Deal Alert: Flights to Asia From $548 in Economy or $897 in Premium Economy

Jul 5, 2018

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Singapore Airlines is drumming up more users for its mobile app in a unique way: launching app-only flight deals. We are seeing a number of routes priced $100+ cheaper through the app than what’s showing up on Google Flights, online travel agencies (OTAs) or even the airline’s own website. Even better, all of these flights are nonstop.

It’s not just Singapore Airlines’ economy product that’s on sale. Singapore is also offering excellent rates for its premium economy product.

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Singapore Airlines’ premium economy seats on its Airbus A380.

Unfortunately, Singapore Airlines’ new nonstop route from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN), beginning in October — the longest nonstop flight in the world — isn’t included in these app-only deals.

All of the economy deals book into “Economy Lite” — which include two free checked bags, but can’t be upgraded and only earn 50% miles. Seat selection costs $20 per seat. The premium economy deals book into “Premium Economy Standard” which includes two free checked bags, free seat selection, 100% mileage earnings and can be upgraded with miles.

Airline(s): Singapore Airlines
Route: LAX/SFO/JFK/IAH to NRT/HKG/FRA/MAN
Cost: $548+ round-trip in economy or $897+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: Outbound from January 10 to May 31. Cheapest outbound on Monday-Thursday.
Booking Link: Singapore Airlines mobile app (App Store, Google Play)
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (5x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) nonstop in economy for $548 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) nonstop in economy for $548 round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA) nonstop in economy for $648 round-trip:

San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) nonstop in premium economy for $897
round-trip:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Frankfurt (FRA) nonstop in premium economy for $1,097 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) nonstop in premium economy for $1,197 round-trip:

Maximize Your Purchase

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