Each month, Singapore Airlines releases a list of discounted award flights that are slashed by as much as 50% off the normal miles cost. KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes can be a great way to save, if you’re flexible with your travel dates.
July 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
For travel booked this month for July, travellers departing from two Australian cities can access a cool saving of 30% KrisFlyer miles when travelling on economy and business class award flights to Singapore.
The business class offerings are as follows:
- Adelaide to Singapore, Business, 43,400 KrisFlyer miles on SQ278, excluding 1-9 July,
- Brisbane to Singapore, Business, 43,400 KrisFlyer miles on SQ246, SQ256 and SQ266, for the whole of July
Prefer to fly economy class? With the 30% saving, a one way economy class award flight on the routes above comes in at just 19,600 KrisFlyer miles.
There are also savings on SilkAir economy class award flights departing from Darwin and Cairns to Singapore:
- Darwin to Singapore, 14,000 KrisFlyer miles on MI802 or MI804, for the whole of July
- Cairns to Singapore, 19,600 KrisFlyer miles on MI812 or MI814, for the whole of July
Additionally, there are some exciting options ex Singapore into Asia if you’re keen to fly further.
Tickets need to be issued before 30th June, for travel between 1 and 31 July 2019. Blackout dates apply and Spontaneous Escapes operates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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?
Usually, Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats are up for grabs.
While the promotion has been run throughout the previous year, sadly, I’ve not once spotted first class award redemptions, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see these in the future.
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes restrictions
Do 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 Singaore Airlines Krisflyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
In March 2019, Singapore Airlines relaunched the Spontaneous Escapes promotion with a range of discounted award flights (some at 50%) off. Routes covered multiple Australian cities, creating excitement amongst travellers with a stash of KrisFlyer miles.
Since the initial launch, the promotion has been somewhat less generous. Sme months can be quite inspirational, whilst others rather limited. However, the selection can be attractive if you have flexibility or Airpoints across a number of programs that you can stitch together into a workable itinerary. Additionally, there can be even greater value to be had by departing Singapore outward into other parts of Asia, so it pays to think outside the box.
Below is a history of what’s previously been offered.
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?