Suppose I am on a longer vacation in Singapore and, being an aviation geek and curious to see New York, I am contemplating to experience the world‘s longest passenger flights, SQ22/SQ21 SIN—EWR—SIN for a couple of days in New York embedded into that longer Singapore vacation.
I would be able to get a great fare (albeit non-refundable) for exactly those dates which are actually the only ones that really make sense for my travel plans due to other planned activities in Singapore.
Just in case SQ decides to either
- cancel the outbound flight to EWR on that day,
- stop operating SQ22/21 altogether
- re-book me onto another day‘s SQ22, or
- re-book me onto any other connection (e.g. via SFO), which due to the unique routing of SQ22 necessarily take significantly longer
... would I be able to demand a refund although the ticket is otherwise non-refundable?
I am asking because in such a situation, the best outcome from my perspective would be to just stay in Singapore, instead of being re-routed, losing time in NY and missing the opportunity to experience this special flight.
Any advice on where such regulations could be found (with special regards to the Terms and Conditions of Singapore Airlines) would be appreciated.