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Old Oct 24, 16, 3:21 pm
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Looking for a good way to get a flight to Singopore via Japan if possible. Starting point is SeaTac international airport. Budget is irrelevent, but it would be nice to be a little light on the spendings if possible. Assume trip will start within year, but any time within that works. (2-4 travelers)
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Old Oct 24, 16, 4:35 pm
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Originally Posted by PinkGuy View Post
Looking for a good way to get a flight to Singopore via Japan if possible. Starting point is SeaTac international airport. Budget is irrelevent, but it would be nice to be a little light on the spendings if possible. Assume trip will start within year, but any time within that works. (2-4 travelers)
Welcome to Flyertalk.

I'm not sure I understand why this post belongs in the Alaska Airlines forum, as Alaska Airlines does not fly to Singapore. Could you clarify?

  • Are you looking for award tickets for your two to four travelers?
  • Are you looking for paid tickets that accrue mileage on Alaska Airlines?
  • How exactly is budget irrelevant?
  • Are you looking to fly paid premium class?
  • Or is coach acceptable?
  • Do you have an unlimited source of miles?
  • Are you looking to spend a minimal amount of miles?

All told I am not sure what it is you are asking for.

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Old Oct 24, 16, 4:56 pm
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If you're looking for some magically cheap fares you're going to be disappointed as FT doesn't have access to any special discounts. Just use google.com/flights to look at pricing.

If you're looking to do mileage redemptions you should look at the forum of the program you wish to redeem from (maybe AS as you're posting here) and the credit card forums to see how to earn.
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Old Oct 24, 16, 6:39 pm
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Hmm... SEA-ANC-ADK-CTS-HKG-SIN?

Welcome to Flyertalk PinkGuy

I'd like CX or JL myself if earning AS miles.
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If it was me and I was using miles I'd fly SEA-LAX-DXB-TYO on AS and EK, then TYO-HKG-SIN on CX but that's just me
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Old Oct 24, 16, 7:50 pm
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If it was me and I was using miles I'd fly SEA-LAX-DXB-TYO on AS and EK, then TYO-HKG-SIN on CX but that's just me
And if it was four of you (like the OP) that would be pushing a million miles.

Assuming you could FIND 4 F on EK for the same flight.
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Old Oct 24, 16, 8:18 pm
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And if it was four of you (like the OP) that would be pushing a million miles.

Assuming you could FIND 4 F on EK for the same flight.
I almost had this last year (had 3) ex-Italy. But I chickened out on seeking extra space and stuck with KL J. That plus 100K seemed like a lot of miles @ the time... (now it's a bit more ). I wish EK had something cool like Delft Blue houses...
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Old Oct 27, 16, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by PinkGuy View Post
Looking for a good way to get a flight to Singopore via Japan if possible. Starting point is SeaTac international airport. Budget is irrelevent, but it would be nice to be a little light on the spendings if possible. Assume trip will start within year, but any time within that works. (2-4 travelers)
SQA often runs specials from USA to various destinations in Asia & Europe. In Econ, but their Econ is superior to many others Biz class.
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Old Nov 1, 16, 2:16 pm
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Not sure I understand the via Japan requirement. You can fly SQ's new A350 nonstop from SFO-SIN on SQ1/2.

But if you must go through Japan they fly LAX-NRT-SIN with their A380 on SQ11/12

Both should be easy connections from SEA
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:11 am
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Is 1:10 a sufficient layover in NRT on SQ11/12?
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Old Jul 26, 17, 12:26 am
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Is 1:10 a sufficient layover in NRT on SQ11/12?
If it is in the same terminal - usually yes. If different terminals and you have to go thru transit security, it might easily take 30-40 min.
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Old Jul 26, 17, 6:22 am
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it's the same a/c so connection should be a non-issue
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Old Jul 26, 17, 8:09 am
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Originally Posted by glennaa11 View Post
it's the same a/c so connection should be a non-issue
NRT is an excellent connection airport, however be aware that all passengers will exit the aircraft and clear transit security prior to reboarding.
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Old Jul 28, 17, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by mnbp View Post
NRT is an excellent connection airport, however be aware that all passengers will exit the aircraft and clear transit security prior to reboarding.
Thank you.
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Old Jul 29, 17, 4:36 pm
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Since the OP has abandoned this thread, I might as well pose my question that I posed elsewhere as well.

For next June, I'm looking at SFO-SIN. UA MP award calendar shows availability just about every day in J.

No awards on the UA nonstop though. Obviously the shortest travel time at 16:25 outbound. Of course I could transfer Chase UR points to SQ and see if a waitlist clears but I do want to use UA miles before the award redemptions increase in price.

So the available options for J saver redemptions are either ANA or BR, transiting through either NRT or TPE. Both about 20 hours.

I think both J products have been well-liked by FTers?

The other factor is departure and arrival times. The NH 787 from NRT to SIN lands at 11:15 PM vs. the BR 777 flight landing at 12 PM.

Already "losing" two days by flying west to Asia so I don't like the idea of arriving so late and basically "burning" a night at the hotel just to sleep as soon as you arrive. Especially pricey Singapore hotels.

OTOH, the BR flight departs SFO at 1 AM in order to arrive at 12 PM in SIN while the NH flight out of SFO is at 12:20 PM.

What do other FTers prefer as far as departure and arrival times on these long outbound trips to Asia?
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