Singapore Airlines has been known for its wondrous products, its outstanding service by the legendary Singapore Girl, and definitely, its price. It is always a privilege to fly via Singapore Air, whether be for the long haul or short haul flights. A report by website Nylon relayed a lot of the facts used in this article.

Come January 20, 2018, it is going to cost you slightly more to enjoy this privilege. This is not just for its luxurious business, first class, and suites, but the economy fare categories are those that will be getting a major overhaul (It seems like Singapore Air is starting to make its stance on luxury travel real).

Just last month, Singapore Air updated its cabin products to rival its competitors. After its highly sought-after launch of the suites class, it has revamped its suites on its A380 to look like a posh five-star hotel. Each suite has its own bed, along with a superbly comfortable leather swivel chair, and a 32-inch television screen. Its toilets are also furbished to ensure that you have loads of space.

Changes in economy fares

This time, for customers booking the economy fares, one will have to select from the Lite, Standard, and Flexi options. Each of these would differ in terms of the flexibility of cancellations and changes, the advanced seat selection, as well as mileage accrual. Other than these new pricing categories, Singapore Airlines, as well as Silkair, will be renaming the categories of its preferential seats.

For example, the previously known "Preferred seats" will now be named the "Extra Legroom seats." A new classification of seats will be called the "Forward Zone seats," which are seats located near the doors of the plane.

Even though there will be more costs to incur for individualization, like the selection of seats, economy passengers will be able to chock up their mileage much faster now.

Economy passengers on the Lite fare will be able to get 50 percent of the miles, while the Standard will stock up 75 percent, and 100 percent for the Flexi fare category.

Why did they make this move?

This move is part of Singapore Airlines' move to counter the fierce competition from budget carriers. Whether or not this move will push up sales for the airlines, it is still a question that is waiting to be answered.

That being said, it is going to be more costly for travelers to book tickets on the airlines and flying Singapore Airlines will probably never be the same again.