Great news for those of you who took advantage of the Singapore First Class award booking extravaganza a few weeks ago, Singapore will be putting the A380 on the SFO-HKG-SIN route with twice daily service and will be adding a second A380 on the SIN-NRT route! This is in addition to the additional A380 added on the SQ217 route from SIN-MEL last week. The updates are effective December 28, 2012. The addition comes at the expense of one of the JFK-FRA-SIN routes which will go back to a B777-300ER. If you booked an award on any of these previous B777 routes get ready to be excited, you should now have a Suite Class award on the A380! I had hedged my bet on a change like this by placing a reservation to MEL, hoping that the B777 would get the swap and I’d get to experience Suite Class! United’s website shows that there has been a change to my reservation, though it indicates Business (R):

However, when checking on Singapore’s website I can see that I’ve been assigned a seat in Suite Class on the A380:

I know quite a few others had First reservations on at least one of these routes! Note that UA and Singapore have not yet updated their websites with the SFO-HKG and NRT-SIN swaps so you will only see updates on the SIN-MEL route displayed online. Now we just need a swap on IAH-DME-SIN and I think the majority of readers will have a First Class A380 award. Why does Suite Class seem so amazing? Check out this link for full video and pictures. Each individual cabin features sliding doors and window blinds, offering you the freedom to decide on the level of privacy you prefer. While the leather and wood finishes, created in soothing natural hues, enhance the sense of serenity. For the first time ever in air travel, experience the pleasure of sleeping on a distinctively designed, standalone bed; not one converted from a seat. Our signature turndown service, with fine linen and plush, full-sized pillows, ensures a restful slumber. The bed is separate for your seat and whether in our largest seat or on our most comfortable bed, you have countless ways to enjoy this unique, personal space.

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Seth July 24, 2012 - 6:17 am

Any word on when these changes take effect? I’ve got SFO-SIN in December.

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adam July 24, 2012 - 6:32 am

@Seth- December 28, 2012

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David July 24, 2012 - 6:44 am

Can you join the mile high club in that seat ?

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adam July 24, 2012 - 7:29 am

@David – not “officially” but you do have that sliding door…

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Angelina July 24, 2012 - 7:03 am

I’m sure you can. You can join the mile high club on cathay pacific first class…. just sayin

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adam July 24, 2012 - 7:30 am

@Angelina – Hah, didn’t you fly JFK-HKG in First in March?? 😉

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Matt July 24, 2012 - 8:20 am

too bad my first class award SYD-SIN-SFO is at the end of November 🙁

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adam July 24, 2012 - 8:53 am

@Matt – First on the 777 should still be pretty incredible!

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Pulvdiggity July 24, 2012 - 8:51 am

Are you seeing this on your booking on the SQ site for the SFO flight or just MEL?

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adam July 24, 2012 - 8:52 am

@Pulvdiggity – Just for the MEL flight, the SFO swaps haven’t been loaded. Remember it’s the SFO-HKG connection not the SFO-ICN connection.

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Scottrick July 24, 2012 - 8:57 am

Nooooo. I’ve got it booked for September!

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adam July 24, 2012 - 9:37 am

@Scottrick – Damn!!!

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Pulvdiggity July 24, 2012 - 8:57 am

right, I’m on SQ 2 myself in F in February, so looking forward 🙂

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Glenn July 24, 2012 - 9:38 am

Same here on SQ 2 F in February!

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Jeff July 24, 2012 - 9:17 am

aren’t the uA tix cancelled?

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adam July 24, 2012 - 9:35 am

@jeff – those were the 4 mile award tickets, these are normal priced award tickets on Singapore in First and Business that were released.

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faublogger July 24, 2012 - 11:27 am

So you went from R on SQ217 77W to A380 suite? If not, why does United website have you in R not O?

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adam July 24, 2012 - 11:32 am

@faublogger – The switch was from O to R, R being the Suite class

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The Weekly Flyer July 24, 2012 - 11:34 am

Can anyone confirm if the SFO to ICN routes are excluded?

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adam July 24, 2012 - 11:40 am

@ The Weekly Flyer – For now the airlineroute.net site lists the SFO-HKG-SIN route but does not list the SFO-ICN-SIN route as swapping to the A380. See here.

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Cliburn July 24, 2012 - 7:57 pm

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