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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 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.

The world’s longest flight is going to (re-)launch between Newark (EWR) and Singapore (SIN) this October. And if you’re interested in booking this AvGeek bucket list flight to an awesome destination, now is a great time to do so. Round-trip flights on the nonstop are currently pricing at just $1,297 round-trip in premium economy, with itineraries on the inaugural flight starting at $1,347 round-trip.

No matter what class of service you fly, Singapore Airlines is known for its excellent service. But, what about the seat you’ll be sitting in for around 37 hours? Thankfully, Singapore intentionally re-designed its premium economy seat for the rigors of the ultra-long-haul.

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Singapore Airlines’ premium economy seats, as redesigned for its A350-900ULR.

Want to enjoy the comforts of Singapore Airlines’ premium economy but can’t imagine flying 19 hours nonstop? The good news is that Singapore Airlines’ route from New York Kennedy (JFK) through Frankfurt (FRA) to Singapore (SIN) is even cheaper. Currently that all-A380 route is pricing as low as $1,196 round-trip.

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Singapore Airlines’ premium economy seats on its Airbus A380.

Airline(s): Singapore Airlines
Route: EWR/JFK to SIN
Cost: $1,196+ round-trip in premium economy
Dates: October 2018 — March 2019
Booking Link: OrbitzExpedia 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:

New York Kennedy (JFK) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,196 round-trip 1-stop:

Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,297 round-trip nonstop:

Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,346 round-trip nonstop on the inaugural EWR-SIN flight:

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 Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

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The Platinum Card® from American Express

The American Express Platinum card has some of the best perks out there: cardholders enjoy the best domestic lounge access (Delta SkyClubs, Centurion Lounges, and Priority Pass), a $200 annual airline fee credit as well as up to $200 in Uber credits, and mid-tier elite status at SPG, Marriott, and Hilton. Combined with the 60,000 point welcome offer -- worth $1,140 based on TPG's valuations -- this card is a no-brainer for frequent travelers. Here are 5 reasons you should consider this card, as well as how you can figure out if the $550 annual fee makes sense for you.

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  • Earn 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after you use your new Card to make $5,000 in purchases in your first 3 months.
  • Up to $200 for Uber rides annually. Credit and Uber VIP status available to Basic Card Member only.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on flights booked directly with airlines or with American Express Travel.
  • 5X Membership Rewards® points on eligible hotels booked on amextravel.com.
  • As a Platinum Card Member, you can enjoy access to the Global Lounge Collection, the only credit card airport lounge access program that includes proprietary lounge locations around the world.
  • Receive complimentary benefits with an average total value of $550 with Fine Hotels & Resorts. Learn More.
  • $200 Airline Fee Credit, up to $200 per calendar year in baggage fees and more at one qualifying airline.
  • Get up to $100 in statement credits annually for purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue on your Platinum Card®. That's up to $50 in statement credits semi-annually. Enrollment required.
  • $550 annual fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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