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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes April 2019 offers

30% off a range of Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class redemptions for travel in April and May 2019

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Welcome to our analysis of the March 2019 edition of Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes offer. This month it’s back down to earth with a bump, following February’s bumper offer of 50% off Economy Chlass and 45% to 61% off Business Class saver awards it’s back to the more typical 30% discount across the board.

For the first time, with the exception of A350ULR routes, some Premium Economy Class discounts are also available on some other Singapore Airlines routes, such as Tokyo, Seoul and London.

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30% off selected saver redemptions

Last month Singapore Airlines celebrated the permanent launch of the monthly Spontaneous Escapes deal with a fantastic offer. It was for Business Class seats at Economy Class redemption rates (which meant 45% to 61% off depending on the redemption zone) or half price Economy redemption rates (which we don’t need to tell you meant 50% off the miles needed for those award tickets).

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This month it’s back down to earth with a little thud, the airline repeating the more regular offer of 30% off in these cabins for travel in the month of April.

Some destinations however have retained the ‘pay Economy, get Business’ offer, namely Singapore to Delhi and Mumbai where you can fly for 18,500 miles (the usual Economy saver rate) instead of 39,000 miles, a 53% discount.

That makes it cheaper to fly in Business Class with 53% discount (18,500 miles) than in Premium Economy (which is discounted by 30% and therefore costs 22,400 miles). Crazy.

Edit: Singapore Airlines made a typo in the original Spontaneous Escapes release. Delhi and Mumbai are in fact 27,300 miles each way, which makes more sense.

Premium Economy awards are also available for 30% off on a wider range of routes than usual.

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Some of the Business Class offers this month are valid for the popular 2013 J seat, including flights to and from Sydney. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

April 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?”

Lots of you want to try the new seats, so here’s how it looks for April 2019 in the latest premium SIA cabins:

Spontaneous Escapes – April 2019
SIA New Business Class products on offer
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2017 J

(full seat details)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ830)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ833)
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2013 J

(full seat details)

62,000
43,400 Miles:

  • Singapore – Canberra (SQ288)
  • Canberra – Singapore (SQ288)
  • Singapore – Sydney (SQ288)
  • Sydney – Singapore (SQ288)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Haneda (SQ630)
  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ612)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ611)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Beijing (SQ800, SQ806)
  • Beijing – Singapore (SQ801, SQ805)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ828, SQ832, SQ836)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ825, SQ831, SQ835)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Mumbai (SQ422)
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2018 RJ

(full seat details)

21,500
15,050 Miles:

  • Singapore – Ho Chi Minh (SQ186)
  • Ho Chi Minh – Singapore (SQ185)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (SQ116)

A 5.5 hour trip in the 2017 Business Class seat on the new A380 to and from Shanghai at 27,300 miles in April is a good value way to try out this new seat. Sadly that’s the only offer for this cabin in April.

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Click here to read our full review of SIA’s 2017 New A380 Business Class

For the 2013 Business Class there is a wider range of options, including Sydney and Canberra on the 777-300ER , the only Australia options this month.

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Click here to read our full review of SIA’s 2013 Business Class

Options for the 2018 Regional Business Class are limited to Ho Chi Minh (15,050 miles) and Kuala Lumpur (13,300 miles), which is a shame as there were starting to be more extensive offers on this product type lately.

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Booking tip

Before we get into the full route list for this month’s offer, every month almost without fail we get asked the same question. “I searched the right route on the right date, but it still shows the full redemption amount!”

That’s because the Singapore Airlines website and app don’t make it obvious 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. Here’s how it looks:

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You have to select your preferred flight first before the discounted redemption rate will appear, provided it’s eligible

Non-stop USA discounts: May 2019

An increasingly common monthly inclusion since the recommencement of non-stop flights between Singapore and the USA last year has been discounted Premium Economy Class redemptions on several of these routes.

That’s not too surprising, with the airline struggling hard to fill these seats on A350ULR flights at anywhere close to the rates it expected, let alone those needed just to break even.

Discounted awards for Business Class seats on the non-stop A350ULR are back this month, for travel in May 2019, but its not great news. Firstly only one route is included, Los Angeles. Secondly only Premium Economy is eligible, on only one flight number in each direction. This time it’s discounted by 30%, rather than available at Economy Class award rates like last month.

Discounts are for May 2019, but must still be booked by 31st March 2019 to be eligible.

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A350ULR – Premium Economy Class

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ36 A350ULR
Blackout: 29 – 31 May 2019
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ35 A350ULR
Blackout: 29 – 31 May 2019

Flights in May on these routes are available full-fare for the following roundtrip cash prices:

  • Singapore – Newark: S$1,698
  • Singapore – Los Angeles: S$1,498
  • Singapore – San Francisco: S$1,768

That results in a value of between 2.0 cents and 1.9 cents per mile on these routes, even with 30% off the usual award rates.

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Premium Economy Class offers on Singapore Airlines’ A350ULR flights are once again included, but it isn’t worth parting with your miles on most of these flights due to the low cash fares on offer. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)
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Singapore Airlines April 2019 Business Class discounts

Here is the full list of Singapore Airlines Business Class routes on offer for April 2019.

You’ll pay 30% off the usual saver redemption rates if you can book by the end of March and travel during April.

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, the following table shows each of SIA’s five Business Class seat types for your reference. The links are to our dedicated site pages with all the product details.

Singapore Airlines Business Class seat types
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2006 J 2009 RJ 2013 J 2017 J 2018 RJ

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ950 777-300 2009 RJ
Blackout: 17 – 19 April 2019
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ951
SQ967
777-200
777-300
2006 J
2009 RJ
Blackout: 17 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ116
SQ118
A350
A330
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ107 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ184
SQ186
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ183
SQ185
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ188 A330 2009 RJ
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ187 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ998 A330 2009 RJ
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ997 A330 2009 RJ

North Asia

Singapore to Guangzhou
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ850 A330 2009 RJ
Guangzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ851 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
2013 J
2006 J
2013 J
Blackout: 10 – 14 April 2019
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2013 J
2006 J
Blackout: 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2013 J
Blackout: 10 – 14 April 2019
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
SQ835
777-300ER
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
2013 J
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
Blackout: 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Haneda
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ630 777-300ER 2013 J
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ612 777-300ER 2013 J
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ611 777-300ER 2013 J

South Asia

Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ528 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ422
SQ424
A350
A380
2013 J
2006 J
Blackout: 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ402
SQ406
777-200
A380
2009 RJ
2006 J
Blackout: 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019

Southwest Pacific

Singapore to Canberra
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ288 777-300ER 2013 J
Canberra to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ288 777-300ER 2013 J
Singapore to Sydney
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ288 777-300ER 2013 J
Sydney to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ288 777-300ER 2013 J
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Singapore Airlines April 2019 Premium Economy Class discounts

For the first time, Singapore Airlines is offering 30% off non-ULR routes in Premium Economy Class in April 2019.

Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption, with seat types on the flights also indicated (though these are all 2013 W, only the A350ULR has the 2018 W seats).

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 Premium Economy Class

Singapore to Haneda
Miles Flights Seats
34,500
24,150
SQ630 2013 W
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Seats
34,500
24,150
SQ612 2013 W
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Seats
34,500
24,150
SQ611 2013 W
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Seats
32,000
22,400
SQ402
SQ406
2013 W
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Seats
32,000
22,400
SQ422
SQ424
2013 W
Singapore to Dubai
Miles Flights Seats
37,000
25,900
SQ494 2013 W
Dubai to Singapore
Miles Flights Seats
37,000
25,900
SQ495 2013 W
Singapore to Johannesburg
Miles Flights Seats
37,000
25,900
SQ482 2013 W
Johannesburg to Singapore
Miles Flights Seats