Each month, Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program KrisFlyer runs its Spontaneous Escapes promotion. It offers 30% off its usual full redemption prices for Business and Economy Class flights. The promotion covers travel during the following month to/from Singapore and some destinations.

Current Spontaneous Escapes offer

This month’s list includes an unusually high number of destinations. Apart from most Australian airports that the airline serves, other highlights include:

  • Asia: Bangkok, Hiroshima, the Maldives and Phuket
  • Africa: Johannesburg
  • Europe: Barcelona, Rome and Zurich
  • US: Los Angeles and San Francisco

Fly further for less with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion.

With flights to more than 50 destinations on offer, it’s easy to stretch the value of your miles further.

Simply redeem your flights on singaporeair.com from now till 29 February 2020, for travel from 1 to 31 March 2020 inclusive.

The Australian airports included in the current list and miles required for a one-way redemption are:

AirportEconomy Premium EconomyBusinessBusiness seat type
Adelaide19,600-43,4002018 Regional Business Class
Brisbane19,600-43,4002018 Regional Business Class (mostly)
Cairns19,600-43,400SilkAir
Canberra19,60032,90043,4002013 (777-300ER)
Darwin----
Melbourne19,60023,030--
Perth----
Sydney19,60023,03043,400Various; aim for flights 221 & 232 for newest seat

You can fly onward for a discount to other destinations included on the list.

Singapore Airlines operates a myriad of seat types on its Australian flights. Given that specific flight, numbers are included in these promotions, you’ll want to check them against the seat types in this guide.

Singapore Airlines A380 new Business Class | Point Hacks
If you’re flying to/from Sydney, try the new A380 Business Class product
SilkAir 737 Business Class seat
This is the SilkAir Business Class recliner seat flying from Cairns (and Darwin)

Why is Spontaneous Escapes a good deal?

Pros

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

This deal makes sense for those with the flexibility to travel at short notice and want 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.

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

Singapore Airlines A350 | Point Hacks
Singapore Airlines has one of the top 10 Business Class products flying to Australia

This promotion runs monthly, with the list of destinations for the following month released around the 16-19th of the month before, e.g. 16-19 August for travel in September.

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.

Cons

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

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

You can transfer your Velocity Points to KrisFlyer

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

How to redeem your KrisFlyer miles for a discounted Spontaneous Escapes award

  1. Log in to your KrisFlyer account with your membership number and PIN
  2. Select Book a Flight on your dashboard
  3. Click Redeem flights and select your travel details
  4. Redemption discount will only be reflected in the booking summary panel after you have selected the flights

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 or two.

Things to be aware of:

  • Only some destinations are included each month
  • Bookings cannot be modified or cancelled
  • There are blackout dates
  • Pricing is for one-way travel
  • Check to see which Business Class seat type you’d be flying on

Supplementary images courtesy Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

Excellent KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes list: fly to Asia, Europe & the US for 30% off was last modified: August 28th, 2020 by Matt Moffitt