Great Singapore Airlines Business Class Fares From New York To Frankfurt

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While this isn’t the single best transatlantic business class fare we’ve ever seen, this is a really solid value. Singapore Airlines operates a fifth freedom flight from New York to Frankfurt (which continues to Singapore), and it’s one of the most comfortable ways to get across the Atlantic. I’ve taken the flight many times, usually in Suites Class.


Singapore Airlines A380

While Singapore Airlines sometimes has fare sales, they don’t price nearly as aggressively as some other airlines, so it’s not too often you see a great deal on the flight in business class.

However, at the moment there seems to be a fare sale on this route. Singapore Airlines has $1,999 roundtrip business class fares from New York to Frankfurt for travel between October 2017 and June 2018. That’s a huge window over which you can travel. The fare is valid for travel on Mondays through Thursdays in both directions, though for an extra $50 in each direction you can fly on Fridays through Sundays.

The only time where this fare doesn’t seem to be available is in December and early January. Otherwise availability is wide open. You’re best off searching availability on Google Flights or ITA Matrix.


Singapore Airlines A380 business class

This fare books into the “D” fare class, so here’s a link that shows how many miles you’ll earn for the trip across several partner frequent flyer programs. As you’ll see, with most programs the fare accrues anywhere between 100% and 200% elite qualifying miles.

If you do purchase this ticket, be sure you use a card that maximizes the return you earn on airfare. My go to card for airfare spend is The Platinum Card® from American Express, which offers 5x Membership Rewards points on airfare purchased directly with an airline. In this case a roundtrip ticket would earn you roughly 10,000 Membership Rewards points.

Singapore Airlines has a great business class product with fully flat seats, direct aisle access from every seat, and exceptional service. While Singapore will reveal a new A380 business class product this November, it’s unlikely the product will be available to New York between now and next June.

(Tip of the hat to ATLConsultant)

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Comments

  1. I wish Delta One (first class) seat were padded like that. I’m sitting on a park bench every time I sit on Delta seat on One/first/business class or whatever they are calling it these days.

  2. Any idea how much lower this fare is booking through Amex IAP?

    There’s also a pretty good fare from LAX – OTP on BA.

  3. to those asking about upgrading to suites, good luck finding saver space. It’s virtually non-existent on the route.

    We just flew this last week ($1300 RT premium economy + 62,000 miles per person to upgrade) and really enjoyed it

  4. “I’ve taken the flight many times, usually in Suites Class.”

    have you flown the route in business, premium economy, or economy?

    i couldn’t find any of your reviews on them.

  5. Getting suites saver space requires a lot of flexibility and if you want more than one seat well I wouldn’t hold your breath.

  6. What’s the D fare on SQ? Because on many other airlines, D fare is nearly full fare J class. So if its 1999 roundtrip for what I think a D fare on SQ is, then that’s extra great!

  7. This fare could earn a lot.
    SQ D booking class earn 200% miles on Alaska:
    7713*2=15426 miles (worth at $277, based on 1.8c per mile)
    5x points when booking directly with an airline on Amex Platinum:
    1999*5=9995 points (worth at $170, based on 1.7c per MR point). That’s very good return for business class (if you exclude super cheap Qatar business class fare out of some countries, which is considered one of cheapest way to earn oneworld status)

  8. @RD: SQ has a strange order of their booking classes. D is their lowest business class fare bucket, followed by U, J, Z, C. Not only the lowly position of D is odd, but also the mediocre of J and then also Z being the highest!

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