I'm looking at flying LHR-SIN-SYD one way on SQ late in Jan 2013. I want to book an economy ticket and upgrade either using KrisFlyer miles or a SAUA using United/Aeroplan miles. I have a few questions regarding this booking:
- on singaporeair, I'm only offered booking class E when choosing the Flexi ticket option. On Expedia, I get a YJOWGB fare basis ticket for USD1488 (details below), which would be perfect if that is really a booking class Y fare, i.e. one that can be upgraded using SAUA and gets 150% PQM on United. Is that plausible? Any way to book this on singaporeair.com?
- how do I check if a SAUA will clear before booking? Is checking for saver award availability on singaporeair.com the correct thing to check?
- since it's a two segment itinerary, is the miles required for the upgrades the amounts shown for Europe-Australia or Europe-Asia-Australia? Is it the latter if I make a stopover in Singapore?
V FARE BASIS BK FARE TRAVEL-TICKET AP MINMAX RTG
1 YJOWGB Y‡O 988.00 ---- - -/ - EH01
PASSENGER TYPE-ADT AUTO PRICE-YES
FROM-LON TO-SYD CXR-SQ TVL-31JAN13 RULE-GB01 IPREUAS/4
FARE BASIS-YJOWGB SPECIAL FARE DIS-E VENDOR-ATP
FARE TYPE-XEX OW-REGULAR EXCURSION
GBP 638.00 7575 E02MAY08 D-INFINITY FC-YJOWGB FN-
SYSTEM DATES - CREATED 01MAY08/1258 EXPIRES INFINITY