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Singapore Airlines extends A380 operation on Osaka to 30th March 2019

Two more months of A380 flights means hundreds more Suites saver redemptions are available

SQ A380 (Kentaro Iemoto)

Many of you will recall our article last weekend when we revealed that over 700 saver redemptions in Singapore Airlines Suites class were available between Singapore and Osaka this winter during an extended period of daily A380 operation on the SQ618/619 flights.

Originally SIA programmed the A380 flights from 28th October 2018 to 31st January 2019 however in the latest schedule update operation has been extended by a further two months to the end of the northern winter timetable on 30th March 2019.

The Extended Schedule

Here’s the extended schedule showing the daily flight operated by the A380 with the Suites product on Osaka flights this winter.

From 28th October 2018 to 30th March 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
SQ618 SIN0130 – KIX0845 388 Daily
SQ619 KIX1110 – SIN1710 388 Daily
SQ622 SIN1405 – KIX2120 787 Daily
SQ623 KIX2330 – SIN0540* 787 Daily

* Next day

Award Availability

The same story here as we found for the first three months of A380 flights on this route – at least 4 saver Suites redemptions are available almost every day in each direction.

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Suites for the whole family – it’s the same story with the new flights loaded on this route through 30th March 2019

The same availability is loaded for the southbound sector.

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In either direction you’ll have no problem securing a number of Suites saver redemptions on this route

As you can see above it’s 65,000 miles for a one-way saver award flight in Suites on this route and as we recommended in our article last week you should consider taking that class of travel on the daytime southbound flight from Osaka to Singapore to make the most of the Suites service on a 7 hour flight.

The Singapore to Osaka flight is shorter and you’ll likely sleep for most of it due to the overnight timing.

2006 Suites

Remember it’s the older 2006 Suites installed on these A380s not the latest ones launched last year. Still if you haven’t tried Singapore Airlines in Suites this remains a fantastic product, refreshed with new seat covers and other fittings only a few years ago.

2006 Suite (Points from the Pacific)
Plenty of redemption availability means a good opportunity to secure the double bed couple Suites on the Osaka flights. 2 C/D and 3 C/D are the ones to pick. (Photo: Points from the Pacific)

Summary

This schedule change means hundreds more Suites saver redemptions on the Osaka route this winter, cementing this as the most wide-open city pair on the SIA network for Suites saver availability.

Book now if you want to take advantage.

Hat tip to Routesonline for the update.

(Cover Photo: Kentaro Iemoto)

2 comments

  1. Hi Andrew! I’m new to your site and was real excited about the above news. However, when I checked on KF site for various dates in different months during the period stated (tried Oct dates, Dec and Feb), but all saver seats for Suites were at least 130,000/way. Could it be possible that they’ve updated the points required or am I late to the game? Newbie here…apologies if my questions seem silly!

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