Singapore Airlines award space is now appearing on United.com, which is great news for New Zealand travellers who may have MileagePlus miles that they wish to use before their award chart devaluation on November 1.
United have previously required you to make Singapore Airlines award bookings over the phone, which is a process that requires both time and patience.
You won’t find any Business Class award seats on direct flights to Singapore from Auckland and Christchurch, however availability is wide open from Wellington via Canberra on the ‘Capital Express’.
Singapore Airlines feature their Boeing 777-200 Regional Business Class between Wellington and Canberra on the ‘Capital Express’. Image courtesy of Singapore Airlines.
Those based in Auckland and Christchurch can redeem via Wellington for the same price, with a connecting award flight on Air New Zealand, albeit in Economy.
This won’t appeal to all, given it will require at least two layovers if you’re not starting from Wellington.
A one-way Business Class redemption between New Zealand and Singapore will cost 30,000 United MileagePlus miles until the end of October 2017, increasing to 50,000 miles from the 1 November 2017.
Economy award seats are showing on most direct Singapore Airlines flights from Auckland and Christchurch, if this is seen as a more preferable option.