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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes July 2019 offers

Secure your 30% discount on saver KrisFlyer awards across a range of SIA Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class redemptions for travel in July 2019, including Europe and Japan. Book by 30th June.

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It’s mid month already and you all know what that means. Yep, the Mainly Miles team can pore over the Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes offers, so you don’t have to. This month it’s the standard 30% discount on a range of Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class award seats for travel on Singapore Airlines in July 2019.

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Escape from the norm in July with 30% off the miles needed on a range of Singapore Airlines routes. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

SilkAir has 19 routes in Economy Class on offer with 30% miles off this month, though some of these overlap with Singapore Airlines.

You’ll have to be travelling on a discounted route in an eligible cabin class during July, outside a blackout date, and book by 30th June 2019, to be eligible for the discounted rates.

This month that gives you just over 12 days to book, a little less time than the 2 weeks they usually provide.

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(Image: Singapore Airlines)

Hong Kong is unfortunately not included this month, but you can pick up the 2017 Business Class seat on the new A380 to or from Shanghai at an excellent 27,300 miles each way. Also closer to home, a range of routes offer the new 2018 Regional Business Class including all three daily 787-10 rotations to and from Bangkok for 15,050 miles and two of the daily Seoul flights for 32,900 miles.

Some European routes are discounted this month, including Frankfurt and Dusseldorf in Business Class for 64,400 miles from Singapore. Unfortunately the return flights from those cities to Changi remain at normal rates for July, but provided you book two one-way trips you’ll still save 15%.

Other options include Economy Class from Singapore to Frankfurt for 26,600 miles and from Brisbane to Singapore for 19,600 miles.

Best in Business

We’re all pretty well versed with the rules of the monthly Spontaneous Escapes deals these days. If you’re not, you’ll find the important restrictions towards the end of this article.

As we highlighted last week in our latest value of a mile article, it’s Business Class where you’ll get the highest return from your hard-earned KrisFlyer balance, so let’s crack straight on with the ‘best of the best’ rundown in this cabin.

Which of the newest long-haul Business Class and latest Regional Business Class seats are included this month?

Spontaneous Escapes offers – July 2019
SIA’s latest Business Class products
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2017 J

(full seat details)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ830)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ833)
SQ 77W J (MM)

2013 J

(full seat details)

92,000
64,400 Miles:

  • Singapore – Dusseldorf (SQ338)
  • Singapore – Frankfurt (SQ326)

62,000
43,400 Miles:

  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ246)

49,000
34,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Dubai (SQ494)
  • Singapore – Johannesburg (SQ482)
  • Johannesburg – Singapore (SQ481)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ612)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ611)
  • Singapore – Tokyo-Haneda (SQ630)
  • Tokyo-Haneda to Singapore (SQ639)
  • Singapore – Tokyo-Narita (SQ12)
  • Tokyo-Narita – Singapore (SQ11)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Beijing (SQ800, SQ806)
  • Beijing – Singapore (SQ801, SQ805)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ828, SQ836)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ825, SQ831)
  • Singapore – Delhi (SQ406)
  • Delhi – Singapore (SQ403)
Seat 11A

2018 RJ

(full seat details)

62,000
43,400 Miles:

  • Adelaide – Singapore (SQ278)
  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ256, SQ266)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Fukuoka (SQ656)
  • Fukuoka – Singapore (SQ655)
  • Singapore – Nagoya (SQ672)
  • Nagoya – Singapore (SQ671)
  • Singapore – Osaka (SQ622)
  • Osaka – Singapore (SQ623)
  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ602, SQ608)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ603, SQ607)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Delhi (SQ402)
  • Delhi – Singapore (SQ401)
  • Singapore – Kolkata (SQ516)
  • Kolkata – Singapore (SQ517)

21,500
15,050 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bangkok (SQ970, SQ978, SQ982)
  • Bangkok – Singapore (SQ973, SQ981, SQ983)
  • Manila – Singapore (SQ915)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (SQ116)

If you can handle the summer heat, Japan is almost completely discounted in Business Class this month, including Tokyo itself. Great value at 32,900 miles each way including older A380 seats but also some new 2013 Business Class on the 777-300ER and 2018 Regional Business Class on the 787.

One of the best value routes this month is Johannesburg – 10+ hours in the 2013 Business Class seat for just 34,300 miles each way is exceptional value, though of course the route doesn’t suit everyone.

For lovers of the old 2006 Business Class seats, which we haven’t listed route-by-route in the table above, check out some good value deals like Bangkok to Singapore (SQ975), Singapore to Manila (SQ912) and Singapore to/from Tokyo-Narita (SQ638/637).

Singapore Airlines July 2019 Business Class discounts

We just examined the Spontaneous Escapes flights with latest Business Class seats on board, but in the following full list of SIA Business Class routes on offer for July 2019 we have, as always, included the Business Class seat types as well as the aircraft types.

This should help you choose better on your preferred route, as there’s nothing worse than getting a great deal in an average seat. Here are the seat type abbreviations for reference:

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

Some of our readers even choose their preferred route based on the aircraft or seat type, who are we to argue!

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

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Business Class

South East Asia

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 Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ930 A330 2009 RJ
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ931 A330 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
777-200
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2006 J
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ912
SQ916
777-200
777-300
2006 J
2009 RJ
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ915
SQ921
787-10
777-300
2018 RJ
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 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
2006 J
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
2006 J
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ656 787-10 2018 RJ
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ655 787-10 2018 RJ
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ672 787-10 2018 RJ
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ671 787-10 2018 RJ
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ620
SQ622
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ621
SQ623
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ630
SQ638
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2006 J
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ11
SQ637
SQ639
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
2013 J
2006 J
2013 J
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
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ531 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ448 A330 2009 RJ
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ449 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ516 A350 2018 RJ
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ517 A350 2018 RJ
Singapore to New Delhi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ402
SQ406
787-10
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2013 J
New Delhi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ401
SQ403
787-10
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2013 J

Middle East

Singapore to Dubai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
49,000
34,300
SQ494 777-300ER 2013 J
Blackout: 26 – 31 July 2019

Australia and New Zealand

Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ278 A350 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 9 July 2019
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ246
SQ256
SQ266
A350
A350
A350
2013 J
2018 RJ
2018 RJ

Africa

Singapore to Johannesburg
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
49,000
34,300
SQ482 A350 2013 J
Johannesburg to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
49,000
34,300
SQ481 A350 2013 J

Europe

Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
64,400
SQ326 777-300ER 2013 J
Singapore to Düsseldorf
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
64,400
SQ338 A350 2013 J

Singapore Airlines July 2019 Premium Economy Class discounts

Singapore Airlines is offering 30% off several non-ULR routes in Premium Economy Class in July 2019.

Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption, with aircraft 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 Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ825
SQ831
SQ833
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
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 777-300ER
Singapore to Mumbai
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ422 A350

Australia and New Zealand

Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
47,000
32,900
SQ246 A350

Singapore Airlines July 2019 Economy Class discounts

Here are the Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes with 30% off in July 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
5,250
SQ116
SQ118
A350
A330
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ107 A330
Singapore to Bangkok
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ970
SQ976
SQ978
SQ982
787-10
A330
787-10
787-10
Bangkok to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ973
SQ975
SQ981
787-10
777-200
787-10
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ916
SQ918
777-300
787-10
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ919
SQ921
777-200
777-300
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ998 A330
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ997 A330

North Asia

Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 19 – 31 July 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
777-300
777-300ER
A380
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ825
SQ827
SQ835
777-300ER
777-300
777-200
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ656 787-10
Blackout: 20 – 30 July 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ655 787-10
Blackout: 20 – 30 July 2019
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
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
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ621 A330
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ630
SQ634
SQ638
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ639 777-300ER
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ600
SQ602
SQ608
SQ612
A350
787-10
787-10
777-300ER
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ603
SQ609
787-10
A350

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ530 A330
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ531 A330
Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ504 A350
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ505 A350
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ448 A330
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ449 A330
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ516 A350
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ517 A350

Middle East

Singapore to Dubai
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ494 777-300ER
Blackout: 26 – 31 July 2019

Australia and New Zealand

Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ278 A350
Blackout: 1 – 11 July 2019
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ256
SQ266
A350
A350

Africa

Singapore to Johannesburg
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ482 A350
Blackout: 1 – 14 July 2019
Johannesburg to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ481 A350

Europe

Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ326 777-300ER
Blackout: 25 – 31 July 2019

SilkAir July 2019 Economy Class discounts

In what’s becoming a regular pattern, only Economy Class redemptions are included for SilkAir in July, the fourth consecutive month we haven’t seen any Business Class offers for the regional division.

Here is full list, with 30% off the usual redemption rate in July 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
MI326
MI328
MI330
MI340
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI319
MI321
MI323
MI325
MI341
Medan to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI233
MI237
Singapore to Penang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI350
MI352
MI356
Penang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI345
MI347
MI349
MI351
MI353
Singapore to Chiangmai
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI702
MI706
Chiangmai to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI701
MI705
Singapore to Phuket
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI750
MI752
MI760
Phuket to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI749
MI751
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 Chengdu
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI936
MI938
Singapore to Chongqing
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI972
Blackout: 21 – 31 July 2019
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI962
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI969
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
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI867

South Asia

Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI424
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI423
Singapore to Coimbatore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI456
Coimbatore to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI455
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI430
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI429
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI472
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI471
Singapore to Kathmandu
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI412
MI414
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI464
MI468
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI463
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI488
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI487
Singapore to Visakhapatnam
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI441

Australia and New Zealand

Darwin to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI802
MI804
Cairns to Singapore
Miles Flights
28,000
19,600
MI812
MI814

Important booking tip

We say it every month, but we still get asked most months! “I searched the right flight but the rate is not discounted!”

The Singapore Airlines website and app don’t make it obvious that the discounted miles rate is being applied.

Don’t despair, just 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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We don’t know if there are some kind of technical restrictions behind showing the discounted rate at the search results stage. Actually in our opinion it would look good to show the discounted rate with some kind of ‘Promo” label next to it, and potentially increase uptake of the offer for those unaware, but alas for now this is just how it is.

Spontaneous Escapes is every month

Another question we are commonly asked each month via email or Facebook, from around 12th onwards, is “will there be a Spontaneous Escapes offer this month?”.

Obviously we’re happy to answer but since February this year Spontaneous Escapes is now a regular monthly offer. Singapore Airlines has committed to releasing a Spontaneous Escapes deal every month, around mid-month for travel in the following month.

The list may not be very long each time, but there should always be an offer of some kind.

We’ll be very interested to see what they come up with for January 2020 with New Year’s Day, the post Christmas rush, Chinese New Year falling towards the end of that month and the peak Australian school holidays still in full swing!

The rules

Our ‘boring but important’ section. Spontaneous Escapes deals can offer you a significant saving if you’re able to make relatively last-minute travel plans, however there are some terms and conditions to be aware of before you dive in and book for the whole family.

Flights are non-refundable

Once booked, flights at these Spontaneous Escapes promotional redemption rates are non-changeable and non-cancellable. Use them or lose them!

Book one-way

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.

Play by the rules

Travel must be completed by 31st July 2019 (GMT+8). What that means is exactly what it says. For example if you’re flying back from Seoul to Singapore on 31st July you’ll find the 30% discounted rate available on all the eligible flights on that day, except SQ603 departing at 23:45.

That’s because it lands on 1st August, which is outside the offer window.

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This is en eligible flight outside any blackout dates, but it simply lands outside the offer window (1st August)

Worse still, as we mentioned with the one-way suggestion, if you’re heading up to Seoul on a Spontaneous Escapes deal a few days earlier and wish to take this 23:45 flight home on 31st July, the whole itinerary will re-price at regular saver rates.

That’s another good reason to book two one-way awards (Spontaneous Escapes on the way there, regular saver rate on the way back). This way you’re still saving 15% of the usual saver miles required.

The more obvious stuff

Here are the rest of the major T&Cs for the Spontaneous Escapes offer:

  • Redeem online by 30th June 2019.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st July 2019.
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Dubai blocked in Business Class from 26-31 July).
  • Stopovers are not allowed (as we mentioned above, think one-way redemptions with this offer).
  • Waitlist Saver redemptions are included in the discount, however the waitlist must clear on or before 30th June. If it clears after that, the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply (but you don’t have to commit, see our guide to the waitlist process if you’re unsure how it works).

The full terms and conditions for this month’s Spontaneous Escapes, including the full route list we have already outlined, is available on the dedicated landing page for the deal.

Summary

It’s no surprises in July with the standard 30% discount offer available for Spontaneous Escapes. While better offers have appeared in the past, 30% off still represents good value on many routes, and the destination list is reasonably extensive.

It’s good to see a nice selection of the newer 2017 and 2013 Business Class, and the 2018 Regional Business Class seats on offer this month. Especially welcome is the return of discounted Business Class saver awards to Europe in July, though sadly it’s full rate on the way home.

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Many of the offers this month mean flying the popular 2013 Business Class seat for 30% less miles than normal, including to Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Dubai. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

The last couple of months have seen Singapore Airlines including some of its fifth freedom routes in the Spontaneous Escapes deal, like Manchester to Houston and San Francisco to Hong Kong, but there are none of these this time round.

A range of Business Class options to and from Japan for 30% less miles allows you try out almost every seat type in the book on those routes in July for 32,900 miles. Try for the newer products if you can, as these are widely available.

Three daily flights in each direction on the Bangkok route is a nice introduction to the 2018 Regional Business Class for 15,050 miles if you haven’t yet tried it. Check out our full review here for a taster.

Kuala Lumpur is probably a bit too short to appreciate it, but the same seat is also discounted on longer routes like Delhi and Seoul.

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The 2018 Regional Business Class seat is available on a few routes for a 30% miles discount in July. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

A number of routes are also discounted in Premium Economy Class in July. These are usually poor value redemptions, but may pique your interest with 30% off. Destinations include Beijing, Shanghai and Seoul.

On the SilkAir front it’s just Economy Class offers in July for the fourth month running. Cairns to Singapore flights are back with the biggest saving of 8,400 miles per sector. Hiroshima (both to and from Singapore) also has good savings of 7,500 miles per sector, as does Darwin to Singapore with 6,000 miles off.

Unfortunately Australia routes are only one-way in July, with Singapore to Australia at regular rates. You will however find 30% discounts in Business Class on Adelaide – Singapore (2018 RJ) and Brisbane – Singapore (both 2013 J and 2018 RJ).

The 2017 J product on the new A380 is limited to the Shanghai route in July, but it’s good value at 27,300 miles each way on this 5 hour 30 minute flight.

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A double bed in the new A380 Business Class could be yours to Shanghai and back in July for 30% less miles. Check our full review for details. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

As always our tables above will help you to pick the right flight on these routes to ensure you get the new cabin products (or at least ones you’re happy with) 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.

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 your hard-earned miles going to waste.

Are you taking advantage of any Spontaneous Escapes in July 2019? Let us know in the comments section below.

3 comments

  1. Great analysis Andrew!

    If I already have a booking on one of these routes, what’s the best way to take advantage to avoid the USD 75 cancellation fee? Ask them to reissue (I guess not as can only done online).

    Change existing booking online to another date? Would it reprice and refund the miles automatically so that I only have to pay the USD 25 change fee?

    Finally, if I have to bite the bullet and cancel (so pay the USD 75), should I book online first to secure the ticket (despite having an existing booking)? Or should I call the hotline first?

    1. If you have sufficient miles definitely book at the SE rate first to secure the seat at the lower rate, then cancel and redeposit the initial booking.

      I don’t believe a date change will trigger the lower rate, but you can try.

      Discuss this with KrisFlyer on the phone but with the ‘online only’ nature of this offer I believe they cannot ticket at the lower rate.

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