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Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. We recommend you use Google Flights to find dates to fly, then book through an online travel agency, such as Orbitz or Expedia, which allows you to cancel flights without penalty by 11pm Eastern Time within one day of booking. However, if you’re using the American Express Platinum Card, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through Amex Travel portal to get 5x MR points. Remember: Fares may disappear quickly, so book right away and take advantage of Orbitz or Expedia’s courtesy cancellation if you’re unable to get the time away from work or family.
If you’re a resident of our neighbor to the north — or can easily reposition to one of several major Canadian cities — and have been thinking about a trip to Singapore, then this is a deal you should consider. Star Alliance partners United and ANA are currently offering excellent business class fares to the Lion City from Vancouver (YVR), Toronto (YYZ), Montreal (YUL) and a handful of other Canadian departure points starting as low as $1,940 round-trip.
You’ll find quite a bit of availability between May and November for this deal, even throughout the summer months, and most of these fares have no minimum stay requirement. You don’t need any tricks to get these prices, so just use Google Flights to find the dates you want, then book with Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline itself.
Most of these itineraries have one reasonable connection in Tokyo (NRT) for ANA routings, or San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) for United routings, but you can also find two-stop options from smaller cities in Canada, including Edmonton (YEG), Winnipeg (YWG) and Calgary (YYC) between $2,000 and $2,700 round-trip. Also, for some of these trips, you may be on Air Canada metal on the legs between Canada and the US connection point.
Airline: ANA, United Airlines
Routes: YVR/YYZ/YUL to SIN
Cost: $1,940+ round-trip in business class
Dates: May through November
Booking Link: Orbitz, Expedia or directly with the airline
Pay With: The Platinum Card from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Vancouver (YVR) to Singapore (SIN) in business class for $1,940 round-trip on ANA via Orbitz:
Vancouver (YVR) to Singapore (SIN) in business class for $1,982 round-trip on United via Orbitz:
Toronto (YYZ) to Singapore (SIN) in business class for $1,987 round-trip on United via Orbitz:
Montreal (YUL) to Singapore (SIN) in business class for $2,361 round-trip on United via Orbitz:
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, American Express Premier Rewards Gold 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.
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