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Old Apr 18, 17, 9:29 am   #1
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SFO-SIN, SQ nonstop, $3499ai RT

SFO-SIN, SQ nonstop, $3499ai RT

Just got the email... pretty good fare for SQ nonstop... can also connect to BKK/DPS/CGK/HKT/KUL/SGN for $100 more. Summer travel, outbound can't be on a Fri or Sat.... details below.

UA has been offering similar pricing with fewer restrictions, but 17hrs on a UA 787 is less than appealing.

http://www.singaporeair.com/en_UK/us...ess-fare-deals

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Old Apr 19, 17, 12:07 pm   #2
  
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A miss post on my part

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Old Apr 19, 17, 12:12 pm   #3
  
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Excellent find!
Nice service on an a350. The new non stop eliminates a stop and the transit of HKG ot ICN
Yes, Flying UA could be a "drag" ( oh that was sick, sorry)
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Old Apr 19, 17, 12:46 pm   #4
  
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Any way to book this through UA?
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Old Apr 19, 17, 12:56 pm   #5
  
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Any way to book this through UA?
Nope. Most deep discount fares require ticket stock on host carriers.

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Old Apr 19, 17, 1:22 pm   #6
  
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Can book JFK-FRA-SIN-BKK for $3599 return, which is 22,224 base miles plus whatever bonuses pop up for your program. Books into D.
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Old Apr 19, 17, 4:03 pm   #7
  
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Can book JFK-FRA-SIN-BKK for $3599 return, which is 22,224 base miles plus whatever bonuses pop up for your program. Books into D.
Is this 200% redemption with United? So 44k miles? Or is it just 100%?
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Old Apr 19, 17, 9:54 pm   #8
  
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Is this 200% redemption with United? So 44k miles? Or is it just 100%?
SQ flights in D, booked on an SQ ticket, will earn 100% PQM, 100% RDM, and 0 PQD on UA.
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Old Apr 20, 17, 3:33 pm   #9
  
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I don't get why this is a good deal? I flew SQ FRA-SIN-AKL RT, which is 11000 miles compared to this one which is 8000, and it cost me around $2400. This longer fare gave me *A gold in one trip.

I am not complaining, but I must have missed something. Why is this fare such a good deal?
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Old Apr 20, 17, 4:21 pm   #10
  
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I don't get why this is a good deal? I flew SQ FRA-SIN-AKL RT, which is 11000 miles compared to this one which is 8000, and it cost me around $2400. This longer fare gave me *A gold in one trip.

I am not complaining, but I must have missed something. Why is this fare such a good deal?
SFO / bay area has a strong economy that hardly sees any good fare deals to Asia, especially on Singapore Airlines. I think the route usually runs $5K+.
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Old Apr 20, 17, 10:41 pm   #11
  
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If you decide to do a connection, you can fly NH via TYO to KUL for ~2.7k. From there, you can easily connect to SIN/BKK/MNL/etc or PER as posted earlier.

LAX-KUL - https://goo.gl/flights/OBzn
KUL-PER - https://goo.gl/flights/ovsU
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Old Apr 20, 17, 11:12 pm   #12
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SFO / bay area has a strong economy that hardly sees any good fare deals to Asia, especially on Singapore Airlines. I think the route usually runs $5K+.
Yes it's a good price. Not screaming good, but much better than usual.
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Old Apr 21, 17, 5:21 am   #13
  
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SFO / bay area has a strong economy that hardly sees any good fare deals to Asia, especially on Singapore Airlines. I think the route usually runs $5K+.
Thanks a lot for the clarification. It makes a lot of sense. And when you mention it it seems much less common to find a good premium deal out of the US than into it.

I guess this is the "US carrier dilemma" - if the US market open up to foreign companies, the overhead of the classic companies must be lower, and prices will be lower (which is good for customers). However the income will be lower too, so US carriers will lose US jobs to foreign ones.

Sorry for going OT
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Old Apr 21, 17, 7:01 pm   #14
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I guess this is the "US carrier dilemma" - if the US market open up to foreign companies, the overhead of the classic companies must be lower, and prices will be lower (which is good for customers).
I think it's more accurate to attribute the high fares to the strong US economy. The US market is one of the few in the world right now where carriers can sell non-discounted J. Remember, it's not just US carriers who are not discounting international fares ex-US - it's the non-US carriers too.
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