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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes September 2018 offers include half price SilkAir redemptions

50% off a wide range of SilkAir Economy and Business redemptions and 30% off selected Singapore Airlines saver award tickets. Book by 31st August, for travel in September (and October for SilkAir).

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The latest round of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Spontaneous Escapes redemption ticket discounts has been announced, this time for flights during September 2018 (and October 2018 for SilkAir).

Big news this month is 50% off SilkAir saver award flights to an extensive list of destinations, meaning you can fly all the way to Japan (Hiroshima) in Economy Class on their new 737 MAX aircraft for 12,500 miles. For perspective, thats the usual saver rate from Singapore to Bangkok on Singapore Airlines!

Not since June 2017 have such a wide range of SilkAir awards been discounted by 50%. The SilkAir offer runs for 2 months, from 1st September 2018 to 31st October 2018.

Of course if Singapore Airlines flights are the ones which interest you most you’ll be pleased to know they haven’t been left out and a number of routes enjoy the more regular 30% discount offer for travel in September, including options to fly the new 2017 Business Class on the A380 and the 2018 regional Business Class on the 787-10.

The rules remain unchanged – find a saver award ticket for one of the destinations and flight numbers included on the offer and provided you book before 31st August 2018 it’s yours for the cheaper rate.

About Spontaneous Escapes

Far from someone in Airline House feeling generous on a Wednesday afternoon, Spontaneous Escapes is a way for Singapore Airlines to fill seats which would otherwise fly empty, even if offered at the usual saver award rates. Otherwise there would simply be no reason for the offer.

That means some popular routes never appear on the list, while for others seasonal demand variations give rise to an ever-changing variety of destinations in both Economy and Business Class.

Highlights for September 2018

The Spontaneous Escapes offer for September was released this afternoon. As mentioned, this month the biggest discounts are 50% for SilkAir flights, with selected Singapore Airlines routes listed at the 30% discount rate in both Economy and Business Class.

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The monthly Spontaneous Escapes offer is ideal if you still need to lock in travel plans for the following month, or as the name suggests for an impromptu getaway. (Photo: Adrian Pingstone)

As usual the full list of offers is provided in the tables below. SilkAir highlights this month, for travel in either September 2018 or October 2018, are:

  • Bali in Business for 8,750 miles and Hiroshima in Business for 21,500 miles. Or fly all the way to Japan for 12,500 miles in SilkAir Economy!
  • Just 29,000 miles will get you to Cairns in Business with SilkAir (normally 58,000 miles), while if you don’t mind Economy on that route it’s a steal at 14,000 miles.
  • The 4 hour 45 minute SilkAir flight to Darwin is just 10,000 miles in Economy during September, or 16,250 miles in Business.
  • Closer SilkAir destinations can be very expensive, like Koh Samui and Siem Reap. Fly to both of those places for 6,750 miles in Economy during September. You probably don’t need Business Class on those short routes, however if a visit to one of the SilverKris lounges before your flight appeals it’s a nice option at 10,000 miles.

We checked a return trip to Koh Samui in September and you’re looking at about S$470 with Bangkok Airways or S$660 with SilkAir in Economy (a consequence of their duopoly on this route). In Business it’s S$1,190 or S$1,415 respectively, so there’s real value to be had here with a Spontaneous Escapes redemption.

For Siem Reap Jetstar is the cheapest option, however it’s still S$370 return in September which makes it worth using miles to fly with SilkAir in our view.

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SilkAir’s Business Class cabin might appeal on their longer sectors, especially on the 737 MAX where space is enhanced. (Photo: SilkAir)

For Singapore Airlines, standout options for September 2018 are:

  • 30% off Singapore Airlines in Business Class to Dubai at 31,500 miles means you can get all the way to Europe for 56,500 miles in Business by combining with the excellent Star Alliance 25,000 miles rate for a subsequent flight, for example on Swiss or Lufthansa. See our Star Alliance sweet spots article for details.
  • 19,250 miles for 4 hours in the latest 2017 Business Class on the new A380 to or from Hong Kong.

No change to the standard terms – so you have two weeks left to search and book these flights at the discounted rate.

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New Business Class cabins

Singapore Airlines has rolled out a couple of new Business Class cabin products over the last year:

  • The 2017 J seat on the newest A380 aircraft now flying on five planes to five destinations daily (read our review here).
  • The 2018 RJ product on the 787-10, with six of those planes flying on eight routes in September 2018 (read our review here).
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The 2017 J (left) on the A380 Version 3 and the 2018 RJ (right) on the 787-10 represent the very latest long-haul and regional Business Class offerings from Singapore Airlines. (Photos: MainlyMiles)

Since these products are still very new that leads a lot of our readers to focus immediately on the monthly Spontaneous Escapes offer to check out any opportunities to book and experience these new products for a reduced miles rate. Here’s a summary table showing where you can secure the new Business Class products this month:

Spontaneous Escapes – September 2018
New SIA Business Class Products
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2017 J
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2018 RJ
19,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ856)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ861)
14,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bangkok (SQ982)
  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh (SQ186)
  • Singapore – Manila (SQ918)
  • Manila – Singapore (SQ915)

30,100 Miles:

  • Singapore – Osaka (SQ622)
  • Osaka – Singapore (SQ619/623)

Unfortunately only one opportunity to fly the 2017 J Business Class seat this month – on the Singapore – Hong Kong route. It’s a decent deal at just 19,250 KrisFlyer miles. Remember you’ll need to book SQ856 / SQ833.

If you’re interested in where else you can try the newest Singapore Airlines A380 products, including the latest Suites cabin, check our tracker page for details.

For the 2018 RJ Business Class on the 787-10 you have some shorter flights to Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh and Manila to choose from at 14,000 miles, and in both directions the Osaka service for 30,100 miles.

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 September Economy Class Discounts

Here’s the full list of Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes on offer (30% off) for September 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 Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ930 A330
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ931 A330
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
A330
A330
787-10
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
A330
A330
A330
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ188 A330
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ175
SQ187
A330
A330
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ184
SQ186
A330
787-10
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
SQ921
787-10
777-200
777-300
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ998 A330
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ997 A330

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
A330
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
777-200
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 28 – 30 September 2018
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ802 A380
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ807 A380
Blackout: 21 – 23 and 28 – 30 September 2018
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826 777-300
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ835 777-200
Blackout: 21 – 23 and 28 – 30 September 2018
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 12 September 2018
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 12 September 2018
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ656 A330
Blackout: 1 – 3 September 2018
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ655 A330
Blackout: 1 – 3 September 2018
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ622 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 3 September 2018
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ619
SQ623
787-10
787-10
Blackout: 1 – 3 September 2018

South Asia

Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
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 Dubai
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ494 777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Dubai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ495 777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018

South West Pacific

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 September Business Class Discounts

Listed below are all the routes with 30% off in Business Class with Singapore Airlines in September 2018. The required miles are shown for one-way redemption. We also indicate not only the aircraft types operating these flights, but the all-important seat types too. See these 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 Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ116
SQ118
A330
A350
2009 RJ
2013 J
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
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
A330
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
A330
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Singapore to Hanoi