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

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. (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

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)

(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 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.

Tested

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.

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