Deals KrisFlyer Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals for December 2022 announced

Redeem Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals with 30% off saver awards for travel in December 2022, including Bali in Business Class for 14,700 miles.

The final Spontaneous Escapes offer for travel in 2022 has been released by Singapore Airlines, and with the year-end holiday season approaching, not to mention supply still outstripping demand on many popular routes, it’s once again slim pickings for those looking to secure awards at 30% off regular saver rates next month.

Nonetheless, it’s still great to even be reporting on the deal again, given that the regular monthly offer was completely pulled between March 2020 and March 2022, due to the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If there’s a destination on the list you’re looking for, and you can make firm travel plans and book over the next two weeks, it’s still worth considering snapping up one of these seats.

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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Some awards worth considering include Business Class to or from Bali at 14,700 miles one-way, Frankfurt to New York in Economy Class for 17,500 miles one-way and Singapore to Hong Kong in long-haul 2013 Business Class for 23,800 miles.

Singapore to or from Bali at 5,950 miles in Economy is also worth considering on dates when cash fares are still high.

If you do find a route of interest, you’ll need to book these ‘Promo’ awards over the next two weeks – between 15th November 2022 and 30th November 2022 – for travel in December, 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, or perhaps only affects Android users.

Terms and conditions

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

December 2022 offer

  • A 30% discount on saver award redemptions for travel to and from selected destinations in December 2022.
  • Redeem online at singaporeair.com between 15th November 2022 and 30th November 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 December 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 MAX 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!

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 Bali
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,000
14,700
SQ946 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 1 – 2 December 2022
15 – 26 December 2022
Bali to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
21,000
14,700
SQ947 787-10 2018 RJ
Blackout: 25 – 31 December 2022
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ184
SQ186
A350 LH
787-10
2013 J
2018 RJ
Blackout: 20 – 26 December 2022
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ177
SQ183
SQ185
A350 MH
A350 LH
787-10
2018 RJ
2013 J
2018 RJ
Blackout: 28 – 31 December 2022
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
24,000
16,800
SQ915
SQ917
SQ919
SQ921
787-10
A350 MH
787-10
A350 MH
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
2018 RJ
Blackout: 25 – 31 December 2022

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
34,000
23,800
SQ882 A350 LH 2013 J
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
34,000
23,800
SQ883 A350 LH 2013 J

West Asia & Africa

Colombo to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft Seats
43,000
30,100
SQ469 A350 MH 2018 RJ
Blackout: 7 December 2022
28 December 2022

Sadly there are no long-haul flights included in the offer in Business Class this month.

Bali in Boeing 787-10 Business Class for 14,700 miles each way is one of the Spontaneous Escapes options for December 2022. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

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
A380
Blackout: 1 – 5 December 2022
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
26,500
18,550
SQ883
SQ895
A350 LH
A380

Europe

Frankfurt to New York (JFK)
Miles Flights Aircraft
52,000
36,400
SQ26 A380
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
71,000
49,700
SQ326 A350 LH
Blackout: 1 – 23 December 2022

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 Kuala Lumpur
Miles Flights Aircraft
8,500
5,950
SQ116
SQ122
737-8 MAX
A350 MH
Blackout: 16 – 26 December 2022
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
8,500
5,950
SQ105
SQ103
A350 LH
737-8 MAX
Blackout: 26 – 27 December 2022
Singapore to Bali
Miles Flights Aircraft
8,500
5,950
SQ946 787-10
Blackout: 21 – 26 December 2022
Bali to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
8,500
5,950
SQ947 787-10
Blackout: 23 – 31 December 2022
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ184
SQ186
A350 LH
787-10
Blackout: 22 – 25 December 2022
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ177
SQ183
SQ185
A350 MH
A350 LH
787-10
Blackout: 25 – 31 December 2022
Manila to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
13,500
9,450
SQ915
SQ917
SQ919
SQ921
787-10
A350 MH
787-10
A350 MH
Blackout: 23 – 31 December 2022

North Asia

Singapore to Hong Kong
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ882 A350 LH
Hong Kong to Singapore
Miles Flights Aircraft
16,500
11,550
SQ883 A350 LH

Europe

Frankfurt to New York (JFK)
Miles Flights Aircraft
25,000
17,500
SQ26 A380
Blackout: 22 – 31 December 2022
Singapore to Frankfurt
Miles Flights Aircraft
42,000
29,400
SQ326 A350 LH
Blackout: 1 – 23 December 2022

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.

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 peak year-end travel period, that means it’s slim pickings.

That said, there’s no harm in checking out the current deal for travel for December 2022, with some Business Class and Economy Class discounts to and from Bali in the mix, plus long-haul Business Class seats to and from Hong Kong.

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 December 2022? Let us know in the comments section below.

(Cover Photo: Plane’s Portrait Aviation Media / Malcolm Lu)

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