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:
- 44,710 Award Miles + 19,162 Tier Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 42,322 Miles on Miles&More
- 36,980 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 29,546 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 29,366 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 28,410 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 28,410 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 28,410 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 25,546 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 23,160 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 22,980 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 22,980 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 22,980 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 22,980 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 22,024 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 22,024 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 22,024 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 21,642 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 21,548 Miles on South African Voyager
- 21,548 Miles on Asiana Club
- 19,792 Award Miles + 2,764 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 19,160 Miles on Vistara Club Vistara
- 19,160 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 3,438 Miles on LATAM Pass
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.
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