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After numerous outlets reported earlier that Singapore Airlines would be flying the route:
Singapore Airlines has announced the date it will commence non-stop service to San Francisco: October 23, 2016
This is extremely exciting news. In fact, I’m going to do my best to get on this inaugural flight!!! Here’s a look at the prices
The inventory is already loaded!!!!
As you can see below it is going to be an eye watering 16 hours and 55 minute flight. Holy SCHMOLY! It’ll also be the worlds 3rd longest flight.
Here are the details from wikipedia on the top 3: this would tie them with United
And here’s a look at the product – would love this
Are you gonna get on the 1st flight?
Maybe I’ll see ya there!
Update: if you look further into that week you can see waitlisted Inventory in Saver
I also checked every single day that week and it looks to be a daily service. Looking deeper into the schedule it remained unclear to me if this was going to continue to be daily or if it’ll only be several times a week. Could be that the space just hasn’t loaded yet, but I’m not seeing daily service around the holidays.
Don’t forget that there are multiple ways you can boost your Singapore Airlines balance:
- Chase Ultimate Rewards
- Citi Thank You
- American Express Membership Rewards
- Starwood Starpoints: 20k:25k
- that means this flight would only cost you 60k SPG!!!!
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Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 80k is a very, very good offer and hit in both 2022 and 2023. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back.
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.