Singapore Airlines Business Class Awards Wide Open Starting At 47,000 Chase Points

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Via the excellent The Points Analyst, Singapore Airlines business class between New York JFK and Frankfurt is wide open for awards using Air Canada Aeroplan. Up to 9 business class award seats per flight are available:

  • Mid-July through early September
  • January through early April

Normally Aeroplan charges 60,000 miles each way in business class for this flight. However, Chase is running a 20% bonus on transfers to Air Canada Aeroplan through July 31, 2024.  It’s available to Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card; Chase Sapphire Reserve®; J.P. Morgan Reserve; and Ink Business Preferred® Credit Card and Chase Corporate Flex cardmembers.

And it stacks with the 10% bonus available those who also have an Aeroplan® Credit Card. Those cardmembers receive a 10% bonus when transferring Ultimate Rewards points to Aeroplan when moving 50,000 or more points, up to a maximum of 25,000 Aeroplan bonus points per calendar year.  

Thus, Chase Aeroplan cardmembers get up to 30% bonus Aeroplan points when converting at least 50,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points by July 31. So these flights are bookable for as little as 47,000 Chase points each way.

In addition to Chase, you can also transfer points to Air Canada Aeroplan from American Express, Capital One and Bilt.

Aeroplan is currently selling points for 1.33 cents apiece through donations to Miles4Migrants. That makes a one-way business class award cost ~ $800.

  • Note though that points do not post instantly, and while I wouldn’t expect it to take this long they note that it may be up to 8 weeks (by which time this award space will likely be gone).
  • You can generate up to 75,000 Aeroplan points with this promotion, which will last until 18.75 million Aeroplan points have been awarded or December 31, 2024 whichever comes first.
  • Not tax advice, but I think you’d be on questionable ground deducting your Miles4Migrants donation.

You can also transfer points directly to Singapore from Chase, American Express, Citi and Capital One but Singapore charges 81,000 points each way per person.

This is one of the best ways to get between the U.S. East Coast and Europe on points. It isn’t as cheap as using Iberia Avios to book Iberia’s business class from the Northeast (34,000 points each way) but you… aren’t flying Iberia.

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Comments

  1. Buying points and redeeming will be $850 with taxes from JFK-FRA. Taxes on return is over $200 pushing it over $1000 for one way

  2. Had the opportunity to fly Singapore Airlines for the first time last year. It lived up to its lofty reputation. Excellent customer service.

  3. Thank you Gary. Just booked two for next year and got the Chase transfer bonus! Picked the 74k refundable option though, because AC’s condition for the 60k option sounded like it was not refundable (it wasn’t clear from the verbiage whether the no-refund condition applied to both points and fees or just the fees). In any case, seeing so much availability at such reasonable cost was a rare treat these days.

  4. Dont get too excited about this. My friend is currently on thier flight from Zurich to Singapore – a nearly 13 hour flight – in business. Not impressed at all. What’s worst, he says is that due to the turbulence/ bangkok incident, they’re now incredibly gun shy. He said that six hours out from Singapore they woke everybody up to serve the pre arrival meal. Teh flight attendant told everybody that there’s a chance of turbulence for the last 4 hours of the flight, so no service allowed. So the response is to serve the pre arrival meal just a few hours after the main meal rather than before landing, like they normally would Nobody is happy, everybody is complaining, but they’re holding firm. Overreaction

  5. “What’s worst, he says is that due to the turbulence/ bangkok incident, they’re now incredibly gun shy.” I did not read of a Bangkok incident but rather a Singapore Airlines fatality along with significant trauma to others due to turbulence that took place over or off the coast of Myanmar. The closest safe place to get the required medical help was Bangkok. Yangon (Rangoon) was significantly closer but the whole country has been hollowed out by it’s military rulers. I wonder if this reaction will occur on a lot of Singapore Airline flights and damage the airline’s reputation. A report of when turbulence actually occurred on the flight would be a good addition.

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