Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines and Oman Air match prices for Business Class flights between Paris and Manila, going as low as €1,497 for a roundtrip. Both fares require a layover at the respective airlines’ hub.
Oman Air operates a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner between Paris and Muscat. An Airbus A330-300 will take you onwards to Manila. If you choose Singapore Airlines, the entire trip will be Boeing 777-300 service.
Search & Book
Singapore Airlines flights are a bit easier to find, but harder to get. They are displayed accurately by Google Flights, so you can easily retrieve flight dates there (instructions). Afterwards, you can enter them on skyscanner or Singapore Airlines’ website.
According to fare rules, your stay in Manila has to be at least seven days long and may not exceed three months. Further, Singapore Airlines limits this sale to the following travel periods:
- October 28 – December 15, 2019
- January 6 – February 5, 2020
- February 24 – March 28, 2020
Availability is especially good during the last travel period. While it may run out of availability earlier, this offer will be available until July 2, 2019.
Oman Air’s fare rules offer less restrictions, but shorter availability as well. Travel must commence before Decmber 15, 2019 and has to be at least five days long. Further, it may not exceed three months. Unfortunately, these flights are not displayed correctly by Google Flights. This may result in a bit of clicking on Oman Air’s website, but there is no question that price is worth it.
Availability is still pretty good, so you should be able to find flights quickly for autumn dates.
Singapore Airlines issues tickets in booking class D. This is a generous booking class, granting at least 125% of distance miles as award mileage in most Star Alliance frequent flyer programs:
- 32,740 on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 32,550 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 24,410 on SAS EuroBonus
- 20,340 on EgyptAir Plus
- 20,340 on Avianca LifeMiles
- 20,340 on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 20,340 on ANA Mileage Club
- 20,340 on TAP Miles & Go
- 20,340 on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 20,340 on South African Voyager
- 20,340 on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 20,340 on Vistara Club Vistara
- 20,340 on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 20,340 on Air India Flying Returns
- 20,340 on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 20,340 on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 20,340 on Asiana Club
- 20,340 on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 20,340 on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 20,340 on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 16,270 on Miles & More
- 16,270 on Jetblue Airways
- 16,270 on Copa ConnectMiles
- 16,270 on United MileagePlus
Oman Air tickets are issued in booking class R. Since the carrier is not part of any alliance, you won’t get miles in too many programs. But Oman Air Sindbad and Etihad Guest members will get some nice rewards:
- 22,740 on Oman Air
- 22,740 on Etihad Guest
Information & Tips for Philippines
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific and comprises more than 7,000 islands. In the capital, Manila, there is a famous waterfront promenade and a centuries-old Chinatown called Binondo.
Best Time to Visit
The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it’s best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.
Entry & Visa
Since 2013, if you are from a EU country you don’t need a visa if your planned stay in the Philippines is 30 days or less. Citizens from 157 countries can now enter the Philippines visa-free.
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Information & Tips for Manila
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated city. It is located on a bay on the island of Luzon. Here Spanish colonial architecture blends with modern skyscrapers.
Best Time to Visit
Best time to visit Manila is from November to March. The summer months which are from April to June are quite hot and humid and are not preferable to roam in the city.
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