Whether you’re looking for amazing cocktails or the cheapest Michelin star meal on the planet, Singapore has you covered and then some. If watching Crazy Rich Asians wasn’t enough to make you want to spend at least a couple of days in Singapore, maybe $890 for premium economy will do it for you! Let’s be clear.
We’re talking about premium economy — not economy — on Singapore Airlines and this just might be the cheapest we’ve seen this flight! Hopefully, that has your attention.
The Flight Details
Singapore Airlines operates a non-stop flight between Los Angeles and Singapore and boy is it a long one. The outbound flight is listed at 17 hours while the return flight is listed at just under 16 hours.
It’s no wonder they’ve only outfitted the aircraft with premium economy and business class. Sure, you could be brave and fly economy for on a flight this long but at $890 round-trip, you take the premium economy option every time.
To take advantage of this deal, you must book your flights by April 11, 2019 at 11:59 pm PT. You can fly the outbound between April 1 and June 9 or after July 16. Your trip must be completed by November 30. The minimum stay is 7 days while the maximum is 2 months — more than enough time to hop around Asia if you choose.
Singapore Airlines also operates a fifth freedom flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita on the way to Singapore. However, this flight is not eligible for the fare deal. You must fly the non-stop on flights SQ 35 and SQ 36.
You can quickly find dates at the $890 price point via Google Flights. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out our guide to becoming a Google Flights expert.
Check Out The Chase Travel Portal
If you’d like to save some cash, these prices can be found in the Chase Travel Portal which means you can book with your Chase Ultimate Rewards points. This is great news for those with the Chase Sapphire Reserve as an $890 premium economy ticket will only cost you 59,327 Chase points at 1.5 cents per point.
Even those with the Chase Sapphire Preferred might want to consider booking this through the travel portal. At 1.25 cents per point, you can book for only 71,193 Chase points.
For some context, an economy ticket booked with Singapore KrisFlyer — a transfer partner of Ultimate Rewards — would cost 76,000 miles round-trip. With the Chase Travel Portal, you’d not only use fewer points but you’d get a much better seat for the long journey.
Singapore Airlines regularly gets rave reviews for its service and its catering across all cabins. This is even more important on a 17-hour flight across the Pacific Ocean. So, do yourself a favor and ditch economy for premium economy. Heck, you can even book it for fewer miles than you’d need for an economy award.
“With the Chase Travel Portal, you’d not only use fewer points but you’d get a much better seat for the long journey.”
and not to mention the miles you would earn on this fare. at 17,539 miles round trip, you would earn at least 100% almost anywhere you credit to but oh my if you are an alaska MVP 75k.. you are looking at almost 40k in redeemable miles back to you (225%). With alaska miles typically valued at equal to UR points, you are basically flying for this at just 20k points net and converting 40k UR points to 40k Alaska miles.
Too bad I am already booked out for the year. not not an alaska elite.
For the Chase portal. Does that mean you need to use your chase points and not transfer them to Singapore miles?
By that I mean not using Chase UR transfer to Singapore and just using the Chase points as is on my account.
Correct. You can log into your Chase account, search for flights and book. No need to transfer points for this booking. You’re just applying points to a cash fare
Thank you. Any idea if the dates via Chase would match the dates via Google flights? I don’t see why not but I’m not familiar with travel points.
The Chase travel portal is run by Expedia. If Google Flights shows Expedia as a booking option, you can be reasonably confident it will be bookable with Chase points in the portal.
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