of you who are Qantas Frequent Flyer members, Qantas is running its double status credits promotion again. The promotion runs until 25 Febuary 2020 9pm Singapore Time, for travel between 28 February 2020 and 14 February 2021. How to register for the promotion The mechanics are fairly simple:1. Register for the promotion here. Needless to say, you need to be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member first. You will receive an email confirmation, after which you are good to book your flights. 2. Book your flight between 20 to 25 February 2020. Your flight(s) must be between 28 February 2020 and 14 February 2021. Note that the deadline for booking is 11.59pm AEDT (Sydney time), so that means 9pm Singapore time. 3. Only Qantas-operated flights with a Qantas flight number (QF XXXX) are eligible for the promotion. So if you booked an Emirates-operated flight with a QF flight number, or a Qantas flight with a codeshare …

Qantas to operate its Dreamliners on Singapore-Melbourne services

The service is a downgauge from the daily A380 service, along with 15% capacity reductions across Asia services to Australia Qantas will be operating its newest fleet – the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9s – on the Singapore-Melbourne route from an unspecified time until May. The service is a response to the on-going Covid-19 crisis, which have seen airlines around the world slashing capacity as people think twice about international travel during this period of time. What is changing? The current QF35/36 service between Singapore and Melbourne is operated by an A380, which can carry up to 484 passengers. This will be replaced by the Boeing Dreamliner 787-9 from 30 March up to 24 May, which will carry 236 passengers in three classes. The second daily Melbourne service, operated as QF37/38, operated using an A330, will only be cancelled on selected days in the month of March. Details below: Betwen 9 and 29 Mar 2020: Sector Flight no. Arrival Departure Duration Aircraft type Day of ops SIN – MEL QF36 2015 0635(+1) 7h 20m A380 Daily SIN …

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes March 2020 offer now on

Singapore Airlines have unveiled its offerings for the March edition of Spontaneous Escapes, with 55 destinations on sale Surprisingly for a school holiday month, there seems to be a bumper crop of destinations on offer, although there are also plenty of restrictions. One possible reason for the extraordinary availability could be Covid-19, although China is (obviously) not on offer at all. The promotional mileage is 30% off the usual redemption rates, down from the one-off 51% discount last month. As usual, bookings must be made by 29 February 2020, for travel between 1 to 31 March 2020, barring blackout dates. What is good this month? If you still dare to travel in the month of March, you can consider the following: Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich are all available in Business Class available at 64,400 miles plus taxes. San Francisco on SQ1/2, going at 66,500 miles each way. Note that SQ1/2 will be operating non-stop to/from SFO between 17 Feb and 28 Mar to avoid Hong Kong. Full list of destinations and details below: Singapore …