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Grab slashes GrabRewards points earned by up to 60% from 2 March 2020

Grab has announced an upcoming devaluation for Singapore-based users, probably one that’s gonna really hurt this time.

Marriott Bonvoy to stop giving 10 elite night credits for meetings

Ever since SPG and Ritz Carlton Rewards were folded into Marriott to become the Bonvoy monster that it is today, status has never been tougher to get. With Platinum requiring 50 nights to get, one of the lesser known nifty trick was to book a meeting with Marriott. For the first meeting or event held at a Marriott property in 2019 and before, you will get 10 free elite nights credit. On top of that, you also get: One elite night for every 20 eligible room nights you book, up to to 20 elite nights per event Two points per USD spent on qualifying event charges, up to 60,000 points per event. Elite bonuses will stack on top of these points. The meetings booking is a rather value-for-money way to earn 10 elite night credits, as meetings can go for as cheap as S$500 or under for a half-day meeting package in Singapore. No more 10 elite nights for first meeting from 2020 Starting 2020, the 10 night credit will be removed. The other perks …

Singapore Airlines adds Brussels on its map

The new service will take off in October 2020 using the three-class A350-900. Singapore Airlines is launching yet another European destination: Brussels. The four times weekly service will begin almost a year later on 25 October 2020. Home to the United Nations headquarters, Brussels will be the 16th European destination for SIA. The city is considered somewhat the crossroads of Western Europe, being a major train station for inter-city journeys. The city was last served by Singapore Airlines back in 2003 before the SARS crisis hit globally. Back then, SIA has suspended services to the Belgian capital in a drastic reduction of network capacity globally as a result of reduced demand in air travel post SARS. Brussels will be served by a Singapore Airlines A350-900 in a three class configuration, with 42 business class seats, 24 premium economy seats and 187 economy class seats. The schedule is as follow: Route Flight Departure Arrival Flight duration Days Aircraft SIN-BRU SQ304 2355 0650(+1) 13h 55m Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun A350-900 BRU-SIN SQ303 1120 0655(+1) 12h 35m Mon, …

Qantas settles on A350-1000 for its ultra long haul ambitions

Boeing loses out on this Project Sunrise race, although no orders have been placed with Airbus, yet. What Is Qantas’ Project Sunrise? Qantas’ Project Sunrise is essential a challenge aimed at planemakers back in 2017 for an aircraft that has the ability to fly non-stop, with full payload, from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. Being geographically challenged, Qantas has traditionally serviced faraway destinations with a stop in between, such as Sydney-Singapore-London and Melbourne-Los Angeles-New York. Currently the world’s longest flight is operated by Singapore Airlines’ A350-900ULR on its Singapore-Newark service. That flight covers a distance of over 9,500 miles and takes about 18 hours each way. Qantas’ own longest flight at the moment is the Sydney-Dallas Fort-Worth service, an 8,400-mile service served by an Airbus A380. This will soon be overtaken a new Brisbane-Chicago service that Qantas is starting from April 2020, which will top out at some 8,900 miles, taking between 16 and 17 hours. The project name is a nod to the original Kangaroo route in the 1940s from London …