Singapore Airlines introduces new fare families


Singapore Airlines and Silkair have announced changes to the pricing structure of their Economy airfares. Under the changes, fares will now be sold under the Lite, Standard or Flexi fare families. Each family will have its own combination of features. As you would expect, fares within a family will pretty much have the same conditions as each other/

With the move to new fare families, the airlines have announced changes to advance seat selection, and Krisflyer mileage accrual rates and other changes.

This post will look at the new fare structure. Another post will look at the changes as they affect Krisflyer members.

New fare families

Singapore Airlines and Silkair are making changes to the fare families on offer. The new families go by the names of Lite, Standard and Flexi. On the way out are the Saver and Super Saver names.

If you are familiar with fare families offered by other airlines, you will know that each family offers a combination of features, flexibility and fees. In the case of Singapore Airlines and Silkair the features of the fare classes ate shown in the table below.

Fare types and booking classes Lite (Q,N,V,K) Standard (M,H,W) Flexi (Y,B,E)
Check-in baggage allowance 30kg 30kg 35kg
Advance seat selection Chargeable Complimentary
(Standard Seats)
(Forward Zone and Standard Seats)
Earn KrisFlyer miles 50% 75% 100%
Upgrade with KrisFlyer miles Not allowed Allowed Allowed
Cancellation Not allowed Chargeable Chargeable
Change Chargeable Chargeable Complimentary
No-show Chargeable Chargeable Chargeable


Advance Seat Selection – Chargeable for Lite Fares

There are changes to Advance Seat Selection. For Economy passengers, depending on fare family, you will have different choices, some of those with fees. The options are:

  • Lite Fare – Advance seat selection is chargeable (from USD 5 per seat)
  • Standard Fare – Advance seat selection is complimentary (Standard Seats only)
  • Flexi Fare – Advance seat selection is complimentary (Forward Zone and Standard Seats)

Further details on the new fare structure may be found here.

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.