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Lately, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have been announcing their monthly ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ redemption deals. Usually it’s 30% off selected economy and business class fares with both airlines. Well, December is no exception, and for the third consecutive month the deal is running again.
The main catch, as usual, is that you have to book your redemptions by the end of December, for travel in January 2018.
This month there’s a wider range of routes available than there were for December. There are also lots of SilkAir business class redemptions, which didn’t feature last month. The biggest discounts, at 40% off, are available on selected one-way redemptions from Australia to Singapore.
As before, it’s subject to saver redemption availability, and there are blackout dates on some routes.
Here’s a summary of the T&Cs:
- Book before 31st December 2017
- Valid for flights from 1st – 31st January 2018
- Only valid on “Saver” redemptions
- Respect blackout dates (e.g. Singapore to Paris blocked 5th-8th January)
- Changes and cancellation are not permitted for bookings made under this promotion
- All sectors must be available on the offer (e.g. if the return sector is unavailable on the correct flight – the cost for the whole trip jumps! Book one-ways instead and still save)
As with the November offer, waitlist is applicable for the discount. That means you can add one of these flights as a waitlist redemption for the discounted rate. If it comes up for confirmation by 31st December, it’s yours for the lower rate. If it clears on 1st January or later, you’ll probably pay the normal rate. At least, we assume so, as the ticket must be “issued” by 31st December to qualify.
The Australia to Singapore deal
This month there is a special bonus for one-way redemptions from most Australian destinations to Singapore. For these flights, 40% miles discount is being offered on saver redemptions in both economy and business class, with some blackout dates.
The discount is not offered, however, on Canberra to Singapore redemptions in economy class, for whatever reason. Also there is no offer on Melbourne to Singapore in either cabin, which is disappointing.
On all the Aussie routes offered, every Singapore Airlines or SilkAir flight is available on the offer, with the exception of Sydney to Singapore where only SQ222 (A380), SQ242 (B777-300ER) or SQ252 (B777-200ER) are included. That means there’s no chance for a discounted seat on the new A380 Version 3 aircraft, with the latest cabin products, currently flying daily as SQ232.
Here’s how the 40% savings stack up in business class:
And here’s the economy class table: