New route announcements for the Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 are coming thick and fast again, this time it’s a daily Bali flight added to the schedule from July meaning another good option to try out the new regional business class seat for a very reasonable redemption rate.
This follows the news that a daily Manila service will also be flown by the 787-10 from early July.
The morning service (SQ942) will be flown by the 787-10 from 2nd July, quite a nice flight to take to Bali as it arrives around midday, perfect timing for getting to your hotel by 2pm meaning a good chance of your room being ready on arrival.
The return to Singapore (SQ943) departs Bali around 1pm, again not a bad time to leave as you’ll probably have to be checking out of your hotel anyway by then. That flight lands in Singapore at 3.45pm.
From 2nd July 2018
|Flight||From / To||Aircraft||Days|
|SQ942||SIN0915 – DPS1155||787||Daily|
|SQ943||DPS1305 – SIN1545||787||Daily|
The 787-10 replaces an A330-300 on this flight. The schedule is valid through the northern winter season and beyond into April 2019, so this looks like a permanent fixture on the 787-10 roster.
Here’s the KrisFlyer miles requirement for flights between Singapore and Bali.
17,500 miles for a business saver redemption on a flight which will last around 2.5 hours is good value in our book and we’ve done it a few times before on the A330 with the older regional business seats.
Bali often pops up on the monthly ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ 30% off deal, and was even discounted further by a whopping 50% earlier this year for travel in March. In those cases you’re potentially looking at 12,250 miles (30% off) or 8,750 miles (50% off) for this one-way redemption, which is a steal especially if you can use it to try out this excellent new seat.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on whether the ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ offer for July (which should be announced in mid-June) includes Bali and more importantly this SQ942/943 flight pairing.
Check out our full reviews of the individual window seats and the couple middle pairs in the new regional business class from last month – we really enjoyed the new product and look forward to experiencing it more as it’s progressively rolled out across the SIA regional network.
Remember to stay tuned to our new regional business class routes tracker page, which will be updated with all the latest 787-10 schedules as they are announced. So far we now have Bali, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur (ending soon), Manila, Osaka, Perth and Tokyo either already using the new plane or getting it soon.
That tracker will also include the regional A350 services with the same new seats once they commence flying in early 2019.
Hat-tip to The Shutterwhale for spotting this first.