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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.

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.

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.

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Here’s the full list of destinations available:

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta 13,300 SQ950 17 – 19 April 2019
Jakarta to Singapore 13,300 SQ951, SQ967 17 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 13,300 SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 13,300 SQ107
Singapore to Manila 8,750 SQ916
Manila to Singapore 8,750 SQ921
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City 8,750 SQ184, SQ186 15,050 SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore 8,750 SQ183 15,050 SQ183, SQ185
Singapore to Hanoi 15,050 SQ188
Hanoi to Singapore 15,050 SQ187
Singapore to Yangon 15,050 SQ998
Yangon to Singapore 15,050 SQ997

North Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou 10,500 SQ850 21,350 SQ850
Guangzhou to Singapore 10,500 SQ851 21,350 SQ851
Singapore to Beijing 14,000 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806 10 – 14 April, 18 – 20 April 2019 27,300 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806 10 – 14 April 2019
Beijing to Singapore 14,000 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807 13 – 16 April, 21 – 23 April 2019 27,300 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836 10 – 14 April, 18 – 20 April 2019 27,300 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836 10 – 14 April 2019
Shanghai to Singapore 14,000 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835 13 – 16 April, 21 – 23 April 2019 27,300 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka 17,500 SQ656 1 – 8 April 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore 17,500 SQ655 24 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Haneda 17,500 SQ630 1 – 13 April 2019 32,900 SQ630
Haneda to Singapore 17,500 SQ639 16 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Nagoya 17,500 SQ672 1 – 4 April 2019
Nagoya to Singapore 17,500 SQ671 24 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Osaka 17,500 SQ618, SQ622, SQ620 1 – 14 April 2019
Singapore to Seoul 32,900 SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 32,900 SQ611

South Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad 12,950 SQ530 28 – 29 April 2019
Singapore to Chennai 12,950 SQ528 27,300 SQ528
Singapore to Dhaka 12,950 SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore 12,950 SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata 12,950 SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore 12,950 SQ517
Singapore to Malé 12,950 SQ452 27 – 30 April 2019
Malé to Singapore 12,950 MI481, MI483 29 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Mumbai 27,300 SQ422, SQ424 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019
Singapore to New Delhi 12,950 SQ406 27,300 SQ402, SQ406 1,7,8,14,15,21,22,28,29 April 2019
Singapore to Johannesburg 17,500 SQ482
Johannesburg to Singapore 17,500 SQ481

Southwest Pacific

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Canberra 43,400 SQ288
Canberra to Singapore 43,400 SQ288
Singapore to Sydney 43,400 SQ288
Sydney to Singapore 43,400 SQ288

Europe

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
London to Singapore 26,600 All 1 – 13 April 2019

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy awards

North Asia

FROM PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD TRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to Haneda 24,150 SQ630 1 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Seoul 24,150 SQ612 1 – 30 April 2019
Seoul to Singapore 24,150 SQ611 1 – 30 April 2019

South Asia

FROM PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD TRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to New Delhi 22,400 SQ402, SQ406 1 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Mumbai 22,400 SQ422, SQ424 1 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Dubai 25,900 SQ494 1 – 30 April 2019
Dubai to Singapore 25,900 SQ495 1 – 30 April 2019
Singapore to Johannesburg 25,900 SQ482 1 – 30 April 2019
Johannesburg to Singapore 25,900 SQ481 1 – 30 April 2019

Europe

FROM PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD TRAVEL PERIOD
London to Singapore 45,150 All 1 – 30 April 2019

Americas (valid for travel in May 2019 only)

FROM PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD TRAVEL PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles 47,600 SQ36 29 – 31 May 2019 1 – 31 May 2019
Los Angeles to Singapore 47,600 SQ35 29 – 31 May 2019 1 – 31 May 2019

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bandung 5,250 MI192, MI196 17 – 19 April 2019
Bandung to Singapore 5,250 MI191, MI195 17 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 5,250 MI320, MI326, MI328, MI330, MI340, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 5,250 MI319, MI321, MI323, MI325, MI341
Singapore to Lombok 5,250 MI124, MI128 17 – 19 April 2019
Lombok to Singapore 5,250 MI123, MI127 17 – 19 April 2019
Singapore to Penang 5,250 MI346, MI348, MI350, MI352, MI354, MI356
Penang to Singapore 5,250 MI345, MI347, MI349, MI351, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 MI224
Surabaya to Singapore 5,250 MI223
Singapore to Phnom Penh 8,750 MI602, MI606, MI608 13 – 16 April 2019
Phnom Penh to Singapore 8,750 MI601, MI605, MI607 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Siem Reap 8,750 MI614, MI616 13 – 16 April 2019
Siem Reap to Singapore 8,750 MI613 13 – 16 April 2019
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Changsha 10,500 MI952, MI956
Changsha to Singapore 10,500 MI951, MI957
Singapore to Chengdu 10,500 MI936, MI938
Chengdu to Singapore 10,500 MI935, MI937
Singapore to Chongqing 10,500 MI972, MI976, MI980
Chongqing to Singapore 10,500 MI971, MI975, MI979
Singapore to Fuzhou 10,500 MI992, MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore 10,500 MI991, MI995
Singapore to Kunming 10,500 MI912, MI916, MI918
Kunming to Singapore 10,500 MI913, MI915, MI917
Singapore to Shenzhen 10,500 MI962, MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore 10,500 MI961, MI965
Singapore to Wuhan 10,500 MI986, MI988
Wuhan to Singapore 10,500 MI985, MI987
Singapore to Xiamen 10,500 MI922
Xiamen to Singapore 10,500 MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima 10,500 MI868 11 – 18 April 2019
Hiroshima to Singapore 10,500 MI867 25 – 29 April 2019

South Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bengaluru 12,950 MI424
Bengaluru to Singapore 12,950 MI423
Singapore to Chennai 12,950 MI436
Chennai to Singapore 12,950 MI435
Singapore to Coimbatore 12,950 MI456
Singapore to Hyderabad 12,950 MI474, MI472
Singapore to Kolkata 12,950 MI488
Kolkata to Singapore 12,950 MI487
Singapore to Trivandrum 12,950 MI492
Singapore to Visakhapatnam 12,950 MI442

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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 »

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