Jan. 23, 2013
Singapore Air voucher offer; American Airlines upgrades; Korean Air flies Honolulu
Singapore Airlines is holding a special promotional campaign for double the amount of vouchers that the airline offers through its transit program.
The program started in October and offers passengers flying Singapore Airlines or SilkAir Changi Dollar Vouchers, each worth 20 Singapore dollars (SGD), which can be redeemed at any dining, shopping or service outlets at the transit and public areas of Singapore Changi Airport Terminals 1, 2 and 3.
Now, through June 30, the airline is offering SGD$40 worth of vouchers.
The vouchers can also be used at the Ambassador Transit Lounge (Terminal 2 or Terminal 3) for up to three hours, which includes shower facilities with basic toiletries, light refreshments, all-you-can-drink soft drinks, local and international reading materials and free Wi-Fi.
Passengers have to submit the receipt of their e-ticket with ticket numbers starting with 618 or 629 and the flight ticket to the information counter at the airport to receive the vouchers.
For more information, visit www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/ja_JP/promotions/redemption-cdv.jsp .
American Airlines has started offering new premium inflight experiences on board its 777-200ER, 767-300ER and 757-200 aircraft flying the Europe, Asia and long-haul Latin America markets. The 777-300ER will also offer the new features when the aircraft goes into service later this month.
Upon boarding, first-class customers will receive a welcome aboard card and a special amenity kit, stocked with Dermalogica skin care products, that doubles as a tablet case. In addition, customers will enjoy upgraded closed-toe slippers, an additional pillow and the choice of a specialty mimosa. Business class updates include new slippers and an amenity kit with Akhassa cosmetics.
Inflight, the first- and business-class customers can choose from new menu selections that will be served on updated, modern china along with new flatware and upgraded linens.
A wine sampling will be offered inflight for first-class customers, who will receive a tasting card to assist in their selections for the remainder of the flight. All offerings will be specially chosen for the flight by American's wine consultant, Ken Chase.
Korean Air to Honolulu
Korean Air announced that it will resume operating daily direct flights between Narita and Honolulu, after 24 years of service suspension, from the summer schedule starting March 31.
This is a replacement of the current route between Narita airport near Tokyo and Los Angeles, so customers can travel from Incheon airport near Seoul to Honolulu via Narita.
Flight KE001 departs from Incheon International Airport at 5:40 p.m. and arrives at Narita International Airport at 8 p.m. Then it departs from Narita at 9:20 p.m. and arrives at Honolulu International Airport at 9:30 a.m. on the same day.
Flight KE002 departs from Honolulu at 11:10 a.m. and arrives at Tokyo at 3:20 p.m. on the following day. Then it departs from Tokyo at 5 p.m. and arrives at Seoul at 7:25 p.m.
The schedules are subject to government approval.