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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 Platinum Card® from American Express, you’ll need to book directly with the airline or through the 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.
In October Singapore Airlines re-launched the world’s longest flight between Newark (EWR) and Singapore (SIN). Two weeks ago, we saw premium economy fares on this flight drop to just $993 round-trip. And now it’s back!
Travelers can book flights from the NYC area to Ho Chi Minh (SGN), Bali (DPS), Bangkok (BKK), Manila (MNL) and Hanoi (HAN) from $993 round-trip. Don’t want to go any further than Singapore? Nonstop flights to Singapore (SIN) are available for $1,050 from Los Angeles (LAX), $1,078 from Newark and $1,198 from San Francisco (SFO).
Just make sure to book early so you can snag one of the solo seats in the back of the cabin:
After all, you don’t want to get stuck in a middle seat on the world’s longest flight:
If you plan on booking this deal, we recommend that you check out Get Your Guide’s full list of activities in cities like Ho Chi Minh, Phuket City and Bangkok.
To search, head to Google Flights and enter your origin and destination cities. Scroll through the calendar function to find dates and prices that work for you. Finally, click through to book directly with the airline or through an OTA like Priceline, Orbitz or Expedia.
Airline: Singapore Airlines, ANA
Routes: EWR/LAX/SFO to SGN/DPS/BKK/MNL/HAN/SIN
Cost: $993+ round-trip in premium economy
Travel Dates: April-May and August-November 2019
Pay With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express® Gold Card, Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Here are a few examples of what you can book:
Newark (EWR) to Ho Chi Minh (SGN) for $993 round-trip 1-stop on Singapore Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to Bali, Indonesia (DPS) for $998 round-trip 1-stop on Singapore Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to Bangkok (BKK) for $998 round-trip 1-stop on Singapore Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to Manila (MNL) for $998 round-trip 1-stop on Singapore Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to Hanoi (HAN) for $998 round-trip 1-stop on Singapore Airlines:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,050 round-trip nonstop on Singapore Airlines:
Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,078 round-trip nonstop on Singapore Airlines:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Manila (MNL) for $1,128 round-trip 1-stop on ANA:
San Francisco (SFO) to Bali (DPS) for $1,197 round-trip on Singapore Airlines:
San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) for $1,198 round-trip nonstop on Singapore Airlines:
Maximize Your Purchase
Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Citi Prestige (5x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Premier (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.
H/T: Loyalty Lobby
Featured image and images of Singapore Airlines premium economy by the author.
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