KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for December 2018 announced

Redeem selected Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class awards for 30% off.

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

KrisFlyer has just released its December spontaneous escapes list. These awards:

  • Must be booked and ticketed by 30 November 2018 (waitlists that clear after 30 November will be charged the regular rate, regardless of when you waitlisted)
  • Must be flown from 1-31 December 2018 or 1-31 January 2019 (for US destinations only)

Tickets issued under Spontaneous Escapes cannot be changed or cancelled, unlike regular award tickets which allow this for a fee. If you’re booking a Spontaneous Escapes award, be sure about your travel plans, or buy a travel insurance policy that covers miles bookings.

December’s Spontaneous Escapes List

Here are the destinations on offer for December 2018’s Spontaneous Escapes promotion:

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If you’re willing to travel in January 2019, you can also enjoy special Premium Economy awards on SQ’s non-stop flights to the US. SQ has been having trouble filling these seats, so it’s unsurprising to see them on sale.

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What’s good this month?

Airlines typically have no problems filling seats in December, at least to leisure destinations, so it’s unsurprising that it’s fairly slim pickings this month. Popular holiday destinations like Bali have blackout dates that cover the Christmas period, and Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket are nowhere to be seen. There are no European cities on offer (not even perennial favourite Dusseldorf), and popular Singaporean destinations Taipei and Tokyo are missing too.

I imagine most people would rather not spend winter in Beijing or Shanghai, and although economy class discounts from Nagoya to Singapore (take note: not all Spontaneous Escape awards are offered both ways!) are available, the post Christmas period is again blacked out.

If you’re looking to try some new cabin products, you’ll be pleased to note that the new A380 Business Class product on SQ221 is available for booking ex-SIN for 40,600 miles (but you’ll pay full price flying back from SYD). I reviewed the excellent new Business Class product back in March and would recommend it in a heartbeat.

Singapore Airlines A380 New Business Class
Singapore Airlines A380 New Business Class

You’ll also be able to try this product on SQ830/833 to and from PVG. 

Singapore Airlines B787-10 Business Class

Singapore Airlines B787-10 Business Class

You can also try SQ’s 2018 Regional Business Class seat on SQ942/943 to and from DPS, although as mentioned the pre and post-Christmas period is blocked off. I had a chance to check out the seat at the unveiling event, and Matthew’s actually flown it, but I’m looking to do a proper trip report soon.

I mentioned that Premium Economy seats were available on SQ’s A350-900 ULR non-stop flights to SFO and LAX, although this month the discounted price of 45,500 miles is more than November’s offer of 38,000 miles.

Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR Solo Premium Economy Seat

Given that you can find revenue Premium Economy fares in January from SIN to LAX and SFO below S$1,500, it’s hard to make the case for redeeming miles especially when you consider the fact you’ll earn miles on revenue tickets.

Below you’ll find the full list of Spontaneous Escapes for December 2018 (and January 2019, for LAX and SFO).

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Denpasar5,250SQ938, SQ942, SQ946, SQ94820 – 30 December 201812,250SQ938, SQ942, SQ946, SQ94820 – 30 December 2018
Denpasar to Singapore5,250SQ939, SQ943, SQ947, SQ94929 – 31 December 201812,250SQ939, SQ943, SQ947, SQ94929 – 31 December 2018
Singapore to Jakarta5,250SQ96212,250SQ962
Jakarta to Singapore5,250SQ96312,250SQ963
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250SQ106, SQ116, SQ11821 – 23 December 201812,250SQ106, SQ116, SQ11821 – 23 December 2018
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250SQ107, SQ117, SQ11921 – 23 December 201812,250SQ107, SQ117, SQ11921 – 23 December 2018
Singapore to Surabaya5,250SQ93022 – 31 December 201812,250SQ93022 – 31 December 2018
Singapore to Yangon8,750SQ99821 – 23 December 201814,000SQ998
Yangon to Singapore8,750SQ99729 – 31 December 201814,000SQ997

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ800, SQ80624,500SQ800, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ801, SQ805, SQ80724,500SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ83624,500SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ83324,500SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ67122 – 31 December 2018

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ446, SQ44824,500SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ447, SQ44924,500SQ447, SQ449

South West Pacific

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Melbourne40,600SQ207,SQ217,
SQ227,SQ237
24 – 31 December 2018
Singapore to Sydney40,600SQ221, SQ231, SQ211, SQ24124 – 31 December 2018

USA (January 2019)

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles45,500SQ36, SQ3801 – 13 January 2019
Los Angeles to Singapore45,500SQ35, SQ3701 – 13 January 2019
Singapore to San Francisco45,500SQ3401 – 13 January 2019
San Francisco to Singapore45,500SQ3301 – 13 January 2019

Silk Air

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Denpasar5,250MI17620 – 30 December 2018
Denpasar to Singapore5,250MI17529 – 31 December 2018
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250MI320, MI322, MI324, MI326, MI328, MI340, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250MI319, MI321, MI323, MI325, MI327, MI329, MI341
Singapore to Lombok5,250MI124, MI128
Lombok to Singapore5,250MI123, MI127
Singapore to Manado5,250MI27415 – 22 December 2018
Manado to Singapore5,250MI273
Singapore to Makassar5,250MI142, MI144
Makassar to Singapore5,250MI141, MI143
Singapore to Surabaya5,250MI22422 – 31 December 2018
Surabaya to Singapore5,250MI22322 – 31 December 2018
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI520, MI522, MI533
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI522, MI533

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Chengdu10,500MI936, MI938
Chengdu to Singapore10,500MI935, MI937
Singapore to Chongqing10,500MI972, MI976, MI980
Chongqing to Singapore10,500MI971, MI975, MI979
Singapore to Fuzhou10,500MI992, MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore10,500MI991, MI995
Singapore to Shenzhen10,500MI962, MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore10,500MI961, MI965
Singapore to Xiamen10,500MI922
Xiamen to Singapore10,500MI921
Hiroshima to Singapore17,500MI86720 – 31 December 2018

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Hyderabad12,950MI47201 – 15 December 2018
Hyderabad to Singapore12,950MI47123 – 31 December 2018

South West Pacific

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Darwin14,000MI801, MI803
Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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The Dutchman

hey bro, is there a promo code to this? i just checked, there are no rates discount ler. fly to Shanghai still 70k miles, zero change….

The Dutchman

Tried, didn’t work. btw, i heard from many people the new design sucks, the seats are way smaller. the only 2 things that are good are the touchscreen and the fact that it’s new.

freedom

It still shows 70K miles, but after you select it, it will become lower if it is eligible.

The Dutchman

Tried that too, i checked everything, travel date, flight number and check out, no changes….

freedom

I just tried return SIN-PVG SQ830, Dec 16th, PVG-SIN SQ833, Dec 20th. total 49K + $65.2

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