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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.

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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 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

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


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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.

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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 CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Jakarta5,250SQ950, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ966, SQ968
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250SQ108, SQ112, SQ116, SQ11813,300SQ108, SQ112, SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250SQ107, SQ109, SQ11313,300SQ107, SQ109, SQ113
Singapore to Surabaya5,250SQ93025 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore5,250SQ93125 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Bangkok8,750SQ970, SQ974, SQ976, SQ978, SQ98215,050SQ970, SQ974, SQ976, SQ978, SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore8,750SQ973, SQ975, SQ98115,050SQ973, SQ975, SQ981, SQ983
Singapore to Yangon8,750SQ996, SQ99815,050SQ996, SQ998
Yangon to Singapore8,750SQ995, SQ99715,050SQ995, SQ997

North Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Guangzhou10,500SQ850
Guangzhou to Singapore10,500SQ851
Singapore to Hong Kong10,500SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ89021,350SQ868, SQ872, SQ890
Hong Kong to Singapore10,500SQ861, SQ863, SQ865, SQ87121,350SQ857, SQ863, SQ865, SQ871, SQ891
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ80227,300SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ805, SQ80727,300SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ83627,300SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ83527,300SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835
Singapore to Fukuoka17,500SQ6561 – 6 May 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore17,500SQ655
Singapore to Nagoya17,500SQ6721 – 6 May 2019
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ671
Singapore to Osaka17,500SQ620, SQ6221 – 8 May 2019
Osaka to Singapore17,500SQ619, SQ621, SQ623
Singapore to Tokyo17,500SQ630, SQ634, SQ6381 – 7 May 2019
Tokyo to Singapore17,500SQ631, SQ633, SQ635, SQ637, SQ63917 – 26 May 2019
Singapore to Seoul17,500SQ60232,900SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore17,500SQ60332,900SQ603, SQ607, SQ611

South Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad27,300SQ530
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ446, SQ44827,300SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ447, SQ44927,300SQ447, SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata12,950SQ51627,300SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore12,950SQ51727,300SQ517
Singapore to New Delhi12,950SQ40624 – 31 May 201927,300SQ402, SQ406
New Delhi to Singapore27,300SQ401, SQ403

Europe

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
London to Singapore26,600SQ305, SQ317, SQ319, SQ321
Paris to Singapore26,600SQ3351 – 7 May 2019 and
30 – 31 May 2019

North America

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODBUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
San Francisco to Singapore66,500SQ1

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROMECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250MI320, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250MI319, MI321, MI341
Singapore to Lombok5,250MI124, MI128
Lombok to Singapore5,250MI123, MI127
Singapore to Semarang5,250MI102, MI104
Semarang to Singapore5,250MI101, MI103
Singapore to Surabaya5,250MI22425 – 31 May 2019
Surabaya to Singapore5,250MI22325 – 31 May 2019
Singapore to Phuket8,750MI750, MI754, MI756, MI758, MI760
Phuket to Singapore8,750MI749, MI751, MI753, MI759
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY 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 Fuzhou10,500MI996
Fuzhou to Singapore10,500MI995
Singapore to Kunming10,500MI912, MI916, MI918
Kunming to Singapore10,500MI913, MI915, MI917
Singapore to Shenzhen10,500MI962, MI966
Shenzhen to Singapore10,500MI965
Singapore to Wuhan10,500MI986, MI9881 – 19 May 2019
Wuhan to Singapore10,500MI985, MI9871 – 19 May 2019
Singapore to Xiamen10,500MI922
Xiamen to Singapore10,500MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima17,500MI8681 – 6 May 2019
Hiroshima to Singapore17,500MI867

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Hyderabad12,950MI472, MI474
Hyderabad to Singapore12,950MI471, MI473
Singapore to Kolkata12,950MI488
Kolkata to Singapore12,950MI487

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.