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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:

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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
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ188 A330 2009 RJ
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ175
SQ187
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ184
SQ186
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ177
SQ183
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ912
SQ916
SQ918
777-200
777-300
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ915
SQ919
SQ921
787-10
777-200
777-300
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 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 Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
27,500
19,250
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
A330
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
27,500
19,250
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
777-200
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
Blackout: 28 – 30 September 2018
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ802 A380 2006 J
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ807 A380 2006 J
Blackout: 28 – 30 September 2018
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
SQ835 777-200 2009 RJ
Blackout: 28 – 30 September 2018
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ8
SQ602
777-300ER
A330
2013 J
2009 RJ
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ7
SQ603
777-300ER
A330
2013 J
2009 RJ
Blackout: 20 – 23 September 2018
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 Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ622 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 13 – 17 September 2018
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ619
SQ623
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 13 – 17 September 2018

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 Colombo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ468 A330 2009 RJ
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ469 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
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 Dubai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
45,000
31,500
SQ494 777-300ER 2013 J
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018
Dubai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
45,000
31,500
SQ495 777-300ER 2013 J
Blackout: 1 – 9 September 2018

South West Pacific

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

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

2006 J2009 RJ2013 J2017 J2018 RJ

SilkAir September & October Economy Class Discounts

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This month SilkAir are offering a range of routes in Economy Class with 50% miles discounts for flights during September and October 2018. Practically the whole SilkAir network is on sale! Required miles in the tables are shown for one-way redemptions.

Note that we don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights as it varies day by day and with the possible exception of the 737-MAX 8 is less relevant than for SIA.

South East Asia

Singapore to Balikpapan
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Balikpapan to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Bandung
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Bandung to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Denpasar
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Denpasar to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Lombok to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Manado
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Manado to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Makassar
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Makassar to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Medan
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Medan to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Penang
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Penang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Sermarang
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Sermarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Yogyakarta
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Yogyakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
All Flights
Singapore to Cebu
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Cebu to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Chiang Mai
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Chiang Mai to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Da Nang
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Da Nang to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Davao
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Davao to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Koh Samui
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Koh Samui to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Luang Prabang
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Luang Prabang to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Mandalay
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Mandalay to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Phuket
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Phuket to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Siem Reap to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Singapore to Vientiane
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights
Vientiane to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
All Flights

North Asia

Singapore to Changsha
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Changsha to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Chongqing to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Kunming
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Kunming to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
All Flights
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Flights
25,000
12,500
All Flights
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
25,000
12,500
All Flights

South Asia

Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Coimbatore to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Kathmandu
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Kathmandu to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Male
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Male to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Trivandrum to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
All Flights

South West Pacific

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Darwin to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Cairns
Miles Flights
28,000
14,000
All Flights
Cairns to Singapore
Miles Flights
28,000
14,000
All Flights

SilkAir September & October Business Class Discounts

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Business Class

Here’s the list of Business Class 50% discounts for SilkAir flights in September and October 2018. Practically the whole SilkAir network is on sale! Again, required miles in the tables are shown for one-way redemptions.

Note that we don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights as it varies day by day and with the possible exception of the 737-MAX 8 is less relevant than for SIA.

South East Asia

Singapore to Balikpapan
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Balikpapan to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Bandung
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Bandung to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Denpasar
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Denpasar to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Lombok to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Manado
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Manado to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Makassar
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Makassar to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Medan
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Medan to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Penang
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Penang to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Sermarang
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Sermarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Yogyakarta
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Yogyakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights
17,500
8,750
All Flights
Singapore to Cebu
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Cebu to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Chiang Mai
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Chiang Mai to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Da Nang
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Da Nang to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Davao
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Davao to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Koh Samui
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Koh Samui to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Luang Prabang
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Luang Prabang to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Mandalay
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Mandalay to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Phuket
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Phuket to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Siem Reap to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Singapore to Vientiane
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights
Vientiane to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
10,000
All Flights

North Asia

Singapore to Changsha
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Changsha to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Chongqing to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Kunming
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Kunming to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
27,500
13,750
All Flights
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Flights
43,000
21,500
All Flights
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
43,000
21,500
All Flights

South Asia

Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Coimbatore to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Kathmandu
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Kathmandu to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Male
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Male to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Trivandrum to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
35,000
17,500
All Flights

South West Pacific

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
32,500
16,250
All Flights
Darwin to Singapore
Miles Flights
32,500
16,250
All Flights
Singapore to Cairns
Miles Flights
58,000
29,000
All Flights
Cairns to Singapore
Miles Flights
58,000
29,000
All Flights

Think one-way

The terms and conditions for Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes offers are a funny old beast. Because they are significantly more restrictive than a typical saver redemption (in terms of flexibility) you have to think one-way with these deals. If they are combined with a normal saver redemption the normal terms and conditions apply, so the discounted rate on the Spontaneous Escapes sector, does not.

Let’s say you’re heading to Bangkok in September and you’ll take the new regional Business Class on the 787-10 both ways for a good experience of this exciting new product. Bad news is that only the outbound 787-10 flight on this route (SQ982) is included in the offer this month. SQ983, the evening return sector on the same plane, is still offered at the normal rates.

If you price up a return flight on SQ982 (SIN-BKK) and SQ983 (BKK-SIN) you’ll be quoted the full saver award rate for the roundtrip, even though your outbound flight qualifies for a 30% discount under Spontaneous Escapes.

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A poor deal to Bangkok and back. (Source: singaporeair.com)

Notice how the Spontaneous Escapes offer, valid on the first sector of this booking, is not reflected when an invalid flight under the same offer is added to the same itinerary.

Here’s how it looks if you book the exact same sectors individually:

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You’ll save 6,000 KrisFlyer miles by booking this itinerary as two separate tickets.

Notice also how Singapore Airlines still can’t identify the newest plane in their fleet on their search page, over 4 months after it entered service. “Boeing 787-10” guys, not complicated!

You won’t know till you click

As the Spontaneous Escapes deals are now loaded into the award system with the applicable discounts attached, you’d expect it would show you the specific flight at the discounted rate on the search results page.

Singapore Airlines does not do this. When you search for an award seat on a qualifying flight on a qualifying route it (see the list above) and it is available for saver redemption the normal saver award rate is shown.

Although it’s not at all clear until the flight selection is made, trust the system, proceed to select the flight(s) you’re interested in and the discounted redemption rate will then magically appear.

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You’ll know, once you click!

Terms and conditions

The Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes deal is now a regular fixture on the monthly offers calendar. If you’re used to it you’ll know the rules, however if it’s a new concept here’s a reminder of those all-important T&Cs:

  • Book by 31st August 2018.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 30th September 2018 (for SilkAir 1st September 2018 – 31st October 2018).
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Bangkok in Economy and Business Class blocked 1st-9th September).
  • 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 August otherwise the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

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Summary

We only saw a 50% off deal once in the last 12 months of Spontaneous Escapes, on selected flights to Bali in March 2018.

To have so many SilkAir routes in both Economy and Business Class on offer at half price is a significant deal, last seen in June 2017. It’s also valid for flights over 2 months rather than the usual 1 month, though you’ll still need to book by 31st August. There could well be many useful options there if you have regional travel plans to make (or amend!) for next month.

For Singapore Airlines flights again there are no Europe options this month and the Australia / New Zealand selection has dried up significantly with only Wellington on offer (older 2009 RJ seats).

More 787-10 aircraft in service means more opportunity to try the new regional Business Class seat and a selection of shorter and longer flights on that product are yours for the picking this month.

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: MainlyMiles)

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5 comments

  1. Hi Andrew..

    Sorry if this question has been asked and answered before, but if one already has redemption ticket(s) in hand, coincidentally on same flights and dates (making an ‘easier’ assumption for now) that fall on a Spontaneous Escapes period, and given still seats available.. is one able to call KF to ‘reprice’ redemption(s) in hand at discounted rates (without any fees, as flights and dates are same)?

    If above is possible, does this also mean that if dates/flight numbers are different, but still avail for discounted rates, able to change for a change fee?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Ken.

      Short answer is I don’t know but given the more restrictive ticket terms for award seats booked under the SE offer I don’t think they will change them for you, even for a fee.

      Your only option would be to book a new seat at the Spontaneous Escapes rate then cancel and pay the miles redeposit fee for the original award ticket. I *think*!

      If anyone has tried it and knows for sure, do chip in with your experience.

      1. Ah! That would ‘work’! Even if the redeposit of miles fees wouldn’t be so well received… but good point.. thanks! I think I’ll bring this up the next time I speak to KF.. will report back..

      2. That’s something I would love to know as well! I have some upcoming J class redemption confirmed flights..so far the offers are not out for the period of travel though the destinations are covered in the offers..would really suck if the next offer comes and it is exactly the flights I redeemed..

  2. Oooh… another thought popped into my head…

    “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.”

    Would you know…? In the case of Insurers like Chubb, where they state that their Travel Insurance Plan does cover redemption/ award tickets, to the monetary value of the ticket prices, and of course assuming that the trip cancellation is due to a ‘Policy-acceptable’ reason, would they still do so?

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