If you thought the regular monthly Singapore Airlines ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ deal was dead in the water during COVID-19 restrictions, you might need to think again. While we aren’t getting these discounted redemption deals in Singapore, they are still occasionally being targeted in other markets.
The snag with latest offer, as far as most of our readers are concerned, is that you’ll need to be in the United Kingdom to take advantage.
For the next few days Singapore Airlines is offering an impressive 50% off saver award rates for those locking in round-trip redemption tickets from London to cities and popular holiday destinations in Asia, including the Maldives, Phuket and Bangkok.
‘Promo’ award rates
In late April we wrote about KrisFlyer’s new ‘Promo’ award category, an inflexible and non-refundable redemption type which looked set to be added to the current award lineup across all four cabin classes.
As we pointed out at the time, the restrictive nature of the terms for these awards makes them closely resemble the former ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ deals, meaning you’ll need to have very firm travel plans to commit to one, given that:
- Your KrisFlyer miles cannot be redeposited if you cancel
- Date changes are not allowed, even for a fee
- Routing, cabin class and award type changes are not allowed, even for a fee
One of our predicted scenarios for the new ‘Promo’ award category was therefore as a means to replace the Spontaneous Escapes deal for the airline in a more flexible way, on different routes and across less specific periods, for example.
KrisFlyer Miles Special – May 2021
For a one-week period, Singapore Airlines is offering its new ‘Promo’ award rate on a selection of round-trip flights from London to Asia, for travel between now and the end of 2021.