KrisFlyer SilkAir Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

Last 5 days – Up to 61% off KrisFlyer redemptions in March

There's still availability, with five days left to book in the current Spontaneous Escapes promotion

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We don’t usually write a reminder when a monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion is coming to an end, but this month it’s no average Spontaneous Escapes promotion.

February’s deal, for selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights in March 2019, was the most generous offer we’ve ever seen and there are still five days for you to lock in redemptions with up to 61% off some Business Class award prices.

The deal

Ever since devaluing KrisFlyer miles in January this year, Singapore Airlines promised a big Spontaneous Escapes deal for March, with “never before seen offers”. We were sceptical, but they certainly delivered on the promise.

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Until Thursday 28th February 2019 the following discounts are still available on selected SIA and SilkAir routes:

  • 50% off Economy Class redemptions.
  • 44% off Premium Economy Class redemptions to and from Los Angeles (pay Economy rates for Premium Economy Class).
  • 45% to 61% off Business Class redemptions (pay Economy rates for Business Class).

Standout options include:

  • Singapore to Sydney in the 2017 Business Class seat for 28,000 miles (a 55% discount).
  • Singapore to Hong Kong in the 2017 Business Class seat for 15,000 miles (a 51% discount).
  • Rome to Singapore in the 2013 Business Class seat for 38,000 miles (a 59% discount).
  • Singapore to Kuala Lumpur in the 2018 Regional Business Class seat for 7,500 miles (a 61% discount).

We checked availability and found there is still immediately confirmable saver award seats on a number of these routes across several dates in March.

For the full terms and conditions of the Spontaneous Escapes offer and a full list of all the eligible routes, including Business Class seat types by flight number, check our full article here.

All the latest Business Class seat types are included

One of the best things about Spontaneous Escapes this month, for those of you still keen to try out some of SIA’s latest Business Class seats, is that all of them feature quite extensively in the selection.

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Currently installed on only five Singapore Airlines A380s, the 2017 J seat is our current favourite Business Class option. It’s available on three Spontaneous Escapes routes this month from just 15,000 miles one-way. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Again our full article provides all the details, but in summary you can experience the products as follows:

  • 2017 J – from 15,000 miles (HKG) to 28,000 miles (SYD)
  • 2013 J – from 15,000 miles (HKG) to 38,000 miles (BCN/FCO)
  • 2018 RJ – from 7,500 miles (KUL) to 28,000 miles (ADL)

Economy offers aren’t bad either

We almost always never recommend using your KrisFlyer miles to redeem Economy Class tickets. With the exception of a few disproportionately expensive routes, the value achieved here is generally poor.

This month though selected flights both with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir have 50% off the usual miles requirement in Economy Class, changing the equation altogether.

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Economy Class is usually a poor value redemption on Singapore Airlines. This promotion is an exception. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

London, Rome or Zurich for just 19,000 miles each way stand out as excellent value.

Remember to click

One of the queries we receive most often from readers during Spontaneous Escapes offers is “I searched and the discount doesn’t show!”.

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The discounted rate only appears once an eligible flight is selected.

Remember the full miles redemption rate will show in the search results and the discount doesn’t reflect until you select your preferred flight.

This causes constant confusion, but Singapore Airlines seems to like it this way.

Can I waitlist?

If your preferred flight is waitlisted you can add yourself to the waitlist at the discounted Spontaneous Escapes rate, however the waitlist must clear on or before 28th February 2019 for the lower rate to take effect.

If it clears after that, the normal prevailing rate will apply, which of course you can choose not to ticket if you don’t wish to proceed.

Steer clear of the A350ULR offer

SIA is also offering non-stop A350ULR flights to and from Los Angeles in Premium Economy at the Economy redemption rate (38,000 miles instead of 68,000 miles), though frankly this is a waste of your miles as cash fares on this route remain at ‘bargain basement’ levels – starting at less than S$1,500 return ex-Singapore in March.

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An upgraded version of the Singapore Airlines Premium Economy seat features on the A350ULR non-stop USA services. Even at 38,000 miles each way however this doesn’t make a lot of sense due to low cash fares. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

That’s giving you a return of less than 2 cents per mile, even without accounting for the miles you would earn paying full fare.

Summary

All the flurry with Spontaneous Escapes tends to be in the early few days of the offer, but it is a great deal this month and Singapore Airlines does open up more Saver award availability here and there.

Don’t forget to keep checking even if you didn’t find availability first time round, and do refer to our full article with details of this promotion route by route.

(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)

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