Singapore KrisFlyer’s New “Spontaneous Escapes” Awards

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In the past we’ve seen Singapore KrisFlyer offer some discounts on award flights, where you could receive 30-50% off flights to select destinations. Well, Singapore is back with a similar promotion once again, and this time it’s being branded as “KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes.” This almost seems very similar to Air France-KLM’s monthly Promo Awards, so here’s to hoping this is an ongoing offer.

Through this promotion you can receive 30% off select award redemptions on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir. The promotion is valid for bookings made through November 30, 2017, and for flights taken between December 1 and December 30, 2017 (though some destinations have blackout dates). The discounted redemption rates should automatically be reflected when doing award searches online.

There are a good number of routes that are eligible, including flights on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir, in both economy and business class.

Eligible destinations include the following (however, only specific flights are eligible, so you’ll want to check out the full list):

  • Economy class: Bandung, Chengdu, Da Nang, Denpasar, Lombok, Manado, Mandalay, Pekanbaru, Wuhan, Yangon
  • Business class: Dhaka, Dusseldorf, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Yangon

59,500 KrisFlyer miles with no fuel surcharges for business class between Singapore and Dusseldorf? Deal!

Keep in mind that while KrisFlyer devalued their award chart in March, they also eliminated carrier imposed surcharges on award tickets, meaning that the above mileage costs will be close to your “all-in cost.” You’ll just have to pay the taxes and fees.

While it’s probably not worth going out of your way to take advantage of this promotion, if you’re planning travel for December between Singapore and one of the eligible destinations, this promotion is most definitely worth being aware of.

If you don’t have KrisFlyer miles, keep in mind that the program is transfer partners with all four major transferable points currencies, including Amex Membership RewardsChase Ultimate RewardsCiti ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest.

Earn KrisFlyer miles through:

Does anyone plan to take advantage of this KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion?

(Tip of the hat to View from the Wing)

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Comments

  1. Meh, they blacked out so many popular routes during peak holiday travel that it’s almost not worth it. For scuba divers, maybe only Manado is of any value.

  2. Do they do this on a regular basis? I’ve got 55,000 KF miles that I need to burn at some point and a trip already paid to Singapore in March where I have no intention of staying in Singapore. I’m gonna pay for a ticket elsewhere with either miles or cash, but if there’s a really awesome way to burn my miles that’d be the best option.

  3. Mehh. I have been Solitaire for the last 15 years and it is always a major drama to find saver award space on the dates to the places where I want to go.
    Almost always end up waitlisted.

  4. The only one that I think provides any sort of real value is Dusseldorf (maybe the flight isn’t doing so well?).

    All the other ones are their regional biz class which isn’t fantastic. In fact, I am going to one of the destinations from Singapore soon and I am intentionally flying a Star Alliance partner instead with a connection to avoid SQ regional biz class altogether. Yeah I pay slightly more miles but to me it’s worth it. Plus SQ’s J soft product has been on the decline; the food is terrible now.

  5. @ron – I typically find waitlists clear; have yet to have one not clear. Book early or book super close to the dates you want and you typically will get it without the waitlist.

    @brett armstrong – it’s something they do from time to time. You can also pay to extend any expiring miles, but you can only do it for the lot of miles once I think.

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