This is a guest post:
All I wanted was to know the answer to one really simple question that most of us have probably thought ourselves at one time or another: How many points does it take to fly for free in first class?
I had never been all that into collecting flying points, nor did I particularly know what that even meant. But I would watch people board first class on the flights I rode coach and I would feel a small sense of envy. I wanted to do that, too, and I wanted to do it for free.
This curiosity led me to a simple Google search. Since that Google search, my wife and I have flown around the world 6 times in some of the most amazing cabins the sky has to offer.
The best part? I did it for free.
The single best first class experience I have ever encountered is with Singapore Airlines. Their Suites class, which can run you around $9,000, will cost you only $500 out of pocket if you save your flying miles like I do.
We are going to focus on Singapore for a number of reasons — though the main one is that few others compare. Not only do Suites customers receive complimentary Givenchy pajamas, but you’ll be sipping some of the finest champagne that the world has to offer before your flight even takes off.
If you want to live like the other half for a little while, we’re going to show you how you can do it without breaking the bank.
HERE’S HOW TO BOOK SINGAPORE SUITES CLASS USING POINTS AND MILES:
It all begins with KrisFlyer, which is Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer program.
You should first log into your KrisFlyer account and enter the search information you wish to receive with “Redeem Flights” clicked.
Clicking this button will show you both the available flights and the number of points these flights will cost you.
You are going to want to choose the flight that you wish to fly on by clicking the “Available” button. After choosing your departure and return flights, you will go over the cost of your trip and be prompted to continue.
Now comes the fun part! Choosing your suite.
In my opinion, there’s no such thing as a bad suite, but you should choose one that best fits your needs. You are also going to be asked to choose the main course you’d like to eat while flying. You can even book a specific chef if you’d like to!
Here’s Where Singapore Suites Flies
NYC to Frankfurt
NYC to Frankfurt to Singapore
Los Angeles to Seoul
San Francisco to Hong Kong