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:
Qatar Airways is holding its Asian Games sale which ends on 2 September 2018. Tickets bought during this sale are valid for travel from now until 31 March 2019. Tickets must be booked on Qatar Airways website.
In this sale, flights start from S$833 and destinations that are on offer include Stockholm, Milan, and New York.
These fares are also valid for travel during the Christmas season, here’s a sample fare to London Heathrow departing on Christmas Day itself:
You’ll get to fly on their brand new A350-1000 aircraft between Doha and Singapore and like their A350-900, Economy Class is laid out in a 3-3-3 layout.
Emirates is holding a sale which will end on 3 September 2018. Tickets booked during this sale are valid for travel from now until 30 November 2018 for flights to most of Europe and until 31 December 2018 for flights to Australia. Tickets must be booked on the Emirates website.
In this sale, fares to Colombo start from S$489, Europe from S$969 and the Americas from S$1,519.
You can view the full list of destinations available for booking on the Emirates website. Here are just some of the destinations which are available for booking:
Emirates Economy Class is laid out in a 3-4-3 configuration on both their A380 and Boeing 777-300ER and both these aircraft fly between Singapore and Dubai. I recommend picking the flight that’s operated by the A380 if it’s offered as you’ll have a slightly wider seat compared to the Boeing 777-300ER.
LOT is still consistently offering great fares to Europe starting from just S$749. There is no stipulated end date for this sale by LOT and you must purchase your tickets on LOT’s website.
Some great value fares include Copenhagen from S$749 and Barcelona from S$799. Here’s the full list of destinations available for booking:
LOT flies their Boeing 787 aircraft between Warsaw and Singapore with Economy Class laid out in a 3-3-3 configuration.
Qatar Airways has always offered consistently decently priced fares to their European destinations and if you want to travel in December they would be your best bet.
If you are unsure of which credit card to use for your airfare purchases, you can refer to the table below:
|Earn Rate (Miles per Dollar)
|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
|Capped at S$2,000 per calendar month
|Capped at S$5,000 per calendar month
|HSBC Revolution/Maybank Horizon Visa Signature/BOC Elite Miles World Mastercard (in SGD)
|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