Great value: 50% off KrisFlyer redemptions on SilkAir flights between Darwin/Cairns and Singapore

A guide to KrisFlyer's Spontaneous Escapes discounted redemption promotions

GUIDE: Using Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: August 16, 2018
UPDATED: October 18, 2018
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
STATUS: The transfer rate between Velocity and Krisflyer is set to increase by about 15% from January 2019 onwards. Read more here.

Each month, Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program KrisFlyer offers 30% off its usual full redemption prices for Business and Economy Class travel during the following month to/from Singapore and a range of destinations.

In addition, the current promotion is offering half-price SilkAir redemptions between Darwin/Cairns and Singapore not just for travel in September but October too.

SilkAir’s newest Business Class seats fly on its Boeing 737 MAX services to/from Darwin and Cairns

KrisFlyer miles are one of the more valuable mileage currencies for us in Australia and whilst Economy Class redemptions are offered on sale during these promotions, we usually focus on their Business (and First) Class redemptions as being ‘the deal’.

Some destinations have blackout dates during peak travel periods.

This deal makes sense for those with flexibility to travel at short notice and wanting to get good value from their KrisFlyer miles balance. A sweetener is that KrisFlyer does not add fuel surcharges to award tickets for travel on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.

Do note that, unlike regular KrisFlyer redemptions, Spontaneous Escapes redemptions cannot be changed or refunded, so make sure you are firm in your travel plans before booking.

Offer details

Double the value of your KrisFlyer miles with a 50% redemption discount for SilkAir destinations this August! To enjoy the promotion, redeem your KrisFlyer miles online from now till 31 August 2018, for travel from 1 September to 31 October 2018 inclusive.

In addition, you can also enjoy a 30% redemption discount for selected destinations across the Singapore Airlines network when you redeem your KrisFlyer miles online from now till 31 August 2018, for travel from 1 September to 30 September 2018 inclusive.

For example, the cost of a one-way Business Class redemption between Darwin and Singapore drops from 32,500 to 16,250 KrisFlyer miles, whilst the seven-hour flight to/from Cairns costs only 29,000 miles instead of 58,000.

Taxes are less than AU$100 departing Australia—they are even less flying home.

There are specific flight numbers that are eligible for this promotion.

The discount will automatically be applied during the booking process.

If you add on another leg to another discounted destination, the promotion will apply to both sectors, i.e. you don’t have to make two separate bookings.

Note that there are blackout dates for some routes, so check the promotion page for more details.

Also note that under the terms and conditions of this promotion, ‘any change is strictly not permitted for bookings made under this promotion’, i.e. no cancellations and no date or route changes.

Offer history

At the start of 2018, this promotion was rebranded as Spontaneous Escapes and now runs monthly, with the list of destinations for the following month released around the 17-19th of the preceding month.

Before this, here were the previous promotions:

Transfer points from Velocity to KrisFlyer

You could also consider transferring over your Velocity points to KrisFlyer to take advantage of this deal and get some decent value from your Velocity balance.

Summing up

KrisFlyer’s monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion represents great value for those with flexibility with dates and KrisFlyer miles (or Velocity points) to burn. Australian airports tend to be included each month.

Supplementary images courtesy Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

Great value: 50% off KrisFlyer redemptions on SilkAir flights between Darwin/Cairns and Singapore was last modified: October 18th, 2018 by Matt Moffitt