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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes October 2019 offers

30% off a range of saver KrisFlyer awards in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class for travel in October and November 2019, including Europe, Japan and Australia. Book by 30th September.

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Every month Singapore Airlines publishes a list of routes with saver award discounts for travel during the following month, or in some cases for two months ahead. September is of course no exception and the Spontaneous Escapes list for travel in October 2019 has now been published, with 30% off the usual miles rates on a range of destinations including Europe, Japan and Australia in Business Class.

There are also discounts for travel in Premium Economy Class on non-stop flights to and from the USA during November 2019, two months from now.

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A total of 30 Singapore Airlines destinations are offered this month, with an additional 21 SilkAir routes, though 4 of those overlap giving a true total of 47 destinations.

Best in Business

Let’s dive straight in with a summary of where you’ll find the newest long-haul Business Class seats and the latest Regional Business Class seats offered for 30% fewer miles in October 2019.

Spontaneous Escapes – October 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)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

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

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ962)
  • Jakarta – Singapore (SQ957)
Seat 11A

2018 RJ

(full seat details)

62,000
43,400 Miles:

  • Singapore – Brisbane (SQ255)
  • Brisbane – Singapore (SQ266)
  • Adelaide – Singapore (SQ278)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

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

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Colombo (SQ468)
  • Colombo – Singapore (SQ469)
  • Singapore – Kolkata (SQ516)
  • Kolkata – Singapore (SQ517)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ826)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ827)

21,500
15,050 Miles:

  • Singapore – Manila (SQ916)
  • Manila – Singapore (SQ915, SQ921)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ964)
  • Singapore – Kuala Lumpur (SQ116)

The regular inclusion for the new 2017 Business Class seats on the latest A380 aircraft is Shanghai – pick SQ830/833 to try out the new product on that route.

Japan flights are a little more limited in Business Class this month, but there are still a number of options including to and from Tokyo.

Brisbane on the A350 with the new Regional Business Class seats is a good deal, available for a second month at 43,400 miles each way, though it’s limited to a single flight pair (SQ255/266) this time round.

Colombo is a new A350 Regional route for October, with 30% off in the 2018 Regional Business Class seats. This one used to have the old 2009 seats on the A330 (and indeed still does until 30th September), so a step up to the latest product might be enough to persuade you to try this one for 27,300 miles.

Closer to home this month also sees long-haul and regional Business Class seats (2013 J and 2018 RJ) to and from Jakarta included in the offer, though sadly both Bangkok and Hong Kong are not discounted in October. Manila is your other short-haul alternative, with the 2018 RJ seats on offer for 15,050 miles each way.

Singapore Airlines October 2019 Business Class discounts

Here’s the full list of SIA Business Class routes on offer for October 2019, including 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, then stepping on board only to find an average seat awaits. 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

You might even be swayed to choose your preferred route based on the aircraft or seat type, especially if you’re still looking to try one of the newer options for the first time.

You’ll pay 30% fewer miles than usual for a saver redemption if you can book by the end of September and travel during October.

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Brunei
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ182 777-300 2009 RJ
Note: Only operated by 777-300 on Mondays and Fridays. SilkAir A320 operates other SQ182 flights on behalf of SQ.
Brunei to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ181 777-300 2009 RJ
Note: Only operated by 777-300 on Mondays and Fridays. SilkAir A320 operates other SQ181 flights on behalf of SQ.
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ116
SQ118
A350R
A330
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ107 A330 2009 RJ
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ950
SQ958
SQ960
SQ962
SQ964
777-300
777-300
777-300
A350
A350R
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
2018 RJ
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ951
SQ953
SQ955
SQ957
777-300
777-300
777-300
A350
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ915
SQ921
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 27 – 28 October 2019
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
Blackout: 1 – 10 October 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: 1 – 4 October 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
SQ836
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2009 RJ
2013 J
Blackout: 1 – 15 October 2019
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
SQ835
777-300ER
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300
2013 J
2018 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 October 2019
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
Blackout: 10 – 16 October 2019
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ671 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 10 – 20 October 2019
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ630 777-300ER 2013 J
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ11 777-300ER 2013 J
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ602
SQ608
SQ612
787-10
A350R
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2013 J
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ603
SQ607
SQ611
787-10
A350R
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
Blackout: 18 – 31 October 2019
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ468 A350R 2018 RJ
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ469 A350R 2018 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 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 14 October 2019
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ517 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 14 October 2019

Australia

Adelaide to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ278 A350R 2018 RJ
Singapore to Brisbane
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ255 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 13 October 2019
Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
62,000
43,400
SQ266 A350R 2018 RJ

Europe

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

Singapore Airlines October & November 2019 Premium Economy Class discounts

Singapore Airlines is offering 30% off several routes in Premium Economy Class for October 2019 (November 2019 for non-stop Los Angeles flights).

Required miles are shown for a one-way redemption, with aircraft types on the flights also indicated.

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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
Blackout: 1 – 15 October 2019
Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Blackout: 1 – 4 October 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 15 October 2019
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ825
SQ831
SQ833
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Blackout: 1 – 5 October 2019
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
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ630
SQ12
SQ634
SQ638
777-300ER
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ11
SQ635
SQ639
777-300ER
777-300ER
777-300ER

Australia

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

Europe

Dusseldorf to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
64,500
45,150
SQ337 A350
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
64,500
45,150
SQ326 777-300ER
Singapore to London
Miles Flights Aircraft
64,500
45,150
SQ306
SQ308
SQ318
SQ322
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
A380
Singapore to Manchester
Miles Flights Aircraft
64,500
45,150
SQ52 A350
Blackout: 1 – 5 October 2019
23 – 29 October 2019

North America

Singapore to Los Angeles (November 2019 only)
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ36 A350ULR
Los Angeles to Singapore (November 2019 only)
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ35 A350ULR
Singapore to Houston
Miles Flights Aircraft
73,000
51,100
SQ52 A350
Blackout: 1 – 5 October 2019
23 – 29 October 2019

Singapore Airlines October 2019 Economy Class discounts

Here are the Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes with 30% off in October 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
A350R
A330
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ107 A330
Singapore to Jakarta
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ950
SQ958
SQ960
SQ962
SQ964
777-300
777-300
777-300
A350
A350R
Jakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ951
SQ953
SQ955
SQ957
777-300
777-300
777-300
A350
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ930
SQ932
A330
777-200
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ931
SQ933
A330
777-200
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ184
SQ186
777-200ER
787-10
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ183
SQ185
777-200ER
787-10
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ921 787-10
Blackout: 24 – 25 October 2019
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ921 787-10
Blackout: 27 – 28 October 2019
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

Beijing to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ801
SQ805
SQ807
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Blackout: 1 – 6 October 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ832
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300
Blackout: 1 – 15 October 2019
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
SQ835
777-300ER
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300
Blackout: 1 – 5 October 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ656 787-10
Blackout: 14 – 31 October 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ655 787-10
Blackout: 13 – 23 October 2019
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
Blackout: 18 – 29 October 2019
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10
Blackout: 18 – 21 October 2019
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ620
SQ622
A330
787-10
Blackout: 17 – 27 October 2019
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ621
SQ623
A330
787-10
Blackout: 11 – 20 October 2019
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ630 777-300ER
Blackout: 11 – 27 October 2019
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ639 777-300ER
Blackout: 10 – 21 October 2019

South Asia

Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ504 A350R
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ505 A350R
Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ468 A350R
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ469 A350R
Singapore to Malé
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ452 787-10
Malé to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ451 787-10

Australia

Brisbane to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
28,000
19,600
SQ236 A350R

Middle East & Turkey

Singapore to Dubai
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ494 777-300ER
Blackout: 24 – 25 October 2019
Dubai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ495 777-300ER
Blackout: 27 – 28 October 2019
Singapore to Istanbul
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ392 777-200ER

Europe

Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ326 777-300ER
Singapore to London
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,000
26,600
SQ306
SQ308
SQ318
SQ322
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
A380

SilkAir October 2019 Economy Class discounts

There are no Business Class offers for SilkAir flights this month, so it’s just the usual 30% discount in Economy Class.

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 Bandung
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI192
MI196
Bandung to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI191
MI195
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
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI391
MI395
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI392
MI396
Singapore to Lombok
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI124
MI128
Singapore to Makassar
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI142
MI144
Singapore to Penang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI350
MI352
MI356
Penang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI347
MI349
MI353
MI355
Singapore to Semarang
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI102
MI104
Semarang to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI103
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI224
MI226
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI223
MI225
Singapore to Yogyakarta
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI152
MI154
Yogyakarta to Singapore
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI151
MI153
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI602
MI606
MI608
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI601
MI605
MI607
Singapore to Siem Reap
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI614
MI616
Singapore to Yangon
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI519
MI521
Yangon to Singapore
Miles Flights
12,500
8,750
MI518
MI520

North Asia

Chengdu to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI935
MI937
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2019
23 – 31 October 2019
Singapore to Shenzhen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI962
MI966
MI968
Blackout: 4 – 9 October 2019
25 – 31 October 2019
Shenzhen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI961
MI965
MI969
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2019
Singapore to Xiamen
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI922
Blackout: 4 – 12 October 2019
Xiamen to Singapore
Miles Flights
15,000
10,500
MI921
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2019
22 – 24 October 2019
Singapore to Hiroshima
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore
Miles Flights
25,000
17,500
MI867

South Asia

Singapore to Colombo
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI428
MI430
Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI427
MI429
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI472
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI471
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI464
MI468
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI463
MI467

Australia

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI801
MI803
Blackout: 1 – 13 October 2019
Darwin to Singapore
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI802
MI804
Cairns to Singapore
Miles Flights
28,000
19,600
MI812
MI814

Premium Economy offers are growing

Historically Singapore Airlines only included non-stop A350 ULR flights in Premium Economy in their monthly Spontaneous Escapes offer.

Since the airline committed to making the Spontaneous Escapes deal a regular discount, Premium Economy seats on other routes also began to appear.

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Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class. (Photo: View from the Wing)

This month is the biggest list so far with 30% off Premium Economy redemptions in October 2019 for the following destinations:

  • Beijing
  • Brisbane
  • Dusseldorf
  • Frankfurt
  • Houston
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Seoul
  • Shanghai
  • Tokyo

We don’t usually recommend redeeming in this cabin as the number of miles needed is often close to a Business Class saver, despite the hard product being worlds apart. With 30% off though, you might make some of the options work for you.

London is 45,150 miles each way, while Tokyo flights are 24,150 miles, which is less than the usual Economy Class rate in the latter case.

It may be worth paying closer attention to this trend to seek out good value. On some flights to and from Tokyo next month, for example, a Premium Economy redemption under the Spontaneous Escapes offer is cheaper than a (non-discounted) Economy Class one on the exact same flight.

But… the A350 ULR Premium Economy offer remains poor value

Premium Economy seats are discounted again on non-stop flights to and from Los Angeles in November 2019. As usual, these aren’t usually good value because cash fares in this cabin are still rock bottom on this route.

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30% off Premium Economy seats on the non-stop Los Angeles route in November don’t make sense with sub-S$1,400 return fares available. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

We found return cash fares to Los Angeles from just S$1,329 on several dates in November, giving you just 1.4 cents per mile value for a Spontaneous Escapes redemption. Even in the opposite direction, where return fares originating in LA start at S$1,825 in November, 1.9 cents per mile is a poor deal.

Neither of those calculations account for the 17,500 miles you would earn when flying on a cash ticket, further eroding the value equation.

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 showing as 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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In the event the miles rate doesn’t show a discount, check that you are searching a valid route, outside a blackout date, and that the flight lands before the promo is finished.

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.

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 October 2019 (GMT+8), or 30th November 2019 (GMT+8) for the USA flights. That means for example if you’re flying back from Seoul to Singapore on 31st October 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 November, which is outside the offer window for that route.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 October, 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 September 2019.
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 31st October 2019 (Most SIA & all SilkAir routes)
  • Valid for flights from 1st – 30th November 2019 (SIA Los Angeles flights)
  • Valid for ‘Saver’ award tickets on selected routes.
  • Blackout dates apply on certain routes (e.g. Singapore to Nagoya blocked in Business Class from 10-16 October).
  • 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 September. If it clears after that, the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

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

Summary

It’s nice to see a return to the list for a couple of Europe flights in Business Class – Dusseldorf and Frankfurt are both offered for a competitive 64,400 miles in October 2019. Unfortunately those redemptions are only available in one direction, meaning you’ll have to pay full rate on the way back to Singapore.

As always, book two one-way awards and you’ll still save 15% on the usual total against a regular return saver award. You can even get back to Singapore in Premium Economy Class next month from Dusseldorf for 45,150 miles, if you can cope with that cabin class on the way home.

Although Osaka has disappeared from the list in Business Class this month, there are still a number of Japan flights offering a discount in October, mostly featuring the new 2018 Regional Business Class at an attractive 32,900 miles each way.

If like most of our readers you want to go to Tokyo you’ll have to book into Haneda (SQ630) and back from Narita (SQ11) to get the discount in both directions, with the 2013 Business Class seat on the 777-300ER serving those flights.

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A number of routes featuring the 2013 Business Class seat have 30% off saver awards, including Tokyo and Jakarta. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

A good range of other routes is available in the 2013 Business Class seat on the A350 and 777-300ER, including Beijing and Shanghai.

Unfortunately Bangkok, a recent ‘go-to’ route for the 2018 Regional Business Class, is not included in the offer this month for the first time since June 2019.

You can however pick up the new seats on selected Jakarta and Manila flights, the latter being quite good value at 15,050 miles each way for a 3 hour+ experience. Check out our full review here to get an idea about what the new seats are like.

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The 2018 Regional Business Class seat is available on several routes for a 30% miles discount in October, including Jakarta for 13,300 miles and Manila for 15,050 miles. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

The 2017 J product on the new A380 is only available on the Shanghai route in October, but it’s good value at 27,300 miles each way on these 5 hour+ flights.

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A five-hour experience in the new A380 Business Class to or from Shanghai is yours in October for 27,300 miles. Check our full review for details. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

As we mentioned above a good range of Premium Economy discounts is now a regular part of the Spontaneous Escapes offer. Destinations this month include London for 45,150 miles and Shanghai for 22,400 miles.

Premium Economy seats are discounted again for non-stop flights to and from the USA on the Los Angeles route in November, but these are rarely good value as cash fares in this cabin are still rock bottom – from just S$1,329 return on most dates that month, giving you just 1.4 cents per mile value.

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30% off Premium Economy seats on the non-stop Los Angeles route in November don’t make sense with sub-S$1,400 return fares available. (Photo: One Mile at a Time)

For SilkAir routes, the non-stop 6+ hour Hiroshima flight is good value at 17,500 miles in Economy Class, as is the similarly long Cairns route for 19,600 miles, though the latter is only available on the way back to Singapore in October.

Siem Reap can also be a pricey option on certain dates, so at 8,750 miles each way in Economy it’s possible to get some good value here.

Our tables above should help you to pick the right flight on all these routes to ensure you get the new cabin products (or at least ones you’re happy with) in Business Class, and the aircraft type of your choice in either Premium Economy or Economy Class.

Provided you have firm travel plans, since Spontaneous Escapes deals are non-refundable, you might well find a useful option in the list this month. 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 (and a 15% saving is still welcome).

Do any of the Spontaneous Escapes offers for October 2019 take your fancy? Let us know what you’re booking in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Peter Russell)

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