Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program offers monthly “Spontaneous Escapes” deals, where they constantly have a list of flights that can be booked at a discount when redeeming miles.
Presumably they’re primarily discounting flights that they don’t anticipate being full, and where there’s a lot of award availability. This can be a really useful promotion.
KrisFlyer has just published their latest Spontaneous Escapes list, which has dozens of destinations on it, between the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir route networks.
This is valid for bookings through April 30, 2019, and for travel between May 1 and May 31, 2019.
As usual, most discounts are for travel within Asia (including South Asia, North Asia, and Southeast Asia), though there are also some useful long haul discounts.
For example, you can save 30% on KrisFlyer awards from San Francisco to Singapore when taking SQ1, which is the flight that goes via Hong Kong. Rather than paying the usual cost of 95,000 miles, you can pay 66,500 miles instead.
The only other intercontinental route with Spontaneous Escapes awards this time around is from London or Paris to Singapore in economy, which can be booked for 26,600 KrisFlyer miles.
The restrictions for taking advantage of the offers vary by destination. Some destinations are restricted to specific flight numbers, and others are restricted to specific dates, but there’s great value to be had across the board.
With the new list, there are discounted awards in business class, premium economy, and economy. The discounts vary by route, and in some cases offer up to 50% off.
Singapore Airlines business class
If you’re interested in booking one of these flights but don’t have KrisFlyer miles, the good news is that KrisFlyer is transfer partners with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards, and Citi ThankYou, so there are lots of easy ways to earn points that can be redeemed for these flights.
Singapore Airlines makes much premium cabin award space available exclusively to members of their own KrisFlyer program, so many of these are flights that you couldn’t book with partner airline miles.
Are there any KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes awards that you plan to take advantage of?