Singapore Airlines touts itself as “the only company to offer the world’s two most prestigious champagnes: Dom Perignon and Krug Grande Cuvee”. The cost for those bragging rights? The airline spends around $22.5 million every year just on champagne and wine, with catering amounting to 5.5 percent of its total costs. Check out the full… Read full article

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…and the winners of the 2014 Culinary Travel Awards are Emirates, Delta, Etihad, Singapore, and Oman air. Emirates took home the “Experts’ Choice” award, Oman received the “Readers’ Choice” award, and Delta, Etihad, and Singapore received the “Outstanding” awards. From the press release: Emirates – Experts’ Chocie For the second year in a row, we… Read full article

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Already a winner of many best airport awards, Singapore’s Changi Airport has announced a $1.5 billion expansion plan. From the press release: The centerpiece of the 1.4 million-square-foot airport expansion is a glass-and-steel bio-dome that connects Terminals 1, 2, and 3 via glass-enclosed walkways.  On the dome’s top floor will be a tranquil, indoor garden where… Read full article

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This article really highlights the value of miles, even with the current devaluations. I love how the author assumes that most of his readers will never in their lifetimes be able to afford first class flights on Cathay, Emirates, and Singapore, though all are obtainable with miles and points and our community does it every… Read full article

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These two Star Alliance partners are getting a bit closer. Air New Zealand announced this morning a “deep alliance” with Singapore Airlines, resuming flights to Singapore for the first time since 2006. Air New Zealand will fly its own aircraft between Auckland and Singapore and share revenue with Singapore Airlines from all flights on the route. Air… Read full article

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Interestingly enough, one of the most read posts on this blog is How Much Do Singapore Airlines Flight Attendants Get Paid for Providing Great Service?. In response, I receive multiple emails per day asking if I know anything more about the application process. This week, I was finally able to get my hands on the latest… Read full article

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There was sadly no celebration and little acknowledgement when the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight, Singapore Airlines flight SQ 21, landed yesterday for the final time in Singapore from Newark.  As the AFP reports: The world’s longest nonstop commercial flight ended without fanfare Monday after Singapore Airlines (SIA) flew its last nearly 19-hour service from… Read full article

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On November 25th, Singapore Airlines will cease operations of its record breaking 100-passenger all-business-class non-stop flight from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) aboard the four-engine Airbus A340-500. The flight which began in 2004, is currently the world’s longest non-stop commercial flight. The second longest flight, Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) ended on October 22nd… Read full article

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The new Star Alliance Lounge located at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) officially opens this Wednesday! The lounge will be open to all First, Business and Star Alliance Gold Card passengers departing on Star Alliance member airlines from the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT). As the lounge isn’t yet open, I haven’t had a chance to… Read full article

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Don’t worry she’ll still be on-board, she just won’t be the main focus in Singapore’s latest round of advertisements… eTN Global Travel Industry News is reporting that “Singapore Airlines is taking a measured step away from the iconic ‘Singapore Girl’ who has traditionally been at the heart of its advertising campaigns. In a new series of… Read full article

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Some of you may remember the completely unexpected and uncharacteristic problems I ran into during my first ever Singapore First award trip to Bali back in January. I flew from IAH-DME-SIN-DPS for 70k United MileagePlus miles (booked during the Singapore glitch), but had a non-functioning TV, broken seat that would not recline, and food incidents(hair in the dish… Read full article

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