With Premium Economy on these routes usually starting at $3,400, this mixed-cabin fare is a great deal for Western Australians.
Premium Economy is set up in a 2-4-2 configuration and you will get a recliner seat with 38 inches of seat pitch and a 19½-inch seat width.
The two seats near the windows are the choice if you are travelling accompanied but if you are a solo traveller, Rows 40-42 only have one seat on each side.
You can also pre-order a meal from the Premium Economy Book the Cook menu for your flights between Singapore and the US.
What is special about these flights is that they will be operated by Singapore Airlines’ upcoming Airbus A350 ultra-long-range fleet, which feature only Business and Premium Economy Class seats for the long trek to/from the US—no Economy Class.
Your flights between Perth and Singapore do not feature Premium Economy, so you will be in the back for these five-hour segments.
My recommendation would be to aim to fly the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to/from Perth as it offers the latest Economy Class product.
With the resumption of nonstop services between Singapore and New York, Singapore Airlines will now offer the fastest way to the Big Apple from Perth (~25 hours). Flying to Los Angeles via Singapore adds about four hours compared to transiting through the East Coast (~22 vs 18 hours).
With this promotion, you can fly into New York and out of LA (or vice versa) for the same price, which saves you backtracking.
Arrive: New York Newark or Los Angeles
Dates: mid-October 2018 until end of July 2019 (excluding December and first half of January)
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Cost: From $2,600 in Economy & Premium Economy Class
I found this open-jaw ticket, departing Perth for New York on the first day of the July school holidays and returning from Los Angeles a day before school goes back:
Where to credit points: In this case, Velocity, KrisFlyer, another Star Alliance program or Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan are probably best. The example above would earn you 20,724 KrisFlyer miles, worth $435 according to our valuations, however, through Velocity you would only earn 2,430 Velocity Points, so it is much better to earn through KrisFlyer and then transfer those miles to Velocity if you so wish. Read more in our guide to where to credit points.
Lounge access: You will not get complimentary access with this ticket but if you have a Priority Pass card, you can use that in Singapore, New York Newark and Los Angeles.
Booking link: These fares do not seem to be able to be booked directly through Singapore Airlines but can be through with Expedia, with whom you can earn 0.7% cashback and accrue Expedia Rewards points.
Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.