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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals for October 2022 announced

Redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals with 30% off saver awards for travel in October 2022.

Singapore Airlines is back with its regular monthly Spontaneous Escapes deal, offering discounted award redemptions for those who can make firm travel plans to and from selected destinations in October 2022, and can book by 30th September at the latest.

As usual, there’s 30% off the usual Saver miles redemption rates on offer when you lock in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class awards to and from these cities on the network next month.

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Sadly the selection continues to be limited due to high travel demand and reduced capacity on many popular routes since borders reopened – after all Spontaneous Escapes is just SIA’s list of seats it no longer thinks it will sell next month, either for cash or at regular miles redemption rates.

If you do find a route of interest, you’ll need to book these ‘Promo’ awards over the next two weeks – between 15th September 2022 and 30th September 2022 – for travel in October, but remember there’s no flexibility and in most cases no refunds are allowed.

Redemption continues to only be available online at singaporeair.com, not via the mobile app, according to Singapore Airlines, though I am having no problems accessing the deal via the iOS app so this issue may have been resolved.

Terms and conditions

Here are the terms and conditions for the Spontaneous Escapes promotion.

October 2022 offer

  • A 30% discount on saver award redemptions for travel to and from selected destinations in October 2022.
  • Redeem online at singaporeair.com between 15th September 2022 and 30th September 2022.
  • Flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Blackout dates apply on some routes (see the full list below for details).
  • Book one-way legs if the discount only applies on one of the two (or more) flights you need. You cannot book one-way Promo (Spontaneous Escapes) and one-way Saver awards in the same booking.
  • Travel must be completed by 31st October 2022.
  • Book as many redemptions as you like at Spontaneous Escapes rates – it’s not capped.
  • You cannot waitlist for Promo (Spontaneous Escapes) redemptions.
  • For any flights cancelled by SIA, or if an SQ-operated flight was removed from a Spontaneous Escapes booking due to COVID-19 and governmental regulatory changes, the miles redeemed in the unused portion of the ticket will be refunded, with no additional fees charged.
  • Requests to change any booking details, or to retain the ticket for future use, will not be granted.

In a nutshell – be sure to have firm travel plans if you’re locking in a Spontaneous Escapes deal.



 


 

Business Class Deals

As always, we show the aircraft type and the Business Class seat product planned for these routes by flight number, to help you choose better and travel smarter on your discounted Spontaneous Escapes getaway.

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Here are the five different Business Class seat type abbreviations for reference:

Singapore Airlines
Business Class seat types
Regional
738 RJ This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is SQ-738-J-Martin-Memo-ET.jpgMAX RJ 2018 RJ
Long-Haul
2013 J 2017 J  

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!

Unfortunately Spontaneous Escapes Business Class awards this month are almost exclusively for the 2018 Regional Business Class seats, with the rare exception of some 2013 Business Class slots on the Christchurch – Singapore route (one-way only).

Here are the discounts on offer for travel in Business Class this month, with the aircraft types and seat types used for each eligible route and flight number shown alongside.

South East Asia

Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ192 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ191 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ916
SQ918
A350 MH
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ919
SQ921
787-10
A350 MH
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Surabaya
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,000
14,700
SQ922 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 12 October 2022
Surabaya to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,000
14,700
SQ923 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 7 October 2022

West Asia & Africa

Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ505 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Blackout: 18 – 31 October 2022
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ528
SQ526
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ529
SQ527
787-10
787-10
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ446
SQ448
A350 MH
A350 MH
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ447
SQ449
A350 MH
A350 MH
2018 RJ
2018 RJ

Southwest Pacific

Christchurch to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
68,500
47,950
SQ298 A350 LH 2013 J
Blackout: 1 October 2022
15 – 24 October 2022
28 – 31 October 2022
(Photo: R.R. Aditya / Shutterstock)

Premium Economy Class Deals

Here are the discounts on offer for travel in Premium Economy, including the aircraft types used for each eligible route and flight number.

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
26,500
18,550
SQ882
SQ894
A350 LH
777-300ER
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
26,500
18,550
SQ883
SQ895
A350 LH
777-300ER

Southwest Pacific

Christchurch to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
51,000
35,700
SQ298 A350 LH
Blackout: 1 – 2 October 2022

Europe

Frankfurt to New York (JFK)
Miles Flights Aircraft
52,000
36,400
SQ26 A380
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2022
New York (JFK) to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
52,000
36,400
SQ25 A380
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
71,000
49,700
SQ326 A350 LH
Blackout: 1 – 11 October 2022

USA & Canada

Singapore to New York (JFK)
Miles Flights Aircraft
80,500
56,350
SQ24 A350 ULR
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2022
New York (JFK) to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
80,500
56,350
SQ23 A350 ULR
Blackout: 1 – 9 October 2022
Singapore to New York (Newark)
Miles Flights Aircraft
80,500
56,350
SQ22 A350 ULR
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2022
New York (Newark) to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
80,500
56,350
SQ21 A350 ULR

Economy Class Deals

Here are the discounts on offer for travel in Economy Class.

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We have also included the aircraft types used for each eligible route and flight number, so you can choose based on your preference where multiple flights are available.

South East Asia

Singapore to Hanoi
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ194 737-8 MAX
Hanoi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ191 A350 MH
Singapore to Manila
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ916
SQ918
A350 MH
787-10
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ919
SQ921
787-10
A350 MH
Singapore to Phnom Penh
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ156
SQ158
737-8 MAX
A350 MH
Phnom Penh to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ153
SQ155
737-8 MAX
737-8 MAX

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ882
SQ894
A350 LH
777-300ER
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ883
SQ895
A350 LH
777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2022

West Asia & Africa

Ahmedabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ505 A350 MH
Blackout: 15 – 31 October 2022
Singapore to Chennai
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ528
SQ526
787-10
787-10
Blackout: 20 – 21 October 2022
Chennai to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ529
SQ525
SQ527
787-10
737-8 MAX
787-10
Blackout: 29 – 31 October 2022
Singapore to Dhaka
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ446
SQ448
A350 MH
A350 MH
Dhaka to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ447
SQ449
A350 MH
A350 MH
Singapore to Hyderabad
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ520 737-8 MAX
Blackout: 6 – 9 October 2022
Hyderabad to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ521 737-8 MAX
Singapore to Kochi
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ536 737-8 MAX
Kochi to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
20,000
14,000
SQ537 737-8 MAX
Blackout: 1 – 2 October 2022

Europe

Frankfurt to New York (JFK)
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ26 A380
Blackout: 1 – 6 October 2022
28 – 30 October 2022
New York (JFK) to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ25 A380
Blackout: 1 – 13 October 2022
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
42,000
29,400
SQ326 A350 LH
Blackout: 1 – 3 October 2022

USA & Canada

Singapore to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
42,000
29,400
SQ12 777-300ER
Blackout: 1 – 4 October 2022
Los Angeles to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
42,000
29,400
SQ11 777-300ER
Tokyo to Los Angeles
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,500
26,950
SQ12 777-300ER
Los Angeles to Tokyo
Miles Flights Aircraft
38,500
26,950
SQ11 777-300ER

Book the ‘Promo’ award category

Singapore Airlines offers its Spontaneous Escapes deals via a new “Promo” award category, which you’ll see alongside the usual Saver and Advantage award rates on applicable flights.

Spontaneous Escapes rates are shown as “Promo” awards

If the Promo award rate is not shown for your preferred flight, even though it is listed as part of the offer, that unfortunately means there is no availability remaining at the Spontaneous Escapes rate (but do check back later, like Saver award space it can come and go).

Remember, you cannot waitlist for Promo awards – it’s either available, or it’s not.

The new “Promo” award category also means Spontaneous Escapes award capacity can be loaded as a subset of the Saver award space. This allows you to continue to book at Saver rates (if you prefer the flexibility, for example), or allows the airline to stop offering Spontaneous Escapes rates on a particular flight, while not necessarily having to remove the Saver rate at the same time, like they did before.

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It also allows you to book at a discount for larger groups, for example if there are three of you travelling but only two Promo (Spontaneous Escapes) award seats are loaded for the flight you want to travel on, you can potentially redeem the two remaining Promo seats and one Saver seat on a separate booking, and still effectively achieve a 20% overall miles discount between you.

What if you already booked?

If you have already redeemed your miles on a flight that has now become eligible for the Spontaneous Escapes offer, unfortunately there’s no simple way to change it and pay the reduced miles rate.

You will have to book again at the Spontaneous Escapes rate, then cancel the existing booking and pay the miles redeposit fee (don’t do it the other way round, in case the Spontaneous Escapes Promo space disappears in the meantime!).

This will require you to have sufficient miles in your account.

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If you need the miles from the original booking in order to make the Spontaneous Escapes one due to an insufficient balance, be very careful!

Since you will first have to cancel the original booking, you are now at the mercy of the Spontaneous Escapes space remaining available on the flight, and it can sometimes take a few days for the miles from your original cancelled booking to be re-credited to your account.

Full details

For full details of this month’s Spontaneous Escapes offer, including terms and conditions (but sadly not including the aircraft type and seat type details we have provided above!), head over to the KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promo page.



 


 

Summary

Spontaneous Escapes continues to be a relatively limited selection, unsurprising since it fundamentally comprises empty seats next month SIA thinks it won’t now fill, even at Saver award rates. With demand still exceeding supply on the most popular routes during this COVID recovery period, that means it’s slim pickings.

That said, there’s no harm in checking out the current deal for travel in October 2022, with some Premium Economy Class and Economy Class discounts to and from long-haul cities like Frankfurt, New York and Los Angeles in the mix (though sadly nothing so attractive 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 ‘Promo’ rate one-way and the usual ‘Saver’ rate for the non-discounted sector, but at least the whole itinerary will not be at the usual rate (and a 15% saving is still welcome).

Will you be locking in any of the Spontaneous Escapes offers for October 2022? Let us know in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Masahiro Takagi)

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