Airlines Singapore Airlines

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for May 2018 announced

Book these discounted awards by 30 April 2018 for travel between 1 May 2018 and 31 May 2018.

Singapore Airlines releases a list of discounted KrisFlyer redemption Saver awards to select destinations every month called “Spontaneous Escapes“. These discounted awardsare going at a 30% discount compared to their normal redemption cost.

Like clockwork, Singapore Airlines has released the list for May 2018. You’ll need to book these discounted award tickets by 30 April 2018 and tickets booked on Spontaneous Escapes rates are valid for travel from 1 May 2018 – 31 May 2018. 

Just a reminder that tickets issued under the Spontaneous Escapes promotion are non-changeable and cannot be cancelled as well. This is unlike regular award tickets which at least allow you to refund your booking for a fee. Thus, your travel plans have to be very firm before taking advantage of this promotion (or you should buy a travel insurance policy that covers miles and points bookings).

Also note that if you are waitlisted on a Spontaneous Escapes award and should your waitlist not clear by 30 April 2018, you will be charged the normal rates for your award ticket.

Bali dropped, Hong Kong, Taipei and Seoul on discount and many more

Unlike April’s list, Bali has now been dropped from the list of destinations available for South East Asia but Bangkok still remains. Further up North, Hong Kong is still being included but this time around, business class seats are on offer for selected flights.

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Favourite holiday destinations of Taipei and Seoul are also in the list of available destinations. SQ856 to Hong Kong and SQ861 from Hong Kong operating with the new A380 is on the list of flights that are being discounted, so if you’ve been wanting to try out the new A380 business class but don’t have the time to head to Sydney, this would present a good chance for you to do so as well.

The Suites seat map for both SQ856 and SQ861 confirms that it will indeed by the new A380 since Suites are configured in a 1-1 layout on the new A380s.

The list of destinations on offer to Australia largely remains the same but there is the inclusion of Perth this month. Interestingly, Sydney on SQ221 and SQ222 is on offer yet again giving you the chance to experience the new A380 products for less.

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Also, SQ215 and SQ216 to and from Perth are the flights being operated by the brand new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner with the new regional business class product and hence this is a great chance to snag a discounted award flight to experience it for yourself. However if you’re interested in trying out the new regional business class product but can’t afford the time to head to Perth, Bangkok would still be served with the Boeing 787-10 in May on select days and at 14,000 KrisFlyer miles one-way in business class, I would definitely go for it. (Update : SQ972 goes back to being operated by the Airbus A330 from 7 May 2018 onward)

Singapore Airlines Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Business Class Cabin

Our favourite European destination of Dusseldorf makes yet another appearance in the KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes list. This time round Frankfurt, Munich and London are also included in the list of discounted destinations to Europe, albeit them being available for redemption in economy class only.

For the list of destinations being offered on SilkAir, nothing really catches my eye and everything on offer is only for redemption in economy class.

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Do take note of the blackout days which apply throughout the month for flights to Hong Kong and Taipei, as well as the blackout dates applicable for other city pairs.

Here’s the full list of destinations for your perusal :

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta 5,250 SQ950 12,250 SQ950
Jakarta to Singapore 5,250 SQ951 12,250 SQ951
Singapore to Bangkok 8,750 SQ976 / SQ978 / SQ982 14,000 SQ976 / SQ978 / SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore 8,750 SQ973 / SQ983 / SQ981 14,000 SQ973 / SQ983 / SQ981
Singapore to Hanoi 8,750 SQ176 14,000 SQ930
Hanoi to Singapore 8,750 SQ175 14,000 SQ175
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh 8,750 SQ184 / SQ186 14,000 SQ184 / SQ186
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore 8,750 SQ177 / SQ183 14,000 SQ177 / SQ183 / SQ185
Singapore to Manila 14,000 SQ912 / SQ916
Manila to Singapore 14,000 SQ917 / SQ919 / SQ921

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou 19,250 SQ852
Guangzhou to Singapore 19,250 SQ853
Singapore to Hong Kong 10,500 SQ856 / SQ860 / SQ866 / SQ868 / SQ872 / SQ890 Not available for flights on Monday 19,250 SQ856 / SQ860 / SQ866 / SQ868 / SQ872 / SQ890 Not available for flights on Monday
Hong Kong to Singapore 10,500 SQ857 / SQ861 / SQ863 / SQ871 / SQ891 Not available for flights on Friday 19,250 SQ857 / SQ861 / SQ863 / SQ871 / SQ891 Not available for flights on Friday
Singapore to Taipei 10,500 SQ878
Taipei to Singapore 10,500 SQ877 / SQ879 Not available for flights on Friday
Singapore to Beijing 24,500 SQ802
Beijing to Singapore 24,500 SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826 / SQ828 / SQ830 / SQ832 / SQ836 24,500 SQ826 / SQ828 / SQ830 / SQ832 / SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore 14,000 SQ833 / SQ835 24,500 SQ827 / SQ833 / SQ835
Singapore to Seoul 17,500 SQ602 30,100 SQ008 / SQ602/
Seoul to Singapore 17,500 SQ603 1 – 5 May 2018 30,100 SQ007 / SQ603 / SQ607

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad 24,500 SQ530
Ahmedabad to Singapore 24,500 SQ531
Singapore to Chennai 24,500 SQ528
Chennai to Singapore 24,500 SQ529
Singapore to Colombo 24,500 SQ468
Colombo to Singapore 24,500 SQ469
Singapore to Dhaka 12,950 SQ446 /SQ448 24,500 SQ446 /SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore 12,950 SQ447 /SQ449 24,500 SQ447 /SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata 24,500 SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore 24,500 SQ517
Singapore to Male 12,950 SQ452 24,500 SQ452
Male to Singapore 12,950 SQ451 24,500 SQ451

South West Pacific

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Perth 14,000 SQ215 22,750 SQ215
Perth to Singapore 14,000 SQ216 22,750 SQ216
Singapore to Brisbane 19,600 SQ265 40,600 SQ235 / SQ245 / SQ255 / SQ265 25 – 31 May 2018
Brisbane to Singapore 19,600 SQ266 40,600 SQ236 / SQ246 / SQ256 / SQ266 25 – 31 May 2018
Singapore to Melbourne 19,600 SQ247 40,600 SQ247
Melbourne to Singapore 19,600 SQ248 40,600 SQ248
Singapore to Sydney 19,600 SQ221 / SQ231 40,600 SQ221 / SQ231
Sydney to Singapore 19,600 SQ222 / SQ232 / SQ288 40,600 SQ222 / SQ232 / SQ288
Singapore to Wellington 19,600 SQ247 40,600 SQ247
Wellington to Singapore 19,600 SQ248 40,600 SQ248

Middle East

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dubai 31,500 SQ494
Dubai to Singapore 31,500 SQ495

Europe

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dusseldorf 26,600 SQ338 59,500 SQ338
Dusseldorf to Singapore 26,600 SQ337 59,500 SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt 26,600 SQ326
Frankfurt to Singapore 26,600 SQ325
Singapore to London 26,600 SQ308 /SQ318 26 – 31 May 2018
London to Singapore 26,600 SQ305 /SQ317 26 – 31 May 2018
Singapore to Munich 26,600 SQ328
Munich to Singapore 26,600 SQ327

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS BLACK OUT PERIOD
Singapore to Balikpapan 5,250
Balikpapan to Singapore 5,250
Singapore to Lombok 5,250
Lombok to Singapore 5,250
Singapore to Makassar 5,250
Makassar to Singapore 5,250
Singapore to Chiang Mai 8,750
Chiang Mai to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Hanoi 8,750
Hanoi to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Luang Prabang 8,750
Luang Prabang to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Mandalay 8,750
Mandalay to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Phnom Penh 8,750
Phnom Penh to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Siem Reap 8,750
Siem Reap to Singapore 8,750
Singapore to Vientiane 8,750
Vientiane to Singapore 8,750

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS BLACK OUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kunming 10,500 26 – 31 May 2018
Kunming to Singapore 10,500 26 – 31 May 2018
Singapore to Shenzhen 10,500
Shenzhen to Singapore 10,500
Singapore to Wuhan 10,500
Wuhan to Singapore 10,500
Singapore to Hiroshima 17,500
Hiroshima to Singapore 17,500

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS BLACK OUT PERIOD
Singapore to Colombo 12,950
Colombo to Singapore 12,950
Singapore to Trivandrum 12,950
Trivandrum to Singapore 12,950

South West Pacific

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS BLACK OUT PERIOD
Singapore to Cairns 19,600
Cairns to Singapore 19,600

Concluding Thoughts

It’s always nice to see more destinations that are being offered each month, especially those that are being served by Singapore Airlines latest aircraft and products. It’s also good to see more North Asian destinations being included actually as this coincides nicely with the upcoming June school holidays.

Dusseldorf has been appearing without fail each month, meaning there should be plenty of seats available on that flight. Even though your favourite European city might not be on offer in business class, you can always use Dusseldorf as a spring board to get to your final destination by booking a cheap onward connecting flight.

Just another reminder that tickets booked on a Spontaneous Escapes discounted rate are non-changeable and it cannot be cancelled as well. So do make sure your plans are firm before performing a booking for a Spontaneous Escapes award.

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one wing

Please could you give us an opinion on whether in these situations whether we should still redeem economy or business.

I will just be going around the Asia regions on offer, the flights are less than 3 hrs, business class is roughly 60% more miles.

Crystal Meideng

For me I would as I have miles to spare. I don’t get many off days every year.

Unless I need the miles elsewhere. I would go for more value in business class.

If you have like a million miles in your account, you should not think of this. But I you are trying & trying to save up miles for big trip. Then I would recommend you to book economy and save the miles for longer flight.

Ken

The best value redemptions, so far as SQ is concerned, are always F redemptions, because the dollar value is the highest, because SQ never gives discounts on F seats. However, this is “perfect world” scenario, in that you have ‘deep pockets’ of miles to burn.. therefore, ‘best compromise’ redemptions are in J, where it’s much better value (even though SQ has J sales, dollar quantum still quite high). Worst value would be Y, simply because, for example, why redeem 25,000/ 30,000 miles for Return BKK/HKG, for which u had to spend (eg.) $13,000/$15,000 to get those miles, when you could’ve… Read more »

one wing

Agreed you guys are right. Seems like I should fly budget airlines for the short trips within 4 hrs from Singapore and redeem business class seats when I fly further to places like Japan and beyond.

Thanks guys

Ken

Actually, u should check out promo fares from full service carriers before jumping into LCCs.. very often, fares similar or just a bit more than LCCs.. depending on how near/far away your flights are.. and LCCs, you need be careful of baggage allowance and changes, do which everything may be chargeable and when you start stacking them up, sometimes LCCs winds up more expensive!

Of course not all the time, but can.. and that’s one of the ways LCCs make money.

one wing

agreed. i tend to book of skyscanner cause i care more about the time of the flight than the carrier. i can use the bar to filter out the non suitable flight times

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