BankBazaar Singapore – January 22, 2018
Singapore: Singapore Airlines has introduced a new airfare pricing structure with the purpose of helping its customers choose fares and privileges that best suit their travelling requirements. The new fares became effective from 20 January 2018 and are applicable to both Singapore Airlines and its subsidiary SilkAir.
The airline said that its customers when buying air miles online using credit cards/ buying miles from singapore airlines or its subsidiaries merchants can now choose from up to three types of airfare packages, depending on the class they are travelling. For the economy and business classes, three new airfare packages have been introduced: Lite, Standard, and Flexi. For the premium economy class, there will be two airfare packages: Standard and Flexi. These new airfare packages have been designed to better serve the customers’ travel requirements, said Singapore Airlines in a statement.
With the revised airfare structure, economy travellers buying the Flexi package will now be allowed to carry baggage of up to 35 Kgs, compared to 30 Kgs previously allowed in this class. Also, economy travellers with lite package will now have to pay some charges for advance seat selection. However, there will be no charge for selection of seats during the internet check-in window, which opens up to 48 hours before the travel. The mileage accrual rates for the economy class have been set at 50%, 75%, and 100% under Lite, Standard, and Flexi packages, respectively.
The premium economy class will continue to allow baggage of up to 35 Kgs at no extra charge, regardless of the airfare package. Advance seat selection will also remain free-of-charge for all premium economy class bookings. However, booking for extra legroom seats will involve some charge. Mileage accrual rate for this class has been revised to 125% under the Flexi package and to 100% under the Standard package.
For the business class, mileage accrual rate has been increased to 150% under the Flexi package, while it will be 125% under the Lite and Standard packages. Baggage allowance and advance seat selection will remain unchanged for this class.
In addition to these changes, KrisFlyer mileage accrual rate for suites and first class bookings has also been increased to 200% from 150% earlier. PPS members will now also enjoy special baggage allowance privileges. These members are now allowed to carry extra 50 Kg in the first class, an extra 40 Kg in the business class, an extra 35 Kg in the premium economy class, and an extra 30 Kg in the economy class.