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‘Spontaneous Escapes’ KrisFlyer award discounts for March

30% off selected KrisFlyer redemptions for travel in March 2018, including new A380 business class.

SQ 777 at ZRH (Aero Icarus)

The monthly KrisFlyer ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ promotion suffered a spontaneous disappearance in January 2018, not too surprising as Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have no trouble filling their planes in February, with the Chinese Lunar New Year falling right in the middle of the month this year.

They probably could have offered some discounts on a few routes where excess capacity still existed, but compared to previous months the offering would probably have looked… well, a bit stingy.

Well never fear because the promotion is back again, this time for travel during March 2018. Redemptions need to be booked by 28th February 2018 to qualify for the discounts, and unlike regular KrisFlyer redemptions these flights, once booked, aren’t changeable or refundable.

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A recap on the rules

Here’s a summary of the T&Cs:

  • Book before 28th February 2018
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st March 2018
  • Only valid on “Saver” redemptions
  • Respect blackout dates (e.g. Singapore to Sydney blocked 28th-31st March)
  • 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.)

Waitlist redemptions are 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 28th February, it’s yours for the lower rate. If it clears on 1st March or later, you’ll probably have to pay the normal rate. At least, we assume so, as the ticket must be “issued” by 28th February to qualify (the terms and conditions state 28th February 2017, but we assume they mean 2018!).

Booking tip

We’ve said it before – but it’s not made obvious on the website that the discounted miles rate is being applied – have faith! Click the ‘Saver’ rate and then check the drop-down box, where the discounted rate is then shown, if your flight is applicable for discount:

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Notice that this flight is also the latest A380 with the brand new ‘2017 J’ business class product

Noteworthy deals this month

There are a number of destinations available for travel throughout most dates in March, with the odd exclusion period and some routes only available on specific flight numbers as shown below.

Of note is the inclusion of the brand new A380 business class on the Sydney flight (SQ221 SIN-SYD and SQ232 SYD-SIN). We reviewed the new product last month and were impressed with the offering, and at 40,600 miles each way it’s a great deal if you can find dates which suit you.

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You can sample the brand new A380 business class seat with the ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ deal in March 2018 for 40,600 miles to or from Sydney. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Dusseldorf flights also make their regular re-appearance for 30% off business class redemptions, SIA really seem to be struggling to fill this flight at the front end.

Singapore Airlines Economy March Discounts

Here’s a summary of the SQ economy class routes on offer (30% off) for March 2018, with required miles shown for one-way redemption.

Bali has since been added with a special 50% discount – see the details here.

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Economy Class

Adelaide
Miles Flights Blackout
19,600 All 27 – 31 Mar
Brisbane
Miles Flights Blackout
19,600 All 27 – 31 Mar
Dhaka
Miles Flights Blackout
12,950 SQ446
SQ448/9
Nil
Jakarta
Miles Flights Blackout
5,250 SQ950/1
SQ953
SQ955
SQ957
SQ959
SQ960/1
SQ962/3
SQ964/5
SQ966/7
27 – 31 Mar
Kolkata
Miles Flights Blackout
12,950 All Nil
Sydney
Miles Flights Blackout
19,600 SQ221/2
SQ231/2
28 – 31 Mar

Singapore Airlines Business March Discounts

Here’s a summary of the SQ business class routes on offer (30% off) for March 2018, with required miles shown for one-way redemption.

Bali has since been added with a special 50% discount – see the details here.

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Business Class

Adelaide
Miles Flights Blackout
40,600 All 27 – 31 Mar
Beijing
Miles Flights Blackout
24,500 SQ802
SQ807
Nil
Brisbane
Miles Flights Blackout
40,600 All 27 – 31 Mar
Dhaka
Miles Flights Blackout
24,500 SQ448/9 Nil
Dubai
Miles Flights Blackout
31,500 All Nil
Dusseldorf
Miles Flights Blackout
59,500 All Nil
Guangzhou
Miles Flights Blackout
19,250 SQ852/3 Nil
Kolkata
Miles Flights Blackout
24,500 All Nil
Sydney
Miles Flights Blackout
40,600 SQ221/2
SQ231/2
28 – 31 Mar

SilkAir Economy March Discounts

Here’s the same table for SilkAir redemption offers (30% off), which only apply for economy class this month, with required miles shown for one-way redemption.

Bali has since been added with a special 50% discount, including business class – see the details here.

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Economy Class

Bengalaru
Miles Flights Blackout
12,950 MI423
MI424
Nil
Cairns
Miles Flights Blackout
19,600 MI811/2
MI813/4
27 – 31 Mar
Chennai
Miles Flights Blackout
12,950 MI435
MI436
Nil
Darwin
Miles Flights Blackout
14,000 MI801/2
MI803/4
27 – 31 Mar
Fuzhou
Miles Flights Blackout
10,500 MI991/2
MI995/6
Nil
Kalimantan
Miles Flights Blackout
5,250 MI133/4
MI136/8
Nil
Pekanbaru
Miles Flights Blackout
5,250 MI253/4
MI257/8
Nil
Pnomh Penh
Miles Flights Blackout
8,750 MI601/2
MI605/6
MI607/8
29 – 30 Mar
Shenzhen
Miles Flights Blackout
10,500 MI961/2
MI965/6
Nil

Redemption Availability

We can’t check redemption seats on all these routes for March, but the standout option which probably interests our readers most is the newest ‘2017 J’ A380 business class seat flying between Singapore and Sydney each day, which is included in this offer in both directions between 1st and 27th March inclusive.

You’ll need to book SQ221 on the Singapore to Sydney sector, and/or SQ232 on the Sydney to Singapore sector to experience this new product.

Here’s a breakdown of saver award seat availability during the 27 valid days for this promotion. It’s slim pickings, and remember it can change at short notice and bookings must be made by 28th February to enjoy the discounted miles rate.

New ‘2017 J’ A380 Business Class Availability

SIN-SYD SQ221 SYD-SIN SQ232
Date Savers Date Savers
1 Mar WL 1 Mar WL
2 Mar WL 2 Mar WL
3 Mar WL 3 Mar WL
4 Mar WL 4 Mar NA
5 Mar WL 5 Mar WL
6 Mar WL 6 Mar 1
7 Mar WL 7 Mar WL
8 Mar NA 8 Mar WL
9 Mar WL 9 Mar WL
10 Mar NA 10 Mar NA
11 Mar WL 11 Mar WL
12 Mar WL 12 Mar WL
13 Mar WL 13 Mar WL
14 Mar 2 14 Mar WL
15 Mar WL 15 Mar WL
16 Mar NA 16 Mar 2
17 Mar NA 17 Mar NA
18 Mar NA 18 Mar NA
19 Mar WL 19 Mar NA
20 Mar 2 20 Mar WL
21 Mar WL 21 Mar NA
22 Mar 1 22 Mar WL
23 Mar NA 23 Mar NA
24 Mar NA 24 Mar NA
25 Mar NA 25 Mar NA
26 Mar 1 26 Mar WL
27 Mar WL 27 Mar NA

NA: Not Available. WL: Waitlist. Availability correct at 14th February, and is subject to change.

Remember…

If you can’t secure a return flight with the discount, book a one-way instead, then pay the usual saver rate for the other sector. On a return flight with this offer, as soon as one of the two flights falls outside the promotion, it re-prices the whole thing to the higher rate, which will cost you more.

Happy searching and booking!

(Cover Photo: Aero Icarus)

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