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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes January 2020 offers

January's Spontaneous Escapes deal includes Europe in Business Class for 64,400 miles each way, and a range of Japan and South Korea flights for 32,900 miles.

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Ever since Singapore Airlines committed to making its Spontaneous Escapes deal a regular monthly offer, we’ve been curious about what would happen over Chinese New Year. Traditionally a very busy time for the airline, they have always skipped the offer in the past on any month this festival fell.

In 2020 Chinese New Year falls in late January, and that means a big month for Singapore Airlines with the post Christmas / New Year rush, the major Australian school summer break coming to an end plus CNY itself in the fourth weekend.

We therefore predicted the Spontaneous Escapes list would be very thin this time round, but it’s not as bad as it could have been. There are 26 Singapore Airlines routes on offer. In addition there are 15 SilkAir routes, though 7 of those overlap with the Singapore Airlines ones for a net total of 34 routes to choose from in January 2020.

The ‘regular’ Beijing and Shanghai routes are nowhere to be seen this month, not surprisingly with peak demand, but there are still some good offers including Europe (Dusseldorf) both ways for 64,400 miles in each direction in Business Class.

Japan is also extensively discounted, and there are some relatively good value Premium Economy options including Istanbul for 25,900 miles, close to the usual Economy redemption rate on that route.

The rules remain unchanged – you’ll have to book by the end of this month, 31st December 2019, and fly in January 2020. Offers are subject to saver award availability.

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Spontaneous Escapes

Our regular readers know the Spontaneous Escapes deal only too well, but for newcomers or those who need a refresher, here’s a summary of how the deal works.

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 31st December 2019.
  • Travel in January 2020.
  • 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 January 2020.
  • Book as many redemptions as you like at Spontaneous Escapes rates – it’s not capped.
  • Waitlist Saver redemptions are included in the discount, however the waitlist must clear on or before 31st December. 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 January 2020.

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

Spontaneous Escapes – January 2020
SIA’s latest Business Class products
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2017 J

(full seat details)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Tokyo Narita (SQ638)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Mumbai (SQ424)

30,500
21,350 Miles:

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

* See important note below

SQ 77W J (MM)

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)
  • Singapore – Tokyo Haneda (SQ634)

30,500
21,350 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ860, SQ866)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ863, SQ865)
Seat 11A

2018 RJ

(full seat details)

62,900
43,400 Miles:

  • Adelaide – Singapore (SQ276, SQ278)

47,000
32,900 Miles:

  • Singapore – Fukuoka (SQ656)
  • Fukuoka – Singapore (SQ655)
  • Nagoya – Singapore (SQ671)
  • Singapore – Osaka (SQ618, SQ620, SQ622)
  • Osaka – Singapore (SQ619, SQ621, SQ623)
  • Singapore – Seoul (SQ602SQ608)
  • Seoul – Singapore (SQ603, SQ607)

39,000
27,300 Miles:

  • Bengaluru – Singapore (SQ504)
  • Singapore – Kolkata (SQ516)
  • Kolkata – Singapore (SQ517)

30,500
21,350 Miles:

  • Singapore – Hong Kong (SQ872)
  • Hong Kong – Singapore (SQ871)

19,000
13,300 Miles:

  • Singapore – Bali (SQ942, SQ946)
  • Bali – Singapore (SQ943, SQ947)

Important note about Hong Kong

There remain many short-term equipment changes on SIA’s Hong Kong route due to demand, and this potentially affects aircraft types allocated to this route.

If you’re looking at the new 2017 Business Class on the new and refitted A380s, at the time of writing 20 of the 31 SQ856/861 services in January are planned to be operated by this aircraft, with the other 11 flights flying on the Boeing 777-300ER. Further changes are highly likely as the operating dates approach.

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 January, 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 January 2020. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

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 January, unless you’re happy to take the risk of an older product being used.

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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 Business Class 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 December and travel during January.

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Business Class

South East Asia

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ106
SQ112
SQ116
SQ118
A330
A330
A350R
A350
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2013 J
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ107
SQ113
SQ117
SQ119
A330
A330
A350R
A350
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2013 J
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ930
SQ932
A330
777-200
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 10 January 2020
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ931
SQ933
A330
777-200
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
Singapore to Bali
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ938
SQ942
SQ946
SQ948
A330
787-10
787-10
A330
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Bali to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
19,000
13,300
SQ939
SQ943
SQ947
SQ949
A330
787-10
787-10
A330
2009 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 6 January 2020

North Asia

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
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020
Singapore to Fukuoka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ656 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020, 23 – 27 January 2020
Fukuoka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ655 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 6 January 2020
Singapore to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ630
SQ634
SQ638
777-300
777-300ER
A380v3
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
Blackout: 1 – 7 January 2020, 22 – 26 January 2020
Tokyo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ639 777-300 2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 6 January 2020
Nagoya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ671 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 7 January 2020
Singapore to Osaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ618
SQ620
SQ622
787-10
A350R
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 2 – 5 January 2020
Osaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
47,000
32,900
SQ619
SQ621
SQ623
787-10
A350R
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020, 10 – 12 January 2020
Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ890
SQ860
SQ856
SQ866
SQ872
SQ868
777-300
A350
A380v3
777-300ER
787-10
A330
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2018 RJ
2009 RJ
Blackout: 28 – 31 January 2020
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
30,500
21,350
SQ857
SQ891
SQ863
SQ861
SQ865
SQ871
A330
777-300
A350
A380v3
777-300ER
787-10
2009 RJ
2009 RJ
2013 J
2017 J
2013 J
2018 RJ
Blackout: 21 – 27 January 2020

South Asia

Singapore to Ahmedabad
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ530 A330 2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020
Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ531 A330 2009 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020
Singapore to Kolkata
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ516 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020
Kolkata to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ517 A350R 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 5 January 2020
Bangalore to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
39,000
27,300
SQ504 A350R 2018 RJ