Well, you're "generally" correct that you'll know about the discount only after booking. But, before you frown, here's something that you should know - the info is extracted from SIA's Press Release web site http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/app/saa?dynamic=PressReleases/NTE
_2403.html (Sorry I can't get the URL link to work correctly)
- SIA's fares discount offer is available for sale from 9 June to 22 June (dates and length of offer period may varry for some countries). Travel between 16 June and 31 Aug 2003.
- In general, the offer includes 50% doscount of the normal air fare, and this applies "straigthaway".
- However, as an early bird incentive, SIA is offering a further 50% discount on the discounted
fare, meaning you could possibly be paying only 25% of the normal fare. This is the part which you'll only know after booking (to know whether you are the first 15,000 people worldwide to book it!) If you're not the first 15,000, you'll still pay only the advertised discount fare (of 50% doscount).
Let me give you an example (I've actually book the flight myself, and am waiting to see if I'm one of the lucky 15,000).
SIA advertised the special return NZ
-NZ for only NZ
$855. I've booked and confirm I'll pay at most
this price. But, I'll be advised later as to whether I'm one of the early bird or not, in which case I could be paying only $400 for the tickets. AS
a comparison, normal NZ
return tickets costs about NZ
$1300 - NZ
$1500. I know this early bird thing is tricky, but still the offer is good.
Fingers crossed I'll be one of those early birds.
Hope this clear up a bit.
And oh, not sure if the offer is SIA Systemwide or not, but I know the offer is supposed/targetted at stimulating traffic into Singapore, hence you'll see most destinations are in or around Singapore/SE-Asia...