Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer - Misa Travel - reputable?
Oct 23, 01, 10:43 pm
This question is directed at residents of SIN. I have a trip planned in March, and was looking to make an excursion out of SIN somewhere, be it BKK, HKT, etc. I ran across Misa doing a search. They seem to have some very good promotions. I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with them and what their experience(s) have been. I tried doing a search on FT but have come up empty so far. Thanks.
Oct 24, 01, 1:11 am
Misa travel is great, at www.airfares.com.sg (http://www.airfares.com.sg) you can find the best offers ex SIN. Do however keep in mind that SIN is not a good place to buy tickets, BKK is much better.
They have more airlines visiting there and TG is less dominant then SQ in SIN, leading to much better prices.
If I have to, I buy my tickets at Misa, but otherwise I fly on a single to BKK and buy my onward trip there.
Oct 24, 01, 6:40 am
Thanks for the excellent feedback. Would they be a good source to buy short (2 or 3 night) hotel inclusive packages ex-SIN, or can anyone recommend another agency?
Oct 24, 01, 11:33 am
There are many travel agencies in Singapore that all offer similar rates to all destinations around asia and beyond. You really do not need to book in advance as there is no such thing as 'advance booking' in Singapore. Package deals can be had here which include hotel and air fares.
If you're travelling from US on say SQ to SIN, you can include the extension to HKT or BKK for next to nothing and SQ will also give you great rates for the Singapore hotel.
Oct 26, 01, 7:35 pm
Hi - as a Singaporean, let me extend a warm welcome to you. If you are flying SQ to Singapore, enquire about the value-for-money SQ Stopover Packages - they offer you 4 or 5-star accomodation at destination hotels at very attractive rates. Short escapades to Phuket, and Bali are also very cheap. With the current anti-US sentiment among Muslims in Malaysia and Indonesia, I would recommend that US nationals confine their visits to Thailand or Bali (which is predominantly Hindu).
Oct 26, 01, 7:36 pm
You may like to check out Chan Brothers at:
I haven't bought any tickets from them before, but I believe all transactions must be cash else they will impose a card transaction fee. When I was in Singapore earlier this year, I made a few calls to inquire about UA fares to SF. Their agents are usually busy and may ask you to leave a message.
Btw, it is alot cheaper to fly using BKK as your base. Last I recall, it cost about $2k for a BKK to SFO on C. Good thing about this is that you can still chalk up on UA MP and earn pts on PPS.