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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend that you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to travel.
Per The Flight Deal, there are currently some fantastic deals for Delta flights from New York City’s JFK airport to Singapore, via Delta’s Asia hub at Tokyo-Narita airport. Today’s fare will get you almost to Silver Medallion status, but be sure to meet the MQD requirement or the co-branded Delta credit card spend to get there, if you live in the United States.
The good news is that these fares are not only super low, but they’re also available from the end of August through mid-December. Note that this fare does require a 7-day minimum stay, but Singapore is a great low-cost jumping-off point to all of Southeast Asia. Additional dates are also available from March 2016 onwards on SkyTeam partner China Eastern, and on Star Alliance member Air China from September 2015 through March 2016. Note that these may not earn full miles when credited to Delta or United, however, so be sure to check out the mileage accrual chart before booking one of these.
If you’re in doubt about your availability, book now in case it disappears, as Delta offers a next-day cancellation policy where you can cancel the flight before midnight of the next day.
We’ve compiled some sample dates for you below.
New York (JFK)-Singapore (SIN) for $747 on Delta (earns 20,146 MQMs):
New York (JFK)-Singapore (SIN), via Tokyo (NRT) and Los Angeles (LAX) for $757 on Delta (earns 21,327 MQMs):
If you’re looking to maximize your MQM earning (Delta’s redeemable mileage accrual is based on spend, so it won’t affect it there), you may be able to route through Los Angeles for a few extra MQMs.
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Premier Rewards Gold or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
For more on Singapore, check out our Destination of the Week post.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
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