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Advice on booking a long Singapore First Award?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by wilve, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. wilve

    wilve Active Member

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    So, I have a specific date that I'm hoping to snag a First Class award on Singapore Airlines, from JFK all the way to say, Sydney or Auckland. Since JFK => SIN is an award that I've seen snapped up within hours of it being loaded, I was considering the following strategy:

    - Book JFK => SIN for my date immediately when it loads
    - 1-2 days later when availability for the continuing flights to Sydney and/or Auckland get loaded, call and ask to add the segment from Singapore to SYD/AKL on the same award.

    ^ Does anyone have experience doing the above? Is it reasonable to expect that they'd be able to put the whole award on one ticket, or should I just wait the 1-2 days to book the entire thing at once, to make sure that I get it all on 1 ticket from the outset? I guess it's a compromise between possibly losing my preferred date of travel, vs having to pay 120k+80k miles vs 155k for the full award I want