10 Jan '18, 10pm

Singapore Airlines: A new way to fly

Singapore Airlines: A new way to fly

From a great way to fly, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is evolving into a new way to fly. The transformation over the last decade which has seen the national carrier recently take steps that are not typically associated with a premium airline - such as charging for seats - has got some customers asking what it is up to. Two recent developments have galvanised discussions. Last month, SIA said that from Jan 20, some travellers will have to pay to pick a seat in advance , as part of new fare rules. So far, those affected are economy-class travellers who used to be able to choose for free. From Jan 20, those going economy who have bought the cheapest discounted seats will have to fork out a minimum of US$5 (S$6.70) per flight sector. Advance seat selection will still be available at no charge for families with children 12 years old and below. Those affected who do not wish to pay ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/sia-a-new-way-to-fly

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