The suites from Singapore Airlines are clearly among the best first class products worldwide. You can currently get the roundtrip from Helsinki via Frankfurt to Singapore for €3,007. The flights are usually operated with the old First Suites in the Airbus A380. Routings with Lufthansa and Swiss are also possible. You can find available dates from February onwards. There is, however, a downside: You have to stay at least 11 days at your destination.
The flights are sold under Lufthansa flight numbers. The long-haul flights are nevertheless operated by Singapore Airlines with their A380.
With the roundtrip, you’ll directly get the Miles&More Frequent Traveller status, which grants you access to Lufthansa lounges, even if you fly economy class!
From Helsinki, you’ll first fly to Frankfurt in Lufthansa’s short-haul business class. There, you’ll have a layover of roughly 2:30 hours. Sadly, it is not possible to use the Lufthansa First Class Lounges, as these are only available for passengers flying with Lufthansa-Group airlines. Instead, you’ll have to either use the Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Frankfurt’s B sector or the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge.
The long-haul flights are roughly 12-13 hours long and are operated with an A380. This plane has the “old” First Suites. You can read a review at OMAAT.
Even if the flights are mostly operated via Frankfurt: You have to start your journey in Helsinki, no matter what. Otherwise, your entire ticket loses validity. For more information, click here.
Routings with Lufthansa and Swiss are also possible, but their first class is not nearly as good as Singapore Airlines’.
Search & Book
Sadly, the fare rules do not state a booking or travel period. The minimum stay is sadly set very high at 10 nights (11 days). The inbound flight has to take place after 12 months, at the latest.
The availability is great. You can find many dates from February to October 2020. We’ve compiled an availability calendar for trips of 11 – 16 days:
The tickets are issued in booking class A. Lufthansa’s feeder flights are issued in class J. For a roundtrip, you should get the following number of miles:
- 44,700 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 42,310 on Miles & More
- 36,980 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 29,540 on SAS EuroBonus
- 29,360 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 28,410 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 28,410 on EgyptAir Plus
- 28,410 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 25,540 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 23,160 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 22,980 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 22,980 on Air India Flying Returns
- 22,980 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 22,980 on TAP Miles & Go
- 22,020 on ANA Mileage Club
- 22,020 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 22,020 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 21,640 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 21,540 on Asiana Club
- 21,540 on South African Voyager
- 19,780 on United MileagePlus
- 19,160 on Vistara Club Vistara
- 19,160 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,430 on LATAM Pass
- 2,380 on Asia Miles
With roughly 42,000 status miles at Miles&More, this represents a decent deal, directly granting you the Frequent Traveller status (and almost half of the required miles for the Senator status).
Hotels in Singapore
Singapore is among the most expensive countries in Asia. You should plan on spending at least €100 per night for a hotel located in Singapore’s downtown. By the way, a night in the Marina Bay Sands with the legendary Infinity-Pool on the SkyPark costs at least €400! However, when flying such a cheap first class flight, that is a luxury that one could treat oneself to :p!
You can additionally save some money with the following coupons:
Information & Tips for Singapore
The city-state of Singapore is a financial metropolis in Southeast Asia. Especially its geographical location is responsible for its rise. Singapore is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore very well connected to the rest of the world. Various airlines offer good deals to Singapore.
Best Time to Visit
The climate is best suited for visits in autumn and spring. Summers are sweltering and the rainy season starts in November and lasts until January. You have to be prepared for high temperatures and humidity all year round.
Entry & Visa
Most European citizens can enter Singapore without a visa and with a passport only. A residence permit for 90 days will be issued upon arrival.
From the airport to the city center
Singapore Changi Airport is connected to the city center by metro. A ride to City Hall takes about 40 minutes and costs S$ 2,30€. Taking a taxi will cost about S$ 20-30.
All Dealz for Singapore
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