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.

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.

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.

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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2017 J

(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.

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)

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:

2006 J2009 RJ2013 J2017 J2018 RJ

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Business Class

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

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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Economy Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
3,750
SQ116 A350
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
3,750
SQ107 A330
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
6,250
SQ184
SQ186
A330
787-10
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
6,250
SQ998 A330
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
6,250
SQ997 A330

North Asia

Singapore to Guangzhou
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
7,500
SQ850 A330
Guangzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
7,500
SQ851 A330
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
7,500
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
777-200
Blackout: 16 – 17 March 2019
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
7,500
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
777-200
777-200
A350
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 23 – 24 March 2019
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-200
A380
777-300ER
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-200
A380
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-300
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
777-300
777-300
777-300ER
A380

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ530 A330
Singapore to Bengaluru
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ502 777-200
Bengaluru to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ503 777-200
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ528 A330
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ529 A330
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ516 A330
Singapore to Malé
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ452 A330
Blackout: 15 – 22 March 2019
Malé to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
9,250
SQ451 A330
Blackout: 17 – 24 March 2019

Southwest Pacific

Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ215
SQ225
787-10
A330
Perth to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
10,000
SQ216
SQ224
787-10
A330
Singapore to Brisbane
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ245
SQ265
A350
777-200
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ256
SQ266
A350
777-200
Singapore to Melbourne
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ217
SQ227
SQ237
A380
777-300ER
777-300ER
Blackout: 15 – 17 March 2019
Melbourne to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ218
SQ228
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 22 – 24 March 2019
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ241
SQ211
SQ288
SQ221
SQ231
777-300ER
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
A380
Blackout: 15 – 17 March 2019
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ212
SQ232
SQ288
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 22 – 24 March 2019
Singapore to Wellington
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ247 777-200
Wellington to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
14,000
SQ248 777-200

Europe

Dusseldorf to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ337 A350
Singapore to London
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ308
SQ318
A380
777-300ER
London to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ305
SQ317
SQ319
SQ321
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
A380
Paris to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ333 777-300ER
Blackout: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2019
Singapore to Rome
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ366 A350
Rome to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ365 A350
Singapore to Zurich
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ346 A380
Zurich to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
19,000
SQ345 A380

SilkAir March 2019 Business Class Discounts

A range of SilkAir routes are also available with Business Class awards priced at Economy redemption rates during March 2019.

Note that we don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights, as these can vary day to day.

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights
19,000
7,500
MI320
MI328
MI330
MI340
MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights
19,000
7,500
MI319
MI321
MI323
MI325
MI341
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
21,500
12,500
MI518
MI520
MI522
MI533
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
21,500
12,500
MI519
MI521

North Asia

Singapore to Changsha
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI952
MI956
Changsha to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI951
MI957
Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI936
MI938
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI935
MI937
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI972
MI976
MI980
Chongqing to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI971
MI975
MI979
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI992
MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI991
MI995
Singapore to Kunming
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI912
MI916
Kunming to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI913
MI915
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI986
MI988
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI985
MI987
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI922
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
30,500
15,000
MI921

South Asia

Singapore to Bengaluru
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI424
Bengaluru to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI423
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI436
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI435
Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI456
Coimbatore to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI455
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI474
MI472
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI471
MI473
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI464
MI468
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI463
MI467
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI488
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI492
Trivandrum to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI491
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
18,500
MI441

SilkAir March 2019 Economy Class Discounts

Here is the Economy Class list for SilkAir flights, with 50% off the usual redemption rate in March 2019.

Note that we don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights, as these can vary day to day.

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Economy Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
MI320
MI328
MI330
MI340
MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
3,750
MI319
MI321
MI323
MI325
MI341
Singapore to Chiang Mai
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
MI702
MI706
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
MI654
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
MI614
MI616
MI618
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
MI518
MI520
MI522
MI533
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
6,250
MI519
MI521

North Asia

Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI936
MI938
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI935
MI937
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI972
MI976
MI980
Chongqing to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI971
MI975
MI979
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI992
MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI991
MI995
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI962
MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI961
MI965
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI922
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
7,500
MI921

South Asia

Singapore to Bengaluru
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI424
Bengaluru to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI423
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI436
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI435
Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI456
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI428
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI427
Blackout: 21 – 24 March 2019
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI474
MI472
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI471
Singapore to Trivandrum
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI492
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
9,250
MI441

South West Pacific

Singapore to Cairns
Miles Flights
28,000
14,000
MI811

Booking tip

When you scan through the route lists above you might well find the perfect option for your trip in March 2019 (or April for Los Angeles flights), then do a search on the Singapore Airlines website and suffer some disappointment that the miles rate hasn’t been discounted after all.

It’s not made obvious on the Singapore Airlines website or app that the discounted miles rate is being applied – have faith! Click the ‘Saver’ rate and then check the drop-down box, where the discounted rate will then be shown, provided your flight is applicable for the discount:

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Terms and conditions

While the deals have certainly changed in this new era of Spontaneous Escapes, the usual terms and conditions have not, and you can see the full list here, including all the routes for this month’s offer.

The key considerations for KrisFlyer members are:

  • Book by 28th February 2019.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st March 2019 (most SIA and all SilkAir routes)
  • Valid for flights from 1st March 2019 – 30th April 2019 (SIA A350ULR routes to/from Los Angeles)
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Paris to Singapore blocked on several dates in March).
  • Once booked, these promotional redemption rates are non-changeable and non-cancellable. Use it or lose it!
  • 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 28th February otherwise the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

Summary

Hats off to Singapore Airlines, they promised us never before deals this month for Spontaneous Escapes and they have certainly delivered. Business Class at Economy rates is the headline saving here, meaning up to 61% off for some routes.

In the past the biggest discount we’ve seen for Singapore Airlines Business Class was 50%, on a single route.

It’s by far the most impressive lineup of KrisFlyer award discounts we’ve seen. Ok so your preferred destination might not be on the list, and there’s no Business Class to Europe or the USA (both of which we’ve seen before), but you can’t deny there are some impressive discounts out there for those able to make short term plans.

This is the now the fifth consecutive Spontaneous Escapes offer which has included Singapore Airlines Premium Economy on its A350 ultra long-haul flights to and from the USA for a discount. This time it’s back to the first deal we saw, reduced to Economy rates, but only on the Los Angeles route.

Fares for cash tickets on these flights remain low, so using miles doesn’t necessarily make sense even under this ‘one cabin lower’ promotional rate.

Strangely Premium Economy awards have not been discounted on any other routes, meaning it will cost you less to fly in Business Class to Sydney on an eligible flight for example than it will in Premium Economy! Odd.

It’s always good to see Hong Kong listed with the 2017 J product, which we reviewed in January, on the latest A380 aircraft, a great opportunity to try out the latest long-haul Business Class seat for just 15,000 miles. Sydney for 28,000 miles might be even better.

It’s also great to see a number of routes discounted with the new 2018 Regional Business Class.

As always our tables above will help you to pick the right flight on these routes to ensure you get the new cabin products.

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The Hong Kong, Shanghai and Sydney routes feature Economy Class redemption rates in the new 2017 Business Class seat during March 2019. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

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.

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The SIA 2013 Business Class seat is one of the most sought-after on the network by miles addicts. It’s available for Economy saver award rates on several routes in March 2019. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Before you get too excited, remember that Spontaneous Escapes is a great discount but you must have pretty firm travel plans before taking advantage. You won’t be able to modify or cancel these bookings once made.

Finally, well done Singapore Airlines. You meant it when you said “never before”.

Will you be taking advantage of these excellent redemption rates for flights in March? Let us know in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Jonathan Palombo)

22 comments

  1. Thanks for the info! I notice that for Singapore to Cairns (Business class) for 14,000 is a fantastic offer! But when I searched for it, it is not available for none of the dates in march even in the drop down list. It still shows 62000 miles needed. What am I missing? Please advise. Thanks.

    1. Hi,

      Apologies the SilkAir Business Class tables were a duplicate of the Economy ones for some reason. Now corrected!

      Unfortunately Cairns is only available in Economy at 14,000, not in Business. Sorry for the confusion.

    1. The flight via MXP (SQ377) isn’t included in the offer. You’ll need to be flying SQ387, the non-stop flight, which restricts you to Mondays and Fridays unfortunately.

  2. Have a question and wonder if you know the answer to this..

    Let’s say you have already an Saver Award ticket confirmed for Business class on a particular sector and this offer comes along and that particular flight is included..are you able to:

    – considering you have enough miles to do so, get another confirmed ticket/get on waitlist and hope it clears, for the same flight that you already have confirmed tickets for to take advantage of the offer? And when it comes through, cancel the original Saver Award and pay USD75? Will Singapore Airlines allow this?

    I’m just thinking that the savings on the miles is enough to justify the USD75 fee for cancelling. I’m taking in example for the case of a Business class ticket to Sydney..you will save 34,000 miles per sector!

    1. Yes I believe that is possible. I have heard of people booking spontaneous escapes immediately for the same flight they hold a saver award for then cancelling the original.

      Can’t see why you shouldn’t waitlist at the lower rate and see what happens. The ‘system’ won’t stop you anyway! Whether it will clear is another matter. You could try more than one flight?

  3. I could have redeemed a flight to my favourite destination, Seoul, If i saw this post earlier. Nevertheless no regrets as I managed to book a trip to Sydney and even managed to churn a quick blog post! Nice work once again =D

  4. Hi Andrew, could you please advise, if you have the information handy, which months in 2017 and 2018 were SQ’s Spontaneous Escapes Program not featured. Unfortunately I am not able to do a holiday within the next few months, but I may be able to take an advantage if the offer is on during October/November.
    Many thanks
    Chris

    1. SQ has stated that, from this month on, Spontaneous Escapes will be a permanent monthly feature…

      Of course they can pull or change the terms whenever they want..

  5. Thank you for the info!
    I did a quick check for Hong Kong and Guangzhou. It seems the J class are all on waitlist or at least one leg is on waitlist. I wonder am I just too late or is it a scam!?

    1. @Fook-Mun.. It’s not a scam.. all the offers, will of course be subject to availability.. I already have a confirmed redemption for March, BCN>SIN in J, soof course I looked up the date that I’m on, and there’s was no Saver availability, so I checked for revenue seats and found something like just half a dozen seats left in J, which answers the ‘why no Saver avail’ question.. C’est la vie… 😉

  6. Stupid question, but are these type of deals from Singapore Airlines quite common? I’m travelling to Europe (destination city not important) in late August so I’m thinking there’s no harm in waiting until July to see what specials may come up… Is this feasable??

  7. Thanks so much for your advice! I managed to get a confirmed redemption on the new 2017 J class to HKG for my entire family of 4 (2 adults, 1 child and 1 infant). Can’t wait to fly next month!

  8. Hi Guys,

    i´m new on the spontaneous escape train, maybe can you help me with some of my questions:

    when do the new escapes come out? it always the same date of a month or random?

    Do the routes change often, or are some of them stable?

    Thank you very much

  9. Andrew,
    Please advise if you have any knowledge about the dates for the monthly spontaneous escapes release from Kris flyer, since they had promised monthly escapes when they revised the miles required for redemption. Would it be 15th of every month or its random? Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Spontaneous Escapes is usually announced about 2 weeks before the last day of the month, so yes approximately 15th.

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