KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for October 2018 announced

Flights to the United States are finally available at Spontaneous Escapes rates. Book these discounted awards by 30 September 2018.

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

Source: Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has just released a new Spontaneous Escapes list and you’ll need to book these discounted award tickets online by 30 September 2018. 

A reminder that tickets issued under the Spontaneous Escapes promotion are non-changeable and cannot be canceled as well. This is unlike regular award tickets which at least allow you to refund your booking and miles 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).

In addition, just be reminded that if you waitlist a Spontaneous Escape award and that award clears after 30 September 2018, you will be charged the full amount of miles required for the flight.

Flights to the US are finally available in Spontaneous Escapes

For the first time, Singapore Airlines is offering a discount for its flights to the United States with discounted redemption rates on its new non-stop flights to Newark, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Travel dates to New York for flights booked under Spontaneous Escapes rates are valid for travel from 11 October to 30 November 2018.

If you want to redeem a Spontaneous Escapes ticket to either San Francisco or Los Angeles, the travel period for these destinations is from 1 November to 30 November 2018. 

Here’s how much you’ll be paying for a redemption to the United States:

This makes a round-trip Premium Economy ticket to the West Coast of the United States at only 76,000 KrisFlyer miles and 80,000 KrisFlyer miles to Newark. In my opinion, these are excellent redemption rates. Business Class at 130,000 KrisFlyer miles round-trip is a fantastic deal as well.

Singapore Airlines flies their Airbus A350-900 aircraft to San Francisco at the moment and will be flying their Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft to Newark and Los Angeles which will feature slightly modified Premium Economy seats and the 2013 Business Class product.

Business Class on the Singapore Airlines A350

Other destinations are available too at a 30% discount

If you don’t have any plans to head to the United States, there are other destinations which are available for booking in the new Spontaneous Escapes promotion. The standard Spontaneous Escapes rules apply where travel for these destinations must be between 1 October 2018 and 31 October 2018.

Holiday favourites of Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Seoul are back in this edition of Spontaneous Escapes. Only destinations within Asia are on offer.

Flights on SilkAir are also not available for booking, probably due to the blockbuster 50% discount which was being offered in last month’s Spontaneous Escapes promotion. 

Here’s the full list of destinations for travel to other destinations:

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta5,250SQ95012,250SQ950
Jakarta to Singapore5,250SQ95112,250SQ951
Singapore to Bangkok8,750SQ976, SQ978, SQ98214,000SQ976, SQ978, SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore8,750SQ973, SQ981, SQ98314,000SQ973, SQ981, SQ983
Singapore to Hanoi8,750SQ18814,000SQ188
Hanoi to Singapore8,750SQ18714,000SQ187
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh8,750SQ184, SQ18614,000SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh to Singapore8,750SQ177, SQ18314,000SQ177, SQ183
Singapore to Manila8,750SQ912, SQ916, SQ91814,000SQ912, SQ916, SQ918
Manila to Singapore8,750SQ915, SQ919, SQ92114,000SQ915, SQ919, SQ921
Singapore to Yangon8,750SQ99814,000SQ998
Yangon to Singapore8,750SQ99714,000SQ997

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou10,500SQ850, SQ8521 – 8 October 201819,250SQ850, SQ852
Guangzhou to Singapore10,500SQ851, SQ8531 – 8 October 201819,250SQ851, SQ853
Singapore to Hong Kong10,500SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ8684 – 8 October 201819,250SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ8684 – 8 October 2018
Hong Kong to Singapore10,500SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ8711 – 3 October 201819,250SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ8711 – 3 October 2018
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ8021 – 9 October 201824,500SQ800, SQ802, SQ8061 – 9 October 2018
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ805, SQ8071 – 9 October 201824,500SQ801, SQ805, SQ8071 – 9 October 2018
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ8361 – 10 October 201824,500SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ8361 – 8 October 2018
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ8351 – 10 October 201824,500SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ8351 – 8 October 2018
Singapore to Nagoya17,500SQ672
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ671
Singapore to Seoul30,100SQ602, SQ608
Seoul to Singapore30,100SQ603

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad24,500SQ530
Ahmedabad to Singapore24,500SQ531
Singapore to Chennai12,950SQ52824,500SQ528
Chennai to Singapore12,950SQ52924,500SQ529
Singapore to Colombo24,500SQ468
Colombo to Singapore24,500SQ469
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ446, SQ44824,500SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ447, SQ44924,500SQ447, SQ449
Singapore to Mumbai12,950SQ422, SQ424, SQ426
Mumbai to Singapore12,950SQ421, SQ423, SQ425

Concluding Thoughts

It’s great to see flights to the United States finally appearing in a Spontaneous Escapes promotion but at the same time, it’s also sad to see flights to the South Pacific and Europe missing from the list.

Although we normally don’t recommend redeeming miles for Premium Economy Class, it might actually be worth it to fork out your miles during this Spontaneous Escapes promotion. At just 76,000 KrisFlyer miles round-trip to the West Coast and 80,000 KrisFlyer miles round-trip to Newark, these redemption rates are seriously hard to say no to.

Will you be heading to the US under these great Spontaneous Escape rates? 

Matthew Chong
Matthew Chong
Addicted to luxury travel while trying not to go broke, Matthew is always on the prowl for the best deals in the travel industry. When he's not busy studying, he can be found trawling the internet and reading up on credit cards, airlines and hotels. He also wouldn't mind taking you out on a date.

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The NY/LAX PY deal is slightly more expensive than the cash one, especially counting the miles earned with cash deal. Only 2 days left for the cash deal.

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