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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Review of Singapore Airlines travelling with children.

Singapore Airlines is the NUMBER ONE airline in the world, according to TripAdvisor, with the world’s best cabin staff. 

And now that we’re back traveling, it’s our go-to airline of choice once again. 

It’s safe.

It’s clean.

It’s reliable, trustworthy, and if you book early enough, affordable to book tickets on Singapore airlines even when you are travelling with children in tow. 

Take a look at a few of the benefits of flying Singapore airlines with children. 

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES Travelling with Children

We’ve gathered ALL the information you need to know if you are planning a Singapore airlines flight with kids , including information on:

  • the limit of infant baggage you can take on Singapore airlines with kids
  • all the options for entertainment on Singapore airlines (including movies you can watch)
  • the kids fun packs on Singapore airlines 
  • how to order Singapore airlines children’s meals 
  • baby food on Singapore airlines
  • bassinet size on Singapore airlines 

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Singapore Airlines Entertainment

Singapore Airlines inflight entertainment includes over 1,800* on-demand entertainment options.

There’s movies, television shows for both adults and kids, and music.

Singapore Airlines children’s entertainment also includes computer games for kids like:

  • Monsters University Hide and Sneak
  • Disney Mickey’s House Party
  • In-flight PAC-MAN
  • In-flight Tetris 
  • Frantic Finlay: Ocean Adventure 

READ MORE: The BEST Travel Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers for Flights 

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Singapore Airlines Movies 

Singapore airlines has inflight movies to keep the kids entertained.

There’s new releases for kids such as Toy Story 4. 

Click here for current movies on Singapore airlines for this month and next. 

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Simple games to play on airplanes with kids

When the screen won’t hold their attention anymore, you can also bring a few small props or toys to use as toddler activities on the plane.

Our favourite? 

Peel and stick goggly eyes.

Our next best favourite?

Invisible ink books. No mess, no fuss. 

READ MORE: The Best Toddler Plane Activities to save your sanity

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Singapore Airlines Kids Pack

Kids may be given a special kids activity pack for the plane, depending on the route you are flying.

This Singapore Airlines activity pack for kids may include a soft toy, games, a notepad, and pencils. 

On a recent flight, the boys were lucky enough to receive a magic card kit!

Fun Fact: Singapore Airlines removed the outer plastic polybags from the Singapore Airlines toy and children’s activity pack giveaways, and changed to recyclable paper packaging . Awesome move by a forward thinking company! 

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Singapore Airlines Children’s Pack 

On another flight, Singapore airlines gave these sticker books to the kids.

This Pexel sticker activity book was a fabulous time killer for every age.

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Aladdin Pixel Sticker Set Toy

All the kids needed to do was peel off the colored squares and match them to the picture board to make the figure of:

There were also blank boards so kids could make their own artistic creations.

Super fun for both Ned and Jack!

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Singapore Airlines Kids Meal

The Singapore Airlines child meal is one of three choices:

  • A child meal of penne pasta with chicken bolognese sauce 
  • An Asian dish of fried rice
  • A Vegetarian option of vegetarian lasagne 

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Singapore airlines children’s meal contents

Jack’s recent meal included:

  • fresh fruit
  • organic rice crackers
  • bread roll, butter and strawberry jam
  • organic fruit bar
  • organic frooshie pouch
  • penne pasta with chicken bolognaise sauce and cheese 

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How to Prebook children’s meals on Singapore Airlines

Prebook your kids meals in advance at least 24 hours before departure.

  • visit the Singapore Air website
  • add your booking reference to open up your booking
  • go to the page to manage your trip, and
  • find the tab ‘MANAGE’ under the flights. 

This will give you the option to choose your meals. 

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Singapore Airlines Baby Food 

If you are travelling with a child under 1, they offer 3 jars of baby food per meal.

This consists of:

  • main course
  • vegetables and

There’s also:

  • post-weaning meals for kids between 1 and 2, and
  • child meals for infants less than 2. 

READ MORE: 11 excellent tips for flying with a toddler on a plane (or baby) 

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Singapore Airlines Meals for Adults 

Is food and drink free on singapore airlines.

Yes, Singapore Airlines is a full service airline , so food and drinks are included.

Both non alcoholic drinks, AND wine, beer and spirits are served. 

Depending on the time of day of your flight, you’ll be served either :

  • dinner, and/or

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Singapore Airlines Economy Class menu

Singapore Airlines meals in economy are your standard fare.

The Singapore Airlines Menu in Economy normally has two choices on offer, usually a meat dish and a vegetarian dish.

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Singapore Airlines Food Example

On our recent flight from Brisbane to Singapore, we were served brunch of:

  • coffee and/or tea
  • seasonal fresh fruit
  • bread roll and spread

The main course was either:

  • Nasi Goreng (Malay style fried rice with egg and chicken) OR
  • Egg with Parmesan cheese and caramelized onion (served with bacon, Boston beans, and chat potato)

The service finished with delicious Maggie Beer vanilla bean ice cream for dessert 

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Singapore Airlines lunch meal example

From Singapore to London, we were served lunch.

This started with a barbeque chicken with vegetable salad appetiser.

Main course was a choice of either:

  • chicken breast with mushroom sauce, sauteed veggies and potatoes, OR
  • fried fish in sweet and sour sauce with chinese vegetables and fried rice, OR
  • Hyderabadi Mutton Keema Biryani, Baingan Ka Salan (chich is baked minced mutton rice with braised eggplant in spice peanut sauce)

Plus these accompaniments. 

  • Maggie Beer vanilla bean ice cream for sweets
  • a bread roll and spread
  • hot coffee and/or tea

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Singapore Airlines dinner meal example

The Singapore Airlines dinner meal enroute to London on this flight commenced with a Cajun spiced chicken salad for entree.

Main was a choice of: 

  • Fish fillet in tomato coriander sauce with sauteed vegetables and parsley potatoes, OR
  • braised egg noodles with beef brisket with Chinese greens and mushrooms

Dessert was Chocolate mousse and Cherry cake.

Plus, there was a bread roll with spread, and coffee and tea too. 

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Singapore Airlines Toastie!

On the Brisbane to Singapore flight, we were also served a snack later on.

This was a choice of either:

  • Chicken and Aioli toastie, or
  • cheese and tomato toastie,
  • with coffee or tea, or cold drinks

From Singapore to London, there was also a range of ‘ delectables ‘ to choose from. 

You could order these at any time from the flight attendants.

  • cold vegetarian or cold savory sandwich
  • peas and crackers
  • assorted muffins
  • assorted chips
  • fresh fruits 

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Singapore Airlines Meals in First Class, Business & Suites

If you are lucky enough to travel in Suites, First, Business or Premium Economy Class, you may pre-select your main course for all meal services.

Visit the website to log in and do so. 

Singapore Airlines Bassinet Size

Request an airplane bassinet at the time you book your infant plane ticket. There’s only a few bassinets on board, so don’t miss out.  

It’s first come, first served.

The benefit of booking a bassinet on plane is that you will sit in the bulkhead, so you’ll have more room for  your legs to stretch out.

The downside is that your tray table folds out from inside the armrest, and that can be a big pain! 

The TV screen folds out from under your seat too, as it can’t be fixed to the wall in front. 

The Singapore Airlines baby bassinet size is 768mm (L) x 298mm (W) x 158mm (H).

The toddler bassinet weight limit is a baby or toddler up to 14kg in weight. 

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Singapore Airlines Infant Baggage

If you are flying with a baby or a toddler, you can take  one piece of checked baggage for the infant, up to 10kg in weight. 

Child fares are entitled to the normal baggage allowances. (30kg for economy) 

You can also take one each of these WITHOUT CHARGE. 

1. A fully collapsible stroller or pushchair  (we own this Britax travel stroller )

2. Carry-cot or car seat

UPDATE: SIA only allows free check in for car seat and stroller for INFANTS Only (0-23 months). If you are checking in a car seat for a toddler, there will be an extra charge. 

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Singapore airlines Reservations

We made our Singapore Airlines Flight Booking direct via the Singapore airlines website, and found this to be the best price.

Dealing directly with Singapore airlines has always been a dream. 

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Child airfare international flight

  • A Singapore airlines child fare and a Singapore airlines infant fare are charged at a percentage of the adult fare.
  • You can check prices when you set up a Singapore Airlines Ticket Booking on the website

What is the Singapore Airlines change flight fee?

Check the current service fees schedule here.

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Singapore Airlines Online Check In

If you live in certain countries, you can check in on your computer or mobile device from 48 hours to 1.5 hours before your flight departs.

You can also print your boarding pass or download it to your mobile device before going to the airport.

For details, click here

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Singapore Airlines Baggage Allowance

Singapore airlines check in baggage.

Economy class baggage limits are:

  • 30kg for a standard economy or lite fare
  • 35 kg for flexi economy class or premium economy class
  • 40kg for business, and
  • 50kg for suites and first class.

Check details here.  

Singapore Airlines Carry On luggage

Singapore Airlines hand luggage limits in economy are 1 piece up to 7kg for economy passengers.

You can also take 1 additional item per person such as:

  • a ladies handbag
  • laptop in a bag, or
  • infant supplies. 

Singapore Airlines seat allocation

Prebook your seat allocation online ahead of time via Manage your booking.

Doing this ensures you sit where you’d like.

If this is your first time traveling with children on Singapore Airlines, we recommend doing this. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How old does a baby have to be to fly.

At least a week of age.

One adult is allowed to travel with two infants under 2.

Staff will help.

Get in contact with your local Singapore Airlines office to notify them before you fly. 

What is the Singapore airlines carry on baggage allowance?

7kg for economy class.

See details above. 

Can you take a car seat on board?

No, booster seats and harness-type child restraint devices are not permitted on board.

You can use a car-type child safety seat (details here).

Or bring your own FAA-approved child harnesses for children under 3 years old, such as this AmSafe one by CARES 

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Can I take a stroller on board Singapore Airlines? 

Yes, you can take a compact foldable light-weight stroller (like the light & fabulous Pockit stroller pictured above) onboard.

The travel stroller must meet:

  • Singapore standard cabin bag dimensions (up to 7kg and sum of length, width and height should not exceed 115cm), AND 
  • can be stored in the cabin overhead compartment.

NB: If it’s a full flight, with limited cabin bag space, the stroller may still be put underneath the plane. 

It must be folded and put in it’s bag BEFORE you board.

Obviously, you can’t use it INSIDE the plane during the flight. 

If you take it onboard, the stroller counts as 1 piece of cabin baggage.

Bigger strollers need to be checked in, but they go free!

(Ie: NOT as part of your checked baggage allowance.) 

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Can I use an inflatable flight cushion pillow bed, such as Plane Pal or Fly Tot, or a JetKids Bed box during the flight?

Yes, you can use a convertible inflight bed for children on the window seats , or the middle seat of an aisle, but only if used as instructed by the manufacturer. 

Take a look at the diagrams here for more information. 

Singapore Airlines child assistance – Emergency supplies for children? 

General baby amenities are also available on board for family travel emergencies.

They keep small supplies of the following:

  • disposable bibs
  • feeding bottles, and
  • baby wipes 

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What is Singapore Airlines safety record? 

Singapore Airlines was named one of the top 20 safest airlines in the world in 2019 by Airline Ratings. 

Who are Singapore Airlines Partner Airlines?

Click here for a list of Singapore Airline codeshare partners, including:

  • Air New Zealand
  • Virgin Australia
  • Swiss International Air Lines
  • Lufthansa, and more. 

Toadstool Rating: Singapore Airlines Kids Rating

A fabulous airline for families with kids!  One of our favorites. 

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David Chong

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

I think you have to clarify that SIA only allows free check in for car seat and stroller for INFANTS Only (0-23 months). Toddlers would have to pay to have their car seat checked in.

Amber Greene

Saturday 16th of September 2023

Thanks so much for the tip David. Will go add it now.

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Uncomplicated single pregnancies can travel unrestricted up to 36 weeks, however from 29 weeks you will need to fly with a medical certificate dated not more than 10 days before the first flight.  In the case of uncomplicated multiple pregnancies, you will be travel restricted from 32 weeks.   There is no explanation as to what travel restricted means; if flying after these dates is essential, you would need to check with the airline whether special medical clearance can be provided.

Newborns on Singapore Airlines

Infants are not accepted within 48 hours of delivery and they do not recommend flying within the first 7 days after delivery.

Infants (under 2 years) on Singapore Airlines

They can provide you with infant amenities including diapers, bibs, bottles, wipes onboard but they recommend you bring your own as they only carry limited supplies and they may not meet your requirements.

If travelling with more than two infants (<2 years) you must contact the airline before booking.

Baby Bassinets

There are a limited number of bassinets available and these must be pre-booked.  Their dimensions are 76.8cmL x 29.8cmW x 15.8cmH, with max weight 14kg.

Children (2-11 years) flying on Singapore Airlines

Booster seats are not permitted but approved car seats are allowed (from 6 months to 3 years) and FAA-approved harnesses are allowed (they note that these do not fit in business/first class seats). Manufacturing standards and instructions must be passed to ground crew. Car seats cannot be used in emergency rows or the rows immediately before/after.

If you are lucky enough to be travelling in business or first, children are offered a special “ Yummy !” menu where they can select the meal of their choice at least 24 hours prior to the flight.  Children’s meals in economy must also be pre-ordered at least 24 hours in advance.

All flights come with the usual in-flight entertainment systems including a special selection of movies and TV shows for young ones.

Can you use a Bed Box or similar sleeping device on Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines are one of the few who DO allow the use of Bed Box or other sleep cushion aids to make the flight go smoother. They have some great guidance here on the correct usage of these sleep devices.

Unaccompanied Minors on Singapore Airlines

Children from 5 to 12 years old can fly unaccompanied; you must apply for special assistance and complete a UM Handling form in advance (bookings can’t be made by Web).

There is also an option to send children aged 12-18 years as UM’s but you must sign a waiver.

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Baggage Allowances on Singapore Airlines

On most routes, there is a weight allowance of 23kg for adults and children’s tickets and 10kg for infants.  In addition, a fully collapsible stroller or pushchair and carry-cot or car seat may be checked in without charge (I read this as meaning two items per child).

On US routes the allowance is increased to 2 x pieces for adults and children up to 23kg each and 1 piece for infants.  Brazil routes are allowed 2 pieces x 32kg, infants 1 piece. The same infant equipment rules apply.

Hand luggage you are allowed 7kg each in Economy, as well as infant food and amenities, the total weight of which should not exceed 6kg.

Frequent Flyer Programs

Singapore Airlines operates the KrisFlyer air miles program. Children from 2 years old can be joined as members and points can be earned on Singapore Air, Silk Air as well as a long list of partner airlines in the Star Alliance as well as a few additional carriers.

A member can nominate up to five individuals to be in their Redemption Group;   this means you can purchase tickets in the name of someone in your redemption group using your points but it does not appear that you can group your family points within the redemption group.

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When it comes to transiting via Changi Airport in Singapore though, it almost makes you want to book a layover.  They really have the family in mind when it comes to transit passengers.  They have amazing indoor playgrounds, the Butterfly Garden and the Enchanted Garden, as well as the Family Zone and Entertainment Deck.

For a more detailed review on Singapore Airlines, you can pop on over to Four Around the World who have a great article on what it’s like to fly with a toddler, as well as Toddlers on Tour for a review of the Perth to Singapore service.

Looking for what to do when you get to Singapore?  Look no further than this really detailed guide from Mum on the Move with 50+ ideas on keeping kids happy in this small but mighty country!

There’s also a great family hotel guide for different budgets here , or see our review of the trendy but family-friendly  W Singapore – Sentosa Island .

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page should be used as a guide only.  It has been gathered from public sources and correct at the time of going to print (May 2015 – updated August 2018).  Please consult the airline’s own website before booking any family travel with this airline. This review is not an endorsement of Singapore Airlines services and I am in no way affiliated with the airline.

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11 Best Airlines For Kids For International Family Travel – And What You Need To Know!

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Take a flight aboard one of these international airlines for families to jumpstart your next vacation abroad with kids! Though traveling with children can be tricky, it’s easier when you can depend on a reliable airline. Luckily, many international airlines make traveling long distances with little ones feel less complicated. For example, airlines like Singapore Airlines , Emirates , and Aer Lingus have incentives for all ages, including priority boarding and swag bags! Remember that airline opinions are subjective – one family can have a great experience, while another can experience something totally different. What makes these airlines stand out, however, is their dedication to quickly remedying any mistakes, and to providing a smooth experience from takeoff to landing and beyond for families. Using suggestions from our Facebook community of family travelers, here are our top picks for the 11 Best Airlines For Kids For International Family Travel.

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Best International Airlines for Families

From European airlines like Lufthansa to Japanese airlines like All Nippon Airways, here are the international airlines that our families love when traveling with kids! Stay tuned because we have some tips for flying internationally with children below !

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Parents consistently cite Lufthansa as one of the best international airlines for kids . With hubs in Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Munich International Airport (MUC), it also services airports like JFK, Heathrow Airport (LHR), and LAX. Not to mention, many other destinations throughout the U.S. and Europe.

Before boarding, parents can set little ones up on the JetFriends website , where children can explore interactive games and cartoons. Certain airports, such as Frankfurt and Munich, also have play areas where kids can wait for boarding.

Aboard, in-flight entertainment provides appropriate programming for a variety of ages. Flight attendants often offer young kids with activities, ranging from coloring books to model trains. The kids’ menu is also well-crafted with tasty dishes like lasagna. These meals must be ordered separately when you book your flight.

At the end of the flight, kids can even trade in their logbook , where they recorded information about the flight, for an official pilot certificate! Finally, join JetFriends , Lufthansa’s frequent flyer program, for children, to accrue points. 

A Snapshot of Important Lufthansa Airline Policies for Kids

Lufthansa Airlines is an excellent choice for families traveling internationally with children. They offer several perks for families, including complimentary stroller service , special meal options for kids, and child-specific entertainment options on long-haul flights. Keep reading to learn more! 

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : Infants under 2 can travel as lap infants. Only one baby per adult is allowed on the plane. (If you have a second baby traveling with you, you can book an additional seat and take an appropriate car seat.) Lap seat infants flying on a domestic German flight are free. Meanwhile, those on international flights must pay a portion of the fare.
  • Bassinets: Lufthansa also offers a complimentary bassinet service for infants under 2, with advanced notice and subject to availability. Reserve a bassinet for your infant up to 52 hours before your flight departs. 
  • Child Fares : Children under 2 without a seat still need a ticket (10% of the regular fare), except on German domestic flights. Children between the ages of two and eleven are eligible for a child rate, 75% of the standard flight price on most routes. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Each child over the age of 2, with a paid seat, can bring one carry-on item and a personal item. Checked baggage is available free of charge.

Click here for all of the information on Lufthansa’s airline policies for babies and children .

What Our Families Say

“Lufthansa is our favorite – the flight attendants (even at the gate) have always gone over and above to take care of me and my kiddo. They make me feel like a VIP for having a child compared to US-based airlines, which treat families like a nuisance.” -Katy Spada

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When traveling internationally with children, Emirates tops our list of recommendations. Whether to JFK or Heathrow Airport (LHR), families traveling from Dubai International Airport (DXB) can check in or check bags a day in advance, as well as benefit from the family-designated check-in counter. Families also receive priority boarding !

Kids will begin their trip with Emirates’ special Fly With Me stuffed animal, accompanied by a Lonely Planet amenities kit. This includes a complimentary travel tote and a variety of books, journals, and crafts. Kid-friendly meals range from chicken tenders to pasta, served on eye-catching trays (be sure to reserve these in advance). For a mid-flight snack, kids can also enjoy cookies and fruit snacks.

Kid-sized headphones also allow little ones to comfortably enjoy Disney and other in-flight entertainment. Make sure to also sign up for the Emirates’ Sky Surfer Program , where kids can gain points and eventually redeem them for flights or items such as iPods and waterpark tickets.

A Snapshot of Important Emirates Airline Policies for Kids

Emirates Airlines is one of the most family-friendly airlines in the world, and it’s not hard to see why! Here are a few specific airline policies for kids.

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : Tickets for lap seat infants, or those in a bassinet, are discounted from the full adult fare. 
  • Bassinets : Emirates also has a special bassinet available for infants. Reserve one in advance for infants at no extra cost. Make the request online in the Passenger Details section.
  • Child Fares : If you have a child under the age of 2 and would like them to have their own seat, or if your child is 2 or older, you’ll need to purchase a separate ticket. Older children must have their own seats (at a discounted child fare). 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Families flying with Emirates can enjoy perks like extra baggage allowance – you can check strollers, diaper bags, and car seats free of charge. 

To learn more about traveling with kids on Emirates and all of their family policies, click here.

“We fly with Emirates every year and the crew has always been fantastic with my child.” – Laura Iride Bonaccorsi

Singapore Airlines 

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Singapore Airlines will make your next family vacation special! From its hub in Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), this is one of the best airlines for kids and flies to popular cities across Asia, including Tokyo, Hanoi, and Taipei. It also services select destinations worldwide like London, Rome, Paris, LAX, and JFK, among others.

As a plus, the airline offers special fares for children; those under the age of two are 10% off the regular economy fare, and 75% off for other children. Most flights are also equipped with special meals for babies and kids. Make your request for these meals in advance of your flight. If you’re flying Business class or up, an extra gourmet menu is designed specifically for kids! Families are also allowed free, advanced seat selection and priority boarding.

Parents can reserve bassinets in advance , as well as benefit from family amenities such as diapers, disposable bibs, bottles, and baby wipes. Finally, age-appropriate stuffed animals are available for kids of all ages!

A Snapshot of Important Singapore Airline Policies for Kids

Singapore Airlines has several airline policies for kids , from carry-on luggage to child-friendly entertainment. Here are some specific examples! 

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : Children under 2 can fly for free when sitting on their parent’s lap. Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats in Premium Economy and Economy classes on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Child Fares : Children between the ages of two and twelve can travel in their own seats at a discounted child fare rate. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Checked baggage allowance for babies depends on the itinerary and class of travel; check with the airline directly before departing. Then, children traveling on their own ticket are also given the standard baggage allowance (and are likewise allowed one carry-on/one personal item onboard).

To learn more about traveling with children on Singapore Airlines and for all their family travel policies, click here.

Etihad Airways

A Etihad Airways plane in flight amongst the clouds.

Prepare for a fantastic family adventure aboard Etihad Airways ! From its hub in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), families traveling to the United Arab Emirates can book this kid-friendly airline from JFK, LAX, and O’Hare, among other U.S. cities. Etihad Airways also flies to London Heathrow (LHR), Barcelona El-Prat (BCN), and Dublin Airport (DUB).

Children can select from fun goody bags to keep them busy and content throughout the flight. With several themed options, each one contains activities like origami, paper crowns, and pilot hats. Then, children’s meals, from babies to age 11, keep kids happy and fueled for the journey. Make requests at least 24 hours in advance of your flight.

The airline even offers an option where you can bid to reserve a “ neighbor-free seat “, making it easier to keep the whole family together during the flight. Etihad Airways also offers free layovers to give families the opportunity to save money and explore another destination. 

A Snapshot of Important Etihad Airways Policies for Kids

Planning a flight on Etihad Airlines with your kids? If you want a closer look at their airline policies for kids , keep reading! 

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : Children between the ages of 7 days and 23 months can fly for free when sitting on their parent’s lap for an infant fare . Be sure to bring their birth certificate for proof of age!
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats for children who weigh less than 11 kg (around 24 lbs). These are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Child Fares : Children between the ages of two and eleven can travel in their own seats at a discounted child fare rate . Children ages 12 and up are charged at the adult rate.
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Babies flying on an infant fare are allowed their own baggage based on their destination (check the website for details). Kids over two years old with their own seat ticket are given the same baggage allowance as those with an adult fare.

Find out more about family travel policies on Etihad Airways by clicking here.

Swiss International Air Lines

A Swiss International Air Lines plane in flight with blue skies.

Swiss International Air Lines is undoubtedly a contender for one of the best airlines for families on international trips! Families can book a flight from hubs in Zurich International Airport (ZRH) and Geneva International Airport – Genève Aéroport (GVA) to major metropolises worldwide, like London Heathrow (LHR), JFK, or Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP).

This airline offers “ Swiss Kids ,” a program aimed to make traveling with kids more pleasant, even beyond the actual flight. Find a demonstration of this family-friendly philosophy in the Zurich airport, which offers designated airport family areas and kid-friendly amenities ranging from playrooms, video games, and a craft workshop area.

In-flight (on most flights), expect the crew to have stickers, coloring books, snacks, and a kids’ menu of mashed potatoes, macaroni, and other favorites. Request meals in advance of the flight. Parents can even bring their child’s car seat aboard or pre-book a bassinet. The airline also has a section on its website that’s entirely dedicated to children’s entertainment. Here, you will find quizzes, downloadable apps, digital downloads, and printouts to amuse them.

Families also have access to free, advanced seat selection .

A Snapshot of Important Swiss International Air Lines Policies for Kids

Swiss International Air Lines is undoubtedly one of the best international airlines for kids! If you’re wondering about their kids’ policies , keep reading to learn more! 

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : Even if your child is under two years old, you’ll have to purchase a ticket for your flight that costs around 10% of an adult fare. Plan to bring a birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats on long-haul flights in all classes, and in Business Class on European flights for children up to 8 months old who weigh less than 11 kg (around 24 lbs). They are limited in supply. Contact the Service Center to reserve one in advance of your flight.
  • Child Fares : Children over the age of two need a separate ticketed seat, which is offered at a child’s tariff rate. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Lap-seat infants are not allowed additional checked luggage, nor are they allowed their own personal carry-ons (though a stroller and/or a car seat may be checked for free). All their items (e.g., baby food, diapers) must be packed in the adult’s carry-on baggage. Children with ticketed seats receive the standard baggage allowance for their ticket class.

Find more information on flying with kids on Swiss International Air Lines by clicking here.

“We have flown Swiss many times. It’s awesome! They give little airplane stuffies to young kids and pass out chocolates and ice cream!” – Laurie Manheim

Qatar Airways

A Qatar Airways plane taking off into the clouds.

Fly in comfort by booking family airline tickets on Qatar Airways ! Servicing flights to and from Hamad International Airport (DOH) , this is one of the best airlines for kids taking international trips. It has hubs across Europe, Asia, and Africa. In fact, your luxury treatment starts before boarding, since Hamad International Airport has a designated airport playground and family rooms !

Aboard, children will have plenty of space to stretch out, whether they want to watch an age-appropriate movie or complete their interactive activity pack . Kids can also look forward to delicious and nutritious meals just for them (which parents need to preorder before flying).

Those traveling with younger children will also appreciate Qatar’s dedication to smoothing the process. The airline offers priority boarding for families, the option to reserve a bassinet , and access to a special kit (complete with diapers, baby food, and soft toys). Finally, don’t forget your swag bag with plush toys on your way out, courtesy of Qatar’s Oryx Kids Club!

A Snapshot of Important Qatar Airways Policies for Kids

When traveling with children on Qatar Airways , there are a few things to remember. With interactive play areas at certain airports and in-flight activity packets, your trip is sure to go smoothly! Here’s a snapshot of what you need to know first!

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2, it is considered an infant fare; they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing. Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats for children up to 24 months old who weigh less than 11 kg (around 24 lbs).  
  • Child Fares : All other children must be seated in their own ticketed seats. You can purchase a child fare ticket at a discounted rate for kids between 2 and 5. Children ages five and older must pay an adult fare. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Infants are allowed a small checked bag across all fares. Plus, families can bring one stroller, collapsible carrycot, or pushchair per infant without charge. Then, kids and infants traveling on a child fare ticket are given the same baggage allowance as adults.

Click here for more information on what makes Qatar an excellent airline for families.

A close up of the nose of an Aer Lingus plane parked on the jetway of an airport.

Aer Lingus makes traveling with little ones a breeze! Offering flights to Dublin Airport (DUB) and layovers for other European destinations, this international airline also services major U.S. airports, like JFK, LAX, and Seattle-Tacoma. It’s also a budget-friendly airline, which makes it an excellent option for parents traveling with multiple children!

Enjoy kid-friendly entertainment on transatlantic flights, alongside special meals suitable for even the pickiest eaters (these meals can be booked through their  contact centre ).

Baggage allowance also ranges whether you’re traveling within Europe or transatlantically, but nonetheless includes flexible options for parents with lots of gear.

Aer Lingus also offers various facilities aboard for families to use, such as baby changing areas, infant seat belts, and bottle or food heating. Parents can pre-book a bassinet for use during your flight too. Just remember they’re only available on a  first-come, first-served basis! 

A Snapshot of Important Aer Lingus Policies for Kids

Aer Lingus has many different airline policies for kids to make your vacation go smoother. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2, they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing and may require a small rate ( infants 0-5 months , and infants 6-24 months ). Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can preserve bassinet seats for children on a first-come, first-served basis for transatlantic flights in advance of their flights. 
  • Child Fares : Children over two must be seated in their own seats. Those between two and eleven are eligible for discounted fares on transatlantic flights in economy class. Finally, those between 12 and 15 should be booked as “Young Adults.”
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : The allowance for children depends on whether it is a transatlantic flight or one within Europe. Generally, a collapsible stroller and one of the following items, a car seat, booster seat, or travel cot, can be checked for free.

Find more information on child travel policies on Aer Lingus by clicking here.

Turkish Airlines

A Turkish Airlines plane flying high amongst the clouds, one of the best airlines for kids.

Take your next family trip with Turkish Airlines , one of the best international airlines for kids ! Flying from its central hub in Istanbul Airport (IST) to worldwide destinations such as JFK, Miami International Airport (MIA), and Heathrow Airport (LHR), this family-friendly airline is a great choice for travelers heading to Turkey or Tunisia. At the Istanbul Airport, you can even get priority check-in at a special counter.

Then, a special welcome kit with toys and activities is given to children on most flights! Infants can travel on their parent’s laps, but you can also request a special infant carrier up to a day in advance. Similarly, Turkish Airlines often keeps various types of baby food onboard for anyone who needs it. Parents with children older than two can also request specific kid-friendly meals before departure (must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance of your flight).

Strollers can also be checked as cargo, but if you’re traveling to select airports, like Frankfurt Airport (FRA), you’ll have to claim it in the baggage area. 

A Snapshot of Important Turkish Airlines Policies for Kids

Booking a flight with Turkish Airlines ? Stay tuned to find out their policies for kids ! Here are the ones to know first.

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2 and over 8 days old, they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing. An infant fare will be applied based on the fare class of the ticketed adult. Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats for children on some flights on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend calling the airline to ensure availability and reservation. 
  • Child Fares : All other children must be seated in their own ticketed seats. You can purchase a discounted child fare ticket for kids between 2 and 12. Children ages 12 and older must pay an adult fare. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Lap-seat infants are allowed some small luggage, both checked and carry-on, depending on their fare class. Children have the same baggage allowance as adult passengers.

Find more information on traveling with kids on Turkish Airlines by clicking here.

“Turkish Air gave us cute little handmade toys and a little kit on board. They offer baby and child’s menus and the flight attendants are the sweetest!” -Desiree Yoo 

All Nippon Airways

A colorfully-painted All Nippon Airways plane takes off from an airport, one of the best airlines for kids.

Book All Nippon Airways for your next adventure to Asia! Ideal for families traveling from the United States or Europe, this kid-friendly airline flies to major cities like Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai. All Nippon Airways is also known as ANA or Zennikkū, and is an airline in Japan.

Priority treatment for families begins before your flight with All Nippon Airways, as families can contact the airline in advance if they need any assistance prior to boarding. All Nippon Airways classifies those under two as infants, who only need to pay 10% of the adult fare, and those between two and eleven as children, who need to pay 75%. Little ones will also receive a small toy on most flights to help keep them entertained!

Parents can also request a bassinet with a soft blanket in advance for international flights, or bring their own car seat or plane bed. Strollers aren’t subject to checked baggage restrictions, either. Plus, depending on your departure airport, you may even be able to use the baby stroller rental service.

Aboard, children can also dine on special kids’ meals (must order in advance by phone), including powdered milk. Most planes also have diapers, just in case! 

A Snapshot of Important All Nippon Airways Policies for Kids

All Nippon Airways is undoubtedly one of the best international airlines for kids ! For more information on their airline policies for kids, keep reading. 

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2 and over 8 days old, they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing. An infant fare is applied to lap-seat infants. Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats for children on a first-come, first-served basis on international flights (not available in first class). The weight limit is 10kg (22 pounds). Reservations must be made by phone.
  • Child Fares : All children over two must be seated in their own seats. You can purchase a child’s ticket at a discounted fare for kids between 2 and 11 (or infants with their own seats). Children ages 11 and older must pay an adult fare. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Lap-seat infants are allowed to check 1 bag for free. Children of all ages with their own ticketed seats are given the same baggage allowance as adults. Plus, folding strollers, portable cradles, and child seats can be checked for free.

Find more information on traveling with children on All Nippon Airways by clicking here.

Air New Zealand

An Air New Zealand plane flies passed a snowy mountain.

Book Air New Zealand for a fun family vacation! Operating within New Zealand and to select countries in the Pacific Rim, this is one of the best airlines for kids and is a favorite for parents traveling within its limited jurisdiction.

Infant fares cost 10% of an adult fare when traveling internationally, but are free if you’re traveling within New Zealand! Car seats, strollers, or two other kid-related baggage are also included within your baggage allowance.

Aboard, children will be paid special attention to, from in-flight activity packets to entertainment options on long-haul flights.

Though domestic trips only offer snacks, international options include ordering a special children’s meal (reserve in advance). Parents traveling with infants can also pre-book a bassinet for international flights. An infant pod or harness is available for customers who choose to fly via Air New Zealand’s Skycouch Program .

A Snapshot of Important Air New Zealand Policies for Kids

Families flying Air New Zealand should know about the airline policies for kids first. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2, they can fly as a lap infant, but they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing. Within New Zealand, lap-seated infants fly for free. The infant fares are 10% of the adult fare on international flights. Remember to bring their birth certificate for proof of age. 
  • Bassinets : Families can reserve bassinet seats for children on a first-come, first-served basis on many flights. You can book one ahead of time with Seat Select (select a seat with a  bassinet icon ). There is a small fee to reserve a bassinet seat. The weight limit is 11.8kg (26 lbs). 
  • Child Fares : All other children must be seated in their own seats. You can purchase a child’s ticket at a discounted rate for kids between 2 and 12. Children ages 12 and older must pay an adult fare. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Infant fares (lap-seat infants) are allowed their own carry-on bag, but not checked baggage. Then, child fares have the same baggage allowance as an adult. Finally, strollers and car seats can be checked for free.

Find more about child travel policies on Air New Zealand by clicking here.

Icelandair 

An Icelandair plane moves along a jetway to take off, one of the best airlines for kids.

Icelandair is great for families traveling between the United States, Iceland, or Europe! Offering flights from major airports like JFK, Chicago O’Hare, and Seattle-Tacoma, this budget-friendly option is popular among travelers with young children due to its fantastic family perks.

Firstly, children fly for free if they are under two. Alternatively, little ones are also permitted to spend the duration of their flight in an approved child seat. Flight attendants provide in-flight activities, such as coloring books , in addition to other in-flight entertainment suitable for children of all ages.

When they get hungry, little ones between two and eleven receive a complimentary meal with juice (infant meals must be reserved prior to flying). Contact their  service center  at least 24 hours before departure to finalize your children’s meal needs. If you’re heading to Europe and have a layover, families can also request an extended stopover to see this scenic Nordic nation – at no extra charge! 

A Snapshot of Important Icelandair Policies for Kids

If you’re flying Icelandair , you should know about the airline policies for kids first. Keep reading to learn more!

  • Lap Seat/Infant-In-Arms : If you’re traveling with a lap child under the age of 2, they can fly as a lap infant, but they must be seated in your lap for takeoff and landing. Please keep in mind that they will still be required to pay a small fee for an infant ticket (up to 90% discount on Economy fares and up to 75% on Saga Premium fares).
  • Bassinets : Icelandair does not offer bassinets on their flights. 
  • Child Fares : All other children must be seated in their own seats. You can purchase a child’s ticket at a discounted rate for kids between 2 and 11 (up to a 20% discount on Economy fares for international flights). Children ages 11 and older must pay an adult fare. 
  • Baggage/Carry-On Luggage : Lap-seat infants are allowed one checked bag (except on Economy Light) and no carry-on baggage. Children with their own ticket fares from infant to age 11 have the same baggage allowance as adults (in the same fare class). Finally, families can also check a folding stroller and/or a car seat free of charge.

Find more information on family travel policies for IcelandAir by clicking here.

“Icelandair loot bags were amazing. Headphones, eye masks, activity books, a snack. I’m sure there was more I’m not remembering. My kids had an awesome experience!” – Stephanie Becker Trigg

What Documents Do I Need to Fly Internationally with Kids?

A young girl stands on the jet bridge with her suitcase and travel documents before embarking on one of the best airlines for kids.

If you’re wondering what documents babies and children need to fly internationally, you’re in the right place! There are a few different documents your children will need as U.S. citizens to travel internationally (if your kids have different citizenship, please refer to the rules and regulations for their country of citizenship). Then, other types of documents may be needed, depending on the airline, destination country, transit country, etc.

Documents You Need for International Travel with Kids

  • Valid US Passport : Regardless of age, children with U.S. citizenship need a valid passport for air travel to another country (even babies!). The application process for children under 16 needs to be completed in person. Both parents are required to be present. Children’s passports are valid for five years.
  • Proof of Relationship to Child : While you may not be asked for it, we highly recommend that you travel with some type of document proving your relationship to your child (e.g., birth certificate, adoption certificate, etc.). Please note, some countries or airlines will require this type of document. It is your responsibility to know the documents needed before you depart for your trip.
  • Child Travel Consent : If you are traveling without your child’s other parent, plan on bringing a letter of consent from the other parent to travel alone with your child. Some countries require letters to be notarized. This letter should contain the child’s basic information (e.g., name, gender, birthday, place of birth, passport number, etc.), both parents’ names and contact information, the traveling arrangements (flights, accommodations, other adults traveling in your party), and the destination.

Documents You Might Need for International Travel with Kids

  • A visa for the destination country , or a transit country (a country where a layover takes place).
  • Some countries require everyone to have vaccination records for specific vaccinations. Check the  U.S. State Department International Travel website for information about your destination country.
  • Each country has its own requirements (or recommendations) for documents needed to enter the country. Check the  U.S. State Department International Travel website for information about requirements for your destination country.
  • If you travel frequently, consider joining one of the Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP ).

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Tips for Taking an International Flight with Kids

A young girl wearing aviators smiles back as she pretends to drive a Delta plane, while chatting with the plane's captain.

When it comes to flying internationally with kids, we have a few tips that can make the experience more enjoyable for both parents and children. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Take advantage of the airline’s priority boarding process to get on the plane as quickly as possible. This allows you time to get every settled in their seats.
  • Keep your child occupied with activities such as books, coloring, snacks, or electronic devices.
  • We also recommend timing your flight around your child’s natural sleep schedule.
  • Don’t be afraid to take a few breaks to walk around the cabin with them.
  • Plan an active morning at the park or another activity to wear them out before the flight.
  • Consider booking a window seat and bringing along a pillow and blanket to make them comfortable.
  • Don’t forget to take advantage of the free entertainment system!
  • Finally, don’t miss these 10 Tips For Your Baby’s First Flight .

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Best Products for Taking a Long or International Flight with Kids

A young girl sits on a plane in her JetKids by Stokke, while traveling one of the best airlines for kids.

There are a few essential products to bring along if you want to survive a long flight on any airline with kids. Here are a few to consider as you prepare for your flight:

  • Firstly, you need a good travel pillow to bring along with you. We recommend Cabeau Evolution S3 Travel Pillow , The Sunany Inflatable Neck Pillow , or The Ultimate Travel Pillow ® .
  • Parents and kids may also benefit from noise-canceling headphones like those from Purosound and Bose . Plus, don’t miss these Headphones for Kids of All Ages .
  • If your kids need help sleeping, consider investing in an airline-safe travel bed, like the Jet Kids BedBox™ or Flyaway Kids Bed .
  • A footrest like the Koala Kloud Travel Foot Res t may also come in handy.
  • And for some products specifically for parents, don’t forget pillow spray for deep sleep .

Then, read more hacks and products for sleeping on long flights with kids in our article! 

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Happy Traveling!

A mom holds her infant son while traveling on one of the best airlines for kids.

We hope you found this article on the best international airlines for families with kids helpful in planning your next trip! A special thank you to the Families Who Love to Travel Facebook community who generously shared their travel advice and top picks for this list featuring the 11 Best Airlines For Kids For International Family Travel – And What You Need To Know! Families Who Love To Travel is a group of amazing families who also love adventure and exploring through travel. Join our growing communities on Facebook and Instagram to connect with other families who also love to travel with kids.

IMPORTANT NOTE:   Airline policies are subject to change and may have been made without our knowledge. Check each airline’s policies for traveling with children for possible updated information – we have linked directly to each airline’s family or child policy above for your convenience.

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Singapore is one of the most family friendly cities in the world. Here’s a local’s guide to traveling Singapore with kids.

Vibrant, tropical and multi-cultural: Singapore is a fantastic destination for kids. Over the past 10 years, Singapore has shed its sterile concrete jungle image to become an exciting garden city. These days, it’s studded with plenty of green spaces, cultural attractions and kid-friendly parks.

I might be biased since I’m originally from Singapore, but Singapore is really an awesome destination for family travelers.   I’ve brought my 7-year-old daughter to Singapore 8 times, and I’m currently back at home, revisiting and testing out all the newest attractions and kid-friendly spots in Singapore. Trust me, there are a lot!

For those planning to explore Singapore with kids, here are some practical advice to help you plan your Singapore family trip.

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Why Singapore is Great for Kids

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Traveling Singapore with kids is easy and fun thanks to the great infrastructure and kid-friendly amenities. The country has low crime rate and one of the highest per-capita GDPs in the world. It’s safe and clean, with efficient public transport. Food is outstanding, and there’s cheap local eats everywhere.

Kids are welcome everywhere, and almost every restaurant and mall has facilities like diaper changing pads, nursing rooms and kid toilets. Everything from the immaculate, buggy-friendly pavements to themed hotels makes traveling with kids easy.

A Singapore family trip usually involves visits to theme parks and museums — but it can also include cultural experiences in museums and exploring lush gardens, while devouring delicious, authentic Southeast Asian food.

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Most people have heard of Singapore by now, but exactly where is  Singapore ? And is it a city, island, or country?

All three! Singapore is actually a city, an island and a nation located just off the southern tip of Malaysia. Singapore is an anomaly, and   we are quite proud of it. The country is currently the only city-island-nation in the world.

Singapore is a very young country, having gained independence only in 1965. We are a multi-racial nation: our ancestors came from neighboring Malaysia, India and China and brought with them their food and cultural traditions. This is what makes us so different and unique.

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Singapore’s airport is a big hub in Southeast Asia , and serves many major cities around the world. Singapore Airlines is one of the best in the world, with excellent carriers and customer service.

You can get flights from New York to Singapore for around US$800 return (with transits in Tokyo or HongKong). Flights from Los Angeles to Singapore are slightly shorter (around 20 hours) and cost $700 return.

Flying London to Singapore is quite affordable and usually takes no more than 16 hours. I always fly Qatar Airways or British Airways as both have great track record and good prices.

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Thanks to its location close to the equator, it’s HOT all year round in Singapore . The average temperature ranges from 26 to 30°C (or 78 to 86°F) throughout the year. Check out these wet activities to cool off with your kids!

The best time to visit is probably during the dry season (June to August). It is typically when the country has the least amount of rain, the lowest humidity, and the most sunshine.

Be warned: Singapore gets a lot of thundershowers. The monsoon season (November to January) is when Singapore receives the most rain. Fortunately, they usually don’t last long, and the sun returns to raise humidity. 

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Singapore is a small city state. With a land area of around 280 square miles (725 square km), Singapore is 0.5% the size of New York and 0.3% of London.

Honestly, you don’t need much time to explore Singapore. Most people spend 3 days in Singapore and that’s enough to get a good feel for it. Check out my recommended Singapore itinerary that packs in all the best of Singapore at a relatively leisure pace. If you have the time, I recommend 1 week in Singapore, and combining it with a trip to Malaysia (just a causeway away).

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How to Get Around Singapore with Kids

The efficient MRT train system is an easy and cheap way to get around Singapore with kids. Children below 90cm tall travel free on trains and buses. Almost every part of the city is connected by the MRT. It’s air-conditioned and comfortable, although it gets crowded at rush hours (try to avoid it around 7-9am and 6-8pm).

You’ll need to get an EZ-Link card , a prepaid smart card that allows you to use the public transport (subway and buses) in Singapore. You can get this at any MRT station. 

Taxis are reasonably priced in Singapore, especially if you’re just traveling around the city centre area. Grab (Singapore’s version of Uber) is also an easy and convenient way to get around the city island.

If you’re taking the taxi from the airport to the centre, it can cost more than S$30. The airport has an MRT station and it takes around 45 minutes to reach the city centre. You can also book an airport shuttle that will bring you to any downtown hotels for less than $10.

If you’re traveling with a baby or toddler, consider renting a car as that might be the most convenient way to get around. You can book a 3-day car rental in Singapore for US$250 or S$350. I always use DiscoverCars.com as they have consistently given the best rates and customer service.

Driving is easy in Singapore as roads are wide and well signposted. Also Singapore is a small island, and driving from one end to the other takes no more than 1 hour.

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singapore mrt system - public transport is a great way to get around singapore with kids

It’s easy to find free WiFi everywhere in Singapore. Most malls and public spaces have free WiFi networks. You just need to register with your foreign mobile number at any  Wireless@SG hotspot  and receive your login details via SMS.

Alternatively, you can   get an eSIM on Airalo before your trip and get instant data when you land. Just download the app before your trip, purchase a data package (eg. a 7-day 1GB plan for US$7.50), and voila! No need to change SIM cards or visit a telco store.

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Things to Do in Singapore with Kids

If you’re not too tired from your flight to Singapore, kick start your Singapore family trip at the airport! Jewel Changi Airport has just opened to the public, and it’s a seriously impressive indoor entertainment area. The complex includes gardens, museums, retail, F&B dining, a hotel, and more.

Its iconic centerpiece, known as Rain Vortex, is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall surrounded by terraced forest settings. Admire the doughnut-shaped exterior framed in steel and glass from the top level, where you’ll find the lush gardens and fun kids-oriented park.

Almost all of Jewel is free to enjoy, except for the Canopy Park on the top level. With an admission ticket , you’ll gain access to all 4 different areas: Play around on the Discovery Slides and mess about in the mist of the Foggy Bowls; Appreciate the artistic skill on the Topiary Walk and enjoy flowers from the world over in the Petal Garden.

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At first I was skeptical about Singapore’s latest big-ticket attraction, but it blew my daughter and I away. The luscious Gardens by the Bay is home to over 16,000 plant species and floral displays, all tastefully assembled in a natural way.

The iconic Supertree Grove is the first stop for most people. You can also pay to walk on the Skyway , a network of walkway that hangs over the gardens. The Flower Dome is one of the two world’s largest columnless greenhouses, while the Cloud Forest houses the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

Walking around the park won’t cost you a cent but there is a fee if you want to step inside the climate-controlled conservatories. The main park area is open from 9am to 9pm.

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By night, the Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay are lit up in technicolor rays, with music in the backdrop. My daughter was especially impressed by the Rhapsody Light Show — it felt like Mother Nature was putting on a musical.

The show takes place everyday at 7.45pm and 8.45pm. Best of all, the 15-minute show is absolutely FREE. Drop by early to grab a good spot to enjoy the performance!

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Within Gardens by the Bay, you’ll find Children’s Garden and Water Play , a water splash area that’s FREE for all. This is a favorite among families on sunny days: there’s a designated area for tots, where fish-shaped fountains send out water in gentle arcs, and plenty of seating for parents to sit back and relax. Designed for children aged 6 to 12 years, this water play area is perhaps the best in Singapore.

But this is just one of the many free-entry water play areas in Singapore. Almost every mall has a water splash area for kids, and they are all free to enter. Here’s a list of our favorite splash pools:

  • Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • Marina Barrage Water Playground
  • Splash-n-Surf at Singapore Sports Hub
  • VivoCity SkyPark
  • KidzPlay at  NEX Skygarden
  • Happy Park at Waterway Point
  • IMM Water Play Park

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Within walking distance from Gardens by the Bay, you’ll find the wide and green spaces of Marina Barrage. It’s actually a reservoir, built across the mouth of Marina Channel, in the heart of the city.

The area has a huge green area that’s popular with families who come here to fly kites and enjoy a picnic. There’s also a water play area that kids love (mentioned above), and a handful of restaurants and bars.

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Drink in the best views of Singapore from above at the Sands SkyPark on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. If you’re not staying at this world-famous hotel, you can still visit by paying an entrance ticket to go to the SkyPark. Book your tickets here!

Both adults and kids alike will be impressed by the scenic views of Marina Bay. Tickets cost S$19.10 for adults and S$14.90 per child (2-12 years old). You can also buy a combo ticket for the SkyPark and Gardens by the Bay .

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Every night, Marina Bay Sands put on a spectacular light and water show at its waterfront. Known as Spectra , the light show is a FREE nightly event that you can catch from the boardwalk. There are lots of seating space on the boardwalk and steps. The 15-minute show takes place every night at 8pm and 9pm (and 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays).

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Housed in one of Singapore’s most impressive architectural structures is the ArtScience Museum with its equally impressive range of exhibits. Located next to Marina Bay Sands is a unique building that resembles a water lily rising from the Singapore River.

The name ArtScience is certainly apt here as the different galleries highlight the relationship between the arts and the sciences.   It has the same exhibition as Tokyo’s MORI Digital Museum , with fascinating digital artwork and interactive displays for both kids and adults. Different exhibitions have different prices but I recommend getting a discounted All-Access ticket .

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Overlooking the green open Padang field, the newly opened National Gallery Singapore is housed in two impressive colonial buildings in downtown Singapore. They gallery has the world’s largest public collection of Singaporean and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks.

Don’t worry about kids being bored! On Level 1 of the  National Gallery Singapore  you’ll find the Keppel Centre for Art Education, a wonderful art facility dedicated to nurturing children’s creativity and curiosity. Kids can make their own virtual ceramic pots at an interactive station.

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There is no shortage of greenery in Singapore: HortPark is an excellent spot to learn about the flora and fauna of Singapore. Children will love exploring the Pitter Patter Potter Garden with its vibrant colors and a playground to top off the fun. There’s also a nature play garden, themed gardens and workshops for kids.

Tucked amidst the lush greenscape of HortPark is a charming “garden- to-table” French-Italian restaurant, called Vineyard . This is a good spot to chill out and treat yourselves to a decadent dinner after a day out in the sun.

hortpark - great place to enjoy nature in singapore with kids

Located around Singapore’s largest reservoir, the MacRitchie Reservoir Park offers extensive hiking trails. The most interesting of which is the TreeTop Walk , a 800 ft (250m) suspension bridge that brings hikers over the forest canopy. It is far enough away from the city that you can even spot monkeys, monitor lizards and even flying lemurs. It’s not very well known among visitors, which makes it all the more worth visiting during your Singapore family trip.

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Located close to the shopping boulevard of Orchard Road,  Singapore Botanic Gardens is a really pleasant green space in the heart of the city. I love going there with my daughter for a picnic or evening stroll, and a walk in the orchid centre. It’s home to over 10,000 species of plants and some animals. We’ve even seen monitor lizards roaming the park — don’t worry, they’re harmless.

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Give your kids a crash course in Singapore’s culture at Chinatown. You’ll not only find the best Singaporean food here, but also a vibrant market, ethnic Chinese shops and impressive Buddhist temples. Chinese New Year is the best time to visit Chinatown as several of the streets here are closed off to make way for a big outdoor festive market.

Head straight to the Chinatown Heritage Centre , a kid-friendly interactive museum that showcases the Chinese history of Singapore. Continue to stroll along the open-air market on Pagoda Street, where you’ll find colorful cheongsams (traditional dress), lion dance puppets and Singaporean souvenirs.

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In recent years, Haji Lane has transformed from a traditional Malay quarter to a trendy hipster neighborhood. It’s tons of fun thanks to the colorful cafes and museums, perfect for Instagram-addicted teens. If your kids love animals, don’t miss Meomi Cat Cafe , a purr-fect cafe for all cat lovers.

First, learn about Singapore’s Malay culture at the Malay Heritage Centre and visit the beautiful golden Sultan Mosque or Masjid Sultan. Then check out the authentically Singaporean ‘ Children Little Museum ‘, a place that showcases Singaporean retro collectibles, antique toys and old-school gramophones. Stepping into the store is almost equivalent to you stepping into a time machine that travelled back in time.

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Of all the ethnic enclaves in Singapore, Little India is probably my favorite. The buzzing district is vibrant and distinctive, plus it’s just a short MRT ride from the centre. Introduce your kids to Hindu temples steep in history, soak up authentic Singaporean Indian food and visit the famous stores for Indian sweets and knick knacks.

The best temple to visit in the area is Sri Veeramakakaliamman Temple , dedicated to goddess Kali. Tekka Market is a senses-assaulting place with spice stalls and shops selling saris and jewelry. Don’t miss Mustafa Centre , a 24-hour mall that sells everything from Indian ingredients to electronics and home appliances. Also be sure to stop by for an Instagram shot at the rainbow-colored Tan Teng Niah’s former house, which is the only surviving Chinese villa in the area.

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Day Trips from Singapore with Kids

There’s loads of family fun to enjoy at Singapore’s own tropical playground, Sentosa Island. The offshore island is super easy to reach on public transport, and it’s jam-packed with theme parks. There are a few beaches here (which are sadly reclaimed and overlook big cargo ships), but the cool kid-friendly beach bars kinda make up for it.

To get there, just take the MRT (subway) to Harbourfront station and transfer to the Sentosa Express tram, cable car or bus 123. There is seriously A LOT to do here, as well as family resorts where you stay for the night. If you want to visit a few attractions, I recommend booking combo tickets that’ll you save a few bucks.

Here’s a list of the kid-friendly attractions on Sentosa:

  • S.E.A. Aquarium — one of the biggest aquariums in the world
  • Universal Studio Singapore — giant theme park perfect for kids above 7
  • Adventure Cove Waterpark — a water play with massive slides and a Rainbow Reef where you can snorkel with fish
  • Skyline Luge and Chairlift — an exciting ride up the hill on a chairlift and whizz down on a cart
  • Mega Adventure Park — ziplining, rock-climbing and outdoor trampolines for the teens
  • KidZania — let your kids role play in this mini replica city
  • iFly Singapore — both kids and adults can experience ‘skydiving’ indoors
  • Tanjong Beach Club — dog-friendly beach bar with its own infinity pool overlooking the sea

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Add a bit of adventure to your Singapore family trip with a visit to the old-fashioned, outlying islet of Pulau Ubin . Getting there is half the fun: take the MRT to Tanah Merah MRT Station, then board Bus No. 2 to Changi Village bus interchange. Changi Point jetty is not far from the bus interchange. From the jetty, take a bumboat ride (S$2 per adult one way) to Ubin. The island itself is bucolic bliss – rent bikes and go exploring.

This small, relatively flat island is the perfect place to spend a day cycling and exploring. Kids will love the Sensory Trail and Chek Jawa Wetlands , both filled with plenty of flora and fauna. Kids bikes are available for hire, as are child seats and helmets.

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Another spot in the far east of Singapore worth visiting with kids is Wild Wild Wet. The water park is well equipped with all kinds of rides and aquatic features of kids of all ages, and it’s surprisingly affordable (prices from S$19 for kids under 12, to $26 for adults). It’s located near the Pasir Ris MRT station, the last station on the East-West line, so most people take a day trip out here.

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Where to Stay in Singapore with Kids

Hotels in Singapore aren’t the cheapest, as estate prices are high. That said, you can find many hotels with themed rooms or kid-friendly facilities in Singapore if you’re willing to splurge on your Singapore family trip. Those with limited budget can also opt for hotels that are further out of the city.

The newest addition to Singapore’s epic skyline, Marina Bay Sands is an iconic landmark of the city now and definitely worth splurging. We’ve stayed here 3 times and it’s never disappointed. The rooftop pool is only open to guests. Check rates here.

We recently stayed at The Clan Hotel Singapore and were truly impressed by the new hotel’s location and contemporary design. I particularly love how the hotel pays tribute to the Singaporean heritage through details like a welcome tea ceremony, modern Chinese decor, and local dishes in their breakfast menu. Check rates here.

Located close to Chinatown, Furama Riverfront has themed bedrooms specially designed for kids. The rooms even include bean bags, kid sized table / chairs and a playstation. This is definitely suitable for toddlers and tweens. Check rates here.

Located on Sentosa island, the family-friendly resor t has a large central swimming pool, with a shallow kid’s area, a splash park, as well as safari-themed water slides. They also offer a family package which includes a family room, breakfast and dinner buffet, as well as access to the kids club and water-sport facilities. Check rates here.

Also located in Sentosa, this is a premium resort housed in a colonial complex. Capella Singapore boasts a beautiful three-pier swimming pool and upscale restaurants that serve a fantastic breakfast spread. We stayed here with our daughter when she was just 6 months ago, and were really impressed. Read my review and check the rates.

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Singapore food is a vibrant melting pot of flavors from different ethnic groups: a reflection of how multi-cultural we are. And no matter where in the city, there are always plenty of choices when it comes to Singapore food: from traditional hawker food to gourmet heritage restaurants serving authentic Singapore dishes.

The megadiverse cuisine consists of a huge array of food types. Here’s a short list of local dishes to try on your Singapore family trip. Click here for the full list of the best Singapore dishes to try !

  • Char kway teow — flat rice noodles fried in black sweet sauce
  • Oyster omelette — cruncy omelette with fresh oysters
  • Bak chor mee — minced meat noodles
  • Hainanese chicken rice – braised chick served in fragrant rice
  • Satay — BBQ meat skewers served with peanut sauce
  • Chilli crabs — Singapore’s national dish!

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Where to Eat in Singapore with Kids

The best places to eat in Singapore are in   hawker centers : open-concept food courts but an institution of their own. They serve what you would call Singapore street food, with each hawker stall specializing in one dish.  

Prices are really affordable: A plate of noodles costs around S$3 (or US$2), while a full seafood meal sets you back less than S$30 (US$21) per person. They are clean and organized, and vendors have to adhere to certain hygiene levels by law. Check out the best places to eat in Singapore.

There are also food courts, that are air-conditioned eateries usually located in shopping malls. If your kids aren’t adventurous eaters, there are plenty of fast-food outlets and international restaurants, like Burger King, Shake Shack and Black Angus Steakhouse.

  • Tiong Bahru Food Centre   
  • Maxwell Food Centre
  • Golden Mile Food Centre
  • Chinatown Complex
  • Lau Pat Sat Festival Market 
  • No Signboard Seafood Restaurant (my favorite for chilli crabs)
  • Mellben Seafood (another popular place for crabs)
  • Violet Oon (famous for Peranakan food)
  • The Banana Leaf Apolo (excellent Indian biryani)
  • Boon Tong Kee (well-known chicken rice chain)

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Because of the tropical weather, you won’t have to fret too much about dressing for the weather in sunny Singapore. Keep it light, comfortable and cool.

I recommend packing lots of singlets, shorts, dresses and thin pants for your Singapore family trip. Don’t forget your swim wear, kids’ floaties, UV protected swimming shirt, and hat. Be sure to bring sunscreen and mosquito repellant.

The subway (MRT) in Singapore is often packed and commuters are in a rush. It can be a challenge walking around with a toddler who can’t keep up with the pace. Decide if a stroller is useful as it can be a pain getting strollers in and out of the subway and along busy walkways. 

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Final Tips for Traveling Singapore with Kids

  • Singapore is nicknamed the “fine city” for good reasons. There are strict laws and fines are imposed upon violation. For example, there’s a fine of $300 for littering in public spaces.
  • Carrying durian in public transport and taxis (and some hotels) is forbidden. The durian is a tropical fruit famous throughout Southeast Asia, characterized by its prickly shell and strong smell!
  • Tap water is safe to drink in Singapore. You can save money and cut down on plastic by refilling a water bottle.
  • There are public toilets everywhere and most toilets in malls have baby-changing platforms — but some places still have the squat toilet (hole in the ground), so get your kids prepared for that.
  • Breastfeeding is generally not done in public, though you can use a shawl to cover. Many malls have nursing rooms where you can breastfeed in private if you prefer.
  • Most restaurants have high chairs and kids’ dining set. Only certain hawker centers will have high chairs, bring a portable booster seat if your kids are still too small to sit on an adult chair.
  • If you’re in need of some childcare, hire an experienced and trustworthy babysitter online at NannySOS .

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Phew! That’s it from me for now. Thanks for reading all the way to the end.

On an ending note, I’d like to remind you not to plan too much when traveling Singapore with kids. Because there’s SO much to do, many people end up trying to pack too many places into their Singapore family trip.

Keep in mind that you’re in Singapore to have fun and explore, so slow down and enjoy the beautiful country with your family in a relaxing pace! I hope this guide has been useful to help you plan your Singapore family trip. Feel free to leave me any questions or comments you may have below.

Disclaimer: This article was sponsored by Visit Singapore, but all opinions expressed are my own. The article also contains affiliate links i.e. if you book through my links, I will be getting a commission at NO extra cost to you.

Over the years (and traveling to 140+ countries), I’ve learned a thing or two about travel planning. I’ve put together this list of travel resources that I personally use to find the best deals and book travel! For more details, check out my travel tips resource page .

  • Booking Flights : Kayak is brilliant for finding the best dates to fly as it allows you to search for the lowest airfares within a 3-day period. Then I use Skyscanner as they’ve consistently given me the lowest airfares.
  • Accommodations:  I always use  Booking.com   to book hotels, mainly because of the flexible cancellation policy and good customer service. You can also find short-term rental apartments there (I prefer not to use Airbnb due to the extra charges).
  • Travel Insurance:  It’s important to have travel insurance, regardless of whether you’re traveling for a few days or months. Safety Wing is the most popular travel insurance company for COVID19-coverage. I use their Nomad Insurance plan , which covers any healthcare expenses I may have worldwide. Refer to my travel insurance guide for more details.
  • Health Advice:  I always refer to the travel guides on the   CDC website  for recommended medications and vaccines. You can get them at your travel doctor’s office or a walk-in pharmacy.
  • Tours:  If you’re looking for all-encompassing tours, I recommend small-group adventure tour outfitter, G Adventures . I’ve traveled with them to Antarctica, Mongolia, Svalbard, and Nepal, and loved every single trip. For day tours, I always book with  Viator  and  GetYourGuide ; they have easy booking systems and free cancellations.
  • Car Rental: I always book car rentals on Discover Cars , as they’ve consistently given us the best rates and customer service (with free cancellations). We’ve used them in Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Peru, and Mexico.
  • Transportation : Whenever possible, I book local transportation online using  Bookaway and Busbud . They’re more reliable than many local transport websites and cover trains, buses, and car hire.
  • Restaurants: TripAdvisor is my go-to resource for restaurant reviews and bookings. I also make restaurant reservations on OpenTable .
  • Internet/Data : Get an eSIM on Airalo before your trip to stay connected wherever you go. Just download the app before your trip, purchase a data package and voila! No need to change SIM cards or visit a telco store.

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This was incredibly useful. Thank you very much.

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What a brilliant summary – man thanks. With kids using the MRT, I realise that those under 7 get the free travel, but if we are a tourist and have kids aged 12 and 14, do they just pay the adult fare (or is there some sort of student rate that can be accessed)? Many thanks

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hi May, yes I’m afraid as tourists you’ll need to pay the adult fare for your kids. On my recent trip (July 2022), I had to get an EZ Link card for my daughter as well and I paid adult fare for her (she’s 7). Hope this helps and have a great trip to Singapore!

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Family Flaunts Toddler In First Class

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A young toddler in Singapore is making headlines for exclusively flying in the comfort of first class. His parents defend their travel decision on the grounds of comfort, service, and health. What does this viral story, if anything, teach us about travel?

Toddler Only Flies In First Class…

A family has made waves in Singapore for a series of TikTok videos showcasing how their son only flies in first class. Take a look:

@krysflyer SIN-NRT with #13monthsoldbaby #singaporeairlines ♬ shinunogoewa speedup – qzrnt ☆

https://www.tiktok.com/@krysflyer/video/7116485058768293121?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7135090422813525546

@krysflyer 6.5h flight.. heading to ♬ SHOUT OUT x BLANK SPACE – C_M2261
@krysflyer SG – JKT with #15monthsold #singaporeairlines #traveltiktok ♬ Bloody mary – Hopez99
@krysflyer but pls clear them before landing #parentshack #traveltiktok #dntbekaren #babytok #flighthack #flywithbaby #babiesoftiktok ♬ original sound – 🙂

Why first class? Firstly, because of the “extra space, comfort and exclusive attention.” As his mother explained to The New Paper (a Singaporean tabloid like the UK Daily Mail), the flight attendants in first class bend over backwards to help:

“Many of them will ask if we need help washing the milk bottles or cutting his food into bite-sized portions.”
“As there are fewer people travelling in business or first class, there’s less of a chance that our baby will fall ill.”

What about his behavior? Apparently, he’s perfect in that regard as well:

“Those who have witnessed him on the flights know that he is extremely well-behaved.”

May I suggest it might also be that infants (those under two years old) pay only 10% of the full-fare to be a lap child in first class? Two tickets are a lot easier to swing, whether with points or dollars, than three…

And don’t worry, the child is not being spoiled. As the mother explained, the toddler is not being spoiled becuase he does not understand the difference between first class and economy class:

“We don’t believe we are spoiling him as he is actually too young to understand the difference between the various cabins. To him, it is just another mode of transport.”

This toddler is hardly unique, but the power of well-edited video on Tik-Tok is again put on display.

Personally, I do not fault the family at all for taking their child into first class, especially if he is well-behaved. In fact, I applaud it. And despite the cliche quality of their Tik-Tok videos, the takeaway is that flying in a premium cabin can be much easier for a family…it was what drove me to insist on first class on SWISS , not business, when my son was that same age.

There’s nothing special about a toddler flying in first class, yet somehow a toddler flying in first class has sparked a national debate in Singapore. I’m firmly in the family’s camp on this particular matter, though I understand the concern of netizens that a crying baby can ruin the flight experience for others (and of course, this is true in all cabins).

(H/T: SINJim)

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As much as first class can cost, it’s still a small fraction of what flying private costs. Thus, it’s public transportation and the trade off for flying public transportation even in first class is there is a non-zero risk of being seated next to young children. I’ve dealt with my fair share of crying babies, a nice set of noise cancelling earbuds does wonders. I also quite frankly just don’t care too much either, the noise doesn’t bother me, if I’m tired enough, I’ll sleep. My view is as long as the family pays for first class, they are in. Now there are some airlines that don’t allow young kids in first class because they have airbags built into the seatbelts, and that is understandable, but aside from that, pay the fare, and go have at it.

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I wish all toddlers could fly first class for long haul, where there’s more space to accommodate their natural hyperactivity. Would be a win for us adults stuck in economy as well 🙂

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Imagine paying top dollar for a premium cabin and getting stuck with some trash family and their brat kids.

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What if the baby was quiet?

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That would make it more tolerable, though it doesn’t do anything about the obnoxious tick tocking parents

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Ridiculous. I pay for first class for the service. Does a babies presence reduce the service I get? If you don’t like exposure to the hollering gobs, stay at home.

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Actually I don’t have to imagine that at all. I sit next to affluent jerks and their progeny (infant or grown up) all the time. I’ll take an innocent baby over entitled jerks any time. On a recent trip to Germany, I had not one but three screaming babies in business class. You know what, it’s OK. Most of us have had kids and know what it’s like. Pop your noise canceling ear pods in and binge a series for ten hours. What woke me up on both legs of that trip was the crew chatting in the galley like they were yelling across the plane. I had one lady and her teenage son sit near me in First Class on a trip to Canada and her son hadn’t bathed in a week Ava probably didn’t believe in deodorant. I had to zip my hoodie over my nose so that I didn’t gag. It’s those guys they should boot. The reason I fly myself and my son in forward cabins only (besides the extra comfort) is that you’re treated as a paying customer and not livestock.

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People buy lottery tickets. People donate thousands of dollars to losing political campaigns. People give money to religious zealots that want new private jets. People buy real estate on the Moon. People vacation in Florida.

There are lots of ways to waste money. Who are we to judge others based on their actions when ours are equally despicable? At least that kid’s PPS Club Solitaire status will be valid until he’s 5 and he’s old enough to enjoy it!

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According to part of their logic though, they won’t buy him first class when he gets older because he will then understand the difference and get spoiled?

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My personal opinion is not about the toddler in First Class, it’s that, simply, many parents either don’t understand how to contain their children – or actually think that that they are so adorable that everyone wants them climbing all over the seats and running around the aisle touching you and everything around you (witness photos here). As such, if the parents have a strong command and understanding of respect to others and that your toddler is NOT cute to us and that we don’t want to smile at him/her for many hours and gaga googoo with them…fine, bring them into the premium cabin. Otherwise, if you think others are in F or J to see your child put on an acrobatic show and infect other passengers with their incessant touching of everything, especially with hands that have been everywhere, than no, please don’t even fly – or go by car. It’s the parents I care about. Toddlers gonna toddler, unless you contain the situation as a respect to others. (*note on this is that I actually prefer babies, I never care about them next to me, they mostly sleep and when crying, usually during descent, I can just put on head phones.)

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Stuart with no children doesn’t understand that toddlers can’t be controlled and if they are a paying customer then Stuart can F off in his F seat and if he wants peace, go live in a cave or fly private.

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I don’t have a problem with kids in F, as long as they’re well behaved (which is never guaranteed).

I think the real problem is that people (including myself, who often traveled with my kids in J and F) react negatively to douchey online braggadocio about traveling in F with their children.

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This is it. Taking your kid somewhere in a premium cabin, which many of us have done, is not the same thing as flaunting your economic advantages through a series of self-promoting videos with insensitive commentary attached.

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I was once on (I think) a SWISS flight in the first row in Business, and noticed that a family (including a nanny) had apparently purchased the First Class cabin. Nice if you can afford it.

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Well here it comes anyways, but I don’t care. No kids, toddlers especially in First Class!! Ever!! Period, full stop!!

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Then buy your own airline and run it with your rules. The airlines that you don’t own will set their own rules.

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This brings back memories of a flight from Dubai to JNB on EK, we had a couple right behind us ( first) their baby cried almost the entire flight. At least we were able to move to the bulkhead seats which provided some relief certainly the FA’S were unable to do anything. I agree with previous posters that parents sometimes just don’t “hear” their children and that is ignoring. I bet their hear when its someone else’s child.

Oh boys and girls!!, oh fellas!! You guys, maybe you’ll like this comment better: Breaking News: 737 Max 10 confirmed configurations: Lie flats 22F, 45 E+, 96Y, Signature: 20F, 64E+, 105Y.

For United Airlines Max10, United Next, just leaked!!

Just leaked? I wrote about that configuration months ago–

https://liveandletsfly.com/united-airlines-737-max-10/

What came out today?

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Actually I “react negatively to douchey online braggadocio about traveling in F” from anyone …

#Business_Model

I just want to publicly recognize the elegance of this reply…

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I’m in the No Babies In First camp but the Karen posting this horrific crap is just appalling.

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If I’m following the logic accurately, the facts here are that the parents are flying in first class and they get to bring the kid at a discount. It’s not like they are taking up an extra first class seat for the kid, right? If I brought my car in his carrier with me on a flight and then did TikToks saying that my cat flies first class everywhere it would be just as accurate of a headline.

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Is there are empty seats in the cabin, the crews will often offer that seat to the lap child if the parents would like.

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No you didn’t Matthew. You obviously didn’t read my post till the end. I gave you guys the exact configuration on both versions of the Max 10, both on the signature version and on the lie flat version. All You mentioned was what Quayle told you about 22 lie flat seats. That’s it. You never gave us the actual final configuration of the aircraft in both iterations. Big difference!!

Your source? Nothing has been shared internally from what I can gather.

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Who pimps out their family photos & videos for the sake of some meagre internet clicks? Is it worth the sacrifice of privacy?

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To me, the issue seems to be they are exploiting their kid to rack up Tik Tok views?

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My kids fly first class whenever possible and it’s for my comfort, not theirs.

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+1 to this. I’m “guilty” of doing the same – with two small children we try to fly premium cabins as much as possible (while I fly economy 30-50% of the time when I’m alone). It’s definitely a lot more relaxing and less stressful for everyone involved

Our favorite is when we can book out the cabin (e.g. SQ F when it’s the 4 of us or CX F when the grandparents are there) or fill up the “mini-cabins” when flying J. When this happens there is also a much smaller chance of disturbing others!

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The kid is just fodder in this. The crux of the matter is the parents who feel the need to to flex their F experience all over social media. Although, if they were smart, they would have booked a route that flies Suites Class.

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Was the child behaved? I suppose business or premium plus class would suffice. First class for a child? No. My daughter could only satisfy me so much

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Yet another outraged Matthew Klint piece about unruly kids. Kinda sad that in the front of the aircraft you’re more likely to get peed on by a (now fired) exec than you are a toddler. How about sorting out the douche adults first? If nothing this article was predictable, time to block LALF (irony that the site name is a play on live and let die) from popping up in my daily feeds.

Who’s outraged? I sort of love what this family is doing.

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Premium cabin should be adult only. Some places are off limits to kids and the premium cabin is one of them. I pay for first/business to get work done and so I don’t have to deal with parents brats. Personality I am all for airlines modifying the rear cargo hold for families with small kids that will allow kids to be kids. It is not realistic to expect kids to behave the entire flight especially on long hauls. By having the a separate section kids can be kids without disturbing the rest of the passengers and the parents could get a similar level of service in the premium cabin. The only difference would be service provided by crew in the cabin would be tailored to the needs of kids. Plus airlines could charge a premium for the cabin.

Another Stewart. Rob doesn’t have kids. Children and parents aren’t a sub class of people. Whatever they pay for and is allowed, they can experience just like you can. Get some ear plugs and zip yourself up in a body bag so that the view of children doesn’t hurt your brain. Grow a good vibe, man.

Jet engine aircraft do not have rear cargo holds. The aft galley is as far back as the occupiable space goes.

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  • October 2023

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier of Singapore, headquartered in Singapore. It is one of the most awarded airlines in the world, and is known for its excellent service, luxurious amenities, and wide network of destinations. Singapore Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance airline alliance.

Destinations

Singapore Airlines flies to over 130 destinations in over 30 countries around the world, including:

  • Southeast Asia: Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Phnom Penh, Yangon
  • Northeast Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Osaka, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo
  • South Asia: Bangalore, Chennai, Colombo, Delhi, Mumbai
  • Australasia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
  • Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Zurich
  • North America: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco
  • South America: São Paulo

Loyalty Program

KrisFlyer is the Singapore Airlines loyalty program. It is a free-to-join program that offers members a variety of benefits, including:

  • Earn KrisFlyer miles for every flight you take with Singapore Airlines or one of their partner airlines. KrisFlyer miles can be redeemed for flights, upgrades, and other rewards.
  • Enjoy exclusive member benefits, such as priority check-in, baggage handling, and lounge access.

Seating and Classes of Seats

Singapore Airlines offers three cabin classes across its fleet:

  • Suites Class: Suites Class features private suites with lie-flat beds, direct aisle access, and fine dining.
  • Business Class: Business Class features spacious seats with lie-flat beds, direct aisle access, and gourmet meals.
  • Economy Class: Economy Class features comfortable seats with plenty of legroom and recline, as well as a variety of inflight entertainment options.

Best Features of the Airline

Singapore Airlines is known for its excellent service, luxurious amenities, and wide network of destinations. Some of the best features of the airline include:

  • Award-winning service: Singapore Airlines has won numerous awards for its excellent service, including Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline award in 2021 and 2022.
  • Luxurious amenities: Singapore Airlines offers a variety of luxurious amenities, including lie-flat beds in Business and Suites Class, spacious seating in all classes, and access to world-class lounges.
  • Wide network of destinations: Singapore Airlines flies to over 130 destinations around the world, making it a great choice for travelers who need to fly to a wide range of destinations.
  • State-of-the-art aircraft: Singapore Airlines has a fleet of state-of-the-art aircraft, including the Airbus A350 XWB and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

UK Airports from Which They Fly Out

Singapore Airlines flies from the following UK airports:

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
  • Manchester Airport (MAN)

Top Destinations for UK Travellers

The top destinations for UK travelers on Singapore Airlines include:

  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Perth, Australia
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • New York, USA
  • Los Angeles, USA
  • Chicago, USA

Singapore Airlines is a world-class airline that offers excellent service, luxurious amenities, and a wide network of destinations. It is a great choice for travelers who are looking for a premium travel experience.

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Singapore KrisFlyer: Ultimate guide to earning, redeeming and elite status

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As a partner of many transferable points programs — and one of the best ways to book Singapore Airlines' coveted first-class Suites product — there's much to love about Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program.

Even if Singapore isn't in your travel plans, KrisFlyer's Star Alliance and non-alliance award charts have some hidden gems you should know about. From booking one-way award seats to Hawaii for less than 15,000 miles to earning valuable miles with credit cards, keep reading to find out the ins and outs of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer so you can decide if KrisFlyer miles are of value to you.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program

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Singapore Airlines is the flag carrier of Singapore, offering connections to major cities in Australasia, Europe, North America and beyond. The airline also has several fifth-freedom routes , some of the most well known being New York to Frankfurt; Houston to Manchester, England; and Los Angeles to Tokyo.

The Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer loyalty program has continued to publish an award chart so you can redeem your miles at a predictable rate. However, it publishes a different award chart for flights flown by partners. For example, here's the Star Alliance award chart and the Alaska Airlines award chart . When flying Singapore Airlines and its partners, you earn KrisFlyer miles based on the distance flown.

Finally, the airline has two basic elite status tiers, with the higher tier offering Star Alliance Gold benefits. In addition, Singapore Airlines has two special elite status tiers for big spenders. We'll take a closer look at how to earn Singapore Airlines elite status and give an overview of each tier's benefits later in the article.

Earning Singapore KrisFlyer miles

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There are several ways to earn KrisFlyer miles. You can earn by flying on Singapore Airlines and its Star Alliance partners , like United Airlines and Air Canada . You can also transfer miles from different credit card programs, stay with hotel partners and purchase through the KrisFlyer shopping portal.

Earn by flying with Singapore Airlines

When you fly with Singapore Airlines, you'll earn miles based on distance flown and fare class. Here's what you'll earn on tickets issued and operated by Singapore Airlines:

To calculate how many miles you'll earn on a flight, find your ticket's fare class in the email confirmation you received after booking your flight. Then, head to the Singapore Airlines miles calculator .

For example, a Premium Economy Lite fare (indicated by the R fare class) earns 8,440 miles on a one-way flight from San Francisco to Singapore if you don't have any elite status with KrisFlyer. That's 100% of the flight distance.

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Related: When you will (and won't) earn miles on your flight

Earn with partner flights

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Singapore Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, so you can earn KrisFlyer miles when you fly with other Star Alliance members. In addition, you can earn miles with non-alliance partners like Alaska Airlines, JetBlue and Virgin Atlantic.

Each of these airlines has its own Singapore Airlines earning chart. You can view the full Singapore Airlines earning chart for partners on the airline's website . To calculate your earnings, find your fare class underneath your airline partner's name and multiply your flight's distance by the percentage listed.

Related: How to credit miles to a partner airline program

Earn with credit cards

While Singapore Airlines doesn't offer a cobranded credit card in the U.S., the airline partners with several major transferable rewards programs, including:

  • American Express Membership Rewards : 1:1 transfer ratio; transfers usually take less than 24 hours .
  • Capital One : 1:1 transfer ratio; transfers usually occur instantly .
  • Citi ThankYou Rewards : 1:1 transfer ratio; transfers usually take less than 24 hours .
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards : 1:1 transfer ratio; transfers usually occur within one day , but some readers have reported transfer times of up to seven days.
  • Marriott Bonvoy : 3:1 transfer ratio, plus a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred; transfers usually take less than 48 hours .

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Earning transferable rewards with one or more of these programs and transferring them to Singapore Airlines is one of the easiest ways to earn KrisFlyer miles. However, we only recommend transferring credit card points to KrisFlyer if you have a specific redemption in mind.

The following cards all currently offer strong welcome bonuses that you could easily convert to KrisFlyer miles:

  • American Express® Gold Card
  • The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
  • Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
  • Chase Sapphire Preferred Card
  • Ink Business Preferred Credit Card

Earn with the KrisShop

Singapore Airlines used to have a KrisFlyer Spree shopping portal, which operated much like the U.S.-based airline shopping portals .

However, Singapore replaced the KrisFlyer Spree portal with the KrisShop portal , which lets you buy products directly from Singapore Airlines. You can earn up to 4 miles per Singapore dollar spent (roughly 5 miles per U.S. dollar) when you shop through the KrisShop portal.

Earn with hotel partners

Singapore Airlines has partnerships with many major hotel companies, including Marriott, IHG, Hilton and Hyatt. The airline also partners with several smaller hotel groups, like Shangri-La, Pan Pacific and Worldhotels. You can view a full list of partners on the Singapore Airlines website .

How you earn miles on stays depends on the partner. Some hotel companies will let you earn miles instead of hotel points, while others let you convert your hotel points to KrisFlyer miles. For example, Marriott Bonvoy points transfer at a 3:1 ratio to KrisFlyer, and you'll earn a 5,000-mile bonus for every 60,000 points transferred.

Earning KrisFlyer miles with hotels can sometimes make sense, but not in all cases. In many cases, you may get more value by earning hotel points.

Redeeming Singapore KrisFlyer miles

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You'll get the most value by redeeming your miles for flights on Singapore Airlines and its partners. We'll review how to book these redemptions and discuss some of the most interesting award chart sweet spots below.

Redeem for Singapore Airlines flights

Historically, Singapore Airlines has only released its long-haul business- and first-class awards to KrisFlyer members; however, you can now book long-haul Singapore Airlines business-class flights with programs like Air Canada Aeroplan .

Singapore Airlines has two redemption tiers: Saver and Advantage. Saver award space is generally harder to come by but costs fewer miles to redeem and allows one stopover on round-trip bookings. Advantage award space is more expensive but easier to come by and includes up to two free stopovers on a round-trip ticket.

You can view the Singapore Airlines award chart on the airline's website . All Singapore Airlines award space can be found and booked online, so there's usually no need to call. However, if you want to hold an award seat while you transfer miles, Singapore Airlines generally charges 25 Singapore dollars (around $19) or 2,500 miles.

Spontaneous Escapes

Singapore Airlines publishes monthly Spontaneous Escapes , where redemption prices on selected routes are discounted by varying amounts, usually 20% or 30%. While not all routes are included, some long-haul routes are, so it is worth checking if your preferred route is included in this month's discounts.

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Best Singapore Airlines redemptions from the US

One of the best ways to redeem Singapore Airlines miles is on the carrier's fifth-freedom flights from the U.S . If you want to go to Europe, consider booking the airline's flights from New York to Frankfurt or from Houston to Manchester. If you find Saver award space, these can be booked for 81,000 miles each way in business class or 97,000 miles in first.

Additionally, the airline operates flights from Los Angeles to Tokyo. Saver rates on these flights are 103,500 miles each way in business class or 120,500 miles in first.

Finally, Singapore Airlines operates ultra-long-haul nonstop Airbus A350 flights (without a first-class cabin) from various U.S. airports to Singapore. Here are the Saver business-class award rates from each of its North American gateways:

  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO) : 107,000 miles
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) : 107,000 miles
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) : 107,000 miles
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) : 107,000 miles
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) : 111,500 miles
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) : 111,500 miles

Stopovers on Singapore Airlines award tickets

As mentioned, Singapore Airlines allows stopovers on its award tickets . Saver award tickets include one stopover on a round-trip ticket, while Advantage award tickets include one stopover on a one-way ticket and two on a round-trip ticket. All flights must be operated by Singapore Airlines to use the KrisFlyer stopover.

You can add stopovers to an open-jaw ticket by booking two one-way Advantage awards. For example, you can book an Advantage award from Houston to Manchester to Singapore and then a separate Advantage award from Singapore to Frankfurt to New York.

If your city pair is eligible for a stopover, you'll be able to add a stopover online.

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Related: How to plan a free stopover on your next trip abroad

Redeem on partner flights

You can redeem KrisFlyer miles for flights with partner airlines, including some outside the Star Alliance. The Star Alliance award chart is posted on the KrisFlyer website . If you look at the chart, know that the rates shown are for round-trip tickets, but one-way bookings cost half the miles shown.

You can book Star Alliance awards on the KrisFlyer website. To do so, input your search on the homepage, check the "Redeem flights" box and search. On the next page, toggle the "Show flights for" selection from "Singapore Airlines" to "Star Alliance."

Best KrisFlyer Star Alliance bookings in the US

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KrisFlyer miles offer a great way to book premium domestic tickets with United Airlines. For example, you can book premium transcontinental business-class flights for just 26,000 miles one-way, making it the best way to fly United Polaris seats from Newark to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

You can use KrisFlyer miles to fly to Hawaii , too. In many cases, the 19,500 miles KrisFlyer charges for a one-way economy ticket is far less than what United MileagePlus requires for the same seat. Meanwhile, business class costs 39,000 miles one-way. This can be a good way to book long-haul Hawaii flights from cities like Newark and Washington.

Booking Alaska Airlines flights with KrisFlyer miles

You can also redeem KrisFlyer miles for Alaska flights. The airline offers great redemption rates on Alaska Airlines flights, but you can't book Alaska flights with stops. Instead, you can only book nonstop Alaska Airlines flights with KrisFlyer miles.

There are still some great deals on the Singapore Airlines' Alaska Airlines award chart (PDF link). You can book a one-way economy-class flight from the U.S. West Coast to Hawaii for just 13,500 KrisFlyer miles. This is one of the cheapest ways to use miles to fly to Hawaii and is an option to consider if you live near an airport that has Alaska nonstop service to Hawaii.

Related: Maximizing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer partner awards

Singapore KrisFlyer elite status

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Singapore Airlines offers two tiers of elite status: KrisFlyer Elite Silver and KrisFlyer Elite Gold. These elite status tiers require 25,000 and 50,000 elite miles in 12 consecutive months, respectively. You'll earn elite miles when you fly with Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Juneyao Air, Star Alliance airlines and other select airline partners.

Both elite status tiers earn 25% bonus miles on flights operated by Singapore Airlines in eligible fare classes. But here's a look at the top perks of KrisFlyer Elite Silver:

  • Select standard seats in economy when flying Singapore Airlines
  • Automatically assigned seat at booking when flying Scoot
  • Priority reservation waitlist and airport standby
  • Star Alliance Silver status

And here are the top perks of KrisFlyer Elite Gold:

  • Select forward zone or standard seats in economy when flying Singapore Airlines
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Priority check-in, boarding and luggage delivery
  • Star Alliance Gold status
  • Lounge access when flying Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic, Vistara, Star Alliance airlines and Star Alliance Connecting Partner airlines

For Singapore Airlines elite members based in the U.S., one of the best features of KrisFlyer Elite Gold is that you can access United Club lounges when traveling on domestic United Airlines flights.

Related: Is airline elite status still worth it?

KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards

KrisFlyer members earn Milestone Rewards after earning a certain number of elite miles in one calendar year. However, only elite miles earned while flying Singapore Airlines or Scoot count toward Milestone Rewards.

  • 1,000 elite miles : 1,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles on your next flight with Scoot
  • 2,500 elite miles : 20% discount voucher on Scoot
  • 5,000 elite miles : 1,500 KrisPay miles (equivalent to SG$10, about $7.45).
  • 10,000 elite miles : SG$20 (about $15), KrisShop promo code valid on minimum purchase of SG$150 (about $111)
  • 20,000 elite miles : 25% bonus KrisFlyer miles for a single flight segment
  • 30,000 elite miles : 50% bonus KrisFlyer miles for a single flight segment
  • 40,000 elite miles : 5,000 KrisFlyer miles redemption discount (award flight or upgrade)
  • 60,000 elite miles : Double KrisFlyer miles (for a single flight segment)
  • 75,000 elite miles : A confirmed cabin class upgrade on an eligible Singapore Airlines short-haul flight segment
  • 100,000 elite miles : A confirmed upgrade from economy to premium economy for one Singapore Airlines segment

It's important to read the terms and conditions of these perks, as only select fare classes are eligible for some perks

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Singapore Airlines' special elite status program, dubbed PPS Club, can only be earned by travelers who earn at least 25,000 PPS value per membership year. PPS value is earned based on your spending on Singapore Airlines, with SG$1 ($0.75) equaling 1 PPS value.

But there's a catch: You can only earn PPS value when you fly Singapore Airlines premium cabins, so economy and premium economy flights don't count. Additionally, airport taxes do not count toward PPS Club status — per the Singapore Airlines website, only the actual airfare and "applicable surcharges" count.

There's also a tier higher than PPS Club named Solitaire PPS Club, which you can obtain after earning 50,000 PPS value in a membership year.

PPS Club and Solitaire PPS Club members get a variety of extra perks. But on top of these perks, they also get PPS Rewards based on the PPS value earned during their membership year:

  • 30,000 PPS value : Earn double KrisFlyer miles on two segments.
  • 40,000 PPS value : Enjoy a 50,000-mile discount on an award flight or a redemption upgrade.
  • 60,000, 75,000 and 100,000 PPS value (for Solitaire PPS Club members) : Receive a voucher that you can use for a one-cabin confirmed upgrade on a Singapore Airlines flight of your choice.

Bottom line

KrisFlyer is the only way to redeem miles for Singapore Suites and is a great option for redeeming miles for transcontinental flights and flights to Hawaii on United Airlines and Alaska Airlines.

If you're interested in these redemptions, you can transfer rewards from multiple programs with transferable currencies to Singapore KrisFlyer.

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Discovering Singapore: The Ultimate Family Travel Guide (2023)

Welcome to Singapore, our beloved home! This place is a rich patchwork of cultures, where old-world elegance coexists peacefully with modern innovation, making it an ideal destination for family travel. Nestled at the Southeast Asia crossroads, we offer a captivating fusion of heritage and contemporary delights. Singapore also entices visitors with its rich history, diversified cuisine, and a melting pot of experiences waiting to be discovered by families. From its glittering skyline adorned with architectural marvels to its bustling streets loaded with tantalising fragrances, there’s something for every member of the family to enjoy. So come with us on a tour around this dynamic metropolis, where every corner tells a story and every moment is filled with a distinct Singaporean flavour.

Whether it’s your first time or not in Singapore, don’t worry because we are here to help families make the most of their visit. In this guide, we will cover the requirements, places to stay, and even the activities you can enjoy together during your Singapore family travel adventure. Keep scrolling down and reading, and you might find what you need right here!

Getting to Singapore

Singapore boasts one of the world’s most renowned and bustling airports, Changi Airport (SIN), serving as a pivotal hub for global travel connections. It’s a place where we’ve personally witnessed travelers from all corners of the world converge, experiencing its diverse offerings across multiple terminals.

When it comes to airlines operating from Changi Airport, there’s a wide selection of international and regional carriers, each offering its unique brand of service. From the exceptional hospitality of Singapore Airlines to the global reach of Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, British Airways, and many more, the options are abundant, catering to diverse travel needs.

Visa and entry requirements

Navigating entry requirements depends on your country of origin, a detail we’ve found important in our travels. For information on countries necessitating a valid Visa for entry into Singapore, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA)’s website or your nearest Singapore Overseas Mission can provide comprehensive details.

Transportation options

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Upon arrival, Singapore’s transportation system welcomes families with multiple convenient options to reach your destination hassle-free. Whether you’re traveling with little ones or extended family members, the MRT provides a comfortable and efficient way to navigate the city, with seamless connections to Terminals 2 and 3. What’s more, taxis and Grab rides provide convenient transport from designated stands, ensuring stress-free travel for all.

We’ve often found public buses to be a cost-effective and scenic way to explore different parts of Singapore, while shuttle services offer tailored transport options to various hotels and city spots. For those preferring independence, car rental services within the airport cater to the desire for a self-driven journey through this vibrant city-state.

Best Accommodations for Family Travel in Singapore

When it comes to accommodations for family travel in Singapore, the city offers a delightful array of options that cater to different tastes and preferences, ensuring a memorable stay for every member of the family. For families who relish luxury and top-notch service, upscale hotels here provide a lavish retreat amidst the vibrant cityscape, with amenities and comforts tailored to suit families of all sizes. Additionally, for those who appreciate meeting fellow travelers and sharing stories, the cosy ambiance of hostels in Singapore is perfect for fostering new friendships and creating unforgettable experiences for everyone, young and old alike.

However, finding the perfect stay for your trip can be one of the most challenging parts of the planning process, as the quality of your accommodation could significantly impact your entire vacation. That’s why we are committed to recommending our trusted hotels and accommodations to ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation experience in our home country.

Best for family trips: Pan Pacific Singapore

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Pan Pacific Singapore offers plenty of luxurious hotel suites and rooms for your family vacation in Singapore. But if you really want to enjoy a comfortable stay with your family, you must avail of their Great Fun-mily Escapade Package . Perfectly tailored to cater to families seeking the ultimate staycation experience, this exceptional package offers a plethora of exciting perks and amenities, ensuring a delightful and memorable time for everyone. Available for selected room categories, including the Pacific Club Room , Premier Suite , and Skyline Suite , you and your loved ones can revel in the unparalleled comfort and luxury of the hotel’s well-appointed accommodations.

With the Great Fun-mily Escapade Package, your hotel suite transforms into a specially themed family room, adorned with adorable beddings that will undoubtedly delight the little ones. Let their imagination soar as they discover a charming teepee and indulge in the array of baby amenities, including plush toys, bathtub toys, and children’s toiletries, all thoughtfully packed in mini-sized luggage. Indeed, Pan Pacific Singapore promises a family vacation like no other, where cherished memories and joyous moments await your family’s arrival.

A luxurious stay in a grand neoclassical building: The Fullerton Hotel

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What would be better than staying in a place that is so rich in history? With its impeccable exteriors and magnificent neoclassical design, the Fullerton Building stands tall as a grand landmark right in the centre of Singapore’s Central Business District. Recognised as a National Monument in December 2015, it holds a prestigious past as the former residence of Singapore’s General Post Office, the Exchange, the Chamber of Commerce, and the esteemed Singapore Club. Throughout nearly a century, this iconic building played a pivotal role in shaping Singapore’s rich heritage.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s charm does not end with its historic façade. Situated in the heart of Singapore’s most iconic area, its location is as remarkable as its timeless design. From the bustling Marina Bay area to the iconic Merlion and vibrant Chinatown, every destination on a tourist’s wishlist is within easy reach. In fact, the famed Merlion stands proudly right opposite the hotel, offering a convenient landmark for families to explore.

At-home experience with luxurious full-serviced suites: Pan Pacific Serviced Suites

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Nestled right within the vibrant Arab Street enclave, this prime spot puts you at the heart of it all for your family travel in Singapore. Imagine strolling through the trendy cafes and shops in Kampong Glam, just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep. Whether you’re in Singapore for business or leisure, you’ll find yourself conveniently close to all the bustling commercial and entertainment hubs that cater to families.

Moreover, getting around the city couldn’t be easier – popular tourist spots are well within reach, thanks to the nearby bus and MRT stations. And for those everyday essentials and shopping needs that families require, you’ll also find malls and convenience stores within walking distance, making your stay even more convenient and enjoyable.

Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore, knows how important it is for families to feel comfortable while traveling. That’s why they’ve carefully designed their spacious serviced suites with families in mind. Each suite features modern furniture and calming colors, along with separate living and dining areas, a kitchenette, and a bedroom with a king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. With plenty of space and all the amenities families need, everyone can relax and enjoy their time exploring Singapore.

Best for family staycations: THE CHEVRONS

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Enjoy ultimate bonding at THE CHEVRONS with charming double-storey chalets, perfect for fulfilling your staycation desires. These charming chalets have captured the hearts of many, becoming a sought-after option for hosting gatherings, birthday parties, and joyous celebrations. They are also perfectly located right in front of the pool, so going in and out of the water is a breeze. Step inside each unit to discover a spacious living room complete with a dining area and a well-equipped kitchenette on the first floor, setting the stage for unforgettable moments with your loved ones. Upstairs, two cosy bedrooms await, ensuring a restful and comfortable stay for all.

As you’ve got an idea of where to stay for your family travel in Singapore, exploring the sights is naturally an essential part of any trip. You’ve likely come across numerous recommendations and articles online about places to visit. We also understand how overwhelming it can be to gather everything and craft a cohesive itinerary. That’s why we’re here to provide our suggestions too! Below, we’ve curated a sample 6-day Singapore travel guide that we believe you might find appealing:

Day 1: Arrival, Jewel Changi, and Marina Bay Area

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Welcome to Singapore! As you arrive, don’t rush out of Changi Airport – take your time to explore Jewel . Our tip? Check out the Rain Vortex, it’s mesmerising! 

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Once you’ve settled into your hotel, head to Marina Bay Sands. The Gardens by the Bay, especially the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, are must-visits. Trust us, the Supertree Grove is even more stunning in person! You can also catch the Spectra show as the sun sets and end your day with dinner at Ce La Vi for breathtaking views of the city.

Day 2: Sentosa Island

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Today is all about fun for your family travel adventure in Singapore! If you’re a thrill-seeker, Universal Studios is unbeatable for a day packed with excitement. Prefer a more relaxed vibe? Head to the S.E.A. Aquarium in the morning to marvel at marine life, and then enjoy the beaches in the afternoon for some family relaxation. Don’t miss the Skyline Luge for an extra dose of adventure and fun!

To cap off your day, catch the magical Wings of Time show. It’s an enchanting experience for the whole family to enjoy together. What’s even better is that these must-visit places are close to each other. So if you can manage to explore Sentosa Island in a whole day, then why not make the most of your family’s time there?

Day 3: Cultural Exploration

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Start your day in Chinatown, where you can explore the bustling streets and try some delicious local street food. Don’t miss the famous chicken rice at Maxwell Food Centre – it’s a favourite! Next, head to Little India for a sensory experience, visiting the beautiful temples and spice shops. Treat yourselves to a refreshing mango lassi while you’re there!

Then, take a leisurely stroll through the vibrant streets of Arab Street and Haji Lane, where you’ll find plenty of unique shops and cafes to explore. Finally, end your day with a satisfying dinner at Newton Food Centre, where you can taste the iconic chili crab. It’s a must-try for anyone visiting Singapore with their family!

Depending on your current location for the day, you have a variety of vibrant hawker centres to choose from. Each one offers a unique culinary experience, showcasing the diverse flavours and cultural richness of Singapore. Here are some more notable options: Lau Pa Sat, Golden Mile Food Centre, Market Street Hawker Centre, Chinatown Complex Food Centre, Old Airport Road Food Centre.

Day 4: Nature and Wildlife

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For an exciting family adventure in Singapore, kick off your morning by visiting either the Singapore Zoo or Bird Paradise for an up-close encounter with wildlife that everyone will love. Afterward, enjoy a relaxing stroll through the serene Botanic Gardens to soak in the beauty of nature together.

Day 5: Shopping and City Exploration

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Of course, no family travel adventure in Singapore is truly complete without a bit of shopping, and Orchard Road is simply a paradise for shoppers of all ages! If you’re feeling hungry, don’t overlook the delightful offerings at ION Orchard’s food hall as well, where you can find something to please every palate.

For a satisfying family lunch experience, we also highly recommend trying The Violet Oon inside The National Gallery; their full-course meal is a true delight for both kids and adults alike. Plus, the rooftop view at the National Gallery is Instagram-worthy, making it worth a visit for some memorable family photos!

To end your day on a high note, immerse yourselves in the lively ambiance of Clarke Quay for a riverside dinner experience that will leave you with lasting memories of your time in Singapore.

Day 6: Local Experiences and Departure Prep

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Kickstart your family’s day in Singapore with a local favourite: kaya toast paired with a robust cup of kopi. It’s the quintessential local breakfast that both kids and adults will enjoy! You’ll find these delights easily at places like Ya Kun Kaya Toast, Toast Box, and many more local cafes nearby. After satisfying your morning cravings, explore the Haw Par Villa for a unique, captivating experience that delights the entire family.

If you still have time, immerse yourselves in the charm of Kampong Glam – it’s a treasure trove of cultural richness, perfect for exploring with the family. And as the afternoon approaches, take the time to pack and maybe revisit some of your favourite spots or nearby attractions before bidding farewell to Singapore, cherishing the memories you’ve created together.

Naturally, planning your family’s itinerary will depend on factors like when you arrive, how long you’re staying, and where you’re staying. Feel free to customise this itinerary to your family’s preferences, adding more spots to visit or experiences to try. Whether you’re looking for kid-friendly attractions, outdoor adventures, or cultural experiences, there’s something for everyone in Singapore.

For more Singapore guides, tips, and hidden gems, feel free to contact us! We’re here to enhance your travel experience. We’re here to help make your trip to Singapore as memorable and enjoyable as possible.

Beyond Singapore

If your stay in Singapore lasts more than a week, why not add some extra excitement by exploring neighbouring countries? Taking day trips to places like Johor Bahru (JB), Batam, and Bintan from Singapore can also add a whole new dimension to your family adventure. Here’s a personalised, short guide just for you, tailored to help plan these unique trips:

Day Trip to Johor Bahru (JB), Malaysia

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How to Get There:

  • By Bus: Take a bus from various points in Singapore (like Queen Street Bus Terminal or Woodlands Checkpoint) to JB Sentral in Johor Bahru. The journey takes around 1-2 hours depending on traffic.
  • By Train: Board the Shuttle Tebrau train service from Woodlands Train Checkpoint to JB Sentral. It’s a quick and convenient option.

Things to Do:

  • Visit Johor Bahru City Center: Explore popular shopping malls like City Square Mall, enjoy local street food, and discover cultural sites like Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque.
  • Legoland Malaysia: Perfect for families with kids, Legoland offers a variety of exciting rides and attractions.
  • Johor Premium Outlets: Shop for discounted branded goods at this outlet mall.
  • Explore Local Cuisine: Try authentic Malaysian dishes like Nasi Lemak, Laksa, or Satay at local eateries.

Day Trip to Batam, Indonesia

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  • By Ferry: Take a ferry from Singapore’s HarbourFront Ferry Terminal to Batam Center or Sekupang in Batam. The ferry ride typically takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Indulge in Spa and Wellness: Batam is known for its affordable yet luxurious spa treatments. Visit spas and massage centers for relaxation.
  • Water Sports and Beaches: Enjoy activities like snorkeling, jet skiing, or simply relax at beaches like Nongsa and Melur Beach.
  • Shopping: Explore local markets and malls for inexpensive electronics, clothes, and handicrafts.
  • Culinary Delights: Sample Indonesian cuisine at local eateries or seafood restaurants along the coast.

Day Trip to Bintan, Indonesia

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  • By Ferry: Take a ferry from Singapore’s Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal to Bintan’s ports like Bandar Bentan Telani or Tanjung Pinang. The ferry ride usually takes around 1 hour.
  • Bintan Resorts: Relax at luxurious resorts, enjoy golfing, or indulge in various water sports activities.
  • Explore Tanjung Pinang: Discover local markets, historical sites like the Penyengat Island, and taste authentic Indonesian cuisine.
  • Waterfront Dining: Enjoy seafood dining with a beautiful view along the coastlines.

Remember to always check travel advisories and entry requirements before planning your day trips. Enjoy exploring these neighbouring countries from Singapore on your day adventures!

Completing our Singapore family travel guide, we’ve showcased a glimpse of our country’s diverse attractions. But there’s so much more to discover! We’ve covered the basics to help make your family trip smooth and enjoyable. If you have any questions or want more tips for your family adventure in Singapore, feel free to ask us. And if you found this guide helpful, please share it with other families who might find it useful!

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Singapore Airlines’ First-class Suites Might Be the Best Way to Fly — What to Know

Here’s what to expect if you’ve booked a 50-square-foot suite on the world’s best airline.

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Named the best international airline in Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards for 27 consecutive years, Singapore Airlines is known for its world-class in-flight services and amenities. While even passengers in economy are granted thoughtful touches, like a hot towel service and a well-stocked amenity kit (which includes toothpaste, a toothbrush, socks, and eye shades), nothing is as luxurious as the first-class suites . Exclusively available on the airline’s A380 aircraft, Travel + Leisure previously reported that the suites are like “ hotel rooms in the sky ” — and they’re like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Currently, the A380 services six destinations worldwide: Frankfurt Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, London Heathrow, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, Sydney Airport, and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York . 

However, as of May 15, 2023, the A380 will no longer fly its current U.S. route from JFK to Singapore Changi Airport via Frankfurt. The Boeing 777-300ER will take its place, and while this is not-so-great news for U.S. travelers who want to experience the suites, the 777 aircraft still has a first-class cabin that provides plenty of privacy and comfort — passengers just won’t have the option of creating a double bed. 

Here are all the perks that come with a first-class suite on Singapore Airlines. 

Singapore Airlines Airport Experience

The exact airport perks depend on where you are in the world. Passengers flying out of Singapore Changi Airport can utilize the dedicated first-class check-in area if they book a suite or a first-class ticket (or if they’re a Solitaire PPS Club member ). Here, a passenger relations officer helps with check-in, and a porter handles your baggage. Once you’ve finished the check-in process, you’ll be escorted through a private immigration line and into the SilverKris Lounge or to the boarding gate. 

Even if you’re not flying out of Changi Airport, those with suite access can find SilverKris Lounges and partner lounges in various airports across the globe — including Hong Kong International, London Heathrow, and Sydney Airport. Although each lounge has slightly different services, most are outfitted with food, light snacks, Wi-Fi, rest areas and quiet rooms, bartender and barista services, and restrooms and showers.

The Singapore Airlines Suite

With only six suites on board the aircraft — laid out in three rows of two — each one was designed to provide the most luxurious flying experience imaginable. While some first-class tickets grant you access to a seat that turns into a bed, Singapore Airlines takes it up a notch. If you’ve specifically booked the Airbus A380 private suite, you’ll not only have a swiveling, reclining leather armchair, but a separate bed furnished with pillows, blankets, and linens (from French luxury label Lalique ) as well. The sliding doors and electronic window blinds ensure your privacy, but each suite was also designed to accommodate passengers traveling in pairs. If you want to merge suites, simply lower the privacy divider to combine your 50-square-foot cabins — combined, the two beds will be about as big as a double bed.

Other aspects of the suites are just as thoughtful. Each passenger has an en-suite wardrobe to place cabin luggage (no need to worry about overhead bins), and the suite’s features — including lighting and in-flight entertainment — can be controlled from a handheld tablet. The 32-inch HD touchscreen monitor comes with an enhanced KrisWorld entertainment system and Bang & Olufsen noise-canceling headphones, a far cry from anything you’ve experienced when flying in economy. Those working from the air will appreciate the complimentary Wi-Fi and the console that turns into an oversized pop-out table next to the armchair.

In-flight Amenities

Overnight flights are made significantly more relaxing with the addition of pajamas, slippers, and an amenity kit from Lalique. While Singapore Airlines may not provide showers to its premier passengers (à la Emirates ), there are two spacious lavatories with a sit-down vanity counter, wash basin, and toilet. 

Singapore Airlines also works with California resort Golden Door to provide “enhanced wellness” to passengers aboard its flights. Along with health-conscious dining (more on that below), the program includes exercise and stretching programs for better sleep and overall comfort on long international flights. 

Singapore Airlines Suite Food and Drink Menus

Champagne —  Krug Grande Cuvee and Taittinger Comtes de Champagne , of course — and Wedgwood bone china tableware are par for the course when you’re flying in a suite. Passengers dine on their in-flight meals, preordered via the “ 'Book the Cook ” service, from the comfort of a personal table. As paper menus were phased out due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meals can be ordered up to 24 hours before the flight. Created by Singapore Airline’s International Culinary Panel and changed based on ingredient availability and seasonality, the menus can also be viewed by scanning a QR code in flight or previewed online up to eight days before takeoff. Options vary by flight, but you’ll find a range of delicacies, including grilled salmon, Singapore chicken rice, and lobster thermidor. Additionally, the airline makes sure to provide options for all special dietary requirements. 

Prices for the first-class suite range depending on destination and travel date, but can cost upwards of $20,000.

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Singapore Airlines announces updates to its premium economy service offerings

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SINGAPORE — Singapore Airlines announced updates to its premium economy service offerings. The changes include 175 new food menu items and all-new dishware, as well as a new amenity kit available on request on flights of at least seven hours, designed by U.S.-based sustainable lifestyle company Out of the Woods.

The carrier introduced its premium economy cabin in 2015, which features roomier seats and elevated service compared to the traditional economy product. Thursday’s announcement represents the first major overhaul of the service offerings in the class.

According to Betty Wong, Singapore Airlines’ divisional vice president of inflight service and design, the carrier’s changes to its premium economy offerings were based on customer feedback, which showed that food and beverage options were the top deciding factor for most customers who chose to book premium economy tickets.

“Taste, availability of choice and meal portions are the most important factors contributing to the premium economy class customers’ inflight dining experience,” Wong said in a presentation to media in Singapore on Thursday “Customers can enjoy an elevated inflight dining experience which includes an improved and expanded selection of beverage options, a new amenity kit, a return of our hard copy menu so customers can view all of the meal offerings that are available onboard.” 

The menu updates include new wine and champagne offerings, a larger tea selection and dishes like grilled beef tenderloin, seafood hor fun, lamb biryani and many new desserts.

The new service items will start rolling out on flights beginning March 31. The airline did not announce any new seat designs or layouts as part of the changes.

According to Singapore Airlines, premium economy is available on 42% of its flights, including those to Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, San Francisco and Seattle.

Singapore Airlines’ fare calendar shows that premium economy tickets typically cost between $2,000 and $4,000 round trip on the U.S. routes in the coming months.

The reporter on this story received access to this event from Singapore Airlines. USA TODAY maintains editorial control of content.  

Zach Wichter is a travel reporter for USA TODAY based in New York. You can reach him at [email protected]

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