Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines was forced to consolidate and change their flight plan, but slowly more routes are coming back to life, like their connection from Singapore to Barcelona with a stop in Milan. Luckily, the airline is allowed to sell tickets for trips between the European cities, giving you the chance to experience a modern widebody aircraft at a much lower price than usual.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible flight dates at the lowest fare for trips up to 28 days.
Oneway tickets are available at €54 from Barcelona and €78 from Milan. The airline also sells tickets in premium economy (€100 oneway / €263 round trip from Milan; €200 roundtrip from Barcelona) and business class (€233 oneway / €399 round trip).
You can also combine cabin classes: Any combination of economy and premium economy departing from Barcelona is available at €150.
Singapore Airlines uses an Airbus A350 to fly this route, originally arriving from Singapore just hours before leaving Milan again. Our editor Peer took a similar flight from Copenhagen to Rome himself, you can read his review here:
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The fare rules state tickets are on sale until April 25, 2022. You have to stay a minimum stay of three days at your destination to get the lowest price. Availabilities last until October 2022.
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 booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- 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.
Singapore Airlines issues these tickets in booking class K, giving you the opportunity to earn the following mileage:
- 500 Miles on Miles&More
- 446 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 446 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 446 Points on SAS EuroBonus
The premium economy might be more interesting to collect miles:
- 1,500 Miles on Miles&More
- 1,438 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 1,340 Miles on Vistara Club Vistara
- 1,000 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 896 Award Miles + 150 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 896 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 894 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 894 Miles on Asiana Club
- 894 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 894 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 894 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 894 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 894 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 894 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 894 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 894 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
- 894 Miles on South African Voyager
- 894 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 894 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan