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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.
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.
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)