Best fares for SIN - IAD

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  1. lcpteck

    lcpteck Silver Member

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    I'm looking to fly from SIN - IAD once a year.

    Does anybody have suggestions on which season/airline/route to fly with to maximize mileage? As this is a personal trip, I'll be flying in economy. Will be avoiding summertime season as well. [​IMG]

    I don't have any status in any FFP and I would like to bank my miles into United MileagePlus. Since miles expiry after 18 months of inactivity, it would be best for a non-frequent flyer like me.

    NOTE:
    I would not be eligible for Credit Cards in the US as I'm not from there. Unless someone can tell me how to get a US-issued credit card for someone outside the US. [​IMG]
     
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    Where did you get the idea mileage plus have no expiry? this is not true!
     
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    Sorry wrong way to word it. I know they have an 18 month expiry from last activity.. :oops:
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I may not want to make too many stops as I'm sure it can get tiring hehe..

    I compared flights between UA and NH (via their respective websites) using same route segments and it shows that UA earns more mileage than NH? Here's what I found:

    SIN - IAD (1 way)


    UA (fully operated by UA)

    SIN-NRT
    UA6
    NRT-IAD
    UA804

    Total Miles: 10,081
    Total Flight Duration: 19 hrs 20 mins


    NH

    SIN-NRT (Operated by Air Japan which is part of ANA group)
    NH902
    NRT-IAD
    NH002

    Total Miles: 7051
    Total Flight Duration: 19 hrs 10 mins

    I wonder why is that? Both are S class fares but yet different mileage earned.
     
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    Ok, I found out the S class fare in NH only earns 70% of the miles.

    I noticed TK offers special pricing in Jan-Feb 2013 @ $1300 SIN-IST-IAD @ 9.7k miles. Wonder how's the product and service in TK, they're using A330 and A340 for the flight.

    Anybody has experience with TK? Or should I go with UA.
     
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    Looks like I will be traveling on NH and crediting to MP for 100% mileage.
     
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    Anybody have experience with TK for SIN-IST-IAD route? Wonder how's the experience since it's a long flight with 6-7 hours stopover at IST.
     
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