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Old Jul 4, 18, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Mehul Shah View Post
That is exactly I found 2 weeks ago, and still alive, i may book it, adding 1000 usd extra return leg would be via FRA SIN AMD in A380 upto SIN
crediting to AS will earn around 47000 to 50000 RDM, more with status on AS
I am combining with IBERIA Avios promotion to position myself to AMD and visit there family
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Did I miss a thread on this fare couple weeks ago?
This one is what I remember:

AMD-JFK $1962 Singapore Airlines
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Old Jul 4, 18, 11:35 pm
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Assume it does not work the other way around - e.g. EWR-SIN-AMD?

I may try to create RTW itinerary out of this. Getting myself to AMD eastbound from US via Europe, and pickup this fare from AMD.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 11:37 pm
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Wait, shouldn't you be able to transit without passing through immigration? Or is India like Mexico where you must pass through customs even when connecting internationally?
It's possible in major airports like Mumbai and Delhi. Ahmedabad, on the other hand, has limited number of int'l flights and it's very unlikely if anyone has ever done a transit as int'l to int'l here, if not never. However, as someone commented above, may be SQ ground staff can look after this issue.
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Old Jul 4, 18, 11:55 pm
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Originally Posted by JHake10 View Post
I just booked this! I wonder if I can fly in on the SQ flight which gets in at ~9:30pm and have enough time to transit and come back for the ~11:00pm departure. I've been to HYD and DEL which can be hectic at times. Any thoughts?
I have no idea how INT-INT transfers work at Ahmedabad, but the rarity factor means they are unlikely to be as straightforward as you might hope for,


The fly in the ointment is that you are not an international transit passenger under the strict definition of the term. Immigration folk can be sticklers for this type of thing. You are returning directly to your origin, not to a third country.

This creates potential problems at AMD, and an intractable one at Singapore - if your passport requires an Indian visa, they'll want to see one before letting you on the aircraft.

Far better to splash out on a visa and a healthy connection time in india. Look on it as another opportunity to visit a fascinating country.

Positioning flights, visas and overnight stays are the additional costs that pile onto these fares to make them less attractive than the headline fare.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 4:52 am
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Certainly SQ is unlikely to let Singaporeans get onto direct services from SIN on fares like this, but that's no different to BA from London, LH from Frankfurt etc etc. And both those airlines can at times offer stonkingly good fares from other major European cities.
I get that business reasoning, but I wonder why it is that I very rarely see premium deals on FlyerTalk originating from SIN (even from other airlines)?
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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:33 am
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I get that business reasoning, but I wonder why it is that I very rarely see premium deals on FlyerTalk originating from SIN (even from other airlines)?
Singapore joins NZ and Australia in getting very little love from low fares. Dunno why. Perhaps its an oligarchy not wanting to rock boats, scared of what competition could do....

I have no idea why Oslo, within Europe, should be the target of such love (some say because of Norwegian but that I don't buy - doesn't quite explain why QR and TK love, or loved, the place so much). But I've been happy to trudge up to Oslo (and Stockholm) to start trips.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:42 am
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
Singapore joins NZ and Australia in getting very little love from low fares. Dunno why. Perhaps its an oligarchy not wanting to rock boats, scared of what competition could do....

I have no idea why Oslo, within Europe, should be the target of such love (some say because of Norwegian but that I don't buy - doesn't quite explain why QR and TK love, or loved, the place so much). But I've been happy to trudge up to Oslo (and Stockholm) to start trips.
NZ and AUS ? what routes are u talking about ? I tried all cities one way to NYC but could not find any thing . can you share a link please.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 7:53 am
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NZ and AUS ? what routes are u talking about ? I tried all cities one way to NYC but could not find any thing . can you share a link please.
Not sure you understood my post. I suggested low fares out of that region are rare !
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Old Jul 5, 18, 8:55 am
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Not sure you understood my post. I suggested low fares out of that region are rare !
i get it now , thanks
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Old Jul 5, 18, 1:40 pm
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i get it now , thanks

ok but if you do find anything, please post it here!
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Old Jul 5, 18, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
I have no idea how INT-INT transfers work at Ahmedabad, but the rarity factor means they are unlikely to be as straightforward as you might hope for,


The fly in the ointment is that you are not an international transit passenger under the strict definition of the term. Immigration folk can be sticklers for this type of thing. You are returning directly to your origin, not to a third country.

This creates potential problems at AMD, and an intractable one at Singapore - if your passport requires an Indian visa, they'll want to see one before letting you on the aircraft.

Far better to splash out on a visa and a healthy connection time in india. Look on it as another opportunity to visit a fascinating country.

Positioning flights, visas and overnight stays are the additional costs that pile onto these fares to make them less attractive than the headline fare.
This is what I figured. Looking at flights now and I can leave SIN early on either a SQ/AI flight to DEL then connect to AMD on AI and arrive hours before this flight. IIRC visas are no longer required for US passports (this wasn't the case when I went back in 2014).

Edit: Will need to apply for an e-Visa online. Either way, will do this to make sure i'm covered.
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Old Jul 5, 18, 11:09 pm
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Originally Posted by IAN-UK View Post
ok but if you do find anything, please post it here!
I absolutely second that! Desperate for a good business class deal from SIN (or really even KUL at a pinch!) to Europe and the US.
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Old Jul 6, 18, 4:40 am
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Originally Posted by fluctuation_001 View Post
I absolutely second that! Desperate for a good business class deal from SIN (or really even KUL at a pinch!) to Europe and the US.
Even though the one listed in this thread has gone (or at least it is no longer USD 1200):

Qatar Airways CGK-MXP/ZRH/BCN roundtrip business class +/- USD 1400

You can still get GCK to MXP for just over $2000 most days on QR (ORD just over $3100 for CGK to ORD ... including flights on QSuites). No good for *A status but it earns OW status miles and is a decent cost per mile.

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Old Jul 7, 18, 7:16 am
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The Indian eVisa is easy to get and not a bad option, but I encourage anyone doing the international thing often to just get the 10 year visa (just like China). Especially if you like fascinating places and being able to take spontaneous trips. These are the two most populated countries in the world, by a long shot.

I had to get a new passport recently even, but I got my old one back which has my Chinese visa in it and it still has 7 years left on it. Nice to have options.
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Old Jul 7, 18, 10:31 am
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Booked an one-way from AMD to EWR via SIN next year.

To position, I think I will redeem from AS an one-way ticket on EK: JFK-DXB-AMD.
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