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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes November 2018 offers

A350ULR routes to the USA have a 'one class lower' redemption rate again in Premium Economy for November, but there are even better deals this month.

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Welcome to our regular monthly breakdown of the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offer. This time it’s discounts for travel in the month of November 2018 on a wide range of routes in Business and Economy Class.

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Highlights this month include a repeat of the special ‘one class lower’ mileage rate on the new A350ULR flights to and from Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, this time for Premium Economy class only.

Singapore to Frankfurt in Business Class is available at 30% off in November – 59,500 KrisFlyer miles for this routing in the excellent 2013 Business Class seat. Several Australian cities have also made a welcome return with 30% off in Business. If you can stomach Economy class to or from London this 13-hour route is also up for grabs at just 26,600 miles.

What is Spontaneous Escapes?

A bunch of seats Singapore Airlines can’t fill in November even at saver award rates. The cost for them to have you occupying a seat which would otherwise fly empty is minimal (you’re still paying the taxes remember). In return they get to reduce the number of KrisFlyer miles in circulation which reduces liability on their balance sheet. Simple.

If you can fit one of these discounted redemptions into your travel plans at short notice – what’s important is that you’re getting a good deal compared to usual.

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Do bear in mind of course that unlike a normal KrisFlyer redemption, any booking made under the Spontaneous Escapes offer is non-changeable and non-refundable.

November offers – SIA Business products

Before we get into the full route tables for the main November 2018 discounts, let’s start by addressing the most regular question people ask each time this offer comes around. Which Singapore Airlines long haul Business Class or new regional Business Class seats are included this month?

Here’s the breakdown this time around:

Spontaneous Escapes – November 2018
SIA New Business Class products on offer
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2017 J

(full seat details)

24,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ830)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ833)

19,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ856)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ861)
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2013 J

(full seat details)

59,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Frankfurt (SQ326)

40,600 Miles:

  • Singapore – Brisbane (SQ245)
  • Singapore – Brisbane (SQ255)
  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ236)
  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ246)
  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ256)
  • Sydney – Singapore (SQ288)

30,100 Miles:

  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ8)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ7)

24,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Beijing (SQ806)
  • Beijing – Singapore (SQ801)
  • Singapore – Mumbai (SQ422)
  • Mumbai – Singapore (SQ421)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ828)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ831)

19,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ860)
  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ866)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ863)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ865)

12,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ962)
  • Jakarta – Singapore (SQ963)
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2018 RJ

(full seat details)

24,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Delhi (SQ402)
  • Delhi – Singapore (SQ401)

14,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bangkok (SQ982)*
  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh (SQ186)

12,250 Miles:

  • Denpasar – Singapore (SQ943)

* A330 with 2009 RJ seats on selected dates in November

Singapore Airlines November A350ULR Offer

Here are the Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class routes on offer at Economy Class saver redemption rates for November 2018. Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption.

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Premium Economy Class

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
65,000
38,000
SQ38 A350ULR
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
65,000
38,000
SQ37 A350ULR
Singapore to New York
Miles Flights Aircraft
70,000
40,000
SQ22 A350ULR
New York to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
70,000
40,000
SQ21 A350ULR
Singapore to San Francisco
Miles Flights Aircraft
65,000
38,000
SQ34 A350ULR
San Francisco to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
65,000
38,000
SQ33 A350ULR

It’s a long slog on these flights in Premium Economy, however these are good redemption rates.

Do bear in mind though as we said last month there is still aggressive pricing for cash tickets on these routes – Singapore to Los Angeles return in Premium Economy in November for example is available from S$1,446 return. Newark isn’t much more expensive at S$1,646.

You would also earn KrisFlyer miles for these itineraries, even with the Premium Economy Lite fare, and working that in to the calculation seriously erodes the value of each mile used in the promotion above to a level we probably wouldn’t be comfortable with, unless cash fares are more expensive on the specific dates you’re looking at.

Don’t discount it totally, but do the maths first!

Singapore Airlines November Business Class discounts

Here’s the full list of Singapore Airlines Business Class routes on offer (30% off) for November 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 Denpasar
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ938
SQ946
SQ948
A330
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Denpasar to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ939
SQ943
SQ949
A330
787-10
A330
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ962 A350 2013 J
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
17,500
12,250
SQ963 A350 2013 J
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
A330
A330
787-10*
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ*
* A330 with 2009 RJ seats on selected dates in November
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
A330
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
20,000
14,000
SQ178
SQ184
SQ186
A330
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 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
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-200
A380
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2006 J
2013 J
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-200
A380
2013 J
2009 RJ
2006 J
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-300
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2009 RJ
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
777-300
777-300
777-300ER
A380
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ602
SQ8
A330
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2013 J
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ603
SQ7
A330
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2013 J

South Asia

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 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 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 787-10 2018 RJ
Delhi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ401 787-10 2018 RJ
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ422
SQ424
SQ426
A350
A380
A330
2013 J
2006 J
2009 RJ
Mumbai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
35,000
24,500
SQ421
SQ423
SQ425
A350
A380
A330
2013 J
2006 J
2009 RJ

South West Pacific

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
SQ236
SQ246
SQ256
SQ266
A350
A350
A350
777-200
2013 J
2013 J
2013 J
2006 J
Singapore to Melbourne
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ217 A380 2006 J
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ231 A380 2006 J
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
58,000
40,600
SQ288 777-300ER 2013 J

Europe

Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
85,000
59,500
SQ326 777-300ER 2013 J

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

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Singapore Airlines November Economy Class discounts

Here’s the full list of Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes on offer (30% off) for November 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 Denpasar
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ938 A330
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Denpasar to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ939 A330
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ962 A350
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ963 A350
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
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ175 A330
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ915 787-10
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 777-200
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ857 777-200
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ800 777-200
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ801 777-300ER
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826 777-300
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ825 777-300
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10

South Asia

Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ446 A330
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ447 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
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ469 A330

Europe

Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ326 777-300ER
Singapore to London
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ308 A380
London to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ305 777-300ER

SilkAir November Discounts

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Here’s what’s on offer for SilkAir, all in Economy Class this time around with the standard 30% off during November 2018. Required miles are shown for one-way redemption.

The best value route here this month is Singapore to Cairns at 19,600 miles one-way (an 8,400 miles saving), though the return sector is unfortunately still at full rate on that particular route.

South East Asia

Singapore to Denpasar
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI176
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Denpasar to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI175
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI392
Blackout: 22 – 30 November 2018
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI391
Blackout: 22 – 30 November 2018
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI320
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI319
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI124
Lombok to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI123
Singapore to Manado
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI274
Singapore to Sermarang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI102
Sermarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI101
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI224
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI223
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI654
Singapore to Koh Samui
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI772
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Koh Samui to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI771
Blackout: 2 – 7 November 2018
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI601
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI614
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI518
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI519

North Asia

Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI936
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI937
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI992
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI991
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI986
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI985
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI922
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI921

South Asia

Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI456
Coimbatore to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI455
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI428
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI427
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI473
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI464
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI463
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI492
Trivandrum to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI491
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI441

South West Pacific

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI801
Darwin to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI802
Singapore to Cairns
Miles Flights
28,000
19,600
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Terms and conditions

Most of our readers are familiar with the rules regarding Spontaneous Escapes bookings, however if it’s new to you or you need a recap here’s a reminder of the T&Cs:

  • Book by 31st October 2018.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 30th November 2018.
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Denpasar in Economy Class blocked 2nd-7th November).
  • 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 October otherwise the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

Summary

For a second month we see the option to pay ‘one class lower’ on the Singapore Airlines A350 ultra long-haul flights to and from the USA, though for November this is unfortunately restricted to Premium Economy with no offers up the front in Business Class. Unfortunately with competitive discounts still offered for cash tickets on many of these flights, using miles often doesn’t make much sense even under this promotion.

For other routes it’s good to see some Europe options available again – Singapore to Frankfurt in Business for 59,500 miles (26,600 in Economy) and London in Economy for 26,600 miles in either direction. These are savings worth having on these longer flights.

A good dose of Australia options is also back in Business Class, just watch out for the odd 2009 regional seat on the Melbourne route – there are probably better options for your miles.

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A significant number of the Business Class discounts this month feature the 2013 Business Class seat. Check out our full review here. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

For the second consecutive month two routes offer discounts on the latest long-haul 2017 Business Class fitted to the newest A380s. There are also some shorter options flying the 787-10 aircraft in the new regional Business Class seat, with the Delhi route making an appearance in November, though none of the longer sectors like Japan are on offer.

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: Amarnath Tade)

8 comments

  1. Thanks for this, love the breakdown on seats! So useful, gosh, so which are the Best 3 offers assuming I am very the spontaneous? Thanks.

    1. Thanks – glad you find it useful!

      Frankfurt in Business is the biggest saving, but for me Shanghai on the new A380 2017 Business Class or Seoul in 2013 Business Class are really good deals this month.

      1. Hi thanks Andrew for your fast reply. Forgot to mention, I have a 1yo. Had a look at the weather forecast, I think none is suitable, probably had to resort to Brisbane (but am going to Melb & Sydney next year) or Denpasar (super old J) ;(

  2. Thank you for this, Andrew! Brilliant that you included the seat type by route, makes it super easy for readers at a glance 🙂 I might have missed the info; is there a list showing the dates in Nov when SQ982 will suffer the 333? My mid Nov flight is still showing 787 seat map. Hope no equipment change! Thank you.

    1. Hi thanks for the kind words. Pleased to know it’s making it easier for our readers to decipher than just a list of destinations and flight numbers. The seat types mean everything here!

      Singapore Airlines keep changing the 333/787 deployment on SQ982/983 in November, which is making it very difficult to keep track of. Before it was showing the 787-10 on specific days of the week, but now the 787 is apparently only operating on 16th November and no other dates. I hope it’s that day you’re travelling on!

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