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Old Feb 28, 17, 7:24 pm   #1
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UA: SIN-HKG 166 $ / even cheaper with multiple round trips

SIN-HKG with UA $166 rt.
found on fly4free

This one is an interesting deal for every non-US resident who wants to maintain/achieve Gold with United, but who does not need or want to travel to the US/transit through the US.

For UA Gold, at least 4 paid flights on UA are required per year. As far as I see it, this is the cheapest way to get it (UA's other 5th freedom flights usually cost much more). I just booked 2 rt's SIN-HKG, with one same-day return and one with one night stay in Hongkong (the requirement seems to be that one rt has a minimum stay of 1 night in Hongkong), for a total of 298 $.

Example: https://www.google.com/flights/?gl#s...3-28;tt=m;a=UA

So in terms of EQM earned this might not be classic mileage run (6200 miles flown, CPM is 0,046 $), but it is good way to clear one of the key requirements of UA's programme. And since Singapore's Changi airport has very cheap transit hotels (past security), those 6 am departures are no problem either.

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Old Feb 28, 17, 7:47 pm   #2
  
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great fare but in wrong forum, have alerted mods
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Old Feb 28, 17, 8:01 pm   #3
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great fare but in wrong forum, have alerted mods
I have moved it to the proper forum.

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Old Feb 28, 17, 8:56 pm   #4
  
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Actually this is a very common price for SIN-HKG on UA. There is so much competition on this route from high cost and low cost carriers that UA can't get a premium on this route.

The flight times are really awful (until North America returns to Daylight Saving Time) when they become a little more reasonable.

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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:28 pm   #5
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I think fares (on full service carriers) for SIN-HKG are usually even lower than this?
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Old Feb 28, 17, 10:29 pm   #6
  
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Just FYI. if you fly HKG-SIN. CX has many fare sales multiple times a year. sometimes dropped to $130 rt (tax included), sometimes they offer companion fare to reduce price. right now, it's around 180-240 depends on dates you travel.
I rarely check SIN-HKG, so can't comment on that, if I have to guess, it's probably cheaper.
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Old Mar 4, 17, 8:45 am   #7
  
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I rarely check SIN-HKG, so can't comment on that, if I have to guess, it's probably cheaper.
On full service, ex-SIN is typically more. Budget it should be cheaper though.
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Old Mar 4, 17, 11:44 pm   #8
  
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For those making multiple rt's, the flight times work better if you start in HKG. It might cost a little more, but by starting in HKG, you don't have to even leave the airport in SIN for the return. You can get a hotel in HKG every other day where you can rest or enjoy the city for almost 30+ hours.

If you have Star Gold status and can print out your return BP online, you can go to the Star Gold lounge in SIN when you arrive early morning.
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Old May 2, 17, 4:18 am   #9
  
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Not sure if it's gone as I'm seeing a little bit higher prices now in SGD.

Was able to book some flights at S$246, but it's minimally S$271.
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Lowest I see right now is the GLE3ZMS3 fare basis, which prices at $193.40 USD

BASE FARE EQUIV AMT TAXES/FEES/CHARGES TOTAL
1- SGD170.00 USD122.00 71.40XT USD193.40ADT
XT 14.20YQ 14.30SG 5.70OO 4.40OP
15.40HK 11.60G3 5.80I5
170.00 122.00 71.40 193.40TTL
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Lowest I see right now is the GLE3ZMS3 fare basis, which prices at $193.40 USD

BASE FARE EQUIV AMT TAXES/FEES/CHARGES TOTAL
1- SGD170.00 USD122.00 71.40XT USD193.40ADT
XT 14.20YQ 14.30SG 5.70OO 4.40OP
15.40HK 11.60G3 5.80I5
170.00 122.00 71.40 193.40TTL
Thanks for posting.. I may need that leg.. Had a killer are SFO - SIN last year and looking for the same. A HKG diversion would be nice..
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Old May 2, 17, 11:02 pm   #12
  
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Thanks for posting.. I may need that leg.. Had a killer are SFO - SIN last year and looking for the same. A HKG diversion would be nice..
On the return from SIN you have to choose a 6am departure (SIN-HKG) or 930am departure (SIN-SFO). Depends on how much you like sleep

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