Hi Everyone, I'm planning on purchasing a Singapore Airlines economy ticket to Singapore soon, but apparently because I'm not a KrisFlyer member i don't get to choose my seat.

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Zina

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 May 2014

Total posts 8

Hi Everyone,

I'm planning on purchasing a Singapore Airlines economy ticket to Singapore soon, but apparently because I'm not a KrisFlyer member i don't get to choose my seat. Is there another way in which i can select my seat or do i have to go through a travel agent? The reason i want to select my seat is to make sure I'm on the second floor of the A380, because apparently the experience is out of this world.

wozcor1

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jul 2013

Total posts 88

Can you book trhough a travel agent and ask if they can pre-select a seat? I was thinking of doing the same thing.

milesrolls

Member since 25 Apr 2013

Total posts 25

According the website:

If you are travelling in Economy Class, you can also request for a specific seat if you have purchased your ticket through our website.

You should be able to log into the website with your booking reference and select a seat still.

There are 2 configurations of the SQ A380. "V2" has business class the entire of the upper deck and thus, no economy seating. These aircraft are usually used on the long hauls. 

The other confirguration (V1) has a small economy section at the back.

When selecting the seats on the website if you can't select "upper deck" then you're on the V2 configuration. 

And yes it is indeed a better experience. A window on the upper deck is great becuase you're up high, it's quieter and you have a nice 'bin' next to you for storage plus the seating is 2-4-2 as opposed to 3-4-3 downstairs.

Hope that helps.

undertheradar Banned

Member since 28 Oct 2011

Total posts 234

 info easily available/viewable on the SingaporeAirlines website

Joseph

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 05 Sep 2013

Total posts 28

You could also join Kris Flyer its free and you you earn some points.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Or, credit the flight to Virgin Australia Velocity if you're a member.

(If that doesn't work, sign up to Krisflyer for free and put the number in the booking, select the seat, and then change it back to Velocity if you'd prefer to earn points with VA.) ;)

colin5353

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 03 Jul 2011

Total posts 85

You can also pick and change seats on the SQ mobile app. You just need booking ref & surname

ethanstokes

Member since 14 Jun 2014

Total posts 1

I'm booked on SQ economy on SIN-NRT-LAX this coming July. I am not a KrisFlyer member (I am an Aeroplan member) but I was still able to select my seats. You can change your seat and other information at any time via the manage booking section through SQ's website.

AusFlyer

Member since 10 Mar 2011

Total posts 137

Why don't you just join? It's free so what's the hassle? You might want to check if upstairs is kept aside from higher status members though.

Zina

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 19 May 2014

Total posts 8

Thanks for the ideas everyone. I think I'm going to join, given its free and buy my tickets online.

wozcor1 I have asked my local Flight Centre and they are able to select seats with Singapore Airlines.

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