Fly premium economy on Singapore Airlines for as low as $840 round-trip

Nov 25, 2021

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Singapore Airlines offers the world’s longest commercial flight from New York. What if you could fly in premium economy for the price of coach?

Back in 2019, TPG’s Katie Genter flew premium economy on the Singapore Airlines A350-900 ULR and said that “it’s the closest I’ve ever been to business class.”

Singapore premium economy (Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

For under $1,000 round-trip, you’ll enjoy a generous recline, lumbar support, a delectable menu of inflight food and drink and even storage space if you score one of the solo seats.

Not a bad way to fly across the Pacific, and you can find this deal to destinations throughout Asia such as Bangkok (BKK), Jakarta (CGK) and Tokyo (NRT).

(Photo by Katie Genter/The Points Guy)

This deal was first spotted by our friends over at Scott’s Cheap Flights. As part of their ‘‘Mega Sale,” you can score an incredible deal on their memberships at both the Elite ($174, normally $199 per year) and Premium ($24, normally $49 per year) levels, now through Monday, Nov. 29. If you want to be in the know of these flight deals first, there’s never been a better time to buy your membership ahead of the new year.

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Deal basics

Airlines: Singapore Airlines premium economy.
Routes: JFK/LAX to BKK/CGK/NRT.
Cost: Under $1,000 round-trip.
Dates: January-June 2022.
Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

The information for the Citi Prestige Card has been collected independently by The Points Guy. The card details on this page have not been reviewed or provided by the card issuer.

Sample flights

These deals are found out of New York (JFK) or Los Angeles (LAX). Let’s take a look at some of the premium economy flights you can score for under $1,000 round-trip, found via Google Flights.

Los Angeles (LAX) to Tokyo (NRT) for $837 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New York (JFK) to Jakarta (CGK) for $927 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

New York (JFK) to Bangkok (BKK) for $970 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Los Angeles (LAX) to Bangkok (BKK) for $970 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Los Angeles (LAX) to Jakarta (CGK) for $971 round-trip.

(Screenshot courtesy of Google Flights)

Maximize your purchase

Pay with: The Platinum Card® from American Express for 5x on airfare booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year), the Citi Prestige® Card for 5x on airfare, the Citi Premier® Card (3x on air travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on air travel), the American Express® Gold Card for 3x on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel, or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card for 2x on travel.

Bottom line

Asia is top of mind for many, and we can only hope that some of these destinations will open their borders to international travelers in 2022. Better yet, you could fly to Asia in premium economy via Singapore Airlines for a fraction of the usual cost — fitting the bill of an economy traveler who doesn’t want to pay up for an ultra-long-haul business class flight.

Featured photo by Matteo Colombo for Getty Images.

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