Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program offers monthly “Spontaneous Escapes” promotions, 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 over 30 destinations on it. This is valid for bookings through February 28, 2019, and for travel between March 1 and March 31, 2019. For US routes, Spontaneous Escapes awards (which include premium economy travel to Los Angeles) are valid for travel between March 1 and April 30, 2019.
What impresses me is just how many destinations they have on their list. Just to give a few examples of some of the discounts:
- You can fly one-way business class from Singapore to Auckland, Melbourne, or Sydney, for just 28,000 miles
- You can fly one-way business class from Rome or Barcelona to Singapore for 38,000 miles
- You can fly one-way premium economy from Los Angeles to Singapore for 38,000 miles
Those are just a few examples. 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 more than 50% off.
Just to look at some real life examples, one of the best deals has to be for travel from Rome to Singapore in business class. This award usually costs 92,000 miles one-way, but during the promotion is discounted to 38,000 miles.
Singapore Airlines’ A350-900 business class
Singapore Airlines seems to be struggling to sell premium economy seats on their ultra long haul flights, so we’re seeing these awards between Los Angeles and Singapore discounted from 68,000 miles to 38,000 miles one-way on select flights.
Singapore Airlines’ A350-900ULR premium economy
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 typically only makes longhaul premium cabin award seats available to members of their own frequent flyer program, so these are flights that you can’t book with most partner miles.
Are there any KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes awards that you plan to take advantage of?