AWA757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 117 posts, RR: 0 Posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
I'm planning an overseas vacation for next year. I want your suggestions on the best way to get from here (Phoenix, USA) to Singapore and back. I'm looking for airlines with the best service, most comfortable aircraft, and least stops. 1st leg will probably be PHX-LAX. Thanks in advance.
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13273 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2433 times:
Of course, I might be just a teeny bit biased, but what about flying with the one and only, the great, the unequalled Cathay Pacific. You could stopover in Hong Kong on the way out or back; you could also stop in Bangkok (one Cathay flight stops in BKK between HKG and SIN) AND - perhaps most importantly from an enthusiast's viewpoint - you could take in more different types. SIA would be a terrific choice, no doubt about it, but it would be 744s all the way. With Cathay, you could fly on a 777, A330 or even a 773.
Of course, have you considered Korean Air via Seoul?
Er, mm . . not, let's stick with Cathay . . .
DGS From Spain, joined Apr 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
Use UA to LAX and then have choice of two flts on SQ and one on UA..All are direct with 1 stop...This way you can get all miles credited to either airlines FF program since they are both part of Star Alliance..With number of flts PHX-LAX you should be able to find an easy connection..It will be one stop check-in and all with using UA/SQ.....
AWA757 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
Thanks for the replies. I have heard both Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific are excellent. Kaitak's suggestion about stopping in Bangkok is worth considering, since that was the other place my wife and I really wanted to go. I let you know how it turns out.
Mas777 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 2939 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (16 years 7 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2389 times:
Why not try Malaysia Airlines and its new co-operation with Northwest. Daily out of LAX with only one-stop either in Tokyo or Taipei into Kuala Lumpur's new state-of-the-art airport...and then a quick connection on the KL-Singapore shuttle service. Along the way you can fly on S.E.Asia's largest carrier and service that has won several awards too.
Kivu From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (16 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
Don't forget RTW fares (round-the-world). A good one is AA/QF/CX/BA. You can use Qantas or Cathay to SIN then Cathay to BKK. To return home, use BA BKK to LON and fly non-stop Gatwick-PHX. What a treat!! RTW fares are about $2800 per pax off peak (until April). You can get off and on as you like at other destinations as long as you travel in the same direction.
Also, there are flights now to Asia via Las Vegas. Let's support new non-stop flights. The world does not need to pass through LAX!
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (16 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2372 times:
If you would like to stop over in Bangkok.. and going on to Singapore... Thai has the promotion of Visit Asean Fare.. stop over in Osaka.. then to Bangkok... to Singapore.. and you can have another 1 extra Asean Country... like Malaysia , Vietnam , the Philippines , Cambodia , Myanmar... the prices are attractive as well