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Singapore Airlines’ non-stop Seattle route: Award availability, connections & more

Capacity on Asia-Seattle flights is up 20% next year. Here are the details of Singapore Airlines' contribution to the 'battle for Seattle'.

A359ULR Delivery 1 (Singapore Airlines)

Last week Singapore Airlines announced non-stop flights to and from Seattle from September 2019. This morning flight schedules were loaded and tickets went on sale for the 15-hour flight, the fifth US city to be served by the airline.

We’ve examined the schedules, checked award availability and deciphered the Alaska Airlines connection options to help you plan your trip on this brand new route next year.

Schedule

A quick recap on the schedule for these new flights, originally announced last week. While the original route announcement did not state which date in October 2019 the service would increase from three to four times weekly, schedule data confirms the additional Sunday flight will take effect from 6th October 2019 onwards.

3rd September 2019 – 5th October 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
SQ28 SIN0925 – SEA0905 359 ·2·4·6·
SQ27 SEA1040 – SIN1730* 359 ·2·4·6·

* Next day

From 6th October 2019
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
SQ28 SIN0925 – SEA0905 359 ·2·4·67
SQ27 SEA1040 – SIN1730* 359 ·2·4·67

* Next day

Award availability

We checked Business Class saver award space and found the following currently loaded for redemption in the first two months of operation.

Singapore to Seattle

September 2019 (SQ28 SIN-SEA)
M T W T F S S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
2 2
30
October 2019 (SQ28 SIN-SEA)
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 2
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2 2
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
2 2
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
2 2
28 29 30 31

Seattle to Singapore

September 2019 (SQ27 SEA-SIN)
M T W T F S S
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
2
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
2 2
30
October 2019 (SQ27 SEA-SIN)
M T W T F S S
1 2 3 4 5 6
2 2
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
2
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
2 2
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
2 2
28 29 30 31

As you can see a pair of Business Class saver award seats has been loaded on almost every Tuesday and Thursday flight in both directions from late September.

The Saturday (and from October, Sunday) flights aren’t even available to waitlist at this stage. We saw a similar pattern when the A350ULR routes first opened up, however the situation later improved and we expect that to happen on this route too.

We didn’t take a detailed look at Economy and Premium Economy Class redemptions at this stage, however on a few dates we checked there were at least two seats available for saver award, including the weekend flights.

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Cash fares

Singapore Airlines is offering the following fares for these non-stop flights in the first two months of operation (booking is only possible until 27th October 2018, due to the 355-day rule).

Singapore to Seattle

  • Business Class from S$6,098 one-way / S$6,137 return
  • Premium Economy from S$2,558 one-way / S$1,497 return
  • Economy Class from S$1,232 one-way / S$987 return

Seattle to Singapore

  • Business Class from US$2,802 one-way / US$4,240 return
  • Premium Economy from US$933 one-way / US$1,192 return
  • Economy Class from US$483 one-way / US$592 return

Redemption rates

It’s worth recalling the redemption rates here – at 130,000 miles for a return Premium Economy saver award it’s a terrible waste of your miles – with cash fares of S$1,497 available, which would also earn you over 16,000 miles.

Without accounting for the miles earned, it’s a terrible 1.15 cents per mile valuation.

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