Two months ago, Singapore Airlines announced that it will launch the world’s longest commercial flights later this year, with non-stop services between Singapore and New York using the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft.
Flights will begin on 11 October 2018, to Newark Liberty International Airport. The route will initially be served three times a week, departing Singapore on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Daily operations will commence from 18 October after an additional A350-900ULR aircraft enters service.
The aircraft will be configured in an all-premium, two-class layout, with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
While paid tickets for the new route went on sale almost immediately, Singapore Airlines didn’t release any award seats – until now.
Saver-level award seat availability in both classes is now wide open. To book, you’ll need 92,000 KrisFlyer miles in business class or 70,000 miles in premium economy one-way, plus modest taxes and fees.
Singapore Airlines A350 business class
Singapore Airlines A350 premium economy
Clocking in at around 18 hours, this flight isn’t for the faint-hearted – but at least you’ll be travelling in comfort.
It’s possible these seats can be booked using Velocity Points, but they’re not showing up on Velocity’s website, so it may require a call to Velocity’s contact centre. It’s also possible Singapore Airlines is restricting access to these seats to KrisFlyer members.
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