For a limited time, unlock 30% off the miles needed for Singapore Airlines award flights from many Australian cities.
It’s that time again! Each month, Singapore Airlines releases a list of discounted award flights that are slashed by 30% off the usual ‘Saver’ award seat rates.
This month, travellers have an opportunity to nab business class award seats on a range of popular award seats at a generous discount – if you can travel at short notice, you could pay just 43,400 KrisFlyer miles for a one way business class flight between many Australian cities and Singapore.
To put it into perspective, this is significantly less miles than you’d need to fork out to redeem a Qantas award flight on the same routes. Plus, unlike Qantas redemptions, there are no nasty carrier surcharges to worry about (as Singapore Airlines abolished them sometime back).
Read on to discover October’s top deals.
October 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
Until 31 October, KrisFlyer members can book a range of discounted Singapore Airlines Business class seats and SilkAir Saver Economy seats for travel in November (with some blackout dates). The promotional award fares on Australian routes are:
- Adelaide – Singapore (and reverse) – 43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business.
- Brisbane – Singapore (and reverse) -19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy and 43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business.
- Canberra – Singapore (one direction only) – 19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy and 43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business.
- Melbourne – Singapore (one direction only) – 19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy and 43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business.
- Sydney – Singapore (and reverse) – 43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business.
Additionally, there are discounted Premium Economy seats available on the following one way routes: Singapore – Sydney, Melbourne – Singapore, Canberra – Singapore and Brisbane – Singapore (note there is no availability when travelling the other direction). The discounted cost for each of these routes comes in at 32,900 KrisFlyer miles.
The promotional SilkAir routes are:
- Darwin – Singapore (14,000 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy).
- Cairns – Singapore (19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy).
Lucky travellers can also nab discounted Economy, Business and Premium Economy Saver flights between Singapore and other destinations, including Europe, the USA and Northern Asia. Many of these fares represent great value.
To view all current KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals, head here.
How can I redeem a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight?
- Log in to your KrisFlyer account.
- Select ‘Book a Flight’ on your dashboard.
- 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.
Typically, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Saver seats are offered at discounted rates, usually between 30% and 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.
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 serve basis, so your membership level with KrisFlyer is irrelevant in this case.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the offer page here.
A history of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
Singapore Airlines relaunched their 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. 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.
Below is a history of what’s previously been offered.
September 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes Offers
In September, KrisFlyer released a 30% discount for Singapore Airlines Business class seats and SilkAir Saver Economy seats on limited Australian routes for travel in October (with some blackout dates).
August 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
In August, KrisFlyer ran a 30% discount for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Saver Economy, Premium Economy and Business class seats, for travel in September (with some blackout dates). Routes on offer included Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra, Darwin and Cairns.
July 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers
In July, no Business class Saver fares were on offer for Australian destinations. However, travellers could choose from selected SilkAir economy routes, along with Economy, Premium Economy and Business fares for other destinations.
June 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers
In June, travellers were presented with a range of offers, mostly at 30% off. Below is a small selection of the more interesting flights with a 30% KrisFlyer miles redemption discount:
- Singapore to Brisbane, Business, 43,400 points per direction on SQ255, SQ265
- Brisbane to Singapore, Business, 43,400 points per direction on SQ256 and SQ266, 15-30th June
- Singapore to Melbourne, Business, 43,400 points per direction on SQ217, SQ227, SQ237, SQ257, SQ267, 1-16th June
- Singapore / Johannesburg, both ways, Business, 43,400 points per direction on SQ481 and SQ482
- Limited options on Singapore / Darwin and Singapore / Cairns routes, both ways.
There were also some exciting options ex Singapore into the northern Asian region.
Tickets needed to be issued between 15 – 31 May 2019 with travel occurring between 1 and 30 Jun 2019.
May 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
May’s deals for Australian cities were few and far between. However, given the strength of Singapore Airlines within Asia and the wider world, there were still some great offers.
Here is a small selection of the 30% KrisFlyer miles redemption discounts for selected flights:
- North Asia, Singapore to Guangzhou / Hong Kong/Beijing/Shanghai/Osaka/Tokyo and Seoul, both ways
- South Asia, Singapore to Kolkata / New Delhi, both ways
- One way from Europe, Paris/London back to Singapore
- One way from the USA, San Francisco back to Singapore
- Singapore to Phuket, both ways, for only 8,750 points per leg
- Singapore to a selection of Chinese destinations, both ways, for 10,500 per leg
Premium Economy Class Redemptions:
- Singapore to Seoul, both ways, for only 24,150 points per leg
The full list of routes and cabins offered this month can be found here.
April 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
In April, Australian-based travellers could access one-way business class award flights on the following routes for 43,400 miles (representing a 30% discount from standard award pricing):
- Sydney – Singapore
- Canberra – Singapore
A range of other economy and business class redemptions were available for destinations across the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network.
Subject to availability, the special award pricing was available to be redeemed until 31 March 2019, for travel from 1 to 30 April 2019 inclusive.
In addition, for travel from 1 to 31 May 2019 inclusive, travellers could enjoy 30% off the regular Premium Economy Saver rates on Singapore Airlines non-stop flights to Los Angeles, bringing the miles required to 43,600 each way.
The full list of routes and cabins offered under the March 2019 promotion can be found here.
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. However, if you’re flexible, a jaunt in Singapore Airlines’ highly regarded business class at a 30% discount could still be a great deal, particularly when you consider that fuel surcharges are not charged on KrisFlyer award redemptions.
With Singapore Airlines recently committing to make Spontaneous Escapes a permanent fixture, we’ll hopefully continue to see a range of solid KrisFlyer offers released each month.
Will you be booking a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight this month?
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