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Deal: L.A.-Singapore airfares for $850 in honor of that country’s 50th birthday

People wave what's called the "Singapore scarf" during the National Day Parade on Aug. 9 in Singapore. Celebrations marked the island nation's 50th year of independence.

People wave what’s called the “Singapore scarf” during the National Day Parade on Aug. 9 in Singapore. Celebrations marked the island nation’s 50th year of independence.

(Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

The islands that make up the Republic of Singapore turned 50 on Sunday, and celebrated with a splashy Golden Jubilee event. Singapore Airlines kicked off this present for travelers: $850 round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to Singapore.

The deal

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: Entertainers perform on stage during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: Entertainers perform on stage during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
(Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

During the Aug. 9 National Day Parade in Padang celebrating Singapore's 50th birthday, schoolchildren are dressed in spacesuit-style costumes that turned from red to blue to green. (Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: Entertainers perform on stage during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: Entertainers perform on stage during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
(Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

(Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

If your travels take you to Asia this year or next, check out the 50th-birthday deal.

Singapore Airlines' round-trip offer for $850 economy class fares started last Sunday. You also may buy tickets at the same price leaving from San Francisco, New York City and Houston.

When

SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: The Singapore Airlines vintage contingent march past during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
SINGAPORE - AUGUST 09: The Singapore Airlines vintage contingent march past during the National Day Parade at Padang on August 9, 2015 in Singapore. Singapore is celebrating her 50th year of independence on August 9, 2015. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **
(Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

Singapore Airlines sponsors a vintage entry in the National Day Parade in Padang on Aug. 9. (Suhaimi Abdullah / Getty Images)

You must purchase tickets by Sept. 27 for travel between Sept. 1 and May 31. There are blackout dates, and the discounted fares are based on availability.

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Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial skyline at dusk as part of celebrations for the nation's 50th year of independence, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Singapore. Singapore declared independence on August 9, 1965. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
(Wong Maye-E / AP)

Fireworks explode over Singapore's skyline during National Day celebrations on Aug. 9. (Wong Maye-E / Associated Press)

If you want to go soon, I found availability for an $850 round-trip fare outbound from LAX to Singapore (with a change of planes in Tokyo) on Sept. 21 and a return on Sept. 28 (also via Tokyo). The airfare sale is a good one, particularly if you want to lock in a bargain for travel next year.

Info

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