To avoid sales clutter, we’ve decided to start a weekly series on airfare deals. Here’s where we’ll feature a summary of all but the most time-sensitive of deals (e.g flash sales). Purchases made through any of the links in this article supports The Milelion through an affiliate commission.
Here’s a roundup of some of the airfare sales that are going on:
Malaysia Airlines is currently holding their “Travelicious Deals” sale which runs from now until 27 August 2018. The travel period for tickets booked during this sale is from 14 August 2018 – 30 June 2019. Tickets must be booked on the Malaysia Airlines website.
In this sale, there are great Economy Class fares to destinations such as Australia, Beijing, Seoul, and London just to name a few. Fares to London start from S$920 in Economy Class and fares Korea and Japan could be had from as low as S$521.
Good value Business Class fares on Malaysia Airlines are also available with prices to Tokyo, Osaka, and Seoul starting from S$1,531 and S$3,610 to London-Heathrow.
Malaysia Airlines flies their A350-900 between Kuala Lumpur and London with Business Class laid out in an alternating 1-2-2 configuration and 1-2-1 configuration. On their A330s, this configuration also holds and you can have a read of a review of Malaysia Airlines A330 Business Class product here. Malaysia Airlines uses the same hard product on both the A330s and A350s so the seats should be roughly similar.
Emirates is currently holding its Travel Sale where great Economy Class fares are on offer to almost all of Emirates network of destinations. This sale is currently ongoing and will end on 27 August 2018. The booking period for fares to Australia is from now until 23 August 2018.
The travel period for all tickets booked under this promotion is from end August to 31 March 2019.
In this sale, Economy Class fares to Australia and New Zealand cities on Emirates start from S$588, fares to the Middle East start from S$649, fares to Europe start from S$909 and fares to the Americas start from S$1,439.
Business Class fares are also on sale with fares to Sydney starting from S$3,588 and Europe from S$4,499.
Emirates’s fleet comprises of mainly Boeing 777-300ERs(77W) and Airbus A380s and both of these aircraft fly between Singapore and Dubai as well as from Singapore to Australia with Economy Class on both of these aircraft laid out in a 3-4-3 configuration. I would strongly advise you to pick the flight on an A380 if possible as a 3-4-3 layout on a 77W can be quite tight.
KLM is holding its Autumn Hot Picks sale which runs from now until 21 August 2018. Concurrently, they are also holding a sale for their flights to Bali which also runs from now until 21 August 2018. Fares booked during this sale to Europe and other destinations in the Autumn Hot Picks sale as well as to Bali are valid for travel from 15 August to 30 April 2019. Tickets must be booked on the KLM website.
There are some great fares in the Autumn Hot Picks sale with Stockholm starting from S$800 and Berlin from S$811. Bali is going at a very good price starting from S$199 which is one of the cheapest we’ve seen KLM sell tickets to Bali at.
In conjunction with the NATAS fair happening on the weekend of 18 August 2018, Etihad is holding a sale which runs from now until 22 August 2018. All tickets booked during this sale have a travel period from now until 31 March 2019. Tickets must be booked on the Etihad website.
Here’s the list of destinations on sale:
Between Singapore and Abu Dhabi, Etihad normally flies their Boeing 787-9 with Economy Class in a 3-3-3 layout. From Abu Dhabi, Etihad flies a variety of aircraft including their flagship Airbus A380 with Economy Class laid out in a 3-4-3 configuration.
Cathay Pacific is holding its Summer Sale promotion where there are special Economy Class fares and Premium Economy Class fares on offer. Tickets must be booked on the Cathay Pacific website by 27 August 2018.
Here are the different sales which they are concurrently having as part of the Summer Sale:
Some Cathay Pacific sale tickets will not earn you any miles in the Asia Miles program so be sure to check your fare conditions before proceeding with your booking.
LOT is having a sale where fares to Europe start from S$789 in Economy Class and from S$1,789 in Premium Economy Class. These tickets must be booked by 25 August 2018 and the travel period for tickets booked in this promotion is from 10 September 2018 to 30 April 2019. Tickets must be booked on LOT’s website.
Here’s the full list of destinations on offer for Economy Class:
Here’s the list of destinations available as part of their Premium Economy fare sale:
These are rather attractive fares which LOT is giving, especially in Economy Class with all fares starting below S$1,000.
LOT flies their Boeing 787 aircraft between Singapore and Warsaw with Economy Class in a 3-3-3 configuration.
There are great fares on offer through to the end of the month and if you or your friends and family members are searching for cheap Economy Class tickets, now is a good time to start your search.
If you are unsure which cards you can use to maximize your returns from the purchase of airfare tickets online, you can refer to the table below:
|Credit Card||Earn Rate (Miles per Dollar)||Remarks|
|BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard||5.0 (for airfare purchases charged in FCY)||5.0 mpd until 31 Dec 2018.|
|DBS Woman’s World Card||4.0||Capped at S$2,000 per calendar month|
|DBS Altitude||3.0||Capped at S$5,000 per calendar month|
|HSBC Revolution/Maybank Horizon Visa Signature/BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard||2.0||HSBC: no cap on miles earned
Maybank: Minimum spend of S$300 is required
BOC Elite Miles: Earn 2.0 mpd until 31 Dec 18