All posts tagged: Singapore

Singapore Airlines full schedule for May 2020

Only 3% of its usual schedule in operation for the month. Singapore Airlines has announced their schedule for the month of May. In this month, Singapore Airlines will only take off about 324 times – and that includes a single weekly return Silkair service to Chongqing. In May, SIA will continue operating to the 15 cities in 13 countries, no change from the cities it operated to in April. These include Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, London, Zurich, Frankfurt and a handful of Southeast Asia capitals. This is the second month that SIA is operating a skeletal schedule. While SIA’s booking engine and GDS do show a ‘regular’ pre Covid-19 schedule in June, we would expect that this be pared down significantly, given that international travel restrictions are not showing any signs of easing up right now. Stay tuned for more updates. Full schedule below: Southeast Asia North Asia Australia Europe USA Southeast Asia – 129 flights Sector Flight no. Days operating Dep Arr Duration Aircraft Singapore – Kuala Lumpur SQ104 Mon, Wed, Fri 0830 0930 …

No more 10X on PayWave payments using UOB Preferred Platinum Visa physical card

UOB has made a small change to their terms and conditions for the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa card. From 2 May, only mobile contactless payments and selected online transactions will earn 10x UNI$ (or 4 mpd). Mobile payment includes Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay and UOB Mighty. The cap of S$1,000 per calendar month remains to earn the elevated number of UNI$, after which the earn rate reverts to the usual 0.4 mpd. What this means is that using the physical credit card on the PayWave terminals will only earn you a measly 0.4 mpd, so you are better off loading that card on your mobile phone and leaving the card at home. Note that this does not include transactions made by Samsung’s Magnetic Secure Transmission (MST) technology. NFC payments using Samsung Pay are somewhat in the grey zone, so your mileage may vary. Also, public transport payments via SimplyGo are excluded, so you will earn 0.4 mpd for those. Current practice Currently, cardholders will earn 10 UNI$ (or 4 mpd) for all contactless payments, as …

Covid-19: Cathay Pacific moves to Changi Airport Terminal 1 for now

Terminal 4 should be shut by this week We wrote last week that Changi Airport will be temporarily closing Changi Airport Terminal 2 from May 2020 to October 2021 in view of the on-going Covid-19 situation. In the same announcement, Singapore Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan did hint at closing Terminal 4 if all airlines adjusted or suspended operations. The time should be now. Cathay Pacific announced last week that it will be temporarily relocating to Terminal 1 since last Friday (10 Apr). With its lounge at Terminal 4 temporarily shut, this move does make sense. Cathay Pacific still operating flights to Singapore At the time of writing, Cathay Pacific did say that it will be operating three flights a week to Singapore. However, a quick look on its website showed that it was operating on average about two flights a week, with five more flights scheduled for the remainder of April. From 10 Apr, Cathay Pacific will be using rows 12 & 13 of Terminal 1 for the few flights that it will be …

Earn up to 2 Accor rewards points per S$1 spent at Accor restaurants until 4 May

1 point per S$1 spent via delivery; double the points if you buy directly from the restaurant and pick up yourself. Accor is offering bonus points for all takeaway and delivery orders from its restaurants during Singapore’s ‘circuit breaker’ month between 7 Apr and 4 May. The offer Accor will award 1 point per S$1 spent via delivery service partners (i.e. Deliveroo, GrabFood & Food Panda), or 2 points per S$1 spent if you order directly from the restaurant and pick it up yourself. Given that the normal earn rate is 1 point per EUR1 (which translates to 0.65 points per S$1), this translates to a roughly 50% or 200% bonus points respectively. Note that there’s a minimum spend of S$10 per receipt, not that it matters because I’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone spending under that amount if you were to order from a hotel’s restaurant anyway. How to register for the promotion Unfortunately the promotion is a little backwards in terms of mechanism – first you collect all the receipts, then you slowly …

Singapore Airlines full schedule for April 2020

Only 306 flights operating this month. Singapore Airlines have published their schedule for the month of April, with its previously announced ‘greatly reduced’ capacity. In this month, Singapore Airlines will only take off slightly over 300 times – and that includes a single weekly Silkair service to Chongqing. In this month alone, SIA will only operate to 15 cities in 13 countries, including Los Angeles, Shanghai, Sydney, London, Zurich, Frankfurt and a handful of Southeast Asia capitals. Full schedule below: Southeast Asia North Asia Australia Europe USA Southeast Asia – 123 flights Sector Flight no. Days operating Dep Arr Duration Aircraft Singapore – Kuala Lumpur SQ104 Mon, Wed, Fri 0830 0930 1h A350-900 Kuala Lumpur – Singapore SQ105 Mon, Wed, Fri 1025 1135 1h 10m A350-900 Singapore – Bangkok SQ976 Mon, Fri, Sun 1600 1725 2h 25m B787-10 Bangkok – Singapore SQ979 Mon, Fri, Sun 1830 2155 2h 25m B787-10 Singapore – Jakarta SQ966 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 1830 1920 1h 50m A350-900 Jakarta – Singapore SQ967 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun 2015 2305 …