Cheap Fares to Singapore on From $660 Roundtrip!

by on February 26, 2012 · 21 comments

in Delta, Mileage Runs

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Delta is currently offering sub $700 total roundtrip fares to Singapore from Newark and Los Angeles per this FlyerTalk thread. Most people have been finding the cheapest fares for March-April and then again for October-December.

Pricing It Out

I just priced out a couple itineraries in March to see if it might be worth it and found some good deals. makes it easy to search for flexible weekend travel (Thursday-Tuesday) and a +/- 3 day range. -> Planning Tools -> Book a flight -> Select the “My Dates are Flexible” box

Flexible weekend calendar for March ... slightly higher fares, but still could be an option for those who can't leave for a week

To find the lowest fares, we priced out a Wednesday-Wednesday itinerary both from Newark-Singapore and from LAX-Singapore.

The lowest fare we could find from EWR-SIN on

From Newark, the lowest fare we could find was $690.30 for an itinerary that runs EWR-MSP-NRT-SIN-MSP-EWR, earning flyers a total of 20,565 miles according to, which means you’re paying about 3.4 cents per Medallion Qualifying mile.

You can fly LAX-Singapore as well, for $662.09 on those same dates. The itinerary would be: LAX-SFO-NRT-SIN-NRT-MSP-LAX for a grand total of 19,562 miles, breaking down to 3.38 cents per mile.

The lowest fare on the LAX-SIN route on was $662.

The options get more expensive, but only slightly up into the low $700 range if you were to do a quick weekend trip leaving on a Thursday and coming back on a Sunday or Monday.

My Thoughts

I am tempted to book one of these because I’ve never been to Singapore, but my main concern is that its a long way in coach. Even though Delta now has Economy Comfort seats (coach seats with more recline and legroom), I just flew exit row Economy Comfort from JFK to Dublin and while the extra recline and legroom is nice, I was pretty uncomfortable by the end due to the lack of padding in the exit row seat. That’s only a 6 hour flight which pales in comparison to the 27 hours of travel on the Newark to Singapore trip! I love elite miles and all, but I’d rather rack up elite miles on domestic runs that are eligible for upgrades. However, it is very tempting to knock out over 20,000 MQMs and receive over 46,000 regular miles for one $690 fare!

If you end up booking this or searching and find eligible dates, feel free to share in the comments.

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  • Gerald Lim

    i’m singaporean and i do not enjoy the long way in coach ! However The Singapore trips from ORD-NRT do tend to be on 747 metals and have no IFE on coach ! Delta’s a bit better from EWR !

  • Maxim

    Just flew RT premium economy from JFK to AMS and that was brutal. 20,000MQM are not worth it.

  • Natebaldasare

    I recently did the SIN-HKG-EWR route on Cathy Pacific, and it’s a bit rough…however, Singapore is awesome, and if you like food, Singapore is (arguably) the best city in the world to eat.

  • Jfor151066

    We are heading to Bangkok in Cathay Pacific First Class in October thanks to tips learned via TPG. We just couldn’t pass up this deal so we’ll suffer in coach (the comparison should prove interesting). We just booked two tickets over Thanksgiving 11/15-11/23, $711 each ticket. Also noticed some very low prices on for the November period if anyone wants to connect to Bali, Kuala Lumpur, or Bangkok.

  • Josh MacDonald

    I just flew from SIN-IAH in Y on SIN and it wasn’t horrible. SIN is a great city to visit, if I just didn’t get back from there I’d jump on this

  • SwimGuy

    I’m thinking about doing this twice in March with a 30 hour layover in SIN. The prospect of racking up 40,000+ MQM’s too good to pass up. I did SYD-LAX in coach and while I was suffering from butt fatigue by the time we landed- I survived. This is why they call it a mileage RUN!

  • Gavin

    I’m from Singapore too. I second Gerald’s comment. Please, “20,000 MQMs and receive over 46,000 regular miles for one $690 fare” AIN’T worth it… I REPEAT, it AIN’T worth it…

  • Lance

    Just booked EWR-ATL-PIT-MSP-NRT-SIN…SIN-NRT-DTW-EWR May 26-29. ~21,200 MQMs AT $736, BUT subtract a $410 voucher for me. Total cost $326. Being “younger”, I don’t mind doing the longer legs in Economy Comfort…but will still cross my fingers for the beloved op-ups.

  • Bobo

    I want to book this bad… but is there anyway I can get a layover at NRT before continuing on to Singapore.

  • Davidbryant

    TPG, how do these types of fares work with United’s lowest fare policy (i.e., they will match the other US carrier’s prices)?

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately not. You should just monitor United’s pricing over the next couple days to see if they decide to match since EWR is a hub for them

  • Foo

    Awesome! I just booked for Thanksgiving weekend for $690. Thanks for the headsup. The MQM, bonus miles, and Singapore Chili Crab was too much to passup. I used my points from credits card signups I learned here for a free hotel stay.

    I flew economy comfort on Delta last year to Singapore and it wasn’t that bad. Row 31A has so much legroom it wasn’t half bad. Just bring something to prop up your leg and you are set.

    Funny thing is I already have a HKG/SIN trip planned on Cathay Pacific via British Airways credit card miles I got last year.

  • Robert Hanson

    You couldn’t pay me enough to do 27 hours in coach. Economy coach, comfort coach, Super coach, or masochist coach, I’m not going, no matter how much you pay me……

    Back when I was 18 I’d have jumped on it. But now, no way in Hell. And I mean HELL !!!!

  • Anonymous

    777 on the msp nrt route no, so connect in msp and continue to nrt then sin :-P

  • Mown

    I thought that was you eating breakfast at the Westin yesterday. Enjoy your stay

  • Dan

    I’m not sure how Delta works, but the last time I flew this on United, I was able to book a stopover in SFO. You may want to check it out when playing around with the itn.

  • David

    I’m a Washington boy, and so this is a REAL TREAT. I booked at $690 ai for the weekend after the Election. Nice end of campaign trip! WOOT!

  • R0m8470

    Thks for the pointer. I was wondering if this works backwards – from SIN to LAX for example. My parents plan to visit here this Fall from Jakarta, the airfare from CGK to SIN is dirt-cheap right now. If this deal works backwards, it’d be very tempting.

  • Ravikumar

    Is this deal still around? It’s March 5 and I don’t see it anymore…. :(

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