KrisFlyer Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

Fly Business, pay Economy with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for March 2019

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You’d be forgiven for thinking Spontaneous Escapes was a regular monthly offer before – basically it was. Since September 2017 only two months were skipped – February 2018 and February 2019.

However as part of the early January devaluation of the KrisFlyer scheme, Singapore Airlines announced that Spontaneous Escapes was to become a permanent feature with discounted miles offers every month.

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That means even the busy Chinese New Year period (which next comes round in late January 2020) should have offers for the first time, if they stick to their word.

The first of Singapore Airlines’ regular Spontaneous Escapes offers has been launched, with KrisFlyer redemption discounts to a wide range of destinations on the SIA and SilkAir network for March and April 2019, ranging from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles.

As usual it’s a short booking window running from today until 28th February. That means you have exactly two weeks to lock in these special redemption deals.

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Pay Economy, fly Business

The headline offer this month is the ability to redeem selected routes at Economy Class rates, but fly in Business Class.

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Available from just 7,500 miles one-way in March. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

That means discounts of 45% to 61% depending on the redemption zone. On some routes which also feature Premium Economy, it’s the equivalent of paying “two classes down” to secure a Business Class redemption seat – truly excellent value.

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The biggest discount percentage wise is Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, 61% off

Half price Economy awards

We hardly ever recommend using your hard-earned miles for Economy Class redemptions, with a few exceptions to very expensive destinations with no low-cost alternatives like Koh Samui.

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Economy Class is usually a poor use of KrisFlyer miles. With 50% off it’s a different story. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

This Spontaneous Escapes offer changes things though. Make these awards half price and the equation shifts completely.

An Economy Class saver award to London for example is now just 19,000 miles, exceptional value.

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An excellent deal for a 14-hour flight.

That doesn’t mean all the Economy offers make sense though (Kuala Lumpur at 3,750 miles is still only average value given the price of flying an LCC on that route), but there are certainly some good rates here.

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Intra-zone deals

Unlike previous versions of Spontaneous Escapes, where travel was to or from Singapore and to get the discount on a more complex journey through Singapore you had to potentially ‘attach’ two of the discounted flights together, this time Singapore Airlines has some country-specific promotions.

For example to fly from Sydney to Hong Kong, previously 65,000 miles in Business Class and 28,000 miles in Economy, will now cost you just 28,000 miles in Business Class (the usual Economy rate for Zone 9 to Zone 4) and 14,000 miles in Economy Class (50% off).

See the dedicated Spontaneous Escapes promotion page for Australian members for details on itineraries like that.

Is it really ‘never before’?

Well Singapore Airlines wasn’t stupid when they made this statement. As they well know, we’ve been covering Spontaneous Escapes in some detail since 2017. That means we know exactly what deals have been offered in the past.

Has 50% off Economy Class ever been offered? Yes, for SilkAir in September 2018. For Singapore Airlines also, but in a very limited way, with flights to and from Bali in March 2018 getting 50% off in this cabin. That’s quite unlike the current offer though, available across a much wider range of destinations.

Has Business Class ever been offered at Economy Class rates? No, plain and simple this is an outstanding offer, over and above what we (somewhat cynically) expected when Singapore Airlines ‘promised the world’ with this deal.

Frankly they could have just offered 30% discounts in Business Class on selected flights to New York and Rome and their claim of ‘never before deals’ would have been technically accurate. This month’s offers are a different league altogether, and long may it continue.

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March offers – SIA newest Business products

Let’s start with the answer to the most popular question we are asked when this promotion comes around – “Which Singapore Airlines long-haul Business Class or new Regional Business Class seats are included this month?”

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

Spontaneous Escapes – March 2019
SIA New Business Class products on offer
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(full seat details)

62,000
28,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Sydney (SQ232)
  • Sydney – Singapore (SQ221)

39,000
20,000 Miles:

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

30,500
15,000 Miles:

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

(full seat details)

92,000
38,000 Miles:

  • Barcelona – Singapore (SQ387)
  • Rome – Singapore (SQ365)

62,000
28,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Auckland (SQ281)
  • Auckland – Singapore (SQ282)
  • Singapore – Sydney (SQ211, SQ241, SQ288)
  • Sydney – Singapore (SQ212, SQ288)
  • Singapore – Melbourne (SQ227, SQ237)
  • Melbourne – Singapore (SQ228)

47,000
25,000 Miles:

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

39,000
20,000 Miles:

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

39,000
18,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Mumbai (SQ422)

30,500
15,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ860, SQ866)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ863, SQ865)
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2018 RJ

(full seat details)

62,000
28,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Adelaide (SQ279)
  • Adelaide – Singapore (SQ278)

36,500
20,000 Miles:

  • Singapore – Perth (SQ215)
  • Perth – Singapore (SQ216)

39,000
18,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Delhi (SQ402)

21,500
12,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh (SQ186)

19,000
7,500 Miles:

  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (SQ116)

You certainly can’t say no to the 2017 Business Class seat on the new A380 to and from Hong Kong at 15,000 miles in March, less than half the usual rate. Stretch to 28,000 miles and you can ride it all the way to Sydney, a 34,000 miles discount.

For the 2013 Business Class there is a wide range of options.

Being able to experience the new (can we still call it ‘new’?) 2018 Regional Business Class for 7,500 miles is an absolute steal, though you won’t get much time on the short Singapore – Kuala Lumpur sector.

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

Perth at 20,000 miles and Adelaide at 28,000 miles are also standout deals in this new cabin.

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Non-stop USA discounts: March & April 2019

Discounted awards for Business Class seats on the non-stop A350ULR are back this month, for travel in March and April 2019, but its not great news. Firstly only one route is included, Los Angeles. Secondly only Premium Economy is eligible. This time it’s discounted to Economy Class award rates.

Discounts are for March and April 2019, but must still be booked by 28th February 2019 to be eligible.

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A350ULR – Premium Economy Class

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
38,000
SQ36 A350ULR
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
38,000
SQ35 A350ULR

With only one of the two Los Angeles flights on offer and none of the other routes included, perhaps bookings are picking up in this cabin on the ULR flights.

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Premium Economy Class loads on Singapore Airlines’ A350ULR flights may be improving, given the limited Spontaneous Escapes offer this month. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)
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Singapore Airlines March 2019 Business Class discounts

Here is the full list of Singapore Airlines Business Class routes on offer for March 2019. An extensive selection, even including some options back to Singapore from Europe.

You’ll pay Economy redemption rates if you can book by the end of February and travel during March.

As always, we include those all-important Business Class seat types as well as the aircraft types, helping you choose better on your preferred route (or who knows, choose your route based on your preferred aircraft or seat type!).

If you’re unfamiliar, here are the details for each of SIA’s five Business Class seat types for your reference:

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South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
7,500
SQ116 A350 2018 RJ
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
7,500
SQ107 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
12,500
SQ188 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
12,500
SQ184
SQ186
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
12,500
SQ998 A330 2009 RJ
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
12,500
SQ997 A330 2009 RJ

North Asia

Singapore to Guangzhou
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
15,000
SQ850 A330 2009 RJ
Guangzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
15,000
SQ851 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
15,000
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
777-200
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
15,000
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
39,000
20,000
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-200
A380
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2006 J
2013 J
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
20,000
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-200
A380
2013 J
2009 RJ
2006 J
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
20,000
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
39,000
20,000
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
47,000
25,000
SQ612 777-300ER 2013 J
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
25,000
SQ611 777-300ER 2013 J

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ530 A330 2009 RJ
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ531 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Bengaluru
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ502 777-200 2009 RJ
Bengaluru to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ503 777-200 2009 RJ
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ528 A330 2009 RJ
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ529 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ516 A330 2009 RJ
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ517 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ422
SQ424
SQ426
A350
A380
A330
2013 J
2006 J
2009 RJ
Blackout: 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31 March 2019
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
18,500
SQ402
SQ406
787-10
A380
2018 RJ
2006 J
Blackout: 3,4,10,11,17,18,24,25,31 March 2019

Southwest Pacific

Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
36,500
20,000
SQ215
SQ225
787-10
A330
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Perth to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
36,500
20,000
SQ216
SQ224
787-10
A330
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Adelaide
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ279 A350 2018 RJ
Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ278 A350 2018 RJ
Singapore to Melbourne
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ217
SQ227
SQ237
A380
777-300ER
777-300ER
2006 J
2013 J
2013 J
Melbourne to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ218
SQ228
A380
777-300ER
2006 J
2013 J
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ241
SQ211
SQ288
SQ221
SQ231
777-300ER
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
A380
2013 J
2013 J
2013 J
2017 J
2006 J
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ212
SQ232
SQ288
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
Singapore to Auckland
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ281
SQ285
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2006 J
Auckland to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
28,000
SQ282
SQ286
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2006 J

Europe

Barcelona to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
38,000
SQ387 A350 2013 J
Rome to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
38,000
SQ365 A350 2013 J
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Singapore Airlines March 2019 Economy Class discounts

Here are the Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes with 50% off in March 2019.

Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption, with aircraft types operating the flights also indicated.

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