Asked on 04 Dec 2019
Hi all, I am compiling a list of ways to fly to Tokyo, Japan in Business class using miles and from what I know, the current methods are:
Is there any other ways to redeem a Business class using a miles currency that can be obtained with a Singapore credit card? (e.g. DBS, Citi, Amex)
Hi Lipton Tee (tea?) :)
Great list, that's pretty much what's on the market when it comes to FFP and points from bank cards.
Two weeks ago I would have said Aegean as I credit my flight miles there (since there's no expiry) and had done a J redemption for an upcoming trip to Japan for less than 50K miles, but now it's gone up to 65K. Although you can't transfer to Aegean from any local bank, you can still buy miles when they are on sale. The same for Alaskan Mileage Plan. So you could buy Alaskan miles and put the spend on credit card earning miles on that as well.
06 Dec 2019
Your planning to take the best/most worth route to Narita is already very good.
But let me warn you about the SIA Spontaneous Escapes Business Saver. The business seats you get are one of the worst businesss class offering in SIA. It tends to be the Boeing 777-200 or 777-300. My friend took it, while the soft product is not much difference from the other kind of planes, the seat wasn't great and it looks old. Plus the business class seat could not recline to full flat down unlike the newer business classseats product such as in the Airbus A 380. Please take note
You can also use the stopover trick that Milelion writes about, it is a very cost efficient way of going to Tokyo, along with using spontaneous escapes
Just to share, i called the SQ hotline and book a Perth to Tokyo flight, with Singapore as a stopover.
06 Dec 2019
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