I love Singapore Airlines (SQ). The very first 747-400 I flew on was on their route from LA to SIN, and I will never forget that experience. Though the bulk of my family was in coach, my grandparents were in business class and I remember seeing just how much care the flight crew took of preparing those seats. The thing that surprised me was that they took just as much care of those of us in economy!
Singapore Airlines has always had a stellar soft product (the experience), and their hard product (the tangible) has never been far behind. They have recently redesigned their premium economy and it looks phenomenal. To commemorate it, they have also released a sale for their premium economy product to Singapore from New York, LA, or San Francisco. For only $1,150, pre-taxes, you can experience it in person! If I had the time and spare change, I know I would be taking advantage of this. You can experience this new layout on their Airbus A380, Airbus A350, and Boeing 777–300ER aircraft.
If you would like to see more images of the premium economy hard product, head on over to ThePointsGuy.com – one of their contributors had a chance to experience it and they have me sold. I also look forward to seeing more reviews of Premium Economy products as they are a lot more accessible to the general public than Business or First Class products.
DoctorOfCredit, one of my favorite sites for impartial deals and financial advice in general, recently posted about a deal offered by Visa Signature for certain members of the Hilton family of hotels. It is the combination of two offers from Visa that might stack for some pretty awesome results!
The details can be found at the Visa Signature landing page for the deal, but at a high level, you receive a free night for a stay of two or more consecutive nights at a participating hotel (Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Conrad, or Curio – a full list can be found on the DoctorOfCredit website and the Visa Signature page). Additionally, you receive Hilton-lite benefits which are quite nice:
Room Upgrade, if available
Complimentary continental breakfast daily
Late check-out, if available
Daily $25 food-and-beverage credit
The part where it gets kind of silly is when you combine it with a second offer from Visa Signature where you receive a $75 gift card! Granted, they might not let you apply both deals (they link to one another on Visa’s website, but they both say can’t be combined – only way to know for sure is to call and try), but a free night with premium perks is hard to beat. On top of this, the current Hilton promotion is for double points, which means faster free nights down the road. Be sure to add your number to the reservation when making the booking.