Singapore Airlines recently started to open up their flight award space to the Alaska Mileage Plan. Although some routes aren’t worth redeeming because the redemption rates are so high, there are certainly some sweet spots that you don’t want to miss. Additionally what makes the Alaska Mileage Plan more attractive is that it provides access to many Singapore Airlines First and Business Class seats, which you can not redeem with other frequent flyer programs.

If you want to learn how you can secure two Singapore Airlines First Class flights for only $738.50 on Singapore Airlines, then I suggest you read on.

Part I – Sweet Spots For Redemption

1) Within South East Asia (including Beijing and Shanghai)

For one way travel within Alaska‘s defined South East Asia (including Beijing and Shanghai) on Singapore Airlines, you will only need 35k Alaska miles for First Class or 25k miles for Business Class.

If you get a little creative, you can do such routing as shown in the table below. By adding two flight sectors when redeeming a “one way ticket”, you practically save 35k miles for one First Class flight and 25k miles for one Business Class flight.

Should you buy your Alaska Miles through the current promotion at 2.11 US cents/mile, you can secure two First Class flights for $738.50 only.

Click here to purchase Alaska miles at a 40% bonus – 2.11 US cent/mile.

2) Between North Asia (Korea/Japan) to US

Apart from redeeming flights between South East Asia, you should also consider North Asia (Korea/Japan) – US redemption routing. You will only need 110k Alaska miles for First Class or 80k miles for Business Class.

Should you buy your Alaska Miles through the current promotion at 2.11 US cents/mile, you can secure one First Class flight between US and Singapore and another First Class flight between Singapore and Japan/Korea for $2321 only (110k miles).

Click here to purchase Alaska miles at a 40% bonus – 2.11 US cent/mile.

Here is how you can book these tickets.

Example 1: Direct connection (<24hours) between Beijing-Singapore and Singapore-Hong Kong Flight

On the main Alaska booking page, enter your departing and arriving airport. Make sure you select “one way” and “use miles”.

Example 2: Stopover in Singapore (>24hrs to 364 days) for Beijing – Singapore, Singapore – Hong Kong

On the main Alaska booking page, enter your departing and arriving airport. Make sure you select “Multi-city” and “use miles”.


Here are some First/Business Class products on Singapore Airlines:

Singapore Airlines Business Class Deal
Singapore Airlines New Business Class on selected A350 and B777
Singapore Airlines New First Class Double Suite
Singapore Airlines First Class on selected A380

Part II- First Class Availability Across Different Frequent Flyer Programs

Singapore Airlines is typically very restrictive when it comes to opening up their seats for award ticket redemption’s on other frequent flyer programs. However, for the Alaska Mileage Plan, there are many First and Business Class seats available for redemption. This gives the Alaska Mileage Plan an edge over other frequent flyer programs.

To show you what I mean, I have taken some screenshots from the Alaska Mileage Plan, Singapore Airlines Krisflyer and other frequent flyer programs (Beijing to Singapore on 28th Oct as an example).

1)Alaska Mileage Plan – Singapore Airlines with First Class Available

Alaska Mileage Plan search result on Singapore Airlines award

2) Krisflyer – Singapore Airlines with First Class Available

Award search result on Krisflyer mirrors Alaska Mileage Plan

3) Lifemiles – No Singapore Airlines Flight Available

Only Air China Business Class direct flight available on Lifemiles

4) United Mileage Plus – No Direct Flight/First Class Available

No direct flight available on United Mileage Plus

5)Lufthansa Miles and More – No Direct Flight/First Class Available

No direct flight available on Lufthansa Miles and More

As you can see, what makes the Alaska Mileage Plan more attractive is that it has access to many Singapore Airlines First and Business Class seats; which you could not redeem with other frequent flyer programs.

Click here to purchase Alaska miles at a 40% bonus – 2.11 US cent/mile.

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