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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes January 2019 offers

30% off a range of Singapore Airlines and SilkAir saver redemptions in January 2019, with Business and Premium Economy offers non-stop to the USA in February

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SQ A350 (Victor via Flickr)

The first list of Spontaneous Escapes offers for those looking for an early 2019 getaway has been released, with 30% off Singapore Airlines and SilkAir saver redemptions for the month of January 2019.

Again there’s an additional deal for non-stop USA flights for the following month, February 2019, this time including a limited Business Class offer in addition to the usual raft of Premium Economy seats.


Spontaneous Escapes

Almost every month there are routes on which Singapore Airlines can’t realise ideal loads and revenues, due to the seasonal nature of demand. It’s not feasible for them to switch aircraft types and frequencies around on routes much more often than twice per year, so fare adjustments and special offers come into play to keep the load factors as healthy as possible year-round.

Sometimes though even that’s not enough, and ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ has now become a longstanding monthly offer for KrisFlyer members to enjoy a discount, typically 30%, off saver award tickets for travel on selected routes during the following month.

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A last minute getaway can save you thousands of miles with the Spontaneous Escapes promotion. (Photo: Airbus)

There are some terms and conditions of course, not least that these award tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable once booked, unlike a normal saver award. You’ll need pretty firm travel plans, so for the full list of restrictions see the T&C summary at the end of this article.

January offers – SIA Business products

We always start off with the answer to the most important question – “Which Singapore Airlines long-haul Business Class or new regional Business Class seats are included this month?”

Here’s how it looks for January 2019 in the premium SIA cabins:

Spontaneous Escapes – January 2019
SIA New Business Class products on offer

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)

2013 J

(full seat details)

61,600 Miles:

  • Singapore – Los Angeles (SQ36, Feb only)
  • Los Angeles – Singapore (SQ35, Feb only)

30,100 Miles:

  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ612)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ611)

24,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Beijing (SQ802)
  • Singapore – Beijing (SQ806)
  • Beijing – Singapore (SQ801)
  • Beijing – Singapore (SQ807)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ828)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ831)

19,250 Miles:

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

12,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ962)
  • Jakarta – Singapore (SQ957)

2018 RJ

(full seat details)

19,250 Miles:

  • Singapore – Taipei (SQ876)
  • Taipei – Singapore (SQ877)

The 2018 Regional Business Class has never been so prolific on the network as it is in January 2019, with 15 destinations on offer. We flew the new seats on the day they entered service in April 2018, and rated the product very highly.

You would expect perhaps that there might therefore be several options to try out this new product with a discount this month.


Click here to read our full review of SIA’s 2018 Regional Business Class

Unfortunately it is very limited. For those wanting to try the new 2018 Regional Business Class, Singapore to Taipei (SQ876) and Taipei to Singapore (SQ877) are your only options in January with 30% off, for a rate of 19,250 miles each way in this cabin.

Ok that’s not 100% true – the SQ186 Singapore to Ho Chi Minh flight does sometimes feature the 787-10 with this new product installed, however it is only used on a few dates in January 2019 on that service.

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If you’ve yet to try the 2018 Regional Business Class, it’s available for 19,250 miles to or from Taipei during January. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

These flights take around 4 hours so we think that’s actually a good rate for Business Class, especially since the new cabin is a great experience if you haven’t tried it yet.


Non-stop USA discounts: February 2019

Discounted awards for Business Class seats on the non-stop A350ULR are back this month, for travel in February 2019, but its not great news. Firstly only one route is included, Los Angeles. Secondly only one flight is eligible, the newer SQ35/36 which only runs three days per week, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Discounts are for February 2019, but must still be booked by 31st December 2018 to be eligible.


A350ULR – Business Class

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft

There are only 12 flights in each direction included in the offer for February 2019. We checked award availability and found that only half of those flights between Singapore and Los Angeles have immediate redemptions available.

February 2019 (SQ36 SIN-LAX)
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
5 6+ WL
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
6+ 6+ WL
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
5 6+ WL
25 26 27 28

WL – Waitlist

For the Los Angeles to Singapore route it’s even worse, with only four flights currently featuring availability.

February 2019 (SQ35 LAX-SIN)