Wednesday, 13 July 2016

FLIGHT DEAL : Singapore Airlines (SQ) Business Class to Canberra from Kuala Lumpur

Singapore Airlines Business Class Promo from Kuala Lumpur
Route: KUL-SIN-CBR Return
Booking Date: June 29, 2016 until September 30, 2016
Travel Date: September 21, 2016 until May 27, 2016.

Singapore Airlines (SQ) has recorded yet another first by being the first international airlines in years to operate regularly scheduled flights in and out of Canberra Airport (CBR), the capital of Australia. The 8 hours and 20 minutes flight, which continues on to Wellington, New Zealand (WLG), will commence operations on September 21, 2016 with flight code SQ291 (SIN-CBR) and SQ292(CBR-SIN). The airline currently schedules 4x weekly flights on this route. You can read the news of their "Capital Service" here.

Singapore Airlines Regional Business Class 

Flying on Singapore Airlines Business Class long-haul is a dream (at least for me) partly due to its premium fares. And, if you’re on the same page as I am, you better check out this deal which is currently running. To commemorate the new route, Singapore Airlines is currently offering business class tickets at a greatly reduced rate which began in June 29, 2016 until September 30, 2016. This deal is valid for travels from their first flight (September 21, 2016) until May 2017. So, what are you waiting for? Lets checkout this awesome deal flying from Kuala Lumpur.

While they have similar discounts flying out of Singapore, it seems that us KL-lites are getting the better deal. There is a huge difference in ticket price between flying from Singapore compared to flying from Kuala Lumpur (via Changi) to Canberra on Business Class.

Singapore Airlines Deal : Singapore (SIN) to Canberra (CBR)

SQ Business Class Canberra from KUL.PNG
Singapore Airlines Deal : Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Canberra (CBR)

Let's make a simple comparison.

Flying to/from Singapore
Flying to/from Kuala Lumpur
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)
Flight route
Transit in Changi Airport
8 hours 20 mins
55mins (KUL-SIN) + 8 hours 20 mins (SIN-CBR)
SGD 4,188 (equivalent to MYR 12,341.27 at exchange rate SGD 1= RM2.94 on July 12) return
RM 6,418 return.

That's about half the price when you convert it to MYR. You can make your own judgement. RM6k difference if you're flying from Kuala Lumpur instead of Singapore is such a great deal. Which means, you pay at a lower price and with extra sectors on SQ (additional frequent flyer miles).

What about the availability of these low fares? I checked out its availability on SQ's website and no surprise it falls on more odd days (outbound on a Tuesday and inbound on a Tuesday/Thursday). Also, do note that there is a 5-day minimum stay in order to qualify for these rates.

Promo Price Availability from KUL-CBR-KUL - Random 1

Promo Price Availability from KUL-CBR-KUL - Random 2
Singapore Airlines Deal KUL-SIN-CBR - Terms & Conditions

Another thing to consider is that this route will be utilising Singapore's Boeing 777-200 which were retrofitted with their current regional business class seat. You can read on further here. While it is the lesser compared to their other two business class seat types, it can be converted into fully flat bed and it still looks pretty comfortable. What's more you can experience flying with their legendary "Singapore Girl" service. Who doesn't want that!

This is definitely a good offer if you are planning a longer stay down under.

Have you flown with Singapore Airlines' before? Do you think they are worth their premium fares. Share your experience.


1 comment:

  1. Best business class flights for the people who are planning their vacations to the Singapore. Business class flights are the best and most comfortable at the same time.