Top Tips For Smooth Travel These Holidays


Get organised early: 

  • Check your travel documents before you fly to ensure everything is up to date both for yourself and for those you are travelling with, including checking you have a valid visa(s) (if required) for each destination on your flight itinerary
  • Inform your bank or credit card company about your trip to avoid payment issues while you’re travelling.
  • If you have a special dietary requirement, make sure to order a special meal prior to travelling. Passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines are able to select from a range of special meal options via its website.

Be tech savvy: Download travel apps and check-in online before you leave home

  • Take advantage of useful travel apps to help you on your journey. The SingaporeAir mobile app provides passengers with the abilty to register for real-time flight updates, download a selection of reading titles and review movies, TV and music available onboard. The SingaporeAir App also  allows you to check-in online, choose your seat and download your boarding pass to mobile.
  • Download your destination city’s offline map to help get you get around, without chewing through all your data while travelling.
  • If you have a special dietary requirement, make sure to order a special meal prior to travelling. Passengers travelling on Singapore Airlines are able to select from a range of special meal options

Pre-book where possible: For one less thing to worry about

  • Tick as many things off your list before departing on your trip. By pre-booking airport transfers, parking at the airport and parking at your accommodation online and ahead of time you can save yourself valuable time and pressure.

Don’t rush: Give yourself plenty of time

  • Allowing yourself, and those you’re travelling with, plenty of time to make it to the airport and through security will ensure the start of your journey is relaxing and enjoyable. Use GPS apps to check your estimated travel time and what route will get you to the airport in the fastest time.

Go for gift bags

  • When taking gifts home for the holidays flat pack a stash of gift bags in your luggage rather than gift wrap presents to avoid having to unwrap them in the event that they need to be inspected by customs.

Pre-prepare for security and know your limits

  • Placing any jewellery, keys, and small electronic devices in your carry-on luggage will mean you’re not holding up the line to empty out your pockets. Make sure you are complying with any customs requirements when it comes to liquids and large electronic devices.
  • Know your limits on the weight and/or number of pieces of baggage you can check-in or carry onboard. Certain limitations and restrictions also apply, which may differ by country.

Frequent flyer programmes: Maximise your points

  • Be smart and sign-up to a frequent flyer programme to earn travel rewards
  • Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer rewards programme is designed to reward passengers that travel with Singapore Airlines or its Star Alliance partners. With a three-tiered membership, the more you fly, the faster you advance to KrisFlyer Elite Silver and Elite Gold.
  • As a KrisFlyer member travellers can also earn points through a number of non-airline partners including Shangri La hotels and many more.

Make the most of your downtime: Carefully pick your transit locations

  • Changi Airport has been voted the world’s best Airport for the past five years in a row, so if you have a few hours before your next flight take the time to explore what each terminal has to offer.
  • If you’re travelling with Singapore Airlines through or to Singapore, New Zealand customers can take advantage of the ‘Changi Transit Programme’ - offering S$20 worth of vouchers per adult and child ticket to use at more than 510 Changi Airport stores.

Consider a stopover

  • New Zealand is geographically located a long-way from many popular destinations that Kiwis love to fly to. To make the most of your travel time, consider a stop-over to break-up your journey and to take in the sights and sounds of a new destination.
  • Singapore Airlines offers its passengers transiting through Singapore the chance to purchase a Singapore Stopover Package, including accommodation, admission to more than 19 tourist attractions and transfers, from as little as NZ$45* per person, per night.


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