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
(Forward Zone and Standard Seats)
|Earn KrisFlyer miles||50%||75%||100%|
|Upgrade with KrisFlyer miles||Not allowed||Allowed||Allowed|
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.