Behind the Velvet Rope

Reward Expert outlines 48-hours of luxurious travel in Singapore Suites. Yes, 48-hours is a lot of travel time, but as the author of the piece points out, many people go on cruises that confine them to similar cabin. The trip seemed reasonable in terms of miles spent and included a dip in a swimming pool in the Singapore airport, a private escort through the Frankfurt airport, and two lobster thermidors.

+ While other airlines don't offer luxury suites to travelers like Singapore Airlines, there are plenty of great business class and first class options for elite status travelers on other airlines. The Points Guy takes a look at the value offered by elite status programs on several airlines. The information presented can help you decide if achieving elite status is worth it for you.

+ If you decide American Airlines has the elite status you want to achieve, you're in luck as far as their 777-200s are concerned. The retrofitting of lie-down seats in business class is nearly complete.