I have already written about the cheapest flights to Europe this summer, with a flash sale on Norwegian Airlines where tickets started at a crazily low $99 including taxes from New York to Belfast and Edinburgh. You can still currently fly from New York into London at non-flash sale rates with Norwegian for $194.90 one way.
Norwegian Airlines is currently offering flights from Oakland, San Francisco to Singapore on their Dreamliner via London for $330 in Economy or $1,541 one way (current prices for 6th Oct). These flights only take place once a week but offer a cheap alternative flight option to get to Singapore.
Norwegian Airlines is also offering flights from New York to Singapore on their Dreamliner via London for $236.80 in Economy or $1,106.80 one way (current prices for 6th Nov). These flights also only happen once a week, but again offer a cheap alternative flight option to get to Singapore.
Norwegian Airlines Premium Economy is not a patch on lie-flat Business Class but is impressive when compared to other Premium Economy products. In fact, it is better than most other airline Premium Economy products, see my top 10 best Premium Economy airlines in the world. Why is it better? Norwegian Premium offers much more leg room at 46″ than other Premium Economy options. This means your seat offers a very decent recline making it possible to sleep. This is not flat-bed. It is more like 1980’s First Class, but for the price, the product is excellent.
United has announced that they will begin a gruelling non-stop Los Angeles – Singapore service beginning October 27 on a Boeing 787-9 aircraft, with a Westbound flight that takes a mind numbing 18 hours and flies 8770 miles (source View From The Wing).
I would always prefer to fly in Economy, Premium Economy on Business Class seats on Singapore Airlines, which already flies non-stop San Francisco – Singapore using an Airbus A350. The Singapore product on the A350 beats United. I have reviewed Singapore Business Class on A350 which is a good example of what you might experience on this flight.
According to View From The Wing, Singapore Airlines also plans to fly both Los Angeles and New York – Singapore on its new Airbus A350ULR (“ultra long range”) aircraft next year which will reportedly only have business and premium economy seating only.
My choice for a flight into Singapore would be Norwegian for a price sensitive fare or Singapore for comfort, over United. As for the rest of Asia, if Norwegian continue to expand at the current rate, we may well be looking at these superb value flights arriving into Bangkok and Hong Kong soon.
You may also be interested in which is the best airline to fly to Europe in Business Class and my best transatlantic airline for Business Class: British Airways Vs Virgin Atlantic.
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