It’s completely logical: we all want the best flying experiences for the least amount of points and cash. We want to go as far as we can, enjoying the full experience to the max and we want to explore the very best destinations. For a limited time, just 30,000 points is all you need to live it up in Singapore Airlines award winning business class.
United Mileage Plus Charges Just 30,000 From Southeast Asia To Australia On Singapore, Thai and Other Star Alliance Airlines
Yes- that’s an awesome deal. Why? Because Southeast Asia is massive, and Australia is very far. What counts as Southeast Asia you may have wondered? Hong Kong, Bangkok, Bali, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur… it’s endless. If you go the Singapore Airlines route, starting from anywhere but Singapore you’ll have a connection on the way to Australia, giving an extra 3-4+ hours of business class on another flight, plus the joys of Singapore’s lounge at its home base, in transit.
Singapore Airlines is flying their brand new A350, arguably the best plane for passenger experience from Hong Kong to Singapore, and then onward to Brisbane or Melbourne, Australia. These combined flights clock in at over 11 hours in the air, not counting the time spent in Singapore. We highly recommend using a 23:59 connection in Singapore to explore the city. Hint, we have a great guide.
As Tiffany at One Mile At A Time noted yesterday, United is once again able to book Singapore Airlines tickets. On these routes you have the choice to book with Thai or Singapore, but it’s tough to beat Singapore business class, and their book the cook experience! Simply head to United.com and enter your dates. You can route from any Southeast Asian city to Australia, but only certain routes will offer the A350. Seats are currently WIDE OPEN in business.
You’re not completely out of luck. You can instantly transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards Points to United MileagePlus. United also currently has a solid sale on points, where you could buy the points needed for $906 all in, IF you had zero points today. If you need less points, it would be much less. This brilliant use of points will jump to 50,000 points at the end of October 31st, so if you want in- you MUST book before then. You can travel anytime into late next year, the only requirement is booking before the 31st of October this year. In theory, you could get the United Explorer Credit Card (US Only) but there’s no guarantee you’d be able to spend and get your points posted in time.