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3 Days in Singapore: Finally Flying Singapore First Class

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Back in July the highly coveted seats in Singapore Airlines First Class became bookable for 140,000 United miles roundtrip. Via the United website! If you’ve ever tried to book an award trip on an airline website, you know what that experience is like. Most of the time you’d be lucky to even fly out on the day you want, much less your desired time or on a different carrier.

So I was super excited to see this come up and was glad my United account was flush with miles. I booked two tickets immediately — one for Labor Day and one for February — before they fixed the glitch, knowing I could figure out the details. For the date range I was considering, flying out of Houston was the best option and I was so excited and hurried I didn’t care about which aircraft.

Labor Day wound up not working out so I kept the February ticket. Then life got extremely stressful and I just put off planning.
I’d booked the tickets knowing that as a 1K I could call back later and have them add a DC segment on United. But when months later it came time to do that, I got scared. The chances that the agent might mess up my ticket and lose my Singapore Air segments were too high. So I wound up just buying my tickets down to Houston.

Once I made that decision I started figuring out which flights to take. I’m always nervous about DC weather in February, so I wanted to make sure I got down there in plenty of time for my 4:50PM flight.

I wound up flying in the night before and staying at the Sheraton North Houston on points. That way if anything happened to the flight out of DC there would be 4 more flights they could get me on. And I could work remotely most of the day instead of being in transit or trying to work out of a lounge.

But back to the main point — WHY was I so excited to fly Singapore Air First?

I’d been hearing about its glories for years. This may sound funny to anyone unaware of my love of good champagne, but the chief selling point is that Singapore Airlines is the only airline offering a choice between Dom Perignon or Krug. I’d probably pick Dom every time, but I LOVE the idea of getting to choose based on your current whim.

And of course there’s always the good stuff, like trying new pajamas, amenity kits and multi-page menus.

There were other ways that I could have flown Singapore Airlines First Class eventually, but none so affordable or so easy.

Up Next: Overnight at the Sheraton North Houston

3 Days In Singapore Trip Report:
Finally Getting to fly Singapore Airlines First Class
Overnight at the Sheraton North Houston
My Flight is Cancelled. Or is it?
Singapore Airlines First Class: Houston to Moscow
Race to the International Business Lounge Shower in Moscow + General Impressions
Singapore Airlines First Class: Moscow to Singapore
Spa in the Sky
Grand Hyatt Singapore Review
Grand Hyatt Singapore Club Lounge Review
Spa Vacation
Free Ice Cream & Rained Out Twice In An Hour
Acrophobia Over Sentosa & Gourmet Street Food
Chinese New Year Walking Tour and Hawker Stalls at East Lagoon Food Village
A Shift in Hippo Karma At The Night Zoo
A Visit To The Private Room At SIN
Singapore Airlines First Class SIN-IAH: Blind Champagne Tasting
How Much Did the Trip Cost?

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1 Comment

  1. CDKing

    May 1, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Looks like i have somewhat of the same trip as you. IAH-DMDE-SIN in SQ F but no Private Room as not on SQ for the return. Did Sentosa Island when I went in February, nice but too touristy. Now i know what to expect for next months trip

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