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Singapore Air Krisflyer Sweet Spot – Intra Asia
I’m going to be in Taipei at the end of year and was just looking at ways to get to Vietnam and sort of stumbled across an excellent deal with Singapore Airlines, IN FACT, I’d say it’s a Singapore Air Krisflyer Sweet Spot. I’d written a little while back about the Singapore Air Krisflyer Sweet Spot – Hong Kong which became a pretty popular article and thought I’d share this one as well. Comparing rates with other Star Alliance partners it’s look as tho Singapore Air may be the best way to book a premium ticket on certain Intra-Asia flights. Here’s a Singapore Air Krisflyer Sweet Spot – Intra Asia.
I’m looking to fly from Taipei, Taiwan ( TPE ) to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam ( SGN )
Now, I know that I could use American or Alaska to fly on Cathay or Japan Air and it would be a great deal, but I was looking to fly direct. That basically boils down the options to Vietnam Airlines (SkyTeam), China Airlines ( Sky Team), and EVA ( Star Alliance). I’ll be flying over on China Airlines Business ( SUPER STOKED) and wanted to spend a couple days in Taipei to check it out so there wasn’t a whole lot I could do with a 24 stopover, and thus…I needed to book a separate ticket.
An EVA business class flight costs $833
Look at how much it costs for a flight on Dec 30th with United Business Saver – 40k Points
The same flight with Aeroplan – 40k
Now look at Singapore Air Krisflyer for the same flight – 27,500 and just $23.72
- Taipei is in North Asia 1 and Vietnam is South East Asia 2
- You can see in the below chart that shows roundtrip award prices R/T is 55k – so one way is 27,500. A 12,500 mile discount over both Aero and United for the same flight. The great thing about Singapore is I can transfer Amex, TY, and UR and drain a little bit out of each program rather than a bulk amount from one. BAZINGA!
I’ve never flown EVA ROYAL LAUREL and am super excited to try it
[Added on 10/30] Also…Singapore Air usually has steep fees in addition to points but on this route they come out to just $23.72 for my EVA business class flight.
Singapore Air Krisflyer miles are also some the easiest miles to accumulate
As you can see in the table below…all the major flexible currencies can transfer into Singapore Air
|American Express Membership Rewards||Chase Ultimate Rewards||Citi Thank You||SPG|
|Airlines||AeroMexico||British Airways||Cathay Pacific||Aegean|
|Air Canada||AirFrance ( FlyingBlue)||EVA||Aeromexico|
|Alitalia||Korean AIr||Etihad||Aeroplan/Air Canada|
|ANA||Singapore AIr||Air France/KLM||Air Berlin|
|British Airways ( 1.25:1)||Southwest||Garuda Indonesia||Air China|
|Cathay Pacific||United||Malaysia Air||Air New Zealand 65:1|
|Air France: Flying Blue||Virgin America 1:2||Asia|
|Hawaiian||Virgin Atlantic||British Airways|
|Iberia (14:1)||China Eastern|
|JetBlue (1.25:1)||China Southern|
|Virgin America (2:1)||Emirates|
|Miles and more|
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