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Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1230 on: September 15, 2017, 11:15:49 AM »
anyone have a good dead leg option from SIN?
Or what should I add onto a JFK-SIN route and actually take?
SIN-PVG is an A380
ETA: It's an extra 25k SQ but you can pay $100, stop in SIN and then continue on to PVG.
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1231 on: September 28, 2017, 01:07:22 AM »
Dan wrote in a post about expiring miles "you can also book an award before your miles expire and then change the award for up to 1 year from when itís issued."
Is this explained somewhere?
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1232 on: October 01, 2017, 07:16:13 PM »
Np and I can confirm that SQ always passes on the full YQ on airlines that charge YQ on their awards.
is there any way to get them to waive or discount the YQ on partner airlines going NYC-TLV.

Or is there anyway to book using UR (don't have enough UR and United to book with united) and MR other than SQ?

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1233 on: October 01, 2017, 08:05:52 PM »
is there any way to get them to waive or discount the YQ on partner airlines going NYC-TLV.

Or is there anyway to book using UR (don't have enough UR and United to book with united) and MR other than SQ?
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1234 on: October 22, 2017, 02:42:15 PM »
I am comparing booking an award on united direct TLV-EWR with United miles vs Singapore miles, there seems to be a discrepancy in the taxes being charged. I thought the taxes and awards were the same no matter which miles you use to book, as long as there are no extra fees or fuel charges?

See attached on the same exact flight, Singapore seems to be adding an extra $24.50 SGD that United is not charging

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1235 on: October 22, 2017, 04:24:48 PM »
I am comparing booking an award on united direct TLV-EWR with United miles vs Singapore miles, there seems to be a discrepancy in the taxes being charged. I thought the taxes and awards were the same no matter which miles you use to book, as long as there are no extra fees or fuel charges?

See attached on the same exact flight, Singapore seems to be adding an extra $24.50 SGD that United is not charging
LH charged me $300 YQ more than UA $0  >:(
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1236 on: October 22, 2017, 05:38:57 PM »
LH charged me $300 YQ more than UA $0  >:(

I don't think you read what I wrote, these are mandatory government taxes, not YQ. how can one airline charge a government tax while another airline doesn't?

the tax either exists or it doesn't it shouldn't make a difference who is issuing the ticket
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1237 on: October 22, 2017, 05:58:53 PM »


I am comparing booking an award on united direct TLV-EWR with United miles vs Singapore miles, there seems to be a discrepancy in the taxes being charged. I thought the taxes and awards were the same no matter which miles you use to book, as long as there are no extra fees or fuel charges?

See attached on the same exact flight, Singapore seems to be adding an extra $24.50 SGD that United is not charging

Many Airline have discrepancies with some taxes, It's $18 move on...

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1238 on: October 22, 2017, 06:04:28 PM »

Many Airline have discrepancies with some taxes, It's $18 move on...

$18 x 4 is almost $80 which I was curious if anyone had an explanation for it

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1239 on: October 22, 2017, 06:04:58 PM »
I don't think you read what I wrote, these are mandatory government taxes, not YQ. how can one airline charge a government tax while another airline doesn't?

the tax either exists or it doesn't it shouldn't make a difference who is issuing the ticket
It's does, somewhere way back I posted that some Airlines do charge US tax

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1240 on: October 22, 2017, 06:24:43 PM »
It's does, somewhere way back I posted that some Airlines do charge US tax

Yes I see something
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11564.msg884833#msg884833
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=35885.1005

But still don't understand is this a legit tax or not?

from this FT thread https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/british-airways-executive-club/1282906-ba-collecting-usa-international-facilities-tax-award-tickets-5.html it seems BA used to collect it on awards with not YQ but eventually stopped. It would seem that SQ is doing the same thing, collecting it on otherwise free tickets which should be exempt.

I already bought the ticket from SQ, so would love to get advice on if this extra charge is incorrect and how to get it refunded


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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1241 on: October 25, 2017, 12:38:48 PM »
AC also have that $18 extra in taxes on USA awards

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1242 on: October 25, 2017, 01:56:39 PM »
I am comparing booking an award on united direct TLV-EWR with United miles vs Singapore miles, there seems to be a discrepancy in the taxes being charged. I thought the taxes and awards were the same no matter which miles you use to book, as long as there are no extra fees or fuel charges?

See attached on the same exact flight, Singapore seems to be adding an extra $24.50 SGD that United is not charging
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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1243 on: October 25, 2017, 05:28:34 PM »
It's does, somewhere way back I posted that some Airlines do charge US tax

so you are saying there is an optional $18 tax that airlines can choose to enforce and UA chooses not to? doesnt sound right

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Re: Singapore Airlines
« Reply #1244 on: October 25, 2017, 05:31:10 PM »
I don't think you read what I wrote, these are mandatory government taxes, not YQ. how can one airline charge a government tax while another airline doesn't?

the tax either exists or it doesn't it shouldn't make a difference who is issuing the ticket

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