Spontaneous Escapes June 2023: Save on business class flights to Singapore with KrisFlyer

Aussie travellers can leverage 30% off selected Singapore Airlines business class Saver seats in this month’s Spontaneous Escapes promo.

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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals: Australia & NZ – July 2023

Australian routes appear to be back on the Spontaneous Escapes map, which is great news for Sydney-based Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer members looking to head off to the Lion City.

This month, multiple routes from Sydney and Christchurch to Singapore have been included in this popular promotion, offering a chance to sample Singapore Airlines business class for under 48,000 KrisFlyer Miles.

Here are the Australian destinations included in the KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion in July 2023:

Australia – Sydney to Singapore

Fly business class from Sydney to Singapore on flight SQ212 or SQ232 for 47,950 KrisFlyer miles, plus around $100 AUD in carrier charges (blackout periods from 1-9, 13-14, 16-18 and 28 July 2023 may apply):

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Fly premium economy from Sydney to Singapore on flight SQ212 or SQ232 for 35,700 KrisFlyer miles, plus about $100 AUD in carrier charges (blackout periods from 1-11, 14, 18 and 27-28 July 2023 may apply):

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New Zealand – Christchurch to Singapore

It’s also possible to fly business class from Christchurch to Singapore on flight SQ298 for 47,950 miles, plus about $100 AUD in carrier charges (blackout periods from 1-7 July 2023 apply):

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There appears to be quite limited availability on promo seats from Christchurch to Singapore, so best get in quick if you’re thinking of a spontaneous escape!

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Singapore Airlines’ business class offers a luxurious experience that is worth snapping up on a discount

Like always, note that the discounted flight routes highlighted above are one way only – there are no discounted reward seats from Singapore back to Australia, so this would particularly benefit those planning to use Singapore as a springboard to another destination next month.

Australian routes on offer via this promotion do vary from month to month, so keep checking back as we’ll publish information here as new Spontaneous Escapes routes drop.

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals – other destinations

Travellers looking to take a last-minute trip between selected other destinations can redeem a range of Saver award tickets at 30% off.

This month, the promotion is offering discounted redemptions across the following Singapore Airlines fifth freedom routes:

  • Frankfurt – New York (and vice versa)

There are also discounted business and economy class redemption opportunities (blackout dates may apply) on the following routes into Asia:

  • Singapore – Beijing (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Mumbai (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (and vice versa – only economy)

The promotion is offering discounted premium economy redemption opportunities (blackout dates may apply) on the following routes:

  • Singapore – Chengdu (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Hong Kong (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (and vice versa)

You can view all current KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals by heading here.

When do I have to redeem my flight by?

Spontaneous Escapes flights are redeemable on Singapore Airlines from now until 30 June 2023, for travel from 1 to 31 July 2023 (blackout dates may apply).

In order to lock in your discounted seat, you’ll need to:

  • Book by: 30 June 2023
  • Travel between: 1 July 2023 and 31 July 2023 (blackout periods may apply)
  • Make sure: You can fly as you won’t be able to cancel. If you’re booking more than one flight, it’s also important to note the entire booking needs to be within the travel dates.

Full terms and conditions can be found on the offer page here.

Digging into the detail: KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes

Released on the 15th of each month, Spontaneous Escapes is a popular and much-loved promotion that has been keenly missed by Australian-based KrisFlyer loyalists, as the past few rounds of offers have largely excluded Australian routes.

Spontaneous Escapes allows KrisFlyer members the opportunity to acquire Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats at a significant points discount. But you’ll need to hurry – fares are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The promotion typically offers a discount of 30% off Saver award tickets. Depending on the month, it’s possible to see up to 50 destinations across the Singapore Airlines Network featured for the promotion.

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How can I redeem a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight?

  1. Log in to your KrisFlyer account
  2. Select ‘Book a Flight’ on your dashboard
  3. Click ‘Redeem flights’ and select your route.

Note that the redemption discount will only be reflected in the booking summary panel after you have selected the flights.

When are KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes fares released?

Typically Singapore Airlines releases KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes fares around the middle of the month. You’ll then have until the end of that month to book and redeem your KrisFlyer miles for your selected route, with most flights then available to redeem during the following month.

What seats are available in Spontaneous Escapes?

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes can be a great way to save if you’re flexible with your travel dates and your class of travel.

Usually, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Saver seats are offered at discounted rates, usually at 30% off, though occasionally we have seen Singapore Airlines slash the cost of award seats by up to 50% off!

While the promotion has been run throughout the previous year, sadly, we’ve not once spotted first class award redemptions, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see any of these in the future.

Converting Velocity Points to KrisFlyer miles

Transferring Velocity Points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer opens up a range of added travel options on Singapore Airlines, including the ability to snap up a Spontaneous Escapes deal.

Virgin Australia Velocity members can convert their points to KrisFlyer miles at a rate of 1.55:1, meaning in order to lock in a KrisFlyer redemption costing 100,000 KrisFlyer miles, you’d need to send across 155,000 Velocity Points.

While the ability to convert Velocity Points to KrisFlyer miles will be a compelling option for many, it won’t necessarily make sense for everyone. If you’re considering sending across a swag of Velocity Points to KrisFlyer, there are a number of factors to weigh up.

Firstly, the cost of locking in Singapore Airlines reward seats direct with KrisFlyer works out much cheaper than sending points across from Virgin Australia at a rate of 1.55:1. However, the plus side here is that Velocity Points are much easier to earn in Australia.

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How to transfer Velocity Points to KrisFlyer

To transfer Velocity Points to KrisFlyer, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to your KrisFlyer account.
  2. Select PPS Club/KrisFlyer from the top navigation, and then “Other ways to redeem miles”. Once loaded, find and select “Velocity” from the bottom of the page, and then “Convert your KrisFlyer miles to Velocity Points”. 
  3. To Link your accounts, on the pop-up, under “To convert, link your favourite partner programmes now”, select “Proceed”.
  4. Under Add Partner, select “Select Airline Partner” and “Virgin Australia- Velocity” and add your Velocity membership number. Once complete, select “Add and Link”.
  5. Select “Airline Partner” and “Virgin Australia – Velocity”.
  6. Enter the number of miles you wish to convert and then select “Proceed” to confirm and complete your transaction.
  7. You will now be able to log in to your Velocity account and see your transferred Points

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes restrictions

While the promotion can represent excellent value, note that tickets cannot be changed or cancelled – a risk that many will be happy to take for heavily discounted rates for imminent travel.

There are also blackout periods in peak demand times that may further restrict options.

Flights are also available on a first come first served basis, so your membership level with KrisFlyer is irrelevant in this case.

A history of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals

Singapore Airlines relaunched its popular KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion in March 2019 with a range of discounted award flights (some at 50%) off.

Discounts were available for flights originating in multiple Australian cities, creating excitement amongst travellers who held a stash of KrisFlyer miles.

Since the initial launch, however, the promotion has been somewhat less generous, especially since its return following a Covid hiatus. Some months bring compelling offers, whilst others are rather limited.

However, the selection can be attractive if you have flexibility. Additionally, there can be even greater value to be had by positioning to Singapore before journeying outwards to Asia, the USA or Europe, so it pays to think outside the box.

A history of what was previously offered: April 2023

It’s somewhat of a luck of the draw when it comes to Australian locations being features in Spontaneous Escapes promotions.

Last month’s offerings featured a better selection of Australian, but the last time we saw an extensive list of Australian cities was in January. Hopefully we see this selection return again next month!

Discounted business redemption opportunities in April 2023 included the following routes:

  • Singapore – Melbourne
  • Singapore – Sydney
  • Singapore – Christchurch
  • Singapore – Beijing (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Jakarta (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (and vice versa)
  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City (and vice versa)

Last month also featured a good selection of fifth freedom routes, including:

  • Frankfurt – New York
  • Manchester – Houston
  • Tokyo Narita – Los Angeles

Discounted business redemption opportunities back in January 2023 included the following routes into Asia:

  • Adelaide – Singapore
  • Brisbane – Singapore
  • Darwin – Singapore
  • Melbourne – Singapore
  • Perth – Singapore
  • Singapore – Bali
  • Singapore – Hanoi
  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Singapore – Manila
  • Singapore – Phnom Penh

Where can I sign up to receive the offers?

You can keep up to date with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers by choosing to register as a customer. You can do this online within your KrisFlyer account. Not yet a member? Join Krisflyer for free.

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes: Verdict

Spontaneous Escapes promotions aren’t always generous to an Australian traveller, but this month appears to be a bit of an exception.

While we’ve certainly seen a better spread of Australian cities in the past, this month’s offerings are better than nothing.

If you’re flexible, a jaunt in Singapore Airlines’ highly regarded business class at a 30% discount could still be a great deal!

With Spontaneous Escapes deals returning to Australia, we’ll now hopefully continue to see a range of solid KrisFlyer offers released each month.

Will you be booking a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight this month?

FAQ – Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes

What are Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes?

Singapore Airlines runs a promotion called Spontaneous Escapes, which offers 30% off usual full redemption prices for selected flights.

Are Spontaneous Escapes promotions a good deal?

Yes, they can be. KrisFlyer miles are quite valuable to Australian-based travellers who can use them for aspirational first and business class redemptions onboard Singapore Airlines, which does not add carrier charges to award tickets on its own network.

When can I book a Spontaneous Escapes award on Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes offers drop on the 15th of each month and can be booked for travel across the following month.

Are Spontaneous Escapes bookings flexible?

No. Spontaneous Escapes redemptions can’t be changed or refunded, so it’s best to be sure about your booking.

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