How to book Singapore First Class Suites

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You need Singapore Krisflyer miles. If you are from the US or have US credit cards, you can transfer from all the major points system. Thank You Points (Citi), Ultimate Rewards (Chase) and Membership Rewards (Amex). All of these transfer 1:1, so it is just a matter of finding the right redemption and then saving up for it/signing up for credit cards.

It is also possible to transfer to Krisflyer from SPG (Starwood hotels). With SPG, you get a bonus of 5000 miles per 20,000 transferred.

Hong Kong - Singapore - Sydney in First Suites with Singapore Airlines. Notice the discount for booking online. (15%)
Hong Kong – Singapore – Sydney in First Suites with Singapore Airlines. Notice the discount for booking online. (15%)

 

As long as you have the miles in your account, you can waitlist for flights or find a open date. I found a open flight a few days later. (The particular date is open from Singapore to Sydney, but not the first leg from Hong Kong. I can go both places, but would prefer the extra 4 hours experience in first class for the same amount of miles that it would cost from Singapore to Sydney only).

No opening so far in A380 from Hong Kong to Singapore, so I have to settle for the 777-300ER. I have taken it from Hong Kong to San Francisco, and it is decent for sure. The Private Room and Singapore Airport is a lovely place to hang out for a few hours anyways.
Singapore Suites redemption

But before I booked this ticket, I waitlisted with the miles in my account for a few other dates and the A380.
Last time I got a few e-mails for my waitlisted flights:
May 28th 2015 I received the following email:

We are pleased to inform you that the following flight on which you were previously waitlisted is available for confirmation:

Flight No. : SQ856
From       : SIN (SIN – Changi Intl)
To         : HKG (HKG – Hong Kong)
Departing Date       :18 Jun 2015

June 9th 2015:

We are pleased to inform you that the following flight on which you were previously waitlisted is available for confirmation:

Flight No. : SQ12
From       : SIN (SIN – Changi Intl)
To         : LAX (LAX – LAX)
Departing Date       :17 Jun 2015

 

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