Sweet deal to Singapore

BANGKOK, 16 February 2018: Singapore Airlines calls it a sweet deal for two passengers travelling together.

Sales were launched five days ahead of Valentine’s Day, 14 February, with a fade out for purchases and travel on 28 February this month.

Airlines tend to drop these so-called sweet deals on the market at the last-minute so it pays to sign up for fare alerts from your favourite airline. But even that apparently doesn’t always work.

The THB4,990 fare is only valid for passengers flying together, but it does include airport taxes and surcharges.

Following the SQ’s newsletter’s link to the Sweet Deal landing page ends in disappointment. The best possible fare roundtrip per passenger is THB9,135 and ouch the highest flagged at THB15,310.

What a waste of time, the airlines sent out its “Fly to Singapore with our sweet deal from THB4,99,” 14 February, promoting a fare that has been on the market since 9 February. The promotion dropped in my email box yesterday evening and I took the bait thinking here was my chance to treat my Valentine with a surprise trip to Singapore at an attractive THB9,135 fare? This was not low-cost travel for a Valentine trip. It’s travel on SQ a world-class airline. But that doesn’t prevent the respected airline from baiting us with a fare that is impossible to grab.

Expedia will sell you a roundtrip fare Bangkok-Singapore on Scoot, the cheaper version of Singapore airlines, for THB4,608 and that’s buyable, not just a sweet dreamy deal.