Singapore Airlines today announced the introduction of its cash and miles offer when making flight bookings. Guests can now make Singapore Airlines or SilkAir bookings by adjusting the ratio of miles to cash. A minimum of 5,000 miles must be used, and the more miles used, the less cash to pay. Some other airlines already have this feature, and it is a very prominent feature when with airlines and frequent flyer stores.
The new system opens up a huge number of more affordable seats. SIA’s previous system of award flights severely limited availability of flights being booked with KrisFlyer miles. Next year, KrisFlyer members will also be able to use miles to pay for airport, carrier and fuel surcharges/ taxes. A feature that several other airlines already use. Saver flights are now available in all classes on all aircraft. This includes the new Business and First class onboard the new 77-300ERs, and the A380 Suites. Suddenly, flying at the front of the plane on a world class airline like SIA has become a whole lot more affordable.