Chris McGinnis of Travel Skills landed a private deal for readers to fly Singapore Airlines San Francisco to Seoul for $499 all-in economy class or $699 SFO to Singapore. Loyalty travelers need to know these deep discount K class economy fares only earn 10% miles in KrisFlyer and no miles for United Mileage Plus flyers.
Purchase tickets by Sunday, February 21 for travel March 1 to April 14, 2016.
Singapore Airlines $499 to Seoul is Competitively Priced
I compared the Singapore Airlines ticket price from San Francisco to Seoul, South Korea to ticket prices available on other airlines. This deal is the lowest price ticket for nonstop flights.
China Eastern will fly you SFO to Seoul GMP for $428, but that fare requires an overnight and change of airport in Shanghai. The $499 Singapore fare for nonstop flights between San Francisco and Seoul Inchon ICN is the real deal.
Singapore Airlines San Francisco SFO – Seoul, South Korea ICN
$498.43 Tuesday March 8 – Tuesday March 15
SFO-SEL-SFO = 11,317 flight miles. SQ economy class K booking code for this ticket earns 10% miles in Singapore KrisFlyer and no miles in United Mileage Plus.
Singapore Airlines $699 to Singapore has miles competition from United/ANA
The deal to Singapore at $699 round trip is less competitive, given the alternative of flying United and ANA via Japan to Singapore for about $60 to $70 more. Singapore Airlines $699 fares are a one-stop routing SFO-ICN-SIN.
SQ offers a fare calendar to check available low fare dates.
Singapore Airlines San Francisco SFO – Seoul ICN – Singapore SIN
$698.41 Tuesday April 5 – Tuesday April 12
San Francisco to Singapore are among the lowest fares currently available, except for flights with China Eastern, a SkyTeam Allicance member, via Shanghai PVG at $569 round trip and Air China, Star Alliance member at $580 round trip via Beijing PEK.
Unless you have a strong desire to fly Singapore Airlines to Singapore, Star Alliance members might be better off booking tickets through United Airlines or ANA for about $58 more per ticket to earn more redeemable miles.
United Airlines San Francisco – Tokyo NRT – Singapore SIN
$756.06 Tuesday March 8 – Tuesday March 15
$642.40 base fare for earning United Mileage Plus redeemable miles and 16,904 Premier Qualification Miles PQM.
ANA San Francisco SFO – Tokyo NRT – Singapore SIN
$768.11 Tuesday March 8 – Tuesday March 15
ANA ticket San Francisco – Tokyo – Singapore earns 5,064 redeemable miles in ANA Mileage Club. An ANA ticket in economy K class earns 25% flight miles in United Mileage Plus for 4,226 redeemable miles. This is more miles than a non-elite member in Mileage Plus will earn buying a United Airlines ticket ($642.40 x 5 = 3,212 redeemable miles).
Link: Travel Skills Singapore Airlines private sale from San Francisco to Seoul and Singapore.