Western Australians: here is your chance to be one of the first to try Singapore’s new regional Business Class product

A guide to redeeming points on Singapore Airlines' Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft

GUIDE: Using Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: February 23, 2018
UPDATED: June 20, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, Velocity Frequent Flyer

There is ample award availability for flights on this aircraft, which Perth will receive as the second launch destination for the Boeing 787-10.

Routes, aircraft and cabin

This new aircraft is due to begin flying on the Perth – Singapore route on 8 May as flight numbers SQ215 and SQ216.

The outbound flight is a red-eye departing at 1am and the return flight departs Singapore at 6:45pm and arrives in Perth just before midnight.

The very first route to fly the 787 flights will be Osaka, just a week or so before Perth.

There are 36 Business Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, providing direct aisle access to every passenger:

with each seat converting into a lie-flat bed, important for an overnight flight:

Perth’s four daily flights are currently served by a combination of Airbus A330, B777-200 and Boeing B777-200ER aircraft.

The angled-flat seat on the A330 and 777-200

The lie-flat seat on the 777-200ER

The airline has around 50 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on order.

How to use your points to make a booking

Right now, I can see at least two Business Class seats available on the new aircraft on most dates from May 8. Make sure you check the flight numbers and aircraft type when you book.

This redemption costs just 32,500 KrisFlyer miles each way + $83 AUD in taxes departing Perth or ~$53 SGD returning from Singapore. That’s a really great deal!

You can also use 53,000 Velocity points for this redemption, however, it would be better to transfer 43,875 Velocity Points into KrisFlyer miles and booking directly through KrisFlyer, saving you over 9,000 Velocity points.

I’m seeing that taxes and award availability are the same across the two programs.

You can make this booking online through the KrisFlyer or (Velocity) website.

Summing up

Singapore Airlines plans to progressively introduce this aircraft and updated Business Class product onto regional flights of about seven hours or less, with Perth within that range.

Using KrisFlyer miles for an award flight on this aircraft is a great use of points.

Supplementary images courtesy Singapore Airlines.

Western Australians: here is your chance to be one of the first to try Singapore’s new regional Business Class product was last modified: June 20th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt