Singapore Airlines -- Stopover in Europe?

Oct 21st, 2006, 05:55 PM
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Singapore Airlines -- Stopover in Europe?

Hi, I'm trying to work out some possibilities for a trip to Asia and Australia.

I thought about flying Singapore airlines, thinking that I can get a stopover in Europe on my way home (they fly from Frankfurt to JFK, I believe).

However when I put in some dates, I can get 1200 for JFK to Singapore to JFK, but whenever I break my trip I get something substantially higher -- like 2500.

Is there someone who is familiar with the website and/or routing on SQ?

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Oct 21st, 2006, 09:36 PM
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It might be specific to your dates. I can easily get a price of $1300'ish on the SQ website and Expedia. Seems the stopover is just an extra $100.
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Oct 21st, 2006, 10:13 PM
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I tried Dec. 29 JFK to SIN and Jan. 14 SIN to JFK and the price is 1195.33.

That's fine.

But then whenever I click "stopover/multicity" on
http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_UK/index.jsp
I can't get the cheap flights anymore. It seems like I get routed via Lufthansa, whereas I'd imagine that the flights that Singapore Airlines flies are the cheapest. But maybe I'm just not getting it.

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Oct 21st, 2006, 10:17 PM
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As an example -- let's say you click on that stopover option. Now change to SIN to FRA on Jan 13 and FRA to SIN on Jan 15. The ticket looks much more expensive.

I couldn't find a combination that works.
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Oct 22nd, 2006, 06:12 AM
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I would simply give Singapore Airlines a call, you can often get much easier results that thru the websites, as their non stop from JFK to SIN is popular their flight via FRA would be something where I think they could allow a stopover easily, just give them a call and speak to a human.
You can also do a Hamburg stopover using Emirates, daily from JFK and then onwards daily Hamburg-Dubai and onwards to Australia.
Now that Austrian Airlines has pulled off ( or is just about to do so ) the Australia route your options are reduced.
A point of interest is that Singapore Airlines and Emirates usualy allow you to fly into one point in Australia and fly out from another, this is very convenient if you are traveling around in Australia. Both fly into Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth and Singapore Airlines also into Adelaide.
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