KrisFlyer is offering 30% off its usual full redemption prices for Business and Economy Class travel next month to and from Singapore and a range of destinations, with most Aussie destinations included.
KrisFlyer miles are one of the more valuable mileage currencies for us in Australia and 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.
Enjoy a 30% miles redemption discount to more than 50 destinations across the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network when you redeem for flights from now till 30 June 2018, for travel from 1 to 31 July 2018 inclusive.
For example, the cost of a one-way Business Class redemption between Sydney/Brisbane/Canberra/Adelaide and Singapore drops from 58,000 to 40,600 KrisFlyer miles.
A flight between Perth and Singapore drops from 32,500 to 22,750 miles.
Note that during this month’s promotion, you can only access the discount when flying from Sydney/Perth/Canberra to Singapore; for Brisbane and Adelaide, the promotion is applied in both directions.
If you want to experience the new A380 Business Class product, aim to redeem seats on flights SQ856/861 between Singapore and Hong Kong.
If you want to experience the new 787-10 regional Business Class product, aim for flights:
- SQ216 from Perth
- SQ982/983 to/from Bangkok
- SQ619/622/623 to/from Osaka
- SQ671/672 to/from Nagoya
Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Johannesburg and Seoul are other highlights.
Taxes are less than $100 AUD 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.
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:
- October 2017 (current offer): 30% off Business and Economy redemptions
- August 2017: 30% off Business and Economy redemptions
- July 2017: 30% off Economy redemptions
- November 2016: 30% off Premium Economy and Economy redemptions
- July 2016: 50% off Business and Economy redemptions (SilkAir only)
- May 2015: 50% off Economy redemptions
- September 2011: 50% off Business and Economy redemptions
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.
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.