Star Alliance member airline LOT is currently offering good prices for flights from Sweden to Singapore. A roundtrip from Stockholm via Warsaw starts at €1,083 (~SEK 11,273). This offer is limited to outbound flights starting in 2020. This poses a risk, as there are still travel restrictions in place for European travelers arriving in Singapore. As of now, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory upon entering the country. Flights departing from Copenhagen or Oslo are available at €1,300.
Inner European flights feature LOT’s usual mix of Embraer Jets and Boeing 737 aircraft. A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner operates the long haul flight from Warsaw to Singapore. These feature fully reclinable lie-flat-seats in a 2-2-2 seating pattern up front.
We expect major shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe was planned under different economic circumstances and may very well change.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, this deal is available until June 24, 2020. The minimum stay requirement is a night from Saturday to Sunday or 3 days. The inbound flight has to commence no later than 3 months after the outbound flight. Travel has to commence before December 15, 2020. Scattered availability remains in November and December 2020.
Google Flights (instructions) tells you when prices are lowest. You can then either go ahead and book with the cheapest OTA through our flight search or invest €80 more and book directly with LOT. We recommend the latter and here’s why:
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
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Information & Tips for Singapore
The city-state of Singapore is a financial metropolis in Southeast Asia. Especially its geographical location is responsible for its rise. Singapore is one of the largest air traffic hubs in Asia and therefore very well connected to the rest of the world. Various airlines offer good deals to Singapore.
Best Time to Visit
The climate is best suited for visits in autumn and spring. Summers are sweltering and the rainy season starts in November and lasts until January. You have to be prepared for high temperatures and humidity all year round.
Entry & Visa
Most European citizens can enter Singapore without a visa and with a passport only. A residence permit for 90 days will be issued upon arrival.
From the airport to the city center
Singapore Changi Airport is connected to the city center by metro. A ride to City Hall takes about 40 minutes and costs S$ 2,30€. Taking a taxi will cost about S$ 20-30.
All Dealz for Singapore
Source: Premium-Flights (for Amsterdam) – Thank you!
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