Silkair is offering 35% off online redemptions till 4 August

Krisflyer sales are rare, so it’s always good to jump on them when they do appear.

From now till 4 August, Silkair is offering an addition 35% off online redemptions for selected destinations and travel before 31 Oct 2016. Online redemptions already receive a 15% discount, so this additional 35% gives you a total of 50% off list price.

This is valid for both round trip and saver awards originating from Singapore, and for business and economy class travel.

Here is the listing of eligible flights plus the number of miles needed (post discount), and the analysis below.

Economy Class

FROM FLIGHT NO. MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS
South-East Asia
SINGAPORE TO KUALA LUMPUR
KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE
MI320/MI322/MI324/MI326/MI328/MI330/MI340/MI342
MI319/MI321/MI323/MI325/MI327/MI329/MI339/MI341
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO LANGKAWI
LANGKAWI TO SINGAPORE
MI362/MI368
MI361/MI369
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PENANG
PENANG TO SINGAPORE
MI346/MI348/MI350/MI352/MI354
MI345/MI347/MI349/MI351/MI353
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KUCHING
KUCHING TO SINGAPORE
MI372/MI378
MI371/MI377
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU TO SINGAPORE
MI392
MI391
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PALEMBANG
PALEMBANG TO SINGAPORE
MI162/MI168
MI161/MI167
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO BALIKPAPAN
BALIKPAPAN TO SINGAPORE
MI134/MI138
MI133/MI137
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PEKANBARU
PEKANBARU TO SINGAPORE
MI252/MI254
MI251/MI253
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO MEDAN
MEDAN TO SINGAPORE
MI234/MI238
MI233/MI237
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO SURABAYA
SURABAYA TO SINGAPORE
MI226
MI225
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO LOMBOK
LOMBOK TO SINGAPORE
MI124/MI128
MI123/MI127
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO MAKASSAR
MAKASSAR TO SINGAPORE
MI142/MI144
MI141/MI143
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KALIBO
KALIBO TO SINGAPORE
MI577/MI599
MI577/MI599
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO PHNOM PENH
PHNOM PENH TO SINGAPORE
MI602/MI606/MI608
MI601/MI605/MI607
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO SIEM REAP
SIEM REAP TO SINGAPORE
MI612/MI620/MI622/MI633/MI636
MI611/MI617/MI619/MI622/MI633/MI636
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO MANDALAY
MANDALAY TO SINGAPORE
MI522/MI533
MI522/MI533
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO YANGON
YANGON TO SINGAPORE
MI516/MI518/MI522/MI533
MI515/MI519/MI522/MI533
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO DANANG
DANANG TO SINGAPORE
MI633/MI634/MI636/MI638
MI633/MI635/MI636/MI637
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO PHUKET
PHUKET TO SINGAPORE
MI750/MI752/MI754/MI756/MI758
MI749/MI751/MI753/MI755/MI757
6250
6250

Business Class

FROM FLIGHT NO. MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS
South-East Asia
SINGAPORE TO KUALA LUMPUR
KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE
MI320/MI322/MI324/MI326/MI328/MI330/MI340/MI342
MI319/MI321/MI323/MI325/MI327/MI329/MI339/MI341
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO LANGKAWI
LANGKAWI TO SINGAPORE
MI362/MI368
MI361/MI369
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PENANG
PENANG TO SINGAPORE
MI346/MI348/MI350/MI352/MI354
MI345/MI347/MI349/MI351/MI353
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KUCHING
KUCHING TO SINGAPORE
MI372/MI378
MI371/MI377
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU TO SINGAPORE
MI392
MI391
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PALEMBANG
PALEMBANG TO SINGAPORE
MI162/MI168
MI161/MI167
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO BALIKPAPAN
BALIKPAPAN TO SINGAPORE
MI134/MI138
MI133/MI137
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PEKANBARU
PEKANBARU TO SINGAPORE
MI252/MI254
MI251/MI253
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO MEDAN
MEDAN TO SINGAPORE
MI234/MI238
MI233/MI237
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO SURABAYA
SURABAYA TO SINGAPORE
MI226
MI225
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO BALI
BALI TO SINGAPORE
MI176
MI175
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO LOMBOK
LOMBOK TO SINGAPORE
MI124/MI128
MI123/MI127
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO MAKASSAR
MAKASSAR TO SINGAPORE
MI142/MI144
MI141/MI143
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KALIBO
KALIBO TO SINGAPORE
MI577/MI599
MI577/MI599
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO PHNOM PENH
PHNOM PENH TO SINGAPORE
MI602/MI606/MI608
MI601/MI605/MI607
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO SIEM REAP
SIEM REAP TO SINGAPORE
MI612/MI620/MI622/MI633/MI636
MI611/MI617/MI619/MI622/MI633/MI636
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO MANDALAY
MANDALAY TO SINGAPORE
MI522/MI533
MI522/MI533
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO YANGON
YANGON TO SINGAPORE
MI516/MI518/MI522/MI533
MI515/MI519/MI522/MI533
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO DANANG
DANANG TO SINGAPORE
MI633/MI634/MI636/MI638
MI633/MI635/MI636/MI637
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO PHUKET
PHUKET TO SINGAPORE
MI750/MI752/MI754/MI756/MI758
MI749/MI751/MI753/MI755/MI757
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO KOH SAMUI
KOH SAMUI TO SINGAPORE
MI772/MI774
MI771/MI773
10000
10000

Analysis

There are some pretty sweet deals to be had here- I’d jump on Koh Samui simply because revenue tickets there are so expensive for most of the year. If you’re going to Koh Samui be sure to check out my coverage of the destination including the amazing Vana Belle and Conrad Koh Samui (and some ways to get a room there for less).

Bali might also be a good deal if you’re looking at the peak NDP travel period (I’ve not actually checked availability so can’t say if you can still find saver). Note that the promotion for Bali and Koh Samui is only for business class travel, however.

I don’t think Silkair’s business class product is anything to rave about, but it’ll at least give you access to the SilverKris lounge in Singapore instead of the horrible Krisflyer Gold one.

Phuket for 6,250 miles isn’t too shabby either, although you should definitely check if you’re able to get it for cheaper using Tigerair or a budget carrier. Remember, at no point in time should you settle for anything less than 2 cents a mile.  I personally value my miles a bit more at 3-4 cents, because of my own redemption patterns, but 2 cents is the absolute minimum you should accept.

I fully expect a lot of bookings to be made between now and the end of the promotion, so you might want to get cracking if you intend to travel soon.

The T&C have a worrying clause that says

3. Any change is strictly not permitted for bookings made under this promotion. Cancellation is also not permitted for partially used tickets.

My interpretation of this is that you can cancel an unused ticket, get the miles back (with a USD30/15 penalty) and book again, but you cannot change your dates without cancelling. It’s a bit silly but it is what it is.

Now, if only I could find a way to get back to the Conrad Koh Samui again…

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