Qantas and KLM are partnering on flights to Amsterdam, with Singapore acting as the common hub for a codeshare alliance beginning November 2018.
Similar in scope to the Qantas/Air France liaison, the newly-minted agreement will see Qantas carry travellers through to Singapore where they'll transfer to KLM's daily flight to the Dutch capital – with the option to book that flight under a QF flight number for a full serve of Qantas points and status credits.
Eligible Qantas travellers – including business class passengers and Platinum and Gold-grade frequent flyers – will also have access to the KLM Lounge in Amsterdam.
A 12.40am departure from Singapore on KLM's KL836 will provide plenty of time to relax in the Qantas Singapore Lounge, with the 7.35am touchdown at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport putting the whole day ahead of you, along with connections through to the rest of Europe on KLM's network.
The KL835 return leg is wheels up at 9.10pm to reach Singapore at 3.25pm.
KLM flies a Boeing 777-300ER between Singapore and Amsterdam, with 34 lie-flat seats in business class arranged in a 2-2-2- layout.
The seats – based on the original B/E Aerospace Diamond platform – and the cabin take their colour cues from KLM's hallmark blue.
Qantas says that both airlines "are also exploring redemption opportunities on codeshare flights" which could allow Qantas points to be used to book a seat or snare an upgrade from economy to business class.