(EXPIRED) Singapore Airlines: Business class between NYC and Europe for 56K each way

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Singapore Airlines is out with its latest “Spontaneous Escapes” discounts and this month’s deals are available to book until 1/31/22 for travel between 2/1/23 to 2/28/23. Included in this month’s offerings is an appealing option: Singapore’s fifth freedom route from NYC – Frankfurt in Singapore’s business class. The flight is on sale for 56,700 in business each way…and availability is quite good for much of the month.

There also several deals on Premium Economy between the US and both Singapore and Tokyo.

The Deal

  • Singapore Airlines has released this month’s Spontaneous Escapes, offering discounts on some routes to/from Europe, among other destinations. This month’s deals must be booked by 1/31/23 and flown between February 1-28, 2023 (though note that some routes feature blackout dates, mainly right after New Year’s). Sale options include:
    • New York (JFK) to/from Frankfurt for 56,700 miles each way in business class 
    • New York (JFK) to/from Singapore for 56,350 miles each way in premium economy 
    • San Francisco (SFO) to/from Singapore for 52,500 miles each way in premium economy (Singapore – SFO blacked out February 23-26)
    • Los Angeles (LAX) to/from Tokyo-Narita (NRT) for 51,100 miles each way in premium economy 

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Key Terms

  • Must book by 1/31/23
  • Must fly between 2/1/23 and 2/28/23

Quick Thoughts

A fifth freedom route is when a long haul carrier operates a flight outside of its home network, primarily to utilize airplane downtime between long haul routes.  One of in-demand examples is Singapore’s NYC to Frankfurt route.  It provides a terrific opportunity to sample a product that otherwise would be reserved strictly for flights to and from the airline’s home airport.

In this case, you get a little over 8 hours on Singapore Airlines’ A380-800 (which will be removed from this route in May).  The Long Haul A380 has lie-flat seats that are 25″ wide and are oriented in a nifty 1-2-1 configuration that makes the window seats feel more private and less like standard herringbone flat beds. Singapore’s service and catering are among the best in the industry and both Nick and Stephen enoyed it immensely when they sampled it during the recent 3Cards3Continents challenge.

Seats for this route must be booked directly with Singapore Airlines and the 56,700 miles fare corresponds to 30% off normal pricing. Singapore has multiple transfer partners making KrisFlyer Miles fairly easy to generate.

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It’s great to finally see this route available again on Spontaneous Escapes as many recent versions of the sale have been unremarkable — especially for premium-cabin travel. If you can’t spring for business class, flights between the US and Asia for 50-55K one-way in premium economy are a decent deal given the excellent on-board experience you’re likely to have with Singapore. Particularly for a daytime flight back to the US, getting some extra legroom and decent in-flight entertainment for a small premium over what most airlines charge in economy class could be appealing.

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LarryInNYC

One of my kids was on this flight westbound on Saturday and said J was half empty.

Josh

Saw some suites available too for some dates. What do we think of 143,000 each way for suites?

Julie

I think you should get them while you can. That flight with the suites will be discontinued starting May 2023. I flew it last August: wonderful experience!

Cee

Would this grant access to the Lufthansa First lounge in Frankfurt if catching the leg home?

Julie Garrison

Yes! I used it myself.

DSK

Actually May 15.