Singapore Airlines flies from Houston to Manchester, U.K. and from there on to Singapore. This is the flight that used to stop in Moscow. Operated by an Airbus A350, award availability is wide open in business class from summer through end of schedule.
These flights can only be booked with Singapore Airlines miles. The airline doesn’t make the awards available to partner airlines. But since Singapore is a member of Star Alliance, it’s possible to include United Airlines domestic award seats to get to and from Houston in the same itinerary, and possible to book on European partners beyond Manchester on the other side of the Pond.
As a result these seats are a way to get to and from Europe in business class most days of the year right now. They may be the seats you want anyway for a quality transatlantic business class experience on points. But even if they’re not the most convenient flights for your needs, they’re a way to construct an award when you need it.
The flight operates five days a week on the following schedule:
- Houston – Manchester, 6:50 p.m. – 9:30 a.m.+1, Singapore Airlines SQ51, Airbus A350-900 [Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun]
Manchester – Houston, 10:05 a.m. – 2:25 p.m., Singapore Airlines SQ52, Airbus A350-900 [Tue/Wed/Fri/Sat/Sun]
Singapore Airlines business class awards are 72,000 miles each way between Houston and Manchester. Most of you have access to Singapore Airlines miles since the Krisflyer program is a transfer partner of all of the major bank transferable currencies.