SQ RTW Alliances

Old Sep 30, 00, 4:51 pm
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SQ RTW Alliances

Now that SQ is part of the Star Alliance, they can be used as part of a Star RTW fare. However, the Star fare is just a wee bit pricey.

SQ used to partner with different airlines for RTW purposes. In particular, BA. Even with the Star Alliance, UA still does, e.g., with Cathay.

Does anyone know if SQ still has any similar affiliations in place, with whom, and what agencies might have some bargains on such fares? (The UA/CX RTW fare in F out of BKK is only US$3,300 vs. $7,100 for a Star Ticket...)
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Old Oct 1, 00, 10:15 am
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Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your question, but I have one for you...

Is that UA/CX F fare for any RTW routing, or NA/Europe/Asia only?

At $3300 F, that's rather amazing.
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Old Oct 1, 00, 4:26 pm
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Yes. It's only good for the Northern Hemisphere. And it is a heck of a deal.
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Old Oct 1, 00, 4:45 pm
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I remember those offers once seeing on SIA US website.
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Old Oct 1, 00, 10:22 pm
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At the current exchange rate, the UA/CX RTW F out of BKK should cost less than $3200!

And if you get to fly a lot of CX F segments
with such a fare, you will be Cloud Nine.

With respect to SQ, I know that Continental
has a joint RTW with SQ. Prices must vary from origin, and i do not yet know to date, which departure city offers the best SQ/CO
RTW fare.
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Old Oct 1, 00, 10:34 pm
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It recently went up a bit. It's presently at 140,000 Baht.
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Old Oct 2, 00, 12:23 am
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Try tickets starting in KUL. There are (hope they still exist) deals for some 2500 - 3000$ for First Class RTW on many two airline combinations

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Old Oct 4, 00, 4:17 pm
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Any figures for Biz and Econ?

Can I get a RTW fare that has UK-South Africa-UK-Japan-UK cheaper than buying individual segments
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Old Oct 4, 00, 6:23 pm
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If the above is meant to be a possible routing it won't work afaik. You can't stop in the country of origin within you routing - not more than 24 hrs. that is.

And returning from Japan with *A will probably require a routing via transpacific. You can't just "return" in Japan. This stuff is called round the world - you are expected to do so.

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Old Oct 4, 00, 7:08 pm
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However,...


you probably can get it done with an OW 3-continent fare... (using Cathay Pacific in the leg SOuth Africa->Japan via HKG).


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Old Oct 5, 00, 3:10 pm
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I think they still partner with TWA.
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Old Oct 6, 00, 3:04 pm
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Yeah, they still partner with TWA, but for what I hope are obvious reasons, I don't really want to endure the rather drastic shift from a first class SQ flight to a TW flight...
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Old Oct 6, 00, 5:35 pm
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you're going to have to use a US based airline anyway--TW isn't significantly worse or better than anyone else these days, IMHO. Assuming you want to maximize your SQ miles in F, only SQ (TPE/NRT/HKG/SEL to/from LAX/SFO/YVR, AMS/FRA to/from NYC) MH (NRT to/from NRT, Dubai to/from EWR and NZ (Auckland to/from HNL/LAX, LAX to/from LHR/FRA) (keep me honest, here) have both transatlantic and transpacific crossings touching the USA.

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Old Oct 6, 00, 10:54 pm
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My first choice actually was the apparently no longer existent SQ/BA RTW ticket. LAX-NRT-SIN-LHR-LAX.

But that option is out now. Could actually do it on SQ almost all the way around. Would just have to use TW from JFK/EWR to LAX.
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Old Oct 11, 00, 6:25 am
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I was just informed by my agent in BKK that many of the RTW prices are going up this fall due to the rise in fuel prices. Wonder
what UA/CX fares are going to be??? Does anyone have any information ?
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