How to Make the Most of Singapore Airlines Economy Class

Use points or miles to book and enjoy world-class in-flight amenities to get the most out of your experience.
Eric RosenbergAug 16, 2021

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If you want luxury in the skies, there’s arguably no better airline than Singapore Airlines. While the best experience on Singapore is undoubtedly its luxurious Suites class service, most of us can’t afford tens of thousands of dollars or a big heap of points to get our own onboard bedroom.

But don’t be disappointed if you’re booked in Singapore Airlines economy class, as it’s one of the best economy seats you can buy. Here's how to maximize the experience (and get the best value) when you fly Singapore Airlines economy class.

An on Singapore Airlines might feel a bit like flying first class with a domestic airline. You get a baggage allowance, a more comfortable seat than most airlines offer in the same ticket class, plus complimentary food and drink options that would put most U.S. carriers to shame.

Here’s what else you can expect when flying Singapore Airlines’ economy class:

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Singapore Airlines is a member of the , which includes , , LOT Polish Airlines, , , and about 20 other carriers. If you have miles with any of those programs, you may be able to redeem them for an award flight on Singapore.

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For travelers in the U.S., United MileagePlus is the Star Alliance partner program most likely to get you on a Singapore Airlines jet.

If you have a , or credit card, you may be able to transfer points from your credit card rewards account to Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer loyalty program, then book flights directly through Singapore Airlines. Terms apply.

Before you transfer your points to Singapore, search for flights in your credit card’s travel booking portal. Then, search Singapore’s own site to see how many KrisFlyer miles you’d need for the same flight. This will allow you to ensure you're getting the best value for your points or miles between the two options.

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Singapore Airlines is a top choice for customer service and luxury. Its international economy class offers a far-above-average experience. If Singapore flies where you’re headed, you’ll find your economy class seat is a very comfortable way to travel.

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