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Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes list released for January with 30-40% off Krisflyer awards

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30% off selected business and economy Singapore Airlines/Silk Air awards, 40% off flights originating from Australia

Krisflyer has been offering regular monthly discounted award ticket redemptions under the “Spontaneous Escapes” promotion. Saver award tickets in economy and business are usually discounted by 30%, and the catch, if you want to call it that, is you have to be pretty spontaneous because awards booked under the promotion need to be traveled within the following calendar month.

Despite this restriction, it’s a pretty good promotion if you have the flexibility. You can find our coverage on previous Spontaneous Escape promotions here.

SQ has released the list of discounted destinations for January, with bookings to be made by 31 December 2017 and travel done from 1-31 January 2018 inclusive. The usual 30% off awards are here, but this month SQ is doing something special by offering 40% off one-way awards from Australia to Singapore. Yes, it only works going one-way, not the other.

Remember that as is the case with every Spontaneous Escapes promotion, you only enjoy the discount if you are able to ticket your award within the stipulated period. That is, if you add yourself to the waitlist in December but your waitlist only clears in January, you’ll pay the regular rates. Good time to learn about goosing the waitlist

I’m going to list out all the deals first and then give you some thoughts below. Long list alert.

30% off awards- Singapore Airlines

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
North Asia            
Singapore to Guangzhou 10,500 SQ850 / SQ852 19,250 SQ850/ SQ852
Guangzhou to Singapore 10,500 SQ851 / SQ853 19,250 SQ853
Singapore to Hong Kong 10,500 SQ866 / SQ868 / SQ872 1 – 4 January 2018
Hong Kong to Singapore 10,500 SQ847 / SQ861 / SQ863/ SQ891 1 – 4 January 2018
Singapore to Taipei 10,500 SQ876 / SQ878
Taipei to Singapore 10,500 SQ877 / SQ879 1 – 8 January 2018
Singapore to Beijing 14,000 SQ800 / SQ802 / SQ806 21 – 31 January 2018 24,500 SQ800 / SQ802 / SQ806 21 – 31 January 2018
Beijing to Singapore 14,000 SQ801 / SQ805 / SQ807 21 – 31 January 2018 24,500 SQ801 / SQ805 / SQ807 21 – 31 January 2018
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826 / SQ828 / SQ830 / SQ836 21 – 31 January 2018 24,500 SQ826 / SQ828 / SQ830 / SQ836 21 – 31 January 2018
Shanghai to Singapore 14,000 SQ825 / SQ827 / SQ831 / SQ833 21 – 31 January 2018 24,500 SQ825 / SQ827 / SQ831 / SQ833 21 – 31 January 2018
Singapore to Nagoya 17,500 SQ672 1 – 9 January 2018 30,100 SQ672 1 – 9 January 2018
Nagoya to Singapore 17,500 SQ671 1 – 9 January 2018 30,100 SQ671 1 – 9 January 2018
South Asia            
Singapore to Ahmedabad 24,500 SQ530
Ahmedabad to Singapore 24,500 SQ531
Singapore to Bengaluru 24,500 SQ502
Bengaluru to Singapore 24,500 SQ503
Singapore to Kolkata 24,500 SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore 24,500 SQ517
Singapore to Mumbai 24,500 SQ422 / SQ426
Mumbai to Singapore 24,500 SQ421 / SQ425
Africa            
Singapore to Cape Town 17,500 SQ478 1 – 17 January 2018
Cape Town to Singapore 17,500 SQ479 1 – 17 January 2018
Singapore to Johannesburg 17,500 SQ478 1 – 17 January 2018
Johannesburg to Singapore 17,500 SQ479 1 – 17 January 2018
Europe            
Singapore to Amsterdam 59,500 SQ324 5 – 8 January 2018
Amsterdam to Singapore 59,500 SQ323 2 – 9 January 2018
Singapore to Copenhagen 59,500 SQ352 5 – 11 January 2018
Copenhagen to Singapore 59,500 SQ351 1 – 13 January 2018
Singapore to Dusseldorf 26,600 SQ338 1 – 13 January 2018 59,500 SQ338 1 – 7 January 2018
Dusseldorf to Singapore 26,600 SQ337 1 – 13 January 2018 59,500 SQ337 1 – 7 January 2018
Singapore to Paris 26,600 SQ334 / SQ336 2 – 10 January 2018 59,500 SQ334 / SQ336 5 – 8 January 2018
Paris to Singapore 26,600 SQ333 / SQ335 2 – 10 January 2018 59,500 SQ333 / SQ335 1 – 10 January 2018

30% off deals- Silkair

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS
South East Asia    
Singapore to Bandung 5,250 12,250
Bandung to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Denpasar 5,250 12,250
Denpasar to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Kalimantan 5,250 12,250
Kalimantan to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Kota Kinabalu 5,250 12,250
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 5,250 12,250
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Kuching 5,250 12,250
Kuching to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Langkawi 5,250 12,250
Langkawi to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Lombok 5,250 12,250
Lombok to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Makassar 12,250
Makassar to Singapore 12,250
Singapore to Manado 5,250 12,250
Manado to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Medan 5,250 12,250
Medan to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Pekanbaru 5,250 12,250
Pekanbaru to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Penang 5,250 12,250
Penang to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Semarang 12,250
Semarang to Singapore 12,250
Singapore to Surabaya 12,250
Surabaya to Singapore 12,250
Singapore to Yogyakarta 5,250 12,250
Yogyakarta to Singapore 5,250 12,250
Singapore to Cebu 8,750 14,000
Cebu to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Chiang Mai 8,750 14,000
Chiang Mai to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Da Nang 8,750 14,000
Da Nang to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Davao 8,750 14,000
Davao to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Hanoi 8,750 14,000
Hanoi to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Kalibo 8,750 14,000
Kalibo to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Koh Samui 8,750 14,000
Koh Samui to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Luang Prabang 14,000
Luang Prabang to Singapore 14,000
Singapore to Mandalay 8,750 14,000
Mandalay to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Phnom Penh 8,750 14,000
Phnom Penh to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Phuket 8,750 14,000
Phuket to Singapore 8,750 14,000
Singapore to Siem Reap 14,000
Siem Reap to Singapore 14,000
Singapore to Vientiane 14,000
Vientiane to Singapore 14,000
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 14,000
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 14,000
North Asia    
Singapore to Changsha 10,500 19,250
Changsha to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Chengdu 10,500 19,250
Chengdu to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Chongqing 10,500 19,250
Chongqing to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Fuzhou 10,500 19,250
Fuzhou to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Kunming 10,500 19,250
Kunming to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Shenzhen 10,500 19,250
Shenzhen to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Wuhan 10,500 19,250
Wuhan to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Xiamen 10,500 19,250
Xiamen to Singapore 10,500 19,250
Singapore to Hiroshima 17,500 30,100
Hiroshima to Singapore 17,500 30,100
South Asia    
Singapore to Bengaluru 12,950 24,500
Bengaluru to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Chennai 12,950 24,500
Chennai to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Coimbatore 24,500
Coimbatore to Singapore 24,500
Singapore to Colombo 12,950 24,500
Colombo to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Hyderabad 24,500
Hyderabad to Singapore 24,500
Singapore to Kathmandu 12,950 24,500
Kathmandu to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Kochi 24,500
Kochi to Singapore 24,500
Singapore to Kolkata 12,950 24,500
Kolkata to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Male 12,950 24,500
Male to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Trivandrum 12,950 24,500
Trivandrum to Singapore 12,950 24,500
Singapore to Visakhapatnam 12,950 24,500
Visakhapatnam to Singapore 12,950 24,500

40% off deals- Singapore Airlines and Silk Air

Note that the deals below are only valid for travel originating in Australia.

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Darwin to Singapore 12,000 MI802 / MI804 1 – 10 January 2018 19,500 MI802/ MI804
Perth to Singapore 12,000 SQ214 / SQ216 / SQ224 / SQ226 1 – 14 January 2018 19,500 SQ214 / SQ216 / SQ224 / SQ226 1 – 14 January 2018
Adelaide to Singapore 16,800 SQ276 / SQ278 1 – 10 January 2018 34,800 SQ276 / SQ278 1 – 10 January 2018
Brisbane to Singapore 16,800 SQ236 / SQ246 / SQ256 / SQ266 1 – 10 January 2018 34,800 SQ236 / SQ246 / SQ256 / SQ266 1 – 10 January 2018
Canberra to Singapore 16,800 34,800 SQ292 1 – 10 January 2018
Cairns to Singapore 16,800 MI812 / MI814 1 – 10 January 2018 34,800 MI812/ MI814
Sydney to Singapore 16,800 SQ222 / SQ242 / SQ252 1 – 16 January 2018 34,800 SQ222 / SQ242 / SQ252 1 – 16 January 2018

Thoughts

Obviously the destinations I find to be good value will depend on my individual travel preferences and patterns, and will very likely be different from yours. That said…

(1) Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Dusseldorf for 59.5K miles one-way business is a very good deal, especially given the fact that SQ no longer charges fuel surcharges. Even if you don’t fancy going to any of these 4 cities, remember that you can use them as springboards to get to hard-to-redeem destinations like LHR and FRA. All these flights will be equipped with SQ’s 2013 business class seat


(2) Revenue flights to Koh Samui tend to be expensive because of Bangkok Air’s monopoly control over the airport, so it may make sense to look at 8.75K/14K economy/business redemptions on MI

(3) If this is going to be your maiden business class experience, be careful you don’t end up on a flight with SQ’s regional J product because you’ll end up disappointed. You can refer to my fleet and seats guide to know how to spot such aircraft, but as a general rule if you see 2-2-2 in the seatmap or if the flight is operated by an A330 you know it’s got the regional J seat

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(3) 40% off awards from Australia is fantastic, and yes, you need to get to Australia first but I quite fancy 34.8K miles for a one-way business class award from Brisbane or Sydney. Do note that Sydney has a very big blackout period- slightly more than half the month is unavailable for redemption (1-16 Jan). Come on guys…

The good news is that KVS is showing pretty good business saver award space on SQ242/252 from 17 Jan onwards (it’s CS+ in the screenshot below)

(4) Also, if you were hoping to try out SQ’s new business class on the Sydney SQ221/232 route, I’m sorry to say that flight isn’t available for discounted redemption. That said, it’s not like saver space is totally unavailable. I managed to find quite a few dates with business saver space on the new A380 from March 2018 onwards

(5) Final point- my default stance on economy class redemptions is that they’re poor value, but if you do manage to get a 30% off award it may make sense in certain circumstances (eg Koh Samui or routes where revenue tickets are normally very expensive)

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4 Comments on "Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes list released for January with 30-40% off Krisflyer awards"

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Actually if you are used to economy (or gasp… budget airlines), I don’t think you would find regional business class to be disappointing at all haha.

Just checked on redemption for Singapore/Phnom Penh/Singapore on business class, 28,000 miles required compare to usual 40,000 miles. So, the discount of 30% is for both ways and not one way.

SilkAir/Singapore Airlines still make mistake, there is no city called Kalimantan, Kalimantan is Indonesian portion of Borneo , the correct city is Balikpapan, city in East Kalimantan (and there are many cities with airport in Kalimantan)