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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for April 2019 announced

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Book by 31 March 2019 for travel in April 2019 or May 2019 (USA only).

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes is back with another month of great redemption deals for travel in the months of April and May 2019.

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Before we go into the specifics, here are the ground rules of Spontaneous Escapes. These award tickets:

  • Must be booked and ticketed by 31 March 2019 (waitlists that clear after 31 March 2019 will be charged the regular rate, regardless of when you waitlisted)
  • Must be flown between 1 April 2019 to 30 April 2019 or between 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019 (USA only) 

Tickets issued under Spontaneous Escapes cannot be changed or canceled, 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.

As a reminder, it is always recommended to book your journey as two one-ways instead of a return as some city pairs might only have Spontaneous Escape rates for the outbound/inbound flights. Spontaneous Escape rates must be booked online and are not bookable over the phone. They are also not eligible for the stopover trick.

30% redemption discount on all flights, PY award redemptions to more destinations available

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In this edition of the Spontaneous Escapes promotion, we are once again seeing the return of a 30% discount on the original redemption rates.

Here are the destinations available for redemption as part of the Spontaneous Escapes promotion:

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What’s good this month?

For the first time ever we are seeing discounted awards to Tokyo being made available, albeit with heavy blackout dates given the long Good Friday weekend.

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Good news again for those who have taken advantage of the Cathay Pacific mistake fares and are traveling in April 2019: Hanoi is once again available for redemption in the month of April 2019 with Business Class awards available. If you are checking-in bags through to CX/KA, this will not be an issue as Singapore Airlines has interline agreements with CX/KA.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class Seats

We normally do not recommend using your miles for Premium Economy class awards where possible as for just a bit more you can already snag yourself a Business Class seat. However, at just 45,150 KrisFlyer miles from London back to Singapore in Premium Economy, that’s actually a pretty decent redemption rate and something worth considering if you are currently waiting for a Business Class waitlist to clear but want to firm up your return flight.

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Again, we see that LAX is the sole US destination that’s available for redemption under Spontaneous Escapes rates. Note that travel to LAX is only in the month of May 2019. At 47,600 KrisFlyer miles one-way, it’s a little hard for me to recommend redeeming this especially since there are great value Premium Economy fares to the United States available.

Over at sister airline SilkAir, the list of destinations available are only valid for travel in Economy Class. Hiroshima stands out as it’s going at a discounted redemption rate of more than 50% compared to its usual redemption rate (Hiroshima was actually operated by a B737 MAX 8, but with the grounding they’ll be switching it to something else).

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For some reason, Bangkok has been missing from the list for several months now and Bali is once again missing. Hong Kong is sadly not available for redemption at Spontaneous Escapes rates in April 2019.

Concluding Thoughts

While this edition of the Spontaneous Escapes isn’t offering as huge of a discount as last month, at least we know now that the discount quantum will be at 30% the usual redemption rates in each month’s Spontaneous Escapes promotion.

Here’s the full list of destinations available:

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta13,300SQ95017 – 19 April 2019
Jakarta to Singapore13,300SQ951, SQ96717 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur13,300SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore13,300SQ107
Singapore to Manila8,750SQ916
Manila to Singapore8,750SQ921
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City8,750SQ184, SQ18615,050SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore8,750SQ18315,050SQ183, SQ185
Singapore to Hanoi15,050SQ188
Hanoi to Singapore15,050SQ187
Singapore to Yangon15,050SQ998
Yangon to Singapore15,050SQ997

North Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou10,500SQ85021,350SQ850
Guangzhou to Singapore10,500SQ85121,350SQ851
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ800, SQ802, SQ80610 – 14 April, 18 – 20 April 201927,300SQ800, SQ802, SQ80610 – 14 April 2019
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ801, SQ805, SQ80713 – 16 April, 21 – 23 April 201927,300SQ801, SQ805, SQ80713 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ83610 – 14 April, 18 – 20 April 201927,300SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ83610 – 14 April 2019
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ83513 – 16 April, 21 – 23 April 201927,300SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ83513 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka17,500SQ6561 – 8 April 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore17,500SQ65524 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Haneda17,500SQ6301 – 13 April 201932,900SQ630
Haneda to Singapore17,500SQ63916 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Nagoya17,500SQ6721 – 4 April 2019
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ67124 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Osaka17,500SQ618, SQ622, SQ6201 – 14 April 2019
Singapore to Seoul32,900SQ612
Seoul to Singapore32,900SQ611

South Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad12,950SQ53028 – 29 April 2019
Singapore to Chennai12,950SQ52827,300SQ528
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata12,950SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore12,950SQ517
Singapore to Malé12,950SQ45227 – 30 April 2019
Malé to Singapore12,950MI481, MI48329 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Mumbai27,300SQ422, SQ4241,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019
Singapore to New Delhi12,950SQ40627,300SQ402, SQ4061,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019
Singapore to Johannesburg17,500SQ482
Johannesburg to Singapore17,500SQ481

Southwest Pacific

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Canberra43,400SQ288
Canberra to Singapore43,400SQ288
Singapore to Sydney43,400SQ288
Sydney to Singapore43,400SQ288

Europe

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
London to Singapore26,600All1 – 13 April 2019

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy awards

North Asia

FROMPREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODTRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to Haneda24,150SQ6301 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Seoul24,150SQ6121 – 30 April 2019
Seoul to Singapore24,150SQ6111 – 30 April 2019

South Asia

FROMPREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODTRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to New Delhi22,400SQ402, SQ4061 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Mumbai22,400SQ422, SQ4241 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Dubai25,900SQ4941 – 30 April 2019
Dubai to Singapore25,900SQ4951 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Johannesburg25,900SQ4821 – 30 April 2019
Johannesburg to Singapore25,900SQ4811 – 30 April 2019

Europe

FROMPREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODTRAVEL PERIOD
London to Singapore45,150All1 – 30 April 2019

Americas (valid for travel in May 2019 only)

FROMPREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODTRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles47,600SQ3629 – 31 May 20191 – 31 May 2019
Los Angeles to Singapore47,600SQ3529 – 31 May 20191 – 31 May 2019

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bandung5,250MI192, MI19617 – 19 April 2019
Bandung to Singapore5,250MI191, MI19517 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250MI320, MI326, MI328, MI330, MI340, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250MI319, MI321, MI323, MI325, MI341
Singapore to Lombok5,250MI124, MI12817 – 19 April 2019
Lombok to Singapore5,250MI123, MI12717 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Penang5,250MI346, MI348, MI350, MI352, MI354, MI356
Penang to Singapore5,250MI345, MI347, MI349, MI351, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Surabaya5,250MI224
Surabaya to Singapore5,250MI223
Singapore to Phnom Penh8,750MI602, MI606, MI60813 – 16 April 2019
Phnom Penh to Singapore8,750MI601, MI605, MI60713 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Siem Reap8,750MI614, MI61613 – 16 April 2019
Siem Reap to Singapore8,750MI61313 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Changsha10,500MI952, MI956
Changsha to Singapore10,500MI951, MI957
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 Kunming10,500MI912, MI916, MI918
Kunming to Singapore10,500MI913, MI915, MI917
Singapore to Shenzhen10,500MI962, MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore10,500MI961, MI965
Singapore to Wuhan10,500MI986, MI988
Wuhan to Singapore10,500MI985, MI987
Singapore to Xiamen10,500MI922
Xiamen to Singapore10,500MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima10,500MI86811 – 18 April 2019
Hiroshima to Singapore10,500MI86725 – 29 April 2019

South Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bengaluru12,950MI424
Bengaluru to Singapore12,950MI423
Singapore to Chennai12,950MI436
Chennai to Singapore12,950MI435
Singapore to Coimbatore12,950MI456
Singapore to Hyderabad12,950MI474, MI472
Singapore to Kolkata12,950MI488
Kolkata to Singapore12,950MI487
Singapore to Trivandrum12,950MI492
Singapore to Visakhapatnam12,950MI442

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Hiroshima one doesn’t work, booking page will say 17,500 🙁

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i’m curious about hiroshima, because it’s the only destination that isn’t 30% off. normally it should be 25K, so 30% off would be 17.5k. this leads me to believe that SQ has made a boo boo by pricing it at 10.5k in their landing page.

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Sydney doesn’t work too. Still shows 62,000 miles

Florian
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Florian

I’m getting 86,800 Miles + SGD 203.60 return so that seems fine. Keep in mind only SQ288 is discounted (which has an annoying stop in Canberra when returning).

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Lesley

To be honest I find these discounted spontaneous escapes offers a bit too high still in miles required compared to other offerings. Especially the SIN-LAX, which is in PE. not J and not cancellable. I guess they might work if you are leaving from SIN but if leaving from Oceania QF has released a lot of PE to the US to AS Mileage Plan which you could get right through to JFK, with stopover in LAX, and cancellable. With the devaluation SQ did to the their chart recently the discounts would have to be at least 40% to make it… Read more »