Rewards Programs Singapore Airlines
Thanks to the recent introduction of Elite Gold Rewards, gold-tier members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer loyalty program can claim a range of new benefits. Travelers who clock up 60,000 Elite miles on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir in a single year will get double KrisFlyer miles on a flight segment of their choice, and reaching 75,000 miles makes them eligible for a oneclass cabin upgrade on short-haul services. Meanwhile, amassing 100,000 miles allows one premium-economy upgrade valid for all Singapore Airlines flights ( singaporeair.com).
In-flight Services EVA Air
Premium-economy passengers on longhaul flights to and from Taiwan aboard EVA Air will now receive limited-edition amenity kits by European designer brands. French fashion label Sport b. is supplying those made for inbound travelers—which come with hydrating cream and lip balm from U.K.-based grooming outfit Scaramouche + Fandango—whereas passengers leaving Taiwan are given kits by Italian leather-craft brand Furla and items by Parisian skincare company Payot ( evaair.com).
Hong Kong–Cape Town Cathay Pacific
The oldest city in South Africa now has its first new nonstop flights to Asia in six years with the debut of Cathay’s seasonal service until February 18. Running three times a week on Airbus A350-900 aircraft, the 14-hour journey promises to shave almost four hours off the longer schlep via Johannesburg ( cathaypacific.com).