UPDATE: This deal is dead.
Admittedly this doesn’t fit in the “travel in comfort” zone that this blog seems to focus on, but earlier today I received an email from Jetstar giving “free” return flights from Singapore to Hong Kong.
It’s worth noting that this deal ends tonight (18 July 2014) at 11:59pm HKT, so if you’re finding a cheap way to get to Singapore (don’t worry, Jetstar is no-frills but pretty reliable), you should book now (though make sure it fits the dates listed below though).
I went on jetstar.com, and realized that the fare for the return flight is not HK$0 excluding taxes, but HK$50. However, I still think that’s an excellent deal, no?
I’ve seen better sales (like the Air Koryo HK$70 mistake fare from Pyongyang to Vladivostok one way), but this is one of the better sales in Hong Kong. For reference, Jetstar has a page dedicated to this sale.
How to take advantage of this deal
This deal only works for flights from January 7th to February 12th 2014 and from April 14th to May 19th. If you’re going from Singapore to Hong Kong on January 7th (or April 14th) or later (until the deal ends) but take the outbound before January 7th (or April 14th), the deal still works. So, if you’re trying to take advantage of the fare and you’re a parent with two schooling children, the deal ends right before Chinese New Year (February 19th) and starts right after Easter (April 5th), so presumably they offer this as a “low season” price and you probably won’t be able to take advantage of the deal (unless your school makes ultra-long vacations, of course).
But literally the only difficult thing about this deal is to match your weeks off (or days off) with the cheap dates. The rest is a piece of cake.