Star Alliance member SWISS surprises us with a decent first class fare between London airports and Singapore. With a stop in Zurich, you can enjoy SWISS’ amazing first class services on the ground and in the air for just £2,275 (~€2,680). The fare shows great availability in 2022, when travelling might be easier again.
This fare is not refundable if you decide to cancel. You can rebook these flights for free, but the price difference could be astronomical for first class tickets.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
Our availability calendar shows you all possible round trips at the lowest fare for travel up to 28 days. Departures and arrivals are possible from both London-Heathrow and London City airport. You can mix them up as well as travel classes, if one leg in first and one in premium economy or economy suits you better.
Flights between London and Zurich are business class flights, long haul flights are Boeing 777-300ER services with a proper first class cabin. If you want to know what SWISS’ best possible seats looks like, our author Dennis wrote a comprehensive review about it:
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According to the fare rules, these tickets are on sale until September 21, 2021 for departures between today and July 6, 2022. The minimum stay requirement is of 6 days (or a Sunday). Furthermore, your stay cannot exceed 3 months. Availability is thin in 2021 but gets better in 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.
Swiss issues business class tickets in booking class J, and first segments in A. A roundtrip from London-Heathrow should lead to the following accrual:
- 43,584 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
- 42,424 Miles on Miles&More
- 40,416 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
- 40,378 Miles on TAP Miles & Go
- 40,378 Miles on Air Malta Flypass
- 40,378 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
- 28,010 Points on SAS EuroBonus
- 28,010 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
- 27,576 Award Miles + 3,392 PQP on United MileagePlus
- 27,572 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
- 27,572 Miles on Air India Flying Returns
- 27,376 Miles on LATAM Pass
- 27,082 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
- 27,082 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
- 20,680 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 20,484 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
- 20,458 Miles on Asiana Club
- 20,434 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
- 20,434 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
- 20,434 Miles on South African Voyager
- 20,188 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
If you are wondering how close this trip gets you to Star Alliance Gold or Silver tier, feel free to use our status calculator:
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.
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