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KrisFlyer charters Boeing 737-8 MAX Langkawi trip for miles redemption

Redeem your KrisFlyer miles for an exclusively chartered Singapore Airlines flight to Langkawi, including transfers and accommodation on the popular resort island.

KrisFlyer Experiences has revealed that it has chartered a Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft for an exclusive trip between Singapore and Langkawi in early November 2022, for redemption using your KrisFlyer miles, including a three-night stay in either the Westin or Ritz-Carlton resort hotels.

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This follows KrisFlyer’s chartered ‘cruise to nowhere’ back in November last year, but this time it will instead involve flights on a Singapore Airlines aircraft, exclusively operating for miles redemption purposes, including airport transfers and accommodation on the popular Malaysian resort island.

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX. (Photo: Plane’s Portrait Aviation Media / Malcolm Lu)

Usually only Scoot and AirAsia operate non-stop flights between Singapore and Langkawi, so this Singapore Airlines charter is something special.

Pamper yourself and a loved one with an island getaway on an exclusively chartered flight on Singapore Airlines to Langkawi, and indulge in a 4D3N stay from 3 to 6 November 2022.

Here are the details provided so far.

  • Dates: 3rd to 6th November 2022
  • Depart Singapore Changi Airport on 3rd November at 10:30am (SQ8060)
  • Depart Langkawi Airport on 6th November at 5:30pm (SQ8063)
  • Scheduled arrival back in Singapore on 6th November at 7:10pm (SQ8063)

FAQs for the offer are available here.

Ritz-Carlton packages

Here are the packages currently announced by KrisFlyer Experiences for the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi.

KrisFlyer Langkawi Charter
Ritz-Carlton

Accommodation Travel
Class
Cost
(all pax)
Beach Villa
2 pax
(details / redeem)
Business 400,000 miles
Rainforest Junior Suite
2 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 250,000 miles
Rainforest Deluxe Room
2 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 200,000 miles
Rainforest Deluxe Room
3 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 280,000 miles

  KrisFlyer Experiences

Packages include:

  • Return flights on a Singapore Airlines-chartered Boeing 737-8 MAX
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Two-way airport transfer
  • Welcome dinner at Horizon with a specially curated menu
  • Add-on activities available
Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX Business Class. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Ritz-Carlton add-on activities, including cocktail making and sunset kayak tours, must be paid for with a Mastercard, to benefit from discounted rates for KrisFlyer members.

Beach Villa at the Ritz-Carlton Langkawi. (Photo: KrisFlyer Experiences)

At the time of writing, these packages are still flagged as ‘coming soon’, so keep an eye on the KrisFlyer Experiences page for the deals going live.

Westin packages

Here are the packages currently announced by KrisFlyer Experiences for the Westin Langkawi.

KrisFlyer Langkawi Charter
Westin

Accommodation Travel
Class
Cost
(all pax)
Partial Ocean View Villa
2 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 250,000 miles
Premium Ocean View Room
2 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 140,000 miles
Premium Ocean View Room
3 pax
(details / redeem)
Economy 220,000 miles

  KrisFlyer Experiences

The Westin Langkawi. (Photo: Marriott International)

Packages include:

  • Return flights on a Singapore Airlines-chartered Boeing 737-8 MAX
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Two-way airport transfer
  • Welcome dinner at Seasonal Tastes Restaurant with a specially curated menu
  • Add-on activities including Beachfront Yoga Sessions and Kayak Adventures available

Westin add-on activities, including beachfront yoga and sunset kayak tours, must be paid for with a Mastercard, to benefit from discounted rates for KrisFlyer members.

Other details

Whichever hotel you choose, members who redeem packages bundled with a seat in Economy Class are entitled to 30kg of baggage allowance, while those who redeem packages bundled with a seat in Business Class are entitled to 40kg of baggage allowance.

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There appears to be no status-related baggage increments applicable for these charter flights, but for a three-night stay that’s probably not a major issue!

Seating arrangements onboard the Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft will be assigned on a first-come, first-served and best-effort basis.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX cabins

Here are our dedicated articles covering the latest Singapore Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX cabins, so you’ll know what to expect on board when redeeming this Langkawi charter experience.

Lounge access

Those redeeming this experience will be entitled to lounge access at Singapore Changi Airport T3, based on the prevailing airline lounge access policy.

Here’s how it looks for those travelling on this chartered trip.

Departing on SQ8060 to Langkawi
(3rd November 2022)
Cabin Class / Membership Tier Lounge Eligibility Guests
Business Class SKL Business Class This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 0-Guest-2.png
Solitaire PPS Club
in Business or Economy
SKL First Class This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 1-Guest.png
PPS Club
in Business or Economy
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KrisFlyer Elite Gold
in Business
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KrisFlyer Elite Gold
in Economy
KrisFlyer Gold This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is 1-Guest.png

In all cases, if you have guest eligibility your guest must be departing on the same day and same flight as you, as part of a recently tightened policy.

Lounge access in Singapore for this trip is based on your travel class and KrisFlyer status, as usual. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

No lounge access is provided at Langkawi International Airport, however there is a Plaza Premium option there, for those eligible or willing to pay.



 


 

Summary

KrisFlyer Experiences is chartering its first dedicated Singapore Airlines aircraft in November, for a flight to and from Langkawi in Malaysia including a three-night resort hotel stay, for those redeeming their miles for the trip.

Do keep a close eye on the KrisFlyer Experiences page for details over the coming hours and days for this deal going live, if you’re interested in joining this exclusive trip.

So far packages are very steep at 140,000 to 400,000 miles, which is frankly ridiculous given current hotel rates, but may attract some vying for the “exclusive” nature of the charter flight itself.

We’ll update this article with details of any additional packages loaded, as they become available.

(Cover Photo: Singapore Airlines)