Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines is currently selling one way premium economy tickets from Southeast Asian cities to the United States and vice versa starting at US$545 (~€501). With dates from February to June 2024, it can still function as a nice addition to a Round-the-World trip. Fares include two checked bags weighing 23 kilos or 50 pounds each.
You can depart from the following cities:
- From the USA to Asia:
- New York → Singapore at US$545 (~€501) (longest flight in the world)
- New York → Jakarta, Indonesia at US$564 (~€519)
- New York → Bali, Indonesia at US$564 (~€519)
- New York → Bangkok at US$581 (~€534)
- New York → Phuket, Thailand US$614 (~€565)
- New York → Hanoi, Vietnam US$579 (~€533)
- New York → Manila, Philippines US$584 (~€537)
- New York → Phnom Penh, Cambodia US$589 (~€542)
- San Francisco → Singapore US$646 (~€594)
- San Francisco → Colombo, Sri Lanka US$736 (~€677)
- From Asia to the United States:
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price. It will forward you to our flight search with your selected flight dates, which will then forward you to Singapore Airlines‘ website. If you’d prefer to pay with US dollars and save a little, you can also choose Momondo
You would first fly to Singapore in economy class in one of Singapore Airlines’ narrow- or widebody planes. Then you would board one of their Airbus A350s, which have a 2-4-2 configuration in premium economy class. Travel-Dealz.com editor Ditmar recently flew the ultra-long-haul version of their A350s. You can find his review below:
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According to the fare rules, this fare doesn’t have expiration and is valid for departures from February to June 2024.
You can use our calendar above that will show you availabilities. Once you selected your dates, it will forward you to either the Travel-Dealz Flight Search (which will then forward you to Singapore Airlines’ website) or Momondo with your preselected flight date. In this case, we don’t recommend booking through online travel agencies (OTAs), as you’d only save roughly €10. You can also search more specifically on Google Flights (instructions) for example by setting filters. You can then use our Go2 browser extension to book your flights.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.
This especially applies to premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
Baggage and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.
Mileage calculation is currently unavailable.
You can calculate your own earnings with the help of our mileage calculator. We also have a status calculator, which can help you decide which status should you aim for or which status does your next trip helps achieve. Or use our program mileage calculator that calculates your earnings based on your current status and routing:
See instructions on our status calculator‘s page.
Cover Picture: Ditmar Lange