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Get a 30% miles saving on selected KrisFlyer award flights in May

Book your saver redemption tickets by 30th April to enjoy 30% savings on selected routes in May.

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The regular monthly KrisFlyer ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ promotion has been announced, for travel during May 2018. Redemptions need to be booked by 30th April 2018 to qualify for the discounts, and unlike regular KrisFlyer redemptions these flights, once booked, aren’t changeable or refundable.

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The rules

As this is a regular promotion most of you will be well-versed on the rules for these redemptions, but here’s a summary of the T&Cs:

  • Book before 30th April 2018
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st May 2018
  • Only valid on “Saver” redemptions
  • Respect blackout dates (e.g. Singapore to Brisbane in Business Class blocked 25th-31st May)
  • 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 30th April, it’s yours for the lower rate. If it clears on 1st May or later, you’ll have to pay the normal rate.

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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Noteworthy deals this month

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

As the discount is a percentage, the further you go the more miles you save over the regular rates. Singapore to London in economy features this month and saves 11,400 miles each way over the usual saver redemption.

In business Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are all available this month, with some date exclusions, saving 17,400 miles each way on the usual cost.

Dubai also features this month with 13,500 miles off for business class saver redemptions in May.

For the third month in a row the brand new A380 business class is discounted on the Sydney flight (SQ221 SIN-SYD and SQ232 SYD-SIN). We reviewed the new product in January 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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For the third consecutive month you can sample the brand new A380 business class seat with the ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ deal in May 2018 for 40,600 miles to or from Sydney. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Hong Kong is also available with 30% off – selected flights are operated by the A380 with the new business class cabin product – 19,250 miles each way on flights SQ856 and SQ861 operating daily from 3rd May. A great value way to try out these new seats for about 4 hours.

Once again, Dusseldorf flights 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.

New Regional Business Class

We reviewed the new regional business class seat earlier this month, taking a close look at the seat itself with a window booking on a Singapore to Bangkok flight, followed by a detailed overview of the middle pair on the way back to Singapore.

If you want to try out this excellent new product there is availability on selected flights with 30% off in May to and from Bangkok (14,000 miles) and Perth (22,750 miles).

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The new regional business class seat is available at 30% off for travel in May on selected flights to and from Bangkok and Perth. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Check out our new regional business class seats tracker to check which flights on these routes are operated by the 787-10, then make sure the seat map confirms it before you book.

Singapore Airlines Economy May Discounts

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

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Economy Class

Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
Singapore to Brisbane
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ265
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ266
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Blackout
18,500
12,950
SQ446
SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
18,500
12,950
SQ447
SQ449
Singapore to Dusseldorf
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ338
Dusseldorf to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ326
Frankfurt to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ325
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ176
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ175
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ184
SQ186
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
12,500
8,750
SQ177
SQ183
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Blackout
15,000
10,500
SQ856
SQ860
SQ866
SQ868
SQ872
SQ890
Mondays
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
15,000
10,500
SQ857
SQ861
SQ863
SQ871
SQ891
Fridays
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Blackout
7,500
5,250
SQ950
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
7,500
5,250
SQ951
Singapore to London
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ308
SQ318
26 – 31 May
London to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ305
SQ317
26 – 31 May
Singapore to Male
Miles Flights Blackout
18,500
12,950
SQ452
Male to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
18,500
12,950
SQ451
Singapore to Melbourne
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ247
Melbourne to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ248
Singapore to Munich
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ328
Munich to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
38,000
26,600
SQ327
Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ215
Perth to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ216
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Blackout
25,000
17,500
SQ602
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
25,000
17,500
SQ603 1 – 5 May
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ833
SQ835
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ221
SQ231
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ222
SQ232
SQ288
Singapore to Taipei
Miles Flights Blackout
15,000
10,500
SQ878
Taipei to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
15,000
10,500
SQ877
SQ879
Fridays
Singapore to Wellington
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ247
Wellington to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
28,000
19,600
SQ248

Singapore Airlines Business May Discounts

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

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Business Class

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ530
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ531
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ802
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ807
Singapore to Brisbane
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ235
SQ245
SQ255
SQ265
25 – 31 May
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ236
SQ246
SQ256
SQ266
25 – 31 May
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ528
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ529
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ468
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ469
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ446
SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ447
SQ449
Singapore to Dubai
Miles Flights Blackout
45,000
31,500
SQ494
Dubai to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
45,000
31,500
SQ495
Singapore to Dusseldorf
Miles Flights Blackout
85,000
59,500
SQ338
Dusseldorf to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
85,000
59,500
SQ337
Singapore to Guangzhou
Miles Flights Blackout
27,500
19,250
SQ852
Guangzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
27,500
19,250
SQ853
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ930
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ175
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ184
SQ186
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ177
SQ183
SQ185
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Blackout
27,500
19,250
SQ856
SQ860
SQ866
SQ868
SQ872
SQ890
Mondays
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
27,500
19,250
SQ857
SQ861
SQ863
SQ871
SQ891
Fridays
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Blackout
17,500
12,250
SQ950
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
17,500
12,250
SQ951
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ517
Singapore to Male
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ452
Male to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ451
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ912
SQ916
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
20,000
14,000
SQ917
SQ919
SQ921
Singapore to Melbourne
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ247
Melbourne to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ248
Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Blackout
32,500
22,750
SQ215
Perth to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
32,500
22,750
SQ216
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Blackout
43,000
30,100
SQ008
SQ602
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
43,000
30,100
SQ007
SQ603
SQ607
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
35,000
24,500
SQ827
SQ833
SQ835
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ221
SQ231
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ222
SQ232
SQ288
Singapore to Wellington
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ247
Wellington to Singapore
Miles Flights Blackout
58,000
40,600
SQ248

SilkAir May Discounts

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Here’s what’s on offer for the SilkAir side, all in economy class (30% off) for May 2018, with required miles shown for one-way redemption.

The best value routes here this month are probably Cairns (8,400 miles saving) and Hiroshima (7,500 miles saving).

Singapore to Balikpapan
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Balikpapan to Singapore
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Singapore to Cairns
Miles Blackout
28,000
19,600
Cairns to Singapore
Miles Blackout
28,000
19,600
Singapore to Chiang Mai
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Chiang Mai to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Blackout
18,500
12,950
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Blackout
18,500
12,950
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Blackout
25,000
17,500
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Blackout
25,000
17,500
Singapore to Kunming
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500
26 – 31 May
Kunming to Singapore
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500
26 – 31 May
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Lombok to Singapore
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Singapore to Luang Prabang
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Luang Prabang to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Makassar
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Makassar to Singapore
Miles Blackout
7,500
5,250
Singapore to Mandalay
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Mandalay to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Siem Reap to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Blackout
18,500
12,950
Trivandrum to Singapore
Miles Blackout
18,500
12,950
Singapore to Vientiane
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Vientiane to Singapore
Miles Blackout
12,500
8,750
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Blackout
15,000
10,500

Redemption Availability

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

As with the last two months, 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 promotion. It’s very slim pickings on the northbound sector from Sydney to Singapore with only 3 single seats available for immediate saver redemption on 3 different days.

There is better availability in the Singapore to Sydney direction with 10 days of availability in total, 8 of which have at least 2 saver award seats.

Remember it can change at short notice and bookings must be made by 30th April to enjoy the discounted miles rate.

New ‘2017 J’ A380 Business Class Availability

SIN-SYD SQ221 SYD-SIN SQ232
Date Savers Date Savers
1 May WL 1 May WL
2 May 2+ 2 May WL
3 May WL 3 May WL
4 May WL 4 May NA
5 May 1 5 May NA
6 May WL 6 May NA
7 May WL 7 May NA
8 May 2+ 8 May WL
9 May WL 9 May WL
10 May 2+ 10 May 1
11 May WL 11 May WL
12 May WL 12 May 1
13 May WL 13 May WL
14 May 1 14 May WL
15 May WL 15 May WL
16 May 2+ 16 May WL
17 May NA 17 May WL
18 May NA 18 May NA
19 May NA 19 May NA
20 May NA 20 May NA
21 May WL 21 May NA
22 May 2+ 22 May 1
23 May WL 23 May WL
24 May 2+ 24 May WL
25 May NA 25 May NA
26 May NA 26 May NA
27 May NA 27 May NA
28 May WL 28 May WL
29 May 2+ 29 May WL
30 May WL 30 May NA
31 May 2+ 31 May NA

NA: Not Available. WL: Waitlist. Availability correct at 17th April, 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: Kentaro Iemoto)

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