All posts tagged: Singapore

Earn 4 bonus mpd on mobile payments with Amex-Krisflyer cards

Amex-Krisflyer co-branded cardholders will earn up to 5.3 mpd on mobile wallet transactions, capped at S$250 spend American Express has launched a new offer for Krisflyer branded cardholders, offering 4 extra miles per dollar spent via mobile wallet. Details of offer Upon registration, each cardmember can earn 4 bonus miles per dollar spent, up to a cap of 1,000 bonus miles to be given per card. This translates to a spend cap of S$250. The promotion is only available through the American Express app under the “Offers” section, and limited to the first 10,000 registrations. Registration ends when all 10,000 registrations are taken or on 16 Aug, whichever is earlier. Based on the terms and conditions, the following modes of payment qualify as ‘mobile wallet’ spending: Apple Pay Google Pay on Android devices only (excluding payments made on iOS devices and Google Chrome) Samsung Pay The bonus KrisFlyer miles should be deposited in your card account within five working days from the qualifying spend, but as always Amex will say that this “may take up …

Singapore Airlines allows transit in Singapore from four cities in Europe

This brings the number of cities approved for transit flights through Singapore to 19 Singapore Airlines has begun allowing transit passengers originating from select European cities since Monday (29 Jun). The approved cities are: London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. The airline group has also approved Taipei earlier this month, for passengers travelling on Scoot to and from the Chinese city. Singapore Airlines and Silkair customers travelling from these cities will now be able to connect through Singapore onwards to other destinations within the SIA, Silkair or Scoot network, if the tickets are booked on a single ticket. In line with the existing policies, customers will only be able to book return tickets provided both the origin and destination cities are on the approved list of cities for transit flights. For instance, if you are travelling between Sydney and Frankfurt, you can now book return tickets from either cities. However, if you are travelling from Frankfurt to Bangkok, you can only book a one-way ticket. Latest list of approved cities for transit flights As of 29 …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair increase flights in July 2020

Slight increase over June’s operations, but still down 94% from last year Singapore Airlines and Silkair has updated its July flight schedules, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. While this is no change from June, there are some favourable developments, including the commencement of transit traffic from select countries. Singapore Airlines schedule Singapore Airlines has not announced any ‘new’ destinations that it will be serving in July, but some notable observations for July schedules are as follow: Auckland now sees three flights a week, up from two in the month of June Flights to Manila are now possible, albeit only two services in the month of July Scoot has resumed a weekly service to Taipei, and also planned some ad-hoc services to Surabaya towards the end of July [Update 8 July] Silkair has removed its earlier planned services to Cebu, while Singapore Airlines will be commencing twice-weekly flights to Paris from 15 July. In addition, passengers will not be accepted on flights from Singapore to Melbourne due to government restrictions, although …

Qantas slashes 6,000 jobs, including 180 at Jetstar Asia

Jetstar Asia will also be returning five aircraft, reducing fleet size to 13 aircraft. Qantas announced today its post-Covid-19 plans, which include a reduction in workforce as well as issuance of new shares to raise more cash for the airline. The airline is also targeting to reduce its cost by A$15 billion over the next three years. Key to this announcement was a 20% reduction in the Qantas workforce, translating to 6,000 jobs, and continuing to place another 15,000 employees on no-pay leave. Qantas will also be raising up to A$1.9 billion in equity through issuance of new shares. Three-year strategy Qantas Group announced a three-year plan to accelerate its recovery from the havoc that Covid-19 wrecked upon global travel. The plan is aimed towards future profitability, long-term shareholder value and to preserve as many jobs as possible. Qantas’ three-pronged approach can be outlined as follow: Rightsize the Group’s workforce, fleet and other costs according to demand projections, with the ability to scale up as flying returns. Restructure to deliver ongoing cost savings and efficiencies across the …

Singapore Airlines extends transit arrangements to more countries

Passengers from China, Japan, and South Korea can now transit via Changi In another good turn of events, Singapore Airlines announced on 22 Jun that customers from China, Japan and South Korea can now travel via Singapore to any points on the SIA network, including destinations served by Silkair or Scoot. Singapore Airlines has earlier commenced transit facilities for passengers travelling from Australia and New Zealand since 11 Jun.  Tickets for these new transit flights have been made on sale since 23 Jun (Tue) on the Singapore Airlines website. Approved points of departure As of 23 Jun, these are the approved cities of origin where passengers are allowed to transit via Changi: Country City Served by Australia Adelaide Singapore Airlines Brisbane Singapore Airlines Melbourne Singapore AIrlines Perth Scoot Sydney Singapore Airlines China Chongqing Silkair Guangzhou Scoot Shanghai Singapore Airlines Hong Kong SAR Singapore Airlines / Scoot Japan Osaka Singapore Airlines Tokyo-Narita Singapore Airlines South Korea Seoul-Incheon Singapore Airlines New Zealand Auckland Singapore Airlines Christchurch Singapore Airlines Note that this list applies only for outbound journeys. …