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SQ: IST-CGK/DPS in Business $1,500

SQ: IST-CGK/DPS in Business $1,500

Old Mar 6, 18, 3:09 pm
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SQ: IST-CGK/DPS in Business $1,500

This is a Singapore Airlines Business Lite (D) fare between Istanbul and either Jakarta or Denpasar (Bali). It is an extra $100 per direction to book into Business Standard (U), which is eligible for mileage upgrades while D is not. One free stopover in SIN is permitted.

Example:
IST-SIN-DPS 08/31-09/09 -- $1,504

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Category 11: Blackout Dates
  TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED 09JUN 18 THROUGH 17JUN 18 OR
  18AUG 18 THROUGH 26AUG 18.
Category 14: Travel restrictions
  VALID FOR TRAVEL COMMENCING ON/AFTER 01MAY 18 AND ON/
  BEFORE 14DEC 18.
Category 15: Sales restrictions
  TICKETS MUST BE ISSUED ON/AFTER 05MAR 18 AND ON/BEFORE
  31MAR 18.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 2:19 am
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Nice deal op, thanks.. IST is easy to position and I always wanted to try SQ and not ruin the budget.. Sounds like a nice surprise for my wife and my little flyer..
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Old Mar 7, 18, 5:28 am
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Be aware that SQ operates out of date B772s on their SIN-IST route that features an old J product. I flew it a week ago and it was really hard to get any sleep.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 6:14 am
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I thought SQ was operating the SIN-IST route with refitted B777-200ER with fully flat seats. There was a discussion precisely about this a few weeks ago in the SQ General Forum. Sharing couple of links from the discussion thread, hope they work,
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29435416-post1821.html
https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29437070-post1824.html

Would you mind sharing what day did you fly / aircraft type?
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Old Mar 7, 18, 8:06 am
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It is true they were retrofitted, but in 2006. What I meant by "old" is that the seat not the latest product (2013, on their A350s/B77Ws).

A guide to the SQ seats and fleet - The MileLion
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Old Mar 7, 18, 9:35 am
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The seat is fully flat?

Thanks,
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Old Mar 7, 18, 10:30 am
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Originally Posted by more4less View Post
The seat is fully flat?
Thanks,
yes fully flat
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Old Mar 7, 18, 12:02 pm
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IST-TYO and IST-KIX are also on sale this month. The price is higher at $2,140, but the CPM is similar, given the indirect routing. You could try SQ's newer J products on your choice of their A350, 77W, or 787-10 between Singapore and Japan.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 1:42 pm
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I could find USM as well for ~ 1500 USD! Nice fare...
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Old Mar 7, 18, 2:09 pm
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Hi again,

for which dates you can find these fare levels? I have not seen anything below 2300/2400.

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Old Mar 7, 18, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by ignorantcow View Post
It is true they were retrofitted, but in 2006. What I meant by "old" is that the seat not the latest product (2013, on their A350s/B77Ws).

A guide to the SQ seats and fleet - The MileLion
So its the Business Class- 2006 Version? Similar to the A380? Still a great seat.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 4:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ignorantcow View Post
Be aware that SQ operates out of date B772s on their SIN-IST route that features an old J product. I flew it a week ago and it was really hard to get any sleep.
In terms of sleep comfort the later J products (2013/2017) aren't much better.

The -200ERs aren't that bad, IMO. They're not cutting edge but the J product is still far better than what TK offers.

Originally Posted by onlysuites View Post
So its the Business Class- 2006 Version? Similar to the A380? Still a great seat.
Yes, and the earlier 77Ws.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by SilverChris View Post
They're not cutting edge but the J product is still far better than what TK offers.
I can vouch for that, having flown SQ biz SIN-IST a couple of months ago. The bulkhead seats are really quite nice, with plenty of room for your feet.
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Old Mar 7, 18, 11:21 pm
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Iím flying IST - SIN next month and my seat reservation was (booked in November) and still is showing the 1-2-1 configuration suggesting the new(er) business class. Not the same as the A350 but newer and better than the A380 in my opinion.

Fingers crossed it it stays the same, but Iím certainly under the impression they fly this plane as standard on the route.
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Old Mar 8, 18, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by SilverChris View Post
In terms of sleep comfort the later J products (2013/2017) aren't much better.

The -200ERs aren't that bad, IMO. They're not cutting edge but the J product is still far better than what TK offers.

Yes, and the earlier 77Ws.
I don't know if I can agree with this. I have flown TK's long haul 2-2-2 J (though with an empty seat beside) twice and I much prefer it, I got much better quality sleep. I also remember the IFE being a lot more modern, if one cares about that kind of thing.

The particular bird I flew (SQ392) on Feb 23rd was 9V-SVG. The wear and tear on the hard product was borderline unacceptable, with leather pieces coming out and simple mechanical things like light on/off not behaving properly (FA had to give it a few hard whacks before giving up, I just didn't use my reading light). The IFE screen was so bad (low res is an understatement) it reminded me of days when we use VHS. I spent most of my waking hours sampling the alcohol menu until I passed out.

I've also flown J in SQ's A350 and yes while not that "much better" the slight tweak in ergonomics may have improved it slightly. It is also a lot newer, so wear and tear should not be as big of an issue.

I'm not a fan of the "flip over" turn into bed mechanism, even less of a fan of the awkward angle when in bed mode.

The B772s are deployed into lesser routes such as PER (5 hours) or BNE (8 hours), or even shorter regional routes where sleep might not be as important. For IST (11 hours) especially departing at 2am it is a different case. Just something to keep in mind.

The only saving grace was that the load of pax in J was really light, so we got really attentive service. Also maybe why SQ cannot justify deploying better aircraft on this route (pure speculation).

Also it is important to note we are comparing the hard product. SQ's soft product is unrivaled, at least in my opinion. Enough for me to choose SQ over TK.

To each his own
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