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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes December 2019 offers

Europe in Singapore Airlines Business Class for 64,400 miles, plus new A380 products to Hong Kong and Shanghai for 30% off in the December KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offer.

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The busy December and January travel season is ever nearer, with Christmas, New Year and Chinese New Year just around the corner. Add to that the peak Australian school holidays, and it can be a difficult time to secure low fares or redeem your miles on many routes across the Singapore Airlines network.

Nonetheless SIA is back with the monthly Spontaneous Escapes deal for those making last-minute plans, with a range of destinations on offer for travel in December provided you book by the end of this month.

As always you’ll have to book by the end of this month, 30th November 2019, and offers are subject to saver award availability. For non-stop USA flights in Premium Economy Class the same booking window applies, for travel in January 2020.

Spontaneous Escapes

If you’re a regular Mainly Miles reader you’ll be well versed in what the monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion is all about, but just in case you’re not, or you need a quick recap, here’s the deal.

Spontaneous Escapes

  • Regular deal posted around 15th of every month.
  • Typically a 30% discount on saver award redemptions for travel in the following month.
  • Redeem online by 30th November 2019.
  • Travel in December 2019 (January 2020 for non-stop USA Premium Economy discounts).
  • Flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Blackout dates apply on some routes.
  • Book one-way legs if the discount only applies on one of the two (or more) flights you need, otherwise the pricing jumps to standard rates for all sectors.
  • Travel must be completed by 31st December 2019 or 31st January 2020 for non-stop USA flights in Premium Economy.
  • Waitlist Saver redemptions are included in the discount, however the waitlist must clear on or before 30th November. If it clears after that, the regular ‘Saver’ rate will apply.

Best in Business

The most important aspect of this monthly deal is where its best value usually lies – the latest long-haul and flat-bed regional Business Class seats in the airline’s fleet for 30% fewer miles in December 2019.

Before we get into the full route list, here’s a summary of these ‘Best in Business’ deals.

Spontaneous Escapes – December 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)

30,500
21,350 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ856)*
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ861)*

* See important note below

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2013 J

(full seat details)

92,000
64,400 Miles:

  • Singapore – Dusseldorf (SQ338)
  • Dusseldorf – Singapore (SQ337)

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:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ860, SQ866)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ863, SQ865)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ962)
Seat 11A

2018 RJ

(full seat details)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Fukuoka – Singapore (SQ655)
  • Singapore – Nagoya (SQ672)
  • Nagoya – Singapore (SQ671)
  • Singapore – Osaka (SQ622)
  • Osaka – Singapore (SQ623)
  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ602SQ608)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ603, SQ607)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bengaluru (SQ502, SQ504)
  • Bengaluru – Singapore (SQ503, SQ505)
  • Singapore – Colombo (SQ468)
  • Colombo – Singapore (SQ469)
  • Singapore – Kolkata (SQ516)
  • Kolkata – Singapore (SQ517)
  • Singapore – Shanghai (SQ826)
  • Shanghai – Singapore (SQ827)

21,500
15,050 Miles:

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

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Jakarta (SQ964)

Important note about Hong Kong

While Hong Kong flights with the new A380 Version 3 (SQ856/SQ861) are still scheduled for December 2019 at the time of writing, recently the airline has been downgrading that service to the older A380 models or Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on several days per week, due to demand.

Since you can’t cancel and refund your Spontaneous Escapes redemption once booked, this may not be the best choice for trying out the new 2017 Business Class cabin in December, unless you’re happy to take the risk of an older product being used.

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Far from guaranteed on the Hong Kong route in December. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

On the other hand, Singapore Airlines has been using the A380 Version 3 aircraft quite regularly on the Beijing flights (SQ802/SQ807) instead of Hong Kong during the equipment shuffle, so you might get lucky with a 30% off redemption on those services and find the 2006 products swapped for the 2017 ones.

Singapore Airlines Business Class deals

There’s nothing worse than getting on board to find that your great deal was in an average seat, so we show all the aircraft types and seat types in the list, to help you choose better on your preferred routes.

The full list of SIA Business Class routes on offer this month is shown below.

Here are the seat type abbreviations for reference:

Singapore Airlines Business Class seat types
Long-haul
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2006 J 2013 J 2017 J
Regional
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2009 RJ 2018 RJ

Some of our readers even choose their preferred route based on the aircraft or seat type, especially those looking to try one of the newer products for the first time.

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

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Business Class

South East Asia

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
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ930
SQ932
A330
777-200
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ178
SQ184
SQ186
777-200
777-200ER
787-10
2009 RJ
2006 J
2018 RJ
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,500
15,050
SQ177
SQ183
SQ185
777-200
777-200ER
787-10
2009 RJ
2006 J
2018 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
SQ836
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
2018 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ825
SQ827
SQ831
SQ833
777-300ER
787-10
777-300ER
A380
2013 J
2018 RJ
2013 J
2017 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
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ655 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 20 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ672 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 15 December 2019
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ671 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 24 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ620
SQ622
A330
787-10
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 24 December 2019
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ623 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 21 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ630 777-300 2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 21 December 2019
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ639 777-300 2009 RJ
Blackout: 19 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-300
A350
A380
777-300ER
A330
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2009 RJ
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
777-200
777-300
A350
A380
777-300ER
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
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
Blackout: 26 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Bangalore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ502
SQ504
A350R
A350R
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ503
SQ505
A350R
A350R
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
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
SQ446
SQ448
A330
777-200ER
2009 RJ
2006 J
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ447
SQ449
A330
777-200ER
2009 RJ
2006 J
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ516 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 11 – 23 December 2019
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ517 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 20 – 31 December 2019

Europe

Singapore to Düsseldorf
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
64,400
SQ338 A350 2013 J
Blackout: 18 – 29 December 2019
Düsseldorf to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
92,000
64,400
SQ337 A350 2013 J
Blackout: 12 – 21 December 2019

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class deals

Singapore Airlines is offering 30% off several routes in Premium Economy Class for December 2019 (and in January 2020 for non-stop USA 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
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
SQ826*
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
787-10*
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Note: * Inexplicable, as SQ826 is operated by a Boeing 787-10 all month, which doesn’t have a Premium Economy cabin installed.
Shanghai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
32,000
22,400
SQ825
SQ827*
SQ831
SQ833
777-300ER
787-10*
777-300ER
A380
Note: * Inexplicable, as SQ827 is operated by a Boeing 787-10 all month, which doesn’t have a Premium Economy cabin installed.
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ622 A380*
Blackout: 27 – 31 December 2019
* The A380 is only operating on this route (instead of the 787-10) from 27 – 31 December 2019, so this offer is moot as Premium Economy is not offered on other dates.
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ631
SQ633
SQ635
SQ637
777-300ER
A350
777-300ER
A380
Blackout: 17 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Seoul
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ612
SQ12
SQ634
SQ638
777-300ER
777-300ER
777-300ER
A380
Seoul to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
34,500
24,150
SQ611 777-300ER
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
24,500
17,150
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
A350
A380
777-300ER
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
24,500
17,150
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
A350
A380
777-300ER

USA (for travel in January 2020)

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ36
SQ38
A350ULR
A350ULR
Blackout: 1 – 12 January 2020
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ35
SQ37
A350ULR
A350ULR
Blackout: 1 – 14 January 2020
Singapore to San Francisco
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ34 A350ULR
Blackout: 1 – 12 January 2020
San Francisco to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
68,000
47,600
SQ33 A350ULR
Blackout: 1 – 17 January 2020

Singapore Airlines Economy Class deals

Here are the Singapore Airlines Economy Class routes with 30% off in December 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
SQ958
SQ960
SQ962
SQ964
777-300
777-300
777-300
A350
A350R
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft
7,500
5,250
SQ930
SQ932
A330
777-200
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ184
SQ186
777-200ER
787-10
Blackout: 22 – 31 December 2019
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
12,500
8,750
SQ183
SQ185
777-200ER
787-10

North Asia

Singapore to Beijing
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ800
SQ802
SQ806
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 25 December 2019
Singapore to Shanghai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ826
SQ828
SQ830
SQ836
787-10
777-300ER
A380
777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 22 December 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ656 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 23 December 2019
Singapore to Nagoya
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ672 787-10
Blackout: 1 – 17 December 2019
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ671 787-10
Blackout: 20 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
777-300
A350
A380
777-300ER
A330
Blackout: 26 – 31 December 2019
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
15,000
10,500
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
777-200
777-300
A350
A380
777-300ER

South Asia

Singapore to Malé
Miles Flights Aircraft
18,500
12,950
SQ452 787-10

Australia

Singapore to Perth
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ213
SQ223
SQ215
SQ225
A350R
A350R
787-10
787-10

Europe

Frankfurt to New York
Miles Flights Aircraft
22,500
15,750
SQ26 A380
Blackout: 28 – 31 December 2019

SilkAir Business Class deals

Here are the Business Class offers for SilkAir flights this month, with a 30% discount in December 2019.

We don’t include aircraft type details for SilkAir flights, as these can vary day to day.

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights
19,000
13,300
MI224

South Asia

Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
27,300
MI461
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights
39,000
27,300
MI435

Australia

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
62,000
43,400
MI801
Note: This looks like an error, it is correctly pricing as a Zone 8 redemption when booked; 36,500 miles discounted to 25,550 miles in December.

SilkAir Economy Class deals

Here are the Economy Class offers for SilkAir flights this month, with a 30% discount in December 2019.

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 Surabaya
Miles Flights
7,500
5,250
MI224
MI226
Mandalay to Singapore
Miles Flights
11,786
8,250
MI151
MI153

South Asia

Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI461
Blackout: 14 – 31 December 2019
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights
18,500
12,950
MI435
Blackout: 20 – 31 December 2019

Australia

Singapore to Darwin
Miles Flights
20,000
14,000
MI801
MI803

Premium Economy USA offers are poor value

Premium Economy seats are discounted again on non-stop flights to and from the USA. This month it’s for the Singapore to San Francisco and Singapore to Los Angeles routes on A350 ULR aircraft, for travel in January 2020.

Blackout dates in early January 2020 mean that by the time the 30% discount offer kicks in, fares have subsided back to their usual cheap rates, so you won’t usually get good value from your miles with a redemption like this.

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Singapore Airlines Premium Economy on the Airbus A350 ULR. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

We found cash return fares on this route from as little as S$1,330 on these routes in late January 2020, giving you just 1.4 cents per mile value.

That also doesn’t account for the approximate 17,500 miles you would earn when flying on a cash ticket, further eroding the value equation.

Important booking tip

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.

Summary

Quite a limited Spontaneous Escapes list for December, as expected with the start of the peak holiday season. January is likely to be very limited for the same reason, plus Chinese New Year falling towards the end of that month in 2020.

It’s great to see the 2013 Business Class seat available to Europe and back with the Dusseldorf route still included during this busy time of year, though Frankfurt has disappeared.

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Take this seat from Singapore – Dusseldorf or vice-versa for 64,400 miles in December 2020. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

Shanghai is still a good option if you’ve yet to experience the new 2017 Business Class seat, with this 5-hour flight coming in at a respectable 27,300 miles each way.

There are also plenty of opportunities to secure the latest Regional Business Class seat, now used widely on the SIA network, with 30% off in December. Unfortunately Bangkok has dropped off the list this month.

SilkAir is offering a small selection discounted routes this month in both Business Class and Economy Class, including the relatively long Darwin flights.

Note that some routes have extensive blackout dates in December, usually to coincide with the Christmas / New Year period, so not every destination is likely to work for you.

Will you be booking one of the Spontaneous Escapes offers for December 2019? Let us know in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Peter Gronemann)

2 comments

  1. Any tips on how to redeem these flights using our own and a family members krisflyer miles.

    I’ve linked daughters account to mine but cant find any way of using daughters miles either seperately or jointly with my miles.

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