Singapore Airlines to introduce new fare types in 2018

From 20 Jan 2018, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir will be introducing new fare types, affecting options such as advanced seat selection and eligibility for upgrades. These new fare types will be introduced across all cabin classes.

Economy

Currently, Singapore Airlines passengers can select from Economy Saver, Economy Flexi Saver, and Economy Flexi. The new fare types are shown below.

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Note that advanced seat selection is now chargeable for Economy Lite, but the minimum miles that you can accrue is now raised to 50%. Also, Economy Standard now allows for an upgrade to the next higher cabin class, in addition to the existing Economy Flexi fare. The revised upgrade charts can be found here.

Premium Economy

Currently, Singapore Airlines passengers can only select a single fare type for Premium Economy Class. Under the new fare scheme, more options are available.

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Note that only Premium Economy Flexi will be eligible for an upgrade to the next higher cabin class. Premium Economy Standard will also allow for 125% accrual, up from the current 110%.

Business

Currently, Singapore Airlines passengers can select from Business Saver and Business. More options are available under the new fare scheme.

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Note that Business Lite will not be eligible for an upgrade to First/Suites Class. Also, Business Flexi will allow for 150% accrual, up from the current 125%.

First/Suites

Currently, Singapore Airlines passengers can only select a single fare type for First/Suites Class. This remains the same under the new fare scheme.

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Accrual for First/Suites has increased from 150% to 200%.

What this means for us is that for Business Lite, the prices should be enticing enough for those who can plan ahead for trips, and are willing to pay perhaps marginally above Premium Economy Class fares. Overall, the revised fare types will allow more flexibility for passengers across all classes to select the fares that best suit their needs.

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