KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes: Business Class Awards At Economy Level Pricing

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When Singapore Airline announced its award chart devaluation at the start of the year one of the few pieces of good news that appeared at the same time was that the airline’s ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ promotions would become a permanent program.

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes are promotions in which the airline offers discounted award pricing in select cabins on select routes and, based on past history, the airline isn’t afraid of offering these deals on some pretty big routes so these promotions are worth checking out.

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Right now, true to its word, the airline is running a new set of Spontaneous Escapes which need to be booked by 28 February and, once again, there are some interesting redemption options available in the promotion.

Here are the headline deals:

For travel between 1 and 31 March 2019:

  • Get a 50% redemption discount off Economy Saver award rates on select routes
  • Book Business Class redemptions at regular Economy Saver rates on select routes
  • Book Premium Economy redemptions at regular Economy Saver rates on the Singapore – Los Angeles route.

Full terms and conditions have been reproduced at the bottom of this post.

Example Deals

Cost is for one-way travel excluding taxes and fees.

Business Class Deals

European Routes:

  • Barcelona – Singapore (on Flight SQ387) – 38,000 miles
  • Rome – Singapore (on Flight SQ365) – 38,000 miles

North Asia Routes:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (on select flights) – 15,000 miles
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (on select flights) – 15,000 miles
  • Singapore – Beijing/Shanghai (on select flights) – 20,000 miles
  • Beijing/Shanghai – Singapore (on select flights) – 20,000 miles

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Southwest Pacific Routes:

  • Singapore – Beijing/Shanghai (on select flights) – 20,000 miles
  • Beijing/Shanghai – Singapore (on select flights) – 20,000 miles
  • Singapore – Adelaide/Melbourne/Sydney/Auckland (on select flights) – 28,000 miles
  • Adelaide/Melbourne/Sydney/Auckland – Singapore (on select flights) – 28,000 miles

Premium Economy Deal

The Americas:

  • Singapore – Los Angeles – 38,000 miles
  • Los Angeles – Singapore – 38,000 miles

Bottom Line

There are some very good deals here if you can make the dates and the flights work for you.

It’s a shame that the Business Class deals on the two European routes only appear to be for travel to Singapore and not for flights going the other way (you’ll get a discount on the way out but you’ll have to pay full price on the way back) but it’s hard to argue with 38,000 miles for a Singapore Airlines Business Class seat – on flights of this length that’s a great deal.

The America’s have missed out almost entirely in this latest set of Spontaneous Escapes but there are still some very good deals to be had if you’re flying between Singapore and the South Pacific (28,000 miles for Business Class to Sydney looks great to me) and if you’re flying between Singapore and various parts of Asia (15,000 miles for a Business Class award to Hong Kong stands out).

Don’t forget that taxes and fees will be added to these bookings (Singapore Airlines loves to add fees to its awards) but, even with those added, you should be getting a very good deal indeed.

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Terms and Conditions

  1. The promotion is only applicable for online redemption of Saver Awards in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class on selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir operated flights. Eligible bookings can only be made through This promotion is not available through KrisFlyer Membership Services, SIA Ticket Offices, travel agents,, or any other channels.
  2. To qualify for the promotion, tickets must be issued between 15 – 28 February 2019 GMT+8, all dates inclusive, for travel between 1 – 31 March 2019 GMT+8 or 1 March – 30 April 2019 GMT+8 (for Los Angeles), all dates inclusive. All travel must be completed by 31 March 2019 and 30 April 2019 GMT+8 (for Los Angeles). If any part of the itinerary falls outside the applicable travel period or contains an ineligible flight, the entire itinerary will not be eligible for the promotion.
  3. Any change is strictly not permitted for bookings made under this promotion. Cancellation is also not permitted for partially unused or totally unused tickets.
  4. This promotion cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion.
  5. This promotion is applicable to one-way and round-trip travel. No stopovers are allowed for this promotion.
  6. Taxes and fees are applicable in addition to the required redemption mileage and paid for separately by the passenger in the applicable currency.
  7. The 50% discount level is only applied on the number of KrisFlyer miles required for an Economy Class Saver award ticket. It does not apply to commercial tickets purchased with part miles, part cash. Taxes and fees are separately charged and payable and are not subject to any discount.
  8. All redemptions are subject to seat availability at the time of booking.
  9. KrisFlyer terms and conditions apply.
  10. KrisFlyer reserve the right to change the eligible destinations, flight numbers and travel dates, without prior notice.
  11. KrisFlyer reserve the right to vary these terms and conditions or terminate this promotion without prior notice at their own sole discretion.
  12. For enquiries, please contact KrisFlyer Membership Services.