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Update 12:08pm: Unfortunately this fare now appears to be repricing (to normal levels) at checkout. Congrats if you managed to score a $325+ round-trip flight to Singapore!

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Been thinking about a trip to Southeast Asia? Now’s the perfect time to book. One of the top carriers in the world, Japan Airlines, is offering fares from many cities in the US to Singapore from $325 round-trip. We’re seeing these low fares from New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), with several other cities starting at $418+. None of these flights are nonstop, and each have at least one stop (in most cases, just Tokyo).

We’re seeing availability for much of the latter part of this year — September, October, November — and into 2018. In addition, all the fares we found at these discounted prices were on the travel days of Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. With prices this low, it’s possible that this is a mistake fare, which could be subject to cancellation. Before making any further plans, such as a hotel reservation, wait until you’ve received your ticket via email.

Airlines: Japan Airlines
Cost: $325+ round-trip in economy
Dates: September through November 2017 – February 2018
Booking Link: Expedia
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

There are tons of options, but here are just a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $325 round-trip in October:

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New York (JFK) to Singapore (SIN) for $328 round-trip in October:

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Chicago (ORD) to Singapore (SIN) for $328 round-trip in September:

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Dallas (DFW) to Singapore (SIN) for $425 round-trip in January:

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Boston (BOS) to Singapore (SIN) for $427 round-trip in November:

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San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $434 round-trip in September: 

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San Diego (SAN) to Singapore (SIN) for $451 round-trip in September:

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What to Expect From Japan Airlines

The economy cabin looked spacious and comfortable.
Japan Airines economy cabin is spacious and comfortable.

Japan Airlines has one of the top economy products we’ve ever reviewed. Many of these flights will be on JAL’s 777 — including Sky Wider seats with an impressive 18.5 inches of width and 34 inches of pitch — or 787. Japan Airlines is one of only a few airlines to only have eight seats across on the 787, meaning that you’ll have plenty of space for the long flights.

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the American Express Platinum Card (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, or Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred (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!

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