About Singapore Airlines (SQ)
As the Singapore’s flag carrier, Singapore Airlines (SQ) operates from a central hub at Singapore Changi Airport. Between the branded airline and its various subsidiaries, Singapore Airlines flies to 62 destinations in 32 countries, with a dominant foothold in the Southeast Asian region, offering the most international destinations of all other regional carriers. Meanwhile, the airline is consistently ranked among the world’s best airlines and one of the most admired, respected, and copied companies on the planet. Its fleet consists of wide-body passenger aircraft from the Airbus and Boeing families.
With a primary focus on the Asia Pacific region, Oceania, and the Middle East, the most popular Singapore airline routes include the biggest names in business and pleasure travel — Hong Kong, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing, Jakarta, Sydney, Dubai and Jeddah. Through a combination of scheduled flights and codeshare agreements, the reach of Singapore Airlines also extends to the Americas, Europe and selected cities in Africa. Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, and Cairo are among the most popular destinations for long-haul flights. The carrier’s presence is strong in Australia and New Zealand, with an array of flights to and from Sydney, Canberra, Auckland, Wellington and other destinations.
Choosing your car
You’ll get a great deal on a cheap car rental with Singapore Airlines when you team up your airfares with Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Sixt, and Thrifty — and save even more when you book the car through our services. You’ll find a complete range of vehicle types at a low, low rate — minicars, economy 3-door hatchbacks and compact 4-door sedans, intermediate and fullsize sedans, luxury, premium and specialty vehicles, SUVs, and 7-12 seater minivans — all from the most trusted names in car hire.
Tips for Singapore Airlines Passengers Renting Cars
You must be 23 years of age to rent a car through Singapore Airlines. Meanwhile, inimum rental age varies between car hire provider and location.
It’s good form and a money-saving tip to the return the car to the car hire location in the same condition as when you picked it up; otherwise, excessively dirty cars will incur a cleaning fee.
All Singapore Airlines car rentals include three forms of insurance: a Collision/Damage Waiver (CDW/LDW), Theft Protection (TP), and Third-Party Liability (TPL). All three policies carry exclusions and exceptions, and voided if you don’t follow the terms of the rental agreement to the letter.
Damage Excess — the deposit amount — can vary wildly between car rental companies and locations. For example, the Damage Excess in Jakata is three times what’s required in Taipei. Bear in mind that you’ll be offered a Damage Excess Waiver that will cover any excess damages that may occur, hence, eliminating the need for a deposit, or “hold” on your credit card in the likewise amount. However, the credit card you’ll use to secure and pay for the rental most likely covers any sort of optional insurance policy offered by the provider.
Your car hire is likely to be equipped with offline GPS. You’ll pay a daily fee to use it. Many mobile wireless carriers commonly offer plans with unlimited or significant international roaming allowances. It might be cheaper to use your phone as a navigational device, or it might be more economical to pay the provider to get you online.
Note that your personal auto insurance is a completely separate entity from credit card travel insurance, and more importantly, does not cover Singapore Airline car rentals.