Best flights from Singapore to Europe (Award & Revenue)

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I wrote an article discussing the best flights from Singapore to USA. Today, I’ll share my preferred options to Europe for each cabin. In this article, I am only considering flights departing Changi Airport, Singapore (i.e. no positioning).

Economy

Option 1 (Revenue)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Barcelona
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Price: $903
Cashback from Rebate Mango: $9.03 (1%)
Miles from Frequent Flyer Program: 6,776 at 50% with Singapore Airlines (worth $115)
Miles from credit card: 3,612 with OCBC 90°N (worth $61)

Summary: Pay $903 and receive $185 worth of miles and rebates

Option 2 (Miles redemption)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Paris
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Miles required: 76,000 (worth $1,292) Krisflyer + $129.80 fees

Winner: Option 1

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Premium Economy

Option 1 (Revenue)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Barcelona via Hong Kong
Airline: Cathay Pacific
Price: $1,790
Miles from Frequent Flyer Program: 17,246 at 110% with Alaska Mileage Plan (worth $379)
Miles from credit card: 7,160 with DBS Woman’s World (worth $121)

Summary: Pay $1,790 and receive $500 worth of miles

Option 2 (Miles redemption)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Barcelona
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Miles required: 129,000 (worth $2,193) Krisflyer + $82.30 fees

Winner: Option 1


Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Seat. Photo credit: USA Today

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Seat. Photo credit: USA Today

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Business

Option 1 (Revenue)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Rome via Helsinki
Airline: Finnair
Price: $3,336 via Expedia
Cashback from Rebate Mango: $21 (0.65%)
Miles from Frequent Flyer Program: 17,873 at 125% with Alaska Mileage Plan (worth $393)
Miles from credit card: 20,016 with DBS Altitude (worth $340)

Summary: Pay $3,336 and receive $754 worth of miles and rebates

Option 2 (Miles redemption)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Rome via Hong Kong
Airline: Cathay Pacific
Miles required: 130,000 (worth $2,210) Asia Miles + $250 fees

Winner: Option 2


Cathay Pacific Business Class

Cathay Pacific Business Class

First

Option 1 (Revenue)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Zurich via Paris
Airline: Air France
Price: $8,546
Miles from Frequent Flyer Program: 41,778 at 300% with Delta Skymiles (worth $626)
Miles from credit card: 10,255 with Citibank PremierMiles (worth $174)

Summary: Pay $8,546 and receive $800 worth of miles and rebates

Option 2 (Miles redemption)

Route: Round trip Singapore – Zurich
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Miles required: 250,000 (worth $4,250) Krisflyer + $100.10 fees

Winner: Option 2

Conclusion

No surprises here. As with redemptions to other parts of the world, you’ll get more value for your miles by using them for premium cabins (Business and First). Having a little flexibility on your dates and destinations makes all the difference here. You don’t want to pay $1,500 for Economy flights that typically sell for $900 (or less).

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