All posts tagged: Singapore

SIA@Home prices leaked, prices start from S$288

As soon as Singapore Airlines launched its Discover your Singapore Airlines initiatives yesterday, the travel community went abuzz trying to figure out how much these experiences will cost. Within 48 hours, the prices were leaked. According to the Hardwarezone forum, the listings were already made on KrisShop.com, except that they were kept ‘private’ before the live date. Wine & Dine packages price leaked According to HWZ, there were a handful of packages leaked, one from business class, and five from first class. Let’s take a at two specific packages – a first class Japanese bundle and a Business class Indian bundle – on how they are priced, and what they include. Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi Ruchi Thali Menu Business Wine and Dine to New Delhi, a bundle for 2 people, was priced at S$288, far higher than our first prediction of under $200. If you wish to use your miles, that would be 36,000 miles. For a meal for two, with one bottle of wine and two amenity kits, this sky-high price …

Singapore Airlines ditches ‘flight to nowhere’, will launch other on-ground initiatives

Lunchtime on A380s, tour of training facility, and home delivery of in-flight meals to be rolled out in October and November for Singapore customers. The big question is: how much will these experiences cost? Singapore Airlines yesterday officially confirmed that it will not be launching sightseeing flight-to-nowhere, but instead focus on offering on-ground experiences in the upcoming months. The three experiences will still leverage the use of its A380 aircraft, but in a different way. On top of that, SIA will also offer home delivery of its famed catering, as well as its training facility at Upper Changi. Singapore Airlines scrapped flights to nowhere after huge media discussion Singapore Airlines was rumoured to launch ‘flights to nowhere’ weeks earlier, following news of other airlines launching similar flights. Qantas was the most recent to publicise its 7-hour sightseeing flight around Australia, with tickets snapped up ‘in minutes’. Even earlier in the year, EVA Air launched a flight to nowhere as well on its famed Hello Kitty aircraft for Father’s Day in Taiwan. Singapore Airlines has confirmed …

Scoot operates to 20 cities in October, November

Low-cost carrier Scoot will serve a total of 20 cities in 8 countries & territories from Singapore over the next two months, it said in an update today (24 September). The SIA Group’s budget subsidiary will be operating between 170 to 180 flights over the next two months, its largest network since April when there were only two destinations. Having said that, some of the 20 destinations will continue to be served only sparingly, either by a weekly service, or less frequently. Destinations The two new destinations commencing October are Semarang in Indonesia and Tianjin in China. Semarang was originally served by Silkair before services were suspended, and was scheduled to start in July as part of the transition from Silkair to Scoot. While these are new destinations, they aren’t much of an addition: Semarang will only see a single service in October (with none in November), while Tianjin will see only three return services over the next two months. The 20 cities Scoot will serve from October are: Country/Territory City Australia Perth China GuangzhouNanjingTianjinHong …

REVIEW: Fairmont Singapore, Deluxe King Room

Fairmont Singapore is easily one of Singapore’s most popular hotel, mostly owing to its prime location in the heart of the city, as well as being the adjacent property to Singapore’s tallest hotel, Swissotel the Stamford. Despite being rather familiar with the property, I have not done a stay at this hotel in a long while, so I thought I’ll give it a bit of my money for a weekend stay. In this post:• Introduction• About the hotel• Pre-arrival check-in• Actual check-in• The room• The facilities• Dining options• Brunch in the Skai• Breakfast at Prego• Final thoughts About the hotel Built as part of Singapore’s iconic Raffles City in the 1980s, the hotel opened as Westin Plaza. The hotel was rebranded as Raffles the Plaza in 2002 when Raffles International Group took over the management of the hotel. In 2007, the hotel underwent another name change to Fairmont Singapore. As an upscale hotel, Fairmont Singapore boast of over 770 rooms in two towers – North and South Tower – starting from 45 square metres to …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair increases frequency in October, November

At least five cities: Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Sydney and London get daily services from November. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules up to November, with a published schedule to a total of 34 cities across 23 countries/territories. This is the furthest horizon the airline has published its post-coronavirus schedules, as it has previously updated its reduced schedules only about four weeks in advance. There is only one new route – Surabaya – published up to November, with Singapore Airlines and Silkair serving a total of 34 destinations. Overall, the two airlines are flying at about 11% of its pre-Covid-19 capacity. Between Singapore Airlines and Silkair, the two carriers will operate about 1,000 flights in November. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia Jakarta services will maintain daily services in October, but will increase from 7 times to 10 times weekly in November. SIA will mount a twice-weekly service to Surabaya, using the B777-300 aircraft and later A330-300. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi remains one way services …