Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer - LHR-DXB Booking via SQ Website--Possible?
I have been checking on and off for several months on the SQ site to see if I can book my DXB flights direct from LHR or GTW. It keeps reporting "no web fares available." I'd rather stay on a *G carrier, but have been flying EK instead.
Am I just hitting a run of bad luck or is this a confirmed policy by SQ not to sell anything on this route via the web? And if so, anyone know what the fares are like?
Dec 26, 07, 5:42 pm
You probably need to use multi-city. I suspect SQ doesn't have a single fare for LHR-DXB (as via SIN is not a natural routing), and thus need to combine 2 fares LHR-SIN and SIN-DXB. This almost certainly will be much more expensive than flying BA, VS or EK (or any of the gulf carriers).
If you really want to go LHR - DXB via SIN, you probably have to add 2 fares, as this routing exceeds the MPM of LHR DXB.
If you just want to go on *A, why don't you take LH (LHR FRA DXB or LHR MUC DXB) or LX (LHR ZRH DXB) ?
Both Airlines have a decent F / C product and convenient timings.
BTW: SQ uses a domestic 777 for SIN DXB. No Skysuite or Spacebed.
Thanks for the responses.
I had been looking on Expedia for direct flights and Singapore air was coming up as the only *A carrier with a direct london/DXB route.
9:00 pm Depart London (LHR)
Arrive Dubai (DXB) 7:50 am +1 day Tue 15-Jan
Duration: 6hr 50mn Singapore Airlines 2500
However, I didn't look quite closely enough. This is actually a codeshare with Virgin. I assume therefore no *A EQM's (I am UA 1K).
Sorry for the confusion.
Jan 1, 08, 4:24 pm
SQ codeshare on the Virgin Atlantic flight. I've done searches for LHR-SIN before & got the Virgin flight to DXB & SQs onward to singapore. It would be possible. Try ringing them up...
....However, I didn't look quite closely enough. This is actually a codeshare with Virgin. I assume therefore no *A EQM's (I am UA 1K)....
No *A EQM on VS operated flights. :(
SQ codeshares can only be booked when connecting to/from SQ flights. For example, if you fly LHR-DXB-SIN with DXB-SIN on SQ operated flight.