Aug 10, 2016, 03:43 PM
Yup, unfortunately the only way to beat SQ's YQ is to do an ex-MNL or ex-GRU run, as Brazil and the Philippines do not charge YQ on international departures. Unfortunately the GRU option is going to die out soon. SFO-HKG has minimal YQ too. Other data points: BOM-SIN-TYO has half the YQ of BOM-S...
Aug 09, 2016, 10:09 AM
True. I'd rather use United miles out of Australia to Asia though. Route through BKK and get a massage, then use SQ miles for other purposes.
Aug 09, 2016, 09:39 AM
A killer option on SQ Suites would be BOM/DEL-SIN-PVG/PEK at 61625 miles oneway. 2 Suites flights and a visit to the Private Room, and still costs less miles than MEL/SYD/AKL-SIN. Add in US$100 and you get a stopover in SIN too.
Jun 25, 2015, 10:02 PM
Earn miles with AAdvantage instead... You spend less in most cases. And zero fuel surcharges whatsoever when redeeming award tickets.
Jun 10, 2015, 12:24 PM
Yeah man. Booked it for the sake of the 789. Got a lame duck tweet from Etihad when I asked... "Hi Joel, the aircraft type may be changed due to operational reason. Thanks."
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