What You Should Know About Singapore Airlines and SilkAir’s New Airfare Pricing

Flyers can expect more flexibility in terms of seat selection, baggage allowance, and frequent flyer mileage.

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Come January 20, 2018, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will introduce new fare types to all tickets sold worldwide. What this means for customers is even more flexibility when it comes to booking airfares, with features that will suit their travel needs.

Packing light? You could opt for less baggage allowance. Not fussy about where you’re seated? You could save on airfare too.

Here’s what you need to know.

Economy Class

Fare types: Lite, Standard, and Flexi

Customers on the highest-category Flexi fares will be able to enjoy an increased baggage allowance of 35kg, while baggage for the other two categories will remain at 30kg.

Plus, advance seat selection, which is currently available for all Economy Class bookings at no charge, will be chargeable for Lite fares, starting from US$5 per flight segment.

All customers regardless of fare type will be able to make seat selection at no charge during the Internet check-in window up to 48hr in advance of travel, subject to availability.

Premium Economy Class (excluding SilkAir)

Fare types: Standard and Flexi

Both fare types will be able to enjoy the same baggage allowance of 35 kg each. Mileage accrual, which is currently set at 110 percent for all Premium Economy fares, will increase to 125 percent for the new Flexi fare type, while it will be reduced to 100 percent for the new Standard fare type.

Advance seat selection will continue to be available at no charge for all Premium Economy Class bookings, while charges will apply for Extra Legroom seats, except for PPS Club members, who will enjoy complimentary Extra Legroom seat selection.

Business Class

Fare types: Lite, Standard, and Flexi

Baggage allowance will be unchanged in Business Class at 40kg and advance seat selection will continue to be available at no charge for all bookings. Mileage accrual will increase to 150 percent for the new Flexi fare type, while it will be set at 125 percent for Standard and Lite fares.

Suites and First Class (excluding SilkAir)

KrisFlyer mileage accrual will increase to 200 percent from 150 percent for Suites and First Class bookings, with all other entitlements and benefits unchanged.

KrisFlyer Elite and PPS Club member privileges

PPS Club members will enjoy an additional 50kg of check-in baggage in First Class, an additional 40kg in Business Class, an additional 35kg in Premium Economy Class and an additional 30kg in Economy Class.

On the other hand, KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will enjoy an additional 20kg check-in baggage allowance when flying in all classes.

More information here.


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