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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. Additionally, keep in mind that discounted partner fares may not earn miles with US-based carriers.
Flights to Singapore on several Star Alliance carriers are on sale right now. We found availability from Los Angeles (LAX), San Fransisco (SFO), Chicago (ORD) and Newark (EWR) starting at $600 round-trip. But what’s more exciting is that Singapore’s inaugural nonstop flight from San Fransisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) on its A350 is also on sale (departing October 23). United just started service between the two cities on its 787 Dreamliner, which TPG Editor-in-Chief Zach Honig reviewed on its inaugural flight. Now that Singapore is adding nonstop service of its own, competition to the Southeast Asian metropolis is increasing.
You can book a combination of United, ANA, Air China and Singapore Airlines flights on this deal. Availability is most days from September through March, with the Christmas holiday period being blacked out. The nonstop deal is only available from SFO, and the other origin cities each have one stop.
Airline: United, Singapore, Air China and ANA
Route: US cities to Singapore (SIN)
Cost: $600+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September 2016 through March 2017
Fare Class: K, L
Miles Earned: At least 16,888 elite-qualifying miles
Booking Link: Orbitz
Pay With: American Express Premier Rewards Gold, Citi Prestige or Chase Sapphire Preferred
Here are some examples of what you can book:
San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $648 round-trip on Singapore (the inaugural flight):
San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $648 round-trip on United during Thanksgiving:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $616 round-trip on United and ANA in October:
Chicago (ORD) to Singapore (SIN) for $651 round-trip on United and ANA in October:
Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $600 round-trip on Air China in September:
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.
If you’re able to score one of these tickets, please share the good news in the comments below!
H/T: The Flight Deal
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