KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for May 2019 announced

Book these 30% off awards by 30 April 2019 for travel between 1-31 May 2019.

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

Check out this months’ Spontaneous Escape deals here

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

  • Must be booked and ticketed by 30 April 2019 (waitlists that clear after 30 April 2019 will be charged the regular rate, regardless of when you waitlisted)
  • Must be flown from 1 May 2019 to 31 May 2019, both dates inclusive

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. You also cannot use them with the stopover trick.

30% redemption discount on selected flights and cabins

Here’s a map showing all the available destinations up for grabs in this month’s edition of Spontaneous Escapes:

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What’s good this month?

The Spontaneous Escapes for May 2019 finally sees the return of Bangkok with both Economy Class and Business Class available inbound and outbound. Sadly, Bali is missing from the list so you’ll have to make do with retail therapy instead of a beach getaway in May 2019.

Up north, Hong Kong is available for redemption in both Economy and Business Class. Again, we see that flights to and from Beijing and Shanghai are being featured for discounted redemptions in the month of May 2019. Singapore Airlines flies their Airbus A380-800 kitted out with the 2017 Business Class seats on SQ830/SQ833 to Shanghai and with a flying time of about 5 hours, you will definitely have enough time to enjoy the 2017 Business Class product.

Singapore Airlines 2017 Business Class Seat

Don’t end up booking a subpar Business Class product! Check out the full guide to Singapore Airline’s Business Class seats here

If you were still planning for a last minute trip to Japan to catch the cherry blossoms, or what’s left of them, only Economy Class redemptions are being made available for discounted redemption in the month of May 2019. Thankfully, flights to Seoul are available for redemption in both Economy Class and Business Class and you could always book a connecting flight down to Tokyo if you wanted to.

Flights from Europe are available for redemption at discounted rates, albeit it being in Economy Class only. All 4 of Singapore Airlines daily flights from London are available for redemption in Economy Class but do note the blackout dates for flights back to Singapore from Paris. Economy Class on Singapore Airlines A380-800 are laid out in a 3-4-3 configuration.

Sadly, there will be no discounted Business Class redemption to the United States for the month of May 2019 but, there is one flight from San Francisco which is available for redemption at a discounted redemption rate: SQ1.

SQ1 operates from San Francisco to Singapore via Hong Kong and the flight is operated by a Boeing 777-300ER featuring the 2013 Business Class seat.

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class Seat

Premium Economy discounted awards are once again being made available for redemption, although only for a grand total of two destinations: Seoul and New Delhi.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class seat

Over on SilkAir, if you’re planning a beach holiday to Phuket you’re in luck as Phuket is on the Spontaneous Escapes list. For all SilkAir destinations, only Economy Class discounted awards are being made available (not that you will be missing out a lot on SilkAir’s Business Class experience)

Sidenote: If you see a “Boeing 737-800” operating your SilkAir flight, this is not the 737 Max 8 variant as those have been grounded worldwide and will probably not take to the skies anytime soon. 

Here’s the full list of routes available (best viewed on desktop):

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROM  ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD  BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta 5,250 SQ950, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ966, SQ968
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 5,250 SQ108, SQ112, SQ116, SQ118 13,300 SQ108, SQ112, SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 5,250 SQ107, SQ109, SQ113 13,300 SQ107, SQ109, SQ113
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 SQ930 25 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore 5,250 SQ931 25 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Bangkok 8,750 SQ970, SQ974, SQ976, SQ978, SQ982 15,050 SQ970, SQ974, SQ976, SQ978, SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore 8,750 SQ973, SQ975, SQ981 15,050 SQ973, SQ975, SQ981, SQ983
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 SQ996, SQ998 15,050 SQ996, SQ998
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 SQ995, SQ997 15,050 SQ995, SQ997

North Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou 10,500 SQ850
Guangzhou to Singapore 10,500 SQ851
Singapore to Hong Kong 10,500 SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ890 21,350 SQ868, SQ872, SQ890
Hong Kong to Singapore 10,500 SQ861, SQ863, SQ865, SQ871 21,350 SQ857, SQ863, SQ865, SQ871, SQ891
Singapore to Beijing 14,000 SQ802 27,300 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore 14,000 SQ805, SQ807 27,300 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836 27,300 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore 14,000 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835 27,300 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835
Singapore to Fukuoka 17,500 SQ656 1 – 6 May 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore 17,500 SQ655
Singapore to Nagoya 17,500 SQ672 1 – 6 May 2019
Nagoya to Singapore 17,500 SQ671
Singapore to Osaka 17,500 SQ620, SQ622 1 – 8 May 2019
Osaka to Singapore 17,500 SQ619, SQ621, SQ623
Singapore to Tokyo 17,500 SQ630, SQ634, SQ638 1 – 7 May 2019
Tokyo to Singapore 17,500 SQ631, SQ633, SQ635, SQ637, SQ639 17 – 26 May 2019
Singapore to Seoul 17,500 SQ602 32,900 SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 17,500 SQ603 32,900 SQ603, SQ607, SQ611

South Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad 27,300 SQ530
Singapore to Dhaka 12,950 SQ446, SQ448 27,300 SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore 12,950 SQ447, SQ449 27,300 SQ447, SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata 12,950 SQ516 27,300 SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore 12,950 SQ517 27,300 SQ517
Singapore to New Delhi 12,950 SQ406 24 – 31 May 2019 27,300 SQ402, SQ406
New Delhi to Singapore 27,300 SQ401, SQ403

Europe

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
London to Singapore 26,600 SQ305, SQ317, SQ319, SQ321
Paris to Singapore 26,600 SQ335 1 – 7 May 2019 and
30 – 31 May 2019

North America

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
San Francisco to Singapore 66,500 SQ1

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 5,250 MI320, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 5,250 MI319, MI321, MI341
Singapore to Lombok 5,250 MI124, MI128
Lombok to Singapore 5,250 MI123, MI127
Singapore to Semarang 5,250 MI102, MI104
Semarang to Singapore 5,250 MI101, MI103
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 MI224 25 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore 5,250 MI223 25 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Phuket 8,750 MI750, MI754, MI756, MI758, MI760
Phuket to Singapore 8,750 MI749, MI751, MI753, MI759
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR 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 MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore 10,500 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 MI965
Singapore to Wuhan 10,500 MI986, MI988 1 – 19 May 2019
Wuhan to Singapore 10,500 MI985, MI987 1 – 19 May 2019
Singapore to Xiamen 10,500 MI922
Xiamen to Singapore 10,500 MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima 17,500 MI868 1 – 6 May 2019
Hiroshima to Singapore 17,500 MI867

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Hyderabad 12,950 MI472, MI474
Hyderabad to Singapore 12,950 MI471, MI473
Singapore to Kolkata 12,950 MI488
Kolkata to Singapore 12,950 MI487
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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Korean

Are you sure SQ607 and SQ611 from Seoul also discounted? I did my research and only SQ603 gives a discount down to 17,500 miles for economy.

Wayne

Is the Bangkok trip really worth it? A 2 one way trips will cost 17,500 miles. I read on your blog before that the general guideline is 1 mile = 2 cents, so that is SGD350. I can get SGD 250 sometimes with SQ. Hope to hear your thoughts on this. 🙂

Florian

In general, no. In addition you are still paying taxes on your miles redemption, meaning $350 isn’t enough. Do a simple comparison of miles+tax cost. If that’s cheaper (and available) than a cash ticket, you’ll have value, else you don’t. Having said that, I personally don’t mind flying LCC for everything below 2-3 hours.

Overall, there is a lot more value in redeeming business class tickets. Try booking a cash ticket to Hong Kong for example and compare to the currently available 21k miles promotion to understand what I mean.

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