Business standard versus flexi

Old Aug 1, 22, 8:28 pm
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Business standard versus flexi

I am looking at booking a one-way SIN-SFO flight, and I face a choice of business standard or (for about S$1000 more) business flexi. The only relevant difference I can see is that the cancellation fee shows up as S$340 for the standard or S$270 for flexi. Changes are also free with the flexi. Are there other differences I should know? Any reason to book flexi versus standard?

(I am sure there is a thread on this, but my search didn't find it)
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Old Aug 1, 22, 8:54 pm
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Old Aug 1, 22, 8:59 pm
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Originally Posted by SMK77 View Post

Yes, this is the table I was looking at when I made my post. So no differences I'm unaware of, just the small reduction in the booking cancellation fee and the fact that booking change fees are complimentary in one case? I am not earning KrisFlyer miles in any case. So seems like a minor difference for SGD 1000 on my flight.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 12:50 am
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How come u will not accrue miles for this booking? Corporate policy?
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Old Aug 3, 22, 2:55 am
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Every airline has huge price gaps between their booking classes and that shouldn't come as a surprise. More expensive fares are not designed to offer any value other than a lot more revenue for the airline.

The obvious advantage of a higher - or the highest - fare is that you have access to the last seats on any given flight.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 10:06 am
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How come u will not accrue miles for this booking? Corporate policy?
Accruing miles on UA Mileage Plus...sorry, should have noted that.
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Old Aug 3, 22, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by lancelot21 View Post
Accruing miles on UA Mileage Plus...sorry, should have noted that.
yea, noted credit to UA would be 125% regardless of Flexi or Std fare family.
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