Singapore June School Holidays: Cheapest Economy/Business Class flights that you can still book with Cash or Miles

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Just like that, Q1 2023 is almost over.

If you are travelling with kids, you probably should have booked your 2023 June Holidays trip by the end of last year. However, if you have not, there are still some good deals for you to consider!

Cheap PAID flights

Remember to check shopping portals like ShopBack or Top Cashback to see if you can receive any additional cashback for bookings on these airlines.

Economy Class

Take note that low-cost carriers charge additional fees for checked baggage (if required).

DestinationAirlinePrice
(Roundtrip)
PenangAirAsiaS$95
Kota KinabaluAirAsiaS$105
YogyakartaAirAsiaS$130
Ho Chi MinhVietnam
Airlines
S$150
PhuketAirAsiaS$150
BaliBatik AirS$205
BangkokAirAsiaS$235
Hong KongHong Kong
Express
S$265
TaipeiScootS$310
Perth,
Seoul
ScootS$360
Osaka,
Jeju
ScootS$410
SydneyScootS$500
MelbourneScootS$530
Auckland,
Christchurch
Fiji
Airways
S$855
EuropeAir France,
Emirates,
Etihad
~S$1,100

Business Class

Take note that ZIPAIR charges additional fees for checked baggage (if required).

DestinationAirlinePrice
(Roundtrip)
TaipeiVietnam
Airlines
S$1,100
TokyoZIPAIRS$1,280
ZIPAIR Business Class seat
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Cheap AWARD flights

There are not many good award flight redemptions left during this period but a few gems are still available. Grab them while you still can!

As a refresher, here are the Frequent Flyer Programs that you can transfer miles to, with Singapore credit cards:

Singapore bank transfer partners of credit card Miles and Points

Economy Class

If the destinations or Frequent Flyer Programs below do not suit your preference, consider waiting for Singapore Airlines Krisflyer’s Spontaneous Escapes deal to be released around mid-May 2023. However, I wouldn’t expect to find any popular destinations to be included.

DestinationFrequent
Flyer
Program
AirlinePrice
(Roundtrip)
Japan,
S. Korea,
Hong Kong,
Taiwan,
Mainland
China
Mileage
Plan
Cathay
Pacific
25k miles
+ ~S$190
EuropeMileage
Plan
Finnair65k miles
+ ~S$120
EuropeAsia
Miles
Finnair70k miles
+ ~S$120

Business Class

There are limited award seats available during this peak period. If you find a preferred date/destination, I highly recommend that you book it ASAP!

DestinationFrequent
Flyer
Program
AirlinePrice
(Roundtrip)
Japan,
S. Korea,
Hong Kong,
Taiwan,
Mainland
China
Mileage
Plan
Cathay
Pacific
45k miles
+ ~S$190
Japan,
S. Korea,
Hong Kong,
Taiwan,
Mainland
China
Infinity
Mileage-
Lands
EVA Air50k miles
+ ~S$210
EuropePrivilege
Club
Qatar
Airways
150k miles
+ ~S$600
Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 Business Class (review coming up)
Qatar Airways Super Diamond Business Class (read my review)
Qatar Airways Qsuite Business Class (read my review)
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Best cards for flight bookings

These are the best cards for online flight bookings, to earn 3 to 4 miles per dollar.

HSBC Revolution Card

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$200 cashback,
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Key benefit

Earn 4 miles per dollar
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Annual fee

No annual fee

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Min. Income
requirement

$30,000/yr

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Why we like this card
We see the HSBC Revolution as the best credit card in Singapore as it offers a great earn rate of 4 MPD for key spending categories, has a decent cashback option, does not have a minimum spending requirement and does not have an annual fee to worry about!

DBS Woman’s World Card

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$150 cashback

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Key benefit

Earn 4 miles per dollar
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Annual fee

$192.60
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Min. Income
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$80,000/yr
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DBS Altitude Visa Card

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Get up to
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Earn 3 MPD on
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Annual fee

$192.60
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Min. Income
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$30,000/yr

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Why we like this card
Earning 6 miles per dollar for flight bookings (on selected airlines) is fantastic.

With its 3 MPD earn rate on online hotel and flight transactions, this card is also a good backup for online hotel spending once you have maxed out other cards that offer 4 MPD.

Miles from this card do not expire!

Bottom line

The best time to book your June Holidays flights was a year ago, the second-best time is now. All the best and happy hunting!

5 thoughts on “Singapore June School Holidays: Cheapest Economy/Business Class flights that you can still book with Cash or Miles”

  1. Hi, for Citibank points, which mileage program would you recommend redeeming for for flights from SG to Europe/US in Business classe?

    Reply
    • For best value, I would aim for Qatar Airways (with Privilege Club), Finnair (with Asia Miles) or Turkish Airlines (with Miles&Smiles).

      Reply

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