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Every month, Singapore Airlines publishes a promotion called “Spontaneous Escapes” and it can be a great deal if 1) you’re spontaneous and 2) you’re looking to redeem some miles on the fantastic Singapore Airlines.
Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program (the loyalty program of Singapore Airlines) publishes a list of “discounted” award flights every month.
With 30-50% off the normal flight redemption rates to destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network, there is a great opportunity to see dozens of new places…for less!
Some destinations are restricted to specific flight numbers, and others are restricted to specific dates, but “Spontaneous Escapes” are called spontaneous for a reason. Here are the major conditions that you should be familiar with:
- SEARCH Spontaneous Escapes
- REDEEM a flight using your miles on singaporeair.com between now and 29 February 2020
- TRAVEL between 1 March – 31 March 2020 (inclusive)
Typically, these flights are discounted because the plane isn’t full and the airline does not anticipate selling a bunch of seats before departure. So they offer the seats and a discount in hopes of filling the plane.
Although, we’ve seen some AMAZING lists in the past, this list is solid and could represent a good deal if you’re looking to travel on Singapore Airlines. Let’s take a look at the deals:
Business Class (USA):
Surprisingly, San Francisco was on the list last month (albeit with a larger discount). They must be having a hard time filling this plane but regardless, 66k is a good deal:
- San Francisco to/from Singapore: 66,500 miles (one-way)
If you’re not interested in splurging for Business class, that route is also available in economy:
Note: The Singapore Airlines website doesn’t make it obvious that the discounted miles rate is being applied. Don’t worry, once you select the actual flight the discounted rate will then be shown in the upper right hand corner (provided your flight is applicable for the discount). For example, in the photo above, the “normal” rate was 38,000 miles but when I selected the flight, you can see it’s now 26,600 miles.
Business Class (Cities Around the World):
- Singapore to/from Kuala Lumpur: 13,300 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Bali: 13,300 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Manila: 15,050 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Kolkata: 27,300 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Seoul: 32,900 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Tokyo: 32,900 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Johannesburg: 34,300 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Dubai: 34,300 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Brisbane: 43,400 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from Sydney: 43,400 miles (one-way)
- Singapore to/from London: 64,400 miles (one-way)
Sometimes, Singapore only offers the sale routes in a single direction. However, this time many of the routes are on sale in both directions ultimately making it easier to take advantage of booking a roundtrip at a steal.
HOW DO I EARN SINGAPORE MILES?
If you find yourself short on KrisFlyer miles, don’t worry. Singapore is a transfer partner with Amex Membership Rewards, Capital One, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Marriott, and Citi ThankYou, so it’s pretty easy to earn points that can be redeemed for these flights.
Right now, you can now earn 60,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards (UR) points after opening a Chase Sapphire Preferred and spending $4,000 in 3 months. When all is said and done, you could be enjoying a trip to explore Southeast Asia for cheap.
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BIG CAVEAT: It’s worth noting that any changes are not permitted for bookings made under Spontaneous Escapes. You will lose your miles if you cancel your trip for whatever reason so make sure you are confident in your choice!
Singapore KrisFlyer miles are extremely easy to acquire given they partner with multiple transfer partners.
Ideally, you would have the miles available immediately to take advantage of this deal. But if you don’t, stay tuned as they present new routes, dates, and rates every month.
Singapore is a phenomenal airline! One thing to remember, specifically, about Singapore Airlines is they open a lot of premium cabin award space to members of their own KrisFlyer program and restrict award space for partners using their miles. In other words, it is very unlikely that you will find an award seat using a partners miles.
In respect to the Spontaneous Escapes, you’ll want to take a look at the list for all of the details before booking as this can represent excellent value if your plans are flexible.
Are you going to book a Spontaneous Escape? If so, which one looks exciting?