Top-rated Singapore Airlines is having a rare sale from 5 of its U.S. gateways to several cities throughout Asia and its 5th freedom routes to Europe. Fares are as low as $489 roundtrip.

I mentioned the incredible fares to Bali when this sale was first released a few weeks ago, but there are plenty of other deals worth mentioning. Luckily, Singapore Airlines decided to keep this sale running for nearly the entire month of August so you can still get a great price on one of the best airlines in the world.

Travel Availability

Most sale fares are available for departures from the USA from mid-January to mid-May. You may return to the U.S. through June. Some of the 5th freedom routes are available for fall travel as well.

Travel days of the week vary slightly depending on each route, but in general, these fares are available for travel on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, with some weekend travel dates costing $50 more each way.

There is a 2-month maximum stay allowed to get these prices.

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Sale Period

Tickets must be booked by August 31, 2019.

Sample Fares

Los Angeles to Tokyo $489 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Frankfurt $489 roundtrip, nonstop

San Francisco to Hong Kong $490 roundtrip, nonstop

Houston to Phuket $539 roundtrip

Seattle to Bangkok $539 roundtrip

New York to Bali $540 roundtrip

San Francisco to Bali $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Bali $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Bali $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Ho Chi Minh $540 roundtrip

Houston to Ho Chi Minh $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Phnom Penh $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Ho Chi Minh $540 roundtrip

New York to Phuket $540 roundtrip

San Francisco to Bangkok $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Kuala Lumpur $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Jakarta $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Manila $540 roundtrip

New York to Bangkok $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Bangkok $540 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Jakarta $540 roundtrip

Seattle to Phuket $564 roundtrip

Houston to Bali $565 roundtrip

Houston to Manchester, England $583 roundtrip, nonstop

Seattle to Singapore $640 roundtrip, nonstop

New York to Singapore $640 roundtrip

Los Angeles to Singapore $640 roundtrip

Houston to Singapore $644 roundtrip

San Francisco to Bangalore $679 roundtrip

San Francisco to Chennai $690 roundtrip

San Francisco to Hyderabad $690 roundtrip

Seattle to New Delhi $690 roundtrip

Seattle to Mumbai $690 roundtrip

There are many more routes on sale as well. Some itineraries may require a long daytime or overnight layover in Singapore (SIN).

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These fares include a carry-on bag, a personal item, and 2 free checked bags.

Seat Assignments

These are Economy Lite fares, which require a fee for advanced seat assignments. You may receive a free seat assignment upon check-in or pay a fee to choose a specific seat.

Alternate Fares

An upgrade to an Economy Standard fare on Singapore Airlines will usually cost around $200 more. This type of fare includes advanced seat assignments, is eligible for upgrades, earns more miles, and has a much lower ticket change fee.

Premium Economy seats are also on sale if you'd like to book a little more comfort and don't mind the substantial extra cost. Even though it's quite a bit more than Economy, Premium Economy seats are marked down from their normal price during this sale.

A few routes may have lower fares on mainland Chinese carriers like Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, or Air China, that likely require an overnight connection. However, these are excellent prices for 5-star service on Singapore Airlines. Other Star Alliance partners such as ANA and United may offer better connections and slightly lower fares on a few routes.

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Example Booking

As an example, I found seats departing Seattle SEA on Thursday, March 5, returning from Kuala Lumpur KUL on Tuesday, March 17, for $540 roundtrip.



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