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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes May 2019 offers

30% less KrisFlyer miles on a range of SIA Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class redemptions for travel in May 2019

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It’s that time of the month again to pour through the Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes offer. Once again we are seeing a 30% discount on selected SIA and SilkAir flights for travel in May 2019.

As usual you’ll have to be travelling on a discounted route in an eligible cabin class, outside a blackout date, and book by 30th April 2019, to be eligible for the discounted rates.

Though the list isn’t long this month, options include Economy Class from London or Paris to Singapore for 26,600 miles and Business Class from San Francisco to Singapore (via Hong Kong) for 66,500 miles.

May 2019 offers

Unlike last month, these offers are only for May with no Premium Economy redemptions on the A350 ULR services to and from the USA for the subsequent month.

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A small range of Premium Economy awards are available on two ‘regular’ routes, Seoul and Delhi, for 30% off, though a decent range of Business Class discounts include the latest seats.

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Some of the Business Class offers for May 2019 include the popular 2013 J seat, pictured here on the Airbus A350. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

May offers – SIA newest Business products

We always kick off by answering one of the most popular questions we get each month this promotion is published – “Which Singapore Airlines long-haul Business Class or new Regional Business Class seats are included?”

So many of our readers are yet to try these new seats, so the interest is understandable. Here’s how it looks for May 2019 in those new(ish) premium Singapore Airlines cabins:

Spontaneous Escapes – May 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)

95,000
66,500 Miles:

  • San Francisco – Singapore (SQ1)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

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

39,000
27,300 Miles:

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

30,500
21,350 Miles:

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

(full seat details)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ602, SQ608)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ603, SQ607)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Delhi (SQ401)
  • Delhi – Singapore (SQ402)

21,500
15,050 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bangkok (SQ970, SQ978, SQ982)
  • Bangkok – Singapore (SQ973, SQ981, SQ983)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (SQ116)

Bangkok is back on the 787-10, with three flights per day in each direction to choose from at 15,050 miles in Business Class. That’s a good value way to try out the 2018 Regional Business Class on a two-hour flight.

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The best way to or from Bangkok for 15,050 KrisFlyer miles is back in May, with three daily options in each direction. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Check out our review of the very same flight to Bangkok in this new seat, then home again the next day, to get an idea of what you’ll experience whether you fly in a solo window seat or as a couple in the middle pair.

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

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

For the 2013 Business Class San Francisco to Singapore on SQ1 (via Hong Kong) is the standout redemption at 66,500 miles, a 28,500-mile saving.

There is a range of other options in this cabin too, including Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai, however there are no Australia routes included this month.

For the 2018 Regional Business Class, aside from a range of Bangkok flights, you can also experience this new cabin with a 30% miles discount on flights to and from Seoul and Delhi during May.

If it’s old school seats you like, and plenty of people still do, Yangon is a new option on weekend 777-200 flights (SQ995/996) featuring the 2006 J seat for 15,050 miles each way.

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An old one but a good one, you can fly the 2006 J on a 3-hour flight for 15,050 miles in May. (Photo: Jeremy Low)

It’s rare to be able to pick that seat up on anything much shorter than a Manila or India sector these days, with the exception of Jakarta which is probably too short to do it justice.

Booking tip

Once again a quick reminder, since we’re always asked about this, 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

Singapore Airlines May 2019 Business Class discounts

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

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

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

As a refresher (for most), the following table shows each of SIA’s five Business Class seat types for your reference. The links are to our dedicated site pages containing all the product details.

Singapore Airlines Business Class seat types
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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ108
SQ112
SQ116
SQ118
A330
A330
A350
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ107
SQ109
SQ113
A330
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ970
SQ974
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
787-10
A330
A330
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
SQ983
787-10
A330
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ996
SQ998
777-200
A330
2006 J
2009 RJ
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ995
SQ997
777-200
A330
2006 J
2009 RJ

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ868
SQ872
SQ890
777-200
A330
777-200
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ857
SQ863
SQ865
SQ871
SQ891
777-200
A350
777-300ER
A330
777-200
2009 RJ
2013 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
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
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
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-200
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2009 RJ
2013 J
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
SQ835
777-300ER
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-200
2013 J
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2009 RJ
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ602
SQ608
SQ612
787-10
787-10
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2013 J
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ603
SQ607
SQ611
787-10
787-10
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2013 J

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ530 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ516 A330 2009 RJ
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ517 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ402
SQ406
787-10
A380
2018 RJ
2006 J
New Delhi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ401
SQ403
787-10
A380
2018 RJ
2006 J

North America

San Francisco to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
95,000
66,500
SQ1 777-300ER 2013 J

Singapore Airlines May 2019 Premium Economy Class discounts

For the second month in a row, Singapore Airlines is offering 30% off non-ULR routes in Premium Economy Class in May 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

North Asia

Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ612 777-300ER
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ611 777-300ER

South Asia

Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ406 A380

Singapore Airlines May 2019 Economy Class discounts

Here are the Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes with 30% off in May 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 Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ950
SQ960
SQ962
SQ964
SQ966
777-300
777-300
A350
A350
777-300
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ108
SQ112
SQ116
SQ118
A330
A330
A350
A330
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ107
SQ109
SQ113
A330
A330
A330
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ930 A330
Blackout: 25 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ931 A330
Blackout: 25 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ970
SQ974
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
787-10
A330
A330
787-10
787-10
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
787-10
A330
787-10
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ996
SQ998
777-200
A330
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ995
SQ997
777-200
A330

North Asia

Singapore to Guangzhou
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ850 A330
Guangzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ851 A330
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
SQ890
A380
777-300ER
A330
777-200
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ861
SQ863
SQ865
SQ871
A380
A350
777-300ER
A330
Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ802 A380
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
A380
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-200
777-300ER
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
SQ835
777-300ER
777-300
777-300ER
A380
777-200
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ656 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 6 May 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ655 787-10
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 6 May 2019
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ620
SQ622
A330
787-10
Blackout: 1 – 8 May 2019
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ619
SQ621
SQ623
787-10
A330
787-10
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ630
SQ634
SQ638
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Blackout: 1 – 7 May 2019
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ631
SQ633
SQ635
SQ637
SQ639
777-300ER
A350
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 17 – 26 May 2019
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ602 787-10
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ603 787-10

South Asia

Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ446
SQ448
A330
A330
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ447
SQ449
A330
A330
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ516 A330
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ517 A330
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ406 A380
Blackout: 24 – 31 May 2019

Europe

London to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ305
SQ317
SQ319
SQ321
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
A380
Paris to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ335 A380
Blackout: 1 – 7 May 2019 and

SilkAir May 2019 Economy Class Discounts

Only Economy Class redemptions are included for SilkAir for the second month in a row. Here is full list, with 30% off the usual redemption rate in May 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
5,250
MI320
MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI319
MI321
MI341
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI124
MI128
Lombok to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI123
MI127
Singapore to Semarang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI102
MI104
Semarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI101
MI103
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI224
Blackout: 25 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI223
Blackout: 25 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Phuket
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI750
MI754
MI756
MI758
MI760
Phuket to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI749
MI751
MI753
MI759
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI518
MI520
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI519
MI521

North Asia

Singapore to Changsha
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI952
MI956
Changsha to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI951
MI957
Singapore to Chengdu
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI936
MI938
Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI935
MI937
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI972
MI976
MI980
Chongqing to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI971
MI975
MI979
Singapore to Fuzhou
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI995
Singapore to Kunming
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI912
MI916
MI918
Kunming to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI913
MI915
MI917
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI962
MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI965
Singapore to Wuhan
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI986
MI988
Blackout: 1 – 19 May 2019
Wuhan to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI985
MI987
Blackout: 1 – 19 May 2019
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI922
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI868
Blackout: 1 – 6 May 2019
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI867

South Asia

Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI472
MI474
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI471
MI473
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI488
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI487

Terms and conditions

The full terms and conditions for the Spontaneous Escapes offer, including the full route list, is available on the dedicated landing page for the deal.

Important terms for our readers to consider are:

  • Redeem online by 30th April 2019.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st May 2019
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Tokyo blocked in Economy Class from 1-7 May).
  • 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 30th April otherwise the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

Summary

For the second month running Singapore Airlines has stuck with the 30% discount offer for Spontaneous Escapes, so it’s safe to say this is the norm we can expect from this regular deal.

Of course we’d still love to see more of the 50% off and Economy rates for Business awards (45-61% off) in future, but for now these kind of offers seem occasional at best.

Nonetheless 30% off still represents good value on many routes. The list this month is on the thin side, but there are still some good deals to be had, including a range of options if you’re still waiting to try out the 2018 Regional Business Class seats on the A350 or 787-10. Three daily flights in each direction on the Bangkok route is a good start there.

For the longer flights you can take the 2013 Business Class seat all the way from San Francisco to Singapore (via Hong Kong on SQ1) for 66,500 miles in May, or take a 26,600-mile redemption in Economy from either London or Paris to Singapore.

Unfortunately Australia routes are not included this month in any cabin.

The 2017 J product on the new A380 remains limited to the Shanghai route in May, but it’s good value at 27,300 miles each way on this 5.5 hour flight.

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There aren’t many double bed options in any airline’s Business Class. SIA’s 2017 J seat on selected A380s has a few. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

This is the first Spontaneous Escapes offer in six months which has not featured Singapore Airlines Premium Economy on its A350 ultra long-haul flights to and from the USA for a discount.

Partly of course that’s down to the time of year as demand ramps up during the northern summer season, but hopefully for SIA it also means demand is improving in this cabin on these routes. It seems to have been a tough sell up to now.

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

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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Spontaneous Escapes is your discounted ticket to some of SIA’s latest Business Class seats, like the 2018 RJ. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

The important thing to remember is that taking advantage of a Spontaneous Escapes discounted redemption really ties you in to firm travel plans. You won’t be able to modify or cancel these bookings once made, so make sure you will definitely use the awards. The most painful thing to see is good miles going to waste.

What takes your fancy in the May 2019 Spontaneous Escapes discounts list? Let us know what you’re booking in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Victor Alvarez Moles)

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