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LON-SIN no Avios availability

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  • BenM

    Hi there
    I was trying to find reward availability in Club or First from London to Singapore (I’d prefer KUL but BA stopped flying there!)

    I can’t see any availability at all for the next year. Is there an issue, have BA pulled them or are they just really popular?

    Thanks

    Ben

    Gary

    Most likely all booked up at T-355. Could try setting up SeatSpy alerts to see if more seats get released.

    BuildBackBetter

    There are no flights to KUL and BKK (not sure if they have restarted the routes yet). No wonder SIN is so popular.

    kaconym

    There is just no availability. LHR-SIN suffers from being the first leg of London Heathrow to Sydney. This is by far and away BA’s most popular reward flight as it offers the ‘best value’ avios redemption being 180,000 Avios Club Return. If you book through from LHR-SYD you also take up one of the allocated rewards seats on LHR-SIN, this is why there is no availability.

    If you want to book a reward flight either for LHR-SIN or LHR-SYD you need to booked a one way seat at midnight GMT (1am BST) exactly 355 days in advance of travel when they release the reward seats. Do the same as a separate booking for the return flight.

    If you want to use a companion voucher or upgrade voucher you need to book the outbound as above and then call a overseas BA contact centre that will be open at midnight (USA or China etc) to add the return leg to the booking so the voucher applies to both legs.

    ZoeB

    If you don’t need to use a 241 and SIN isn’t your final destination then a multi carrier redemption might work for you. It is more legwork to get booked.
    Where and when do you want get to?

    BenM

    Hi!
    Thanks for your replies. Ideally I’d like LON > KUL in Mid Nov and then SIN > LON about ten days later. I plan to go to penang and langkawi etc then back from singapore. I do need to use the companion voucher unfortunately which means coming out of the airport then back in from SIN > KUL I guess. Not ideal.
    I will keep an eye on the flights.

    BenM

    Hi
    One more question please.
    I thought I read that this route would have Club Suite by March 23 on BA0015 & 16, but every fake booking or seat guru I look at shows the old style. Am I doing something wrong?

    Cheers!

    kaconym

    Think you’ve got it the wrong way round. Route has club suites currently (as of a couple weeks ago) but goes back to old style in March 23. Put it on for the popular Oz summer season while less pressure on aircraft during winter low season for northern hemisphere.

    u07ch

    Im flying BA 15 to Sydney on Friday (7th oct) and its a 787; so definitely not suites. Its a 787 on the return on Thursday next week so I suspect its 787s for a while. Next outbound I have is in December and that is a 777 with only 2 rows of first; so that has suites.

    VerdantBacon

    Have flown this route 3 times since Feb this year, twice in F to SYD and once in J to SIN, all 6 flights were completely full in premium cabins. A route this popular for cash is definitely going to be a struggle to book on points, set up a seat spy alert and be ready to call at 1am and battle it out with everyone else from HfP and FT who are probably doing the same!

    Roberto

    I am flying to SIN on the 1st Nov on a 777 with NCS, hoping to try out the post-covid catering update (allegedly restarts that day) rather than all the food on a single tray al la CE. Back in First later that month (777 with new doors) booked on a new style 241 from Malaga at just £655 for two plus 237500 avios.

    Also shoe horning in a visit to Melbourne with Singapore Airlines, Sydney with Qantas and KUL with Malaysian – all business flights booked as awards.

    There is avios ability out there but expecting it to be available in six weeks time is unrealistic on pretty much the only SEA route BA have.

    NorthernLass

    According to SeatSpy there are currently 4 x J avios seats available inbound from SIN on Sep 24th next year if that’s any use to anyone!

    strickers

    I really do hope BA start reinstating KUL and BKK, very slim pickings for heading East right now.

    rashomon

    I managed to snap up 4xCW to Singapore for August but that was on a T-355 … could only get economy back but not complaining as I know how difficult it is.

    I too wish BKK or KUL was an option as I would have returned via that route if possible but instead I’ll go to Bali and do a few days in Singapore.

    I have thought about using seatspy to see if I can get an upgrade to premium economy on the run back but I am unsure if I’ll be able to grab 4 … any thoughts on that?

    Ladyshopper

    I am flying to SIN on the 1st Nov on a 777 with NCS, hoping to try out the post-covid catering update (allegedly restarts that day) rather than all the food on a single tray al la CE. Back in First later that month (777 with new doors) booked on a new style 241 from Malaga at just £655 for two plus 237500 avios.

    Also shoe horning in a visit to Melbourne with Singapore Airlines, Sydney with Qantas and KUL with Malaysian – all business flights booked as awards.

    There is avios ability out there but expecting it to be available in six weeks time is unrealistic on pretty much the only SEA route BA have.

    That sounds like amazing value! Was it easier to get this than from London, or did you still need to phone at 1am to secure the seats?

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