Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Star Alliance member Singapore Airlines was forced to consolidate and change their flight plan, for example adding a technical stop in Copenhagen on all flights between Singapore and Rome. 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 21 days.
Singapore Airlines uses an Airbus A350 to fly this route, originally arriving from Singapore just hours before leaving Copenhagen again. Our editor Peer took the flight himself, you can read his review here:
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According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale for this price until December 16, 2021. A minimum stay of two days applies. Singapore Airline will resume nonstop services between Singapore and Rome in April 2022, terminating the Copenhagen – Rome flight in the process.
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:
- 956 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 956 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 956 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 500 Miles on Miles&More
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