Should I Upgrade My Flight to Singapore?

In a few weeks, I am taking off on the long journey to Singapore. I booked the roundtrip ticket from Los Angeles for $638. Since I am based just north Dallas, it required purchasing a roundtrip ticket between DFW and LA. That ticket cost me $220.  $858 roundtrip between DFW and SIN is not a bad deal.

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I am am currently seated in Economy Plus in an aisle, bulkhead seat. This is the best Economy seat, in my opinion.

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Row 16 Economy Plus. Image courtesy of The Points Guy.
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Row 16 Economy Plus. Image courtesy of The Points Guy.

The flight from LA to Singapore is 18 hours while the return leg comes in at 15 hours.  I am thinking about upgrading the LA to Singapore outbound leg since it is almost 20 hours in the airplane. I have two options for upgrade. 1) pay $1780 or…

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2) 30,000 miles + $600.  My American Express travel credit would reduce it by $200.

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United BusinessFirst has fully lie flat seats.  While it is not the best business class product on the market, it sure as hell beats sitting in Economy with limited recline.

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United Business First rear cabin. Image courtesy of traveller.com.au

I still have some time to make the final decision.  Either way, this mileage run will move me up to United Premier Platinum.

Featured image courtesy of Airliners.net.

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