This Is a Big Deal! Fly to Hawaii With Points You (Probably) Already Have

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This Is a Big Deal! Fly to Hawaii With Points You (Probably) Already Have

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Last month, I let you know Alaska Airlines added Singapore Airlines to their list of valuable airline partners.

And now, via Travel Codex, you can redeem Singapore Airlines miles for Alaska Airlines flights!

This Is A Big Deal Fly To Hawaii With Points You Probably Already Have
This New Partnership Can Get You to Hawaii for Fewer Miles!

I’ll tell you why this is such good news.

Redeem Singapore Airlines Miles for Alaska Airlines Flights!

Link:   Alaska Airlines and Singapore Airlines Partner Up

Link:   Singapore Airlines Award Chart for Partner Airlines

Link:   Singapore Airlines Award Chart With Alaska Airlines

I’m excited that we can now redeem Singapore Airlines miles for flights on Alaska Airlines for a couple of reasons.

First, more options for redeeming miles & points is always a good thing!

And, earning Singapore Airlines miles are extremely easy Because Singapore Airlines is a transfer partner of all 4 major flexible points programs:

So even if you don’t think you have Singapore Airlines miles, if you collect points in any of the above programs, you can transfer them to Singapore Airlines!  This makes flying on Alaska Airlines much easier.

I’m also happy with the newly published Singapore Airlines award chart!  Most prices are pretty standard.  But there are some sweet spots!

This Is A Big Deal Fly To Hawaii With Points You Probably Already Have
The New Award Chart for Using Singapore Airlines Miles for Alaska Airlines Flights
  • California to Hawaii (Zone 1 to Zone 5) – 12,000 Singapore Airlines miles
  • Washington to New Mexico (Zone 1 to Zone 2) – 7,500 Singapore Airlines miles
  • Illinois to Anchorage (Zone 3 to Zone 5) – 12,500 Singapore Airlines miles

Keep in mind, the above award flight prices are only valid for non-stop routes operated by Alaska Airlines.  Any route that has a connection would require you to book 2 separate award flights, which means you’ll pay more.

For example, to fly Alaska Airlines from New York (JFK) to Honolulu, you’d have stopover in Seattle.  Booking this as an award flight through Singapore Airlines would cost 24,000 miles (12,000 miles for the New York to Seattle leg and 12,000 miles for the Seattle to Honolulu leg).

Note:   You’ll need to call Singapore Airlines ticketing at 800-742-3333 to book partner awards.

Flying from the West Coast to Hawaii now only costs 12,000 Singapore Airlines miles.  That’s cheaper than using British Airways Avios points!

Alaska has NOT released their chart for redeeming Alaska Airlines miles for Singapore Airlines flights.  But I’ll keep you updated once we find out!

Bottom Line

We now have another way to use our miles & points for free flights!  Starting today, you can redeem Singapore Airlines miles for flights on Alaska Airlines.

Singapore Airlines is a transfer partner of all 4 flexible points programs, so it’s easier than ever to book an award seat on Alaska Airlines!

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Zone 3 to 4 is only ‘theoritical’. Such routing does not show up for award miles on Alaska metal. Only American which I doubt is codeshare. And, it doesn’t make sense to fly from say jfk to Iah via Seattle.

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You’re correct. I updated the post with award flight examples for routes operated by Alaska Airlines.

Is there a way to search what flights are eligible (on alaskaair.com or singapore airlines)? Or just call and hope for the best with shots in the dark?

I think the old standard of using aa.com is still the play here.

Million Mile Secrets

You can search for available award seats on the American Airlines website. Then, call Singapore Airlines at 800-742-3333 to book.

What point value on alaskaair.com is equivalent to the 12,000 mile level on Singapore? I see some 30,000 mile flights from Oak-HNL in June.

Million Mile Secrets

If you find available Alaska Airlines award seats on the American Airlines website, you should be able to book these seats with Singapore Airlines miles.

Ok I think I got it .. sorry for all the newb questions. What I understand now is only the 17.5k nonstop awards from west coast to Hawaii on alaskaair.com are bookable with 12k Singapore airlines miles. Is that correct?

We know the maximum cost from East Coast to Hawaii is 24,000 pts. You can get that by booking one award East Coast to West Coast, another from the West Coast to Hawaii. It looks like from NYC or DC you could get there for 20,000 pts through Dallas.

I’m not sure that would actually work or be worth it since there are no direct flights Dallas to Hawaii. It wouldn’t be worth it to me to make 2 stops to save 4,000 kris flyer miles, but YMMV.

I know this is an old thread, but if flying from East Coast to Hawaii using Kris Flyer miles, why not just use them to fly United? I found flights for 17,500 miles one way (35,000 RT) using Kris Flyer, but flying on United. Granted, I’ve never flown Alaska, and I’m sure it’s nicer than United, but seems like you’d save a lot of miles (35,000 vs 48,000 RT).

That’s a very good way to fly from the East Coast to Hawaii. You could fly for less on Delta if you booked with Korean Air miles, but those awards are harder to find.

Here’s a post with the best ways to get to Hawaii with miles & points:

https://millionmilesecrets.com/2018/02/28/save-money-on-flights-to-hawaii/

I wish I could’ve found something via Korean, but there was pretty much nothing for a 2-3 month span I was looking. I think East Coast is quite rare from what I’ve seen if you’re trying to go the Korean–>Delta route. In the end, I was happy to save 20k on 2 tickets (70k Krisflyer vs. 90k United).

Can virgin america be booked?

Million Mile Secrets

As of now, Singapore Airlines still has a separate award chart for award flights on Virgin America. I’d expect this to change in 2018 when all flights will be operated by Alaska Airlines. Here’s a link to the Singapore Airlines award chart for Virgin America flights:

https://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/us/ppsclub-krisflyer/use-miles/redeem-miles/award-tickets-on-partner-airlines/