MileValue is part of an affiliate sales network and receives compensation for sending traffic to partner sites, such as This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. This site does not include all financial companies or all available financial offers. Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Enrollment may be required for select American Express benefits and offers. Visit to learn more.

Note: Some of the offers mentioned below may have changed or are no longer be available. You can view current offers here.

I tweeted this deal first from @MileValueAlerts. Follow @MileValueAlerts on Twitter and follow these directions to get a text message every time I tweet from that account. I tweet from @MileValueAlerts only a few times a month because it is designed to be used only for the best and most limited-time deals–like mistake fares–so that you aren’t bombarded by text messages.

Singapore, along with a couple other airlines, are are offering cheap roundtrip Business Class flights between New York City and Frankfurt. Roundtrips on Singapore are pricing at $1,999. Other non-stop options on United and Lufthansa are pricing just a tad lower (around $1,972). Travel dates are available from next month through June of 2018.

That’s a great price to try out Singapore’s Business Class product if you never have. Singapore flies an Airbus A380 on the New York to Frankfurt route.


  1. When are the cheap fares?
  2. Mileage Earning
  3. Baggage Allowance
  4. Best Way to Buy the Ticket

$2k Roundtrips in Business from New York to Frankfurt

The easiest way to see the cheap fares is on ITA Matrix. For the purposes of this post, I’m just going to discuss the fares on Singapore. The cheap fares on Singapore can be found October through June, with departures in both directions Monday through Thursday.

Once you find the fare, book on the airline’s website as you cannot book in ITA Matrix.

I brought up the following calendar of prices between New York City and Frankfurt on ITA Matrix by ticking the calendar of lowest fares box, inputting acceptable trip lengths, changing the cabin drop-down to Business Class, and the Stops drop-down to Nonstop only.

The only other thing you’ll need to do to isolate the cheap Singapore Business Fares is specify the airline on the right side of the results page.

Mileage Earning

Remember you don’t have to credit miles earned to the airline’s program that you’re flying. Here’s how the process of crediting to a partner works.

If you book a Singapore flight, you’re probably better off crediting miles to Singapore unless you highly value United miles, as you’ll earn 125% of the miles flown crediting to Singapore and only 100% of the miles flown crediting to United (booking class D).

Photo by Marco Verch
Photo of Frankfurt by Marco Verch

Baggage Allowance

If you book a Singapore flight, you get a free personal item, free carry on, and two free checked bags up to 70 pounds each included in the ticket price.

Buying the Ticket

If you have enough Membership Rewards and an American Express Business Platinum Card, you could buy this ticket by Paying with Points (through the Amex Travel Portal), which gives you a 50% points rebate on all Business and First Class fares if you applied by May 31, 2017. If you applied after May 31, you get a 35% points rebate.

Those that have had the card longer will effectively be getting 2 cents of value per point on all Business/First fares after that rebate. A $2k roundtrip Business Class fare between New York and Frankfurt would be 100k Membership Rewards–granted, you’d need a steep 200k Membership Rewards upfront before the rebate. Those that got the Amex Business Platinum after May 31 would effectively pay 130k Membership Rewards roundtrip (and need the same 200k Membership rewards to pay upfront). Not the best deal but not the worst either if you’re having a hard time finding premium cabin award space.

Not to mention the Membership Rewards is all you’d ultimately pay. With traditional miles, you’d pay taxes on the award as well. You’d even earn redeemable miles as well as elite credits on the trip, which you wouldn’t if you were redeeming miles on the ticket as an award.

If you don’t have an American Express Business Platinum/enough Membership Rewards to Pay with Points upfront, buy it with an Amex Platinum card for 5x earnings. Don’t have one those either? Check out the Best Credit Card to Buy Airfare. More concerned with travel insurance? Check out Travel Protection Benefits of Chase, Citi, & Amex Cards: Comparison Chart.

If interested act quickly, these kind of fares go fast.

Credit card links have been removed from posts and added to the menu bar at the top of every page of MileValue under the heading Top Travel Credit Cards

Hat Tip One Mile at a Time

Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

Just getting started in the world of points and miles? The Chase Sapphire Preferred is the best card for you to start with.

With a bonus of 60,000 points after $4,000 spend in the first 3 months, 5x points on travel booked through the Chase Travel Portal and 3x points on restaurants, streaming services, and online groceries (excluding Target, Walmart, and wholesale clubs), this card truly cannot be beat for getting started!

Editorial Disclaimer: The editorial content is not provided or commissioned by the credit card issuers. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the credit card issuers, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the credit card issuers.

The comments section below is not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all questions are answered.