Deals, deals, deals

17 Nov 2008

Tiger Airways has extended its online ticket sale of 33 percent off to November 18, following the delivery of its 13th Airbus A320. Fares are as low as S$29 (US$19) for flights to Kuching (which begins on November 20), up to S$210.99 (US$139) for flights to Perth. Other discounted flights departing from Singapore are to destinations such as Bangkok, Bangalore, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Manila (Clark), Chennai and Ho Chi Minh City and travel is for February 1 to June 30, 2009. For more information, visit

United Airlines and MasterCard’s joint promotion offers Mileage Plus members bonus miles and free round-trip tickets to Southeast Asia. They have to purchase round-trip tickets on United flights from Hongkong to the US or Canada using their credit card. Tickets must be issued in Hongkong or Macau before December 15 and travel must be completed before January 31, 2009. An extra 13,000 miles for First and Business Class and 6,500 miles for Economy can be earned. To take advantage of the promotion, members are required to register at

A special offer is also available at Lufthansa for departures from Hongkong. For travel by March 31, 2009, tickets to Europe start from HK$3,540 (US$456). Customers must book the tickets by November 30 at

Those passing through Singapore can find some of the best airfares via the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore’s online portal,, which “allows travellers to tap on Singapore Changi Airport’s extensive connectivity to use Singapore as a starting point or a base to explore the Asia-Pacific region”. The one-stop shop enables users to compare on full-service and low-cost carriers the best deals available for flights into and out of Singapore, as well as book the desired flights. It is also able to recognise the location of users and automatically display the lowest fares from that location into and out of Singapore. Other features of the website include information on accommodation, tour packages, weather updates of selected destinations and upcoming events on ViaSingapore.

Julian Tan

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