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August ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ KrisFlyer miles discounts announced

Saver award tickets to selected destinations for 30-40% fewer KrisFlyer miles if you book by 31st July, for travel in August

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Now an eagerly awaited monthly feature for KrisFlyer members, the latest Singapore Airlines and SilkAir KrisFlyer ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ destinations list for discounted award tickets in August 2018 has been released. As usual it’s a 2-week booking window so you’ll have to secure your tickets at the lower rates before 31st July 2018 to be eligible.

What’s ‘Spontaneous Escapes’?

Singapore Airlines releases the ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ offer almost every month with discounts on ‘Saver’ award tickets. Economy Class seats always feature, and there’s usually a list of Business Class routes on Singapore Airlines too.

For SilkAir flights it’s usually just Economy Class discounts, though some months Business Class is included in the offer.

Typically you’ll get 30% off saver awards, though there are occasional 40% discount offers and a 50% saving was once available on a single route earlier this year.

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‘Spontaneous Escapes’ are ideal for a short notice getaway

This isn’t ‘charitable giving’ of course – Singapore Airlines is a business and these are seats they basically know they can’t fill even at regular saver award rates. That explains both the difference in routes offered each month and the fact that some popular routes are hardly ever (or never) discounted at all.

The ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ offer for August was released earlier today and features a special 40% discount for Economy saver flights to Bangkok, Yangon and Phnom Penh. Usually 12,500 KrisFlyer miles one-way for an Economy saver, these three routes are now bookable for all of August at a rate of 7,500 miles one-way.

Otherwise it’s the standard 30% discount on other selected routes and cabin classes. As always you have two weeks left to search and book at the discounted rate.

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Best deals this month

Discounts are applicable for 43 Singapore Airlines and SilkAir destinations for most dates in August. As always there are some blackout dates and specific flight numbers on certain routes. You can see the full listing in the tables below, including aircraft type information and for business class even the seat type.

Europe doesn’t feature at all this month, unfortunately for us Singapore Airlines has no problem filling these flights in peak European school holiday season. Even Dusseldorf, a Spontaneous Escapes stalwart, is missing.

Hong Kong also disappears this month, but you can still secure seats on the A380 Version 3 with the latest 2017 Business Class seats on the Shanghai to Singapore route at just 24,500 KrisFlyer miles. Just aim for SQ833, and remember these only have the new product from 2nd August onwards as shown on our tracker page for the new A380 products.

Sadly the Singapore – Shanghai offer isn’t on the new plane, but our comprehensive review of the new 2017 J seat less than 3 weeks after it commenced service in January this year concluded that this is probably one of the best long-haul business class products on the market. That’s a good reason to aim for it on the return sector in August if you can fit it into your plans.

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The new 2017 J Business Class seats on the latest A380s are now flying daily to Hong Kong with wide-open award availability. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Johannesburg is back this month – this 10 hour 45 minute flight is already a great value redemption at standard saver rates on the Airbus A350 featuring the 2013 J seats. It will now set you back just 31,500 miles during August under this offer.

As far as Australia and New Zealand routes go there are a number of cities included in both Economy and Business Class this month – Wellington, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Melbourne is sadly missing once again. The longer flights in this zone save 17,400 miles each way in Business Class on the usual saver redemption cost, however no new cabin products feature this time around.

New Regional Business Class

In July we saw Bangkok and Osaka included at the discounted rate on the new 2018 RJ business class seats under the Spontaneous Escapes offer, with selected Perth and Nagoya flights featuring this new product eligible too.

For August it’s just Bangkok and Nagoya included at 30% off regular saver rates with these newer flat-bed seats, which we reviewed here.

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The 2018 Regional Business Class seats on the Boeing 787-10 in a 1-2-1 layout offer full-flat beds. Check them out on Bangkok and Nagoya flights in August. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Unfortunately other 787-10 routes like Bali and Manila don’t feature this month. You can fly the 787-10 to and from Perth in Economy – but that cabin is nothing to shout about.

If you’re still interested in a normal price redemption to try out this brand new seat see our 2018 RJ Tracker page for all the route details.

Singapore Airlines August Economy Class Discounts

Here is the full list of Singapore Airlines economy class routes on offer (30% or 40% off) for August 2018. Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption, with aircraft types operating the flights also indicated.

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Economy Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ950 777-300
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ951 777-200
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ116 A330
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ107 A330
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
7,500
SQ974
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
A330
A330
A330
787-10
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
7,500
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
SQ983
A330
A330
A330
787-10
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
7,500
SQ998 A330
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
7,500
SQ997 A330
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ188 A330
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ187 A330
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ184
SQ186
A330
A330
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ177
SQ183
A330
A330
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ912
SQ916
SQ918
777-200
777-300
787-10
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ915
SQ919
787-10
777-200

North Asia

Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ828 777-300ER
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ833
SQ835
A380
777-200
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ602 A330
Blackout: 1 – 13 August 2018
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ603
SQ609
A330
A330
Blackout: 1 – 13 August 2018

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ530 A330
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ531 A330
Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ502 777-200
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ503 777-200
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ528 A330
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ529 A330
Singapore to Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ402
SQ406
777-200
A380
Delhi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ401
SQ403
777-200
A380
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
Blackout: 17 – 22 August 2018
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
Blackout: 17 – 22 August 2018
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ516 A330
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ517 A330
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ422
SQ424
SQ426
A350
777-300ER
A330
Mumbai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ421
SQ423
SQ425
A350
777-300ER
A330
Singapore to Johannesburg
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ482 A350
Johannesburg to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ481 A350

South West Pacific

Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ215 787-10
Perth to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ216 787-10
Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ278 A330
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ231
SQ221
A380
A380
Blackout: 1 – 8 August 2018
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ222
SQ232
A380
A380
Blackout: 1 – 8 August 2018
Singapore to Wellington
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ247 777-200
Wellington to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ248 777-200

Singapore Airlines August Business Class Discounts

This is the full listing of the applicable routes with 30% off in business class with Singapore Airlines in August 2018. Again the required miles are shown for one-way redemption. We also show the aircraft types operating these flights, and the seat types. See the following links for further details about the seat types:

2006 J2009 RJ2013 J2017 J2018 RJ

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ950 777-300 2009 RJ
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ951 777-200 2009 RJ
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ116 A330 2009 RJ
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ107 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ930 A330 2009 RJ
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ931 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ970
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
A330
A330
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
SQ983
A330
A330
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ998 A330 2009 RJ
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ997 A330 2009 RJ

North Asia

Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ800
SQ806
777-300ER
777-300ER
2006 J
2013 J
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ801
SQ807
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2006 J
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ826 777-300 2009 RJ
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ833
SQ835
A380
777-200
2017 J
2009 RJ
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ656 A330 2009 RJ
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ655 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ672 787-10 2018 RJ
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ671 787-10 2018 RJ
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ602 A330 2009 RJ
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ603 A330 2009 RJ

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ530 A330 2009 RJ
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ531 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ502 777-200 2009 RJ
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ503 777-200 2009 RJ
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ528 A330 2009 RJ
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ529 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ402
SQ406
777-200
A380
2009 RJ
2006 J
Delhi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ401
SQ403
777-200
A380
2009 RJ
2006 J
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 17 – 22 August 2018
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 17 – 22 August 2018
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ516 A330 2009 RJ
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ517 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ422
SQ424
SQ426
A350
777-300ER
A330
2013 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
Mumbai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ421
SQ423
SQ425
A350
777-300ER
A330
2013 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
Singapore to Johannesburg
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
45,000
31,500
SQ482 A350 2013 J
Johannesburg to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
45,000
31,500
SQ481 A350 2013 J

South West Pacific

Singapore to Adelaide
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ279 A330 2009 RJ
Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ278 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ231 A380 2006 J
Blackout: 1 – 12 August 2018
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ222 A380 2006 J
Blackout: 1 – 12 August 2018
Singapore to Wellington
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ247 777-200 2009 RJ
Wellington to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ248 777-200 2009 RJ
Singapore to Brisbane
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ245
SQ255
SQ265
A350
A350
777-200
2013 J
2013 J
2006 J
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ246
SQ256
A350
A350
2013 J
2013 J

See the following links for further details about the Business Class seats:

2006 J2009 RJ2013 J2017 J2018 RJ

SilkAir August Discounts

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This month SilkAir are offering a range of routes with 30% or 40% discounts again only valid in Economy Class during August 2018. Required miles are shown for one-way redemptions.

Hiroshima flights are back in August with a saving of 7,500 miles per sector.

Note that we don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights because unlike SIA many of their flights are served by different aircraft types on different days of the week despite the same flight number being used (e.g. A319 on Monday, A320 on Tuesday, 737-MAX8 on Wednesday).

South East Asia

Singapore to Balikpapan
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI134
MI138
Balikpapan to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI133
MI137
Singapore to Makassar
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI142
MI144
MI146
Makassar to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI141
MI143
MI145
Singapore to Semarang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI102
MI104
Semarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI101
MI103
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI224
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI223
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Flights
12,500
7,500
MI602
MI606
MI608
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
7,500
MI601
MI605
MI607
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
12,500
7,500
MI512
MI518
MI522
MI533
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
7,500
MI511
MI519
MI522
MI533
Singapore to Luang Prabang
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI787
Luang Prabang to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI787
Singapore to Phuket
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI750
MI756
MI758
Phuket to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI749
MI751
MI753
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI614
MI616
Siem Reap to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI613
MI615
Singapore to Vientiane
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI787
Vientiane to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI787

North Asia

Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI995
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI962
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI961
MI965
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI867

South Asia

Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI424
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI423
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI436
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI435
Singapore to Kathmandu
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI412
MI414
Kathmandu to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI411
MI413
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI441

Trust the System

One snag about the KrisFlyer ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ rates is that they don’t appear obviously when you search a redemption booking. You need to know which routes to search, and then price them up before the lower rate will appear.

Despite it not being very clear until you make your selection, trust the system, proceed to select the flight(s) you’re interested in and the discounted redemption rate will then be shown.

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Terms and conditions

You should all be familiar by now with the rules for this regular offer – but for those new to it here’s a summary of the T&Cs:

  • Book before 31st July 2018.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st August 2018.
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Sydney in Business Class blocked 1st-12th August).
  • Once booked, these promotional redemption rates are non-changeable and cancellable.
  • All flights in the chosen itinerary must be included in the offer, otherwise the miles rate reverts to standard ‘Saver’ rates for the whole itinerary with no discount. We recommend booking one-way legs so you can still save, for example on one direction of a return trip.
  • Stopovers are not allowed (again, think one-way redemptions with this offer).
  • Waitlist Saver redemptions are included in the discount, however the waitlist must clear on or before 31st July otherwise the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

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Summary

A slightly thinner list this month without any Europe options, unsurprising at this time of year. The 40% discounts on Economy Class rates to Bangkok, Yangon and Phnom Penh are a nice addition.

Nice to see the new 787-10 aircraft included on Bangkok and Nagoya for those waiting to try out the new regional Business Class product, and the A380 with the latest 2017 Business Class seats discounted on the Shanghai to Singapore sector.

Remember if you’re unable to secure a return flight at the discounted rates, book two one-way tickets instead. You’ll pay the usual ‘Saver’ rate for the non-discounted sector but at least the whole itinerary will not be at the standard rate.

One last ‘golden rule’ to always bear in mind with this offer is that you will want to have pretty firm plans before taking advantage, because you can’t modify or cancel these bookings once made.

(Cover Photo: Edwin Leong)

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