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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for July 2019 announced

Book selected awards at 30% off for travel in July 2019.

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for July 2019 have been announced, with 30% off selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights.

This month’s Escapes have come out a bit later than usual, giving you ~12 days to lock in your awards. All Spontaneous Escape awards must be booked and ticketed by 30 June 2019 and are for travel between 1-31 July 2019 (both dates inclusive, blackout dates apply).

Ground Rules of Spontaneous Escapes

  • Tickets cannot be changed or cancelled. Be sure about your travel plans or buy a travel insurance policy that covers miles bookings
  • Tickets must be booked online; no phone bookings are permitted
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with the $100 stopover trick 
  • Discounts may apply in one direction only e.g. SIN-BKK may be on discount but BKK-SIN may not. Be sure to read the offers carefully 
  • You must ticket your award during the promotion period. If your waitlist clears after the promotion period ends, you’ll pay the regular price
  • Blackout dates apply. If you’re not seeing discounts, this may be why
  • Your travel must be completed within the Spontaneous Escapes promotion period to qualify. For example, if you fly on the last day of the month but land on the first day of the following month, no discount applies
  • Remember that the discount will only appear once you’ve clicked on the selected award

42 destinations on offer for July 2019

Average does not include Feb-19, which featured 3 US destinations announced in Dec-18’s Spontaneous Escapes

July 2019 features 42 destinations in total (I count Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita as 2 separate destinations), which is slightly above average compared to previous months.

Data nerd? Check out 19 months of historical Spontaneous Escapes pricing here!
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Here’s the summary of what’s available for SIA and SilkAir in July 2019:

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What’s good this month?

Business Class awards to Dusseldorf make a return to Spontaneous Escapes after a prolonged absence of one year. That’s great because Dusseldorf is a mere 1-2 hour flight away from major cities like London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome. Award space is usually wide open, meaning that you can use it as a springboard to the rest of Europe should awards on direct flights not be available.

SIA flies their A350s to Dusseldorf, which means a very comfortable 2013 Business Class seat. Unfortunately, the discount this month is to Dusseldorf only- on the way back you’ll need to pay full price.

Enjoy Singapore Airline’s 2013 Business Class seat on A350 flights to Dusseldorf

If Europe’s too far (or too hot) for a vacation in July, most of SQ’s Japan destinations are discounted for travel in July, and all (except Hiroshima) are available in Business class, and Tokyo in particular is a great pick at 32.9K miles one-way.

Closer to home, Bangkok is available once more, and you’ll get to try the 2018 Regional Business Class on not one, not two but three daily flights (SQ970, SQ978, SQ982). It’s an excellent product for such a short flight, as I reviewed recently. I generally don’t recommend redeeming miles for short haul premium cabins, but if you want to treat yourself, you could do worse with 15.05K miles one-way.

Catch Singapore Airlines’ 2018 Regional Business Class seat to Bangkok on three daily flights for just 15.05K miles
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If you’ve been eyeing Singapore Airline’s latest A380 cabin products, the only destination that has them this month is Shanghai (SQ830/833). 27.3K miles for a 5.5 hour flight may not be the best deal in the world, but when the seat is this good it’s hard to argue.

Singapore Airlines’ latest A380 Business Class

Dubai and Johannesburg are once more on sale- they’re already a sweet spot at the regular price of 49K miles for Business Class, and the discounted price of 34.3K miles is just the icing on the cake. That said, I don’t think too many would like to brave July weather in Dubai…

I know it’s the dead of winter in Australia right now, but temperatures are somewhat milder in Brisbane, and 7.5 hours of Business Class comfort in Singapore Airlines’s 2013 Business Class product for 43.4K miles isn’t too bad. Do note that the discount only applies from Brisbane to Singapore; you’ll pay full price on the outbound leg.

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It’s not a good idea to use your miles for Premium Economy redemptions, and Spontaneous Escapes don’t do anything to change that. You’re better off saving up a little bit more for a Business Class Spontaneous Escape, given the big gap in comfort and small gap in miles.

Conclusion

Spontaneous Escapes are a great way of stretching your miles, especially if you’re traveling with your family. Remember to ticket your awards before 30 June!

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

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250SQ116, SQ11813,300SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250SQ10713,300SQ107
Singapore to Surabaya13,300SQ930
Surabaya to Singapore13,300SQ931
Singapore to Bangkok8,750SQ970, SQ976, SQ978, SQ98215,050SQ970, SQ974, SQ976, SQ978, SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore8,750SQ973, SQ975, SQ98115,050SQ973, SQ975, SQ981, SQ983
Singapore to Manila8,750SQ916, SQ91815,050SQ912, SQ916
Manila to Singapore8,750SQ919, SQ92115,050SQ915, SQ921
Singapore to Yangon8,750SQ99815,050SQ998
Yangon to Singapore8,750SQ99715,050SQ997

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ800, SQ802, SQ80619 – 31 July 201927,300SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore27,300SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ83027,300SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ83527,300SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835
Singapore to Fukuoka17,500SQ65620 – 30 July 201932,900SQ656
Fukuoka to Singapore17,500SQ65520 – 30 July 201932,900SQ655
Singapore to Nagoya17,500SQ67232,900SQ672
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ67132,900SQ671
Singapore to Osaka17,500SQ620, SQ62232,900SQ620, SQ622
Osaka to Singapore17,500SQ62132,900SQ621, SQ623
Singapore to Tokyo17,500SQ630, SQ634, SQ63832,900SQ630, SQ638
Tokyo to Singapore17,500SQ63932,900SQ11, SQ637, SQ639
Singapore to Seoul17,500SQ600, SQ602, SQ608, SQ61232,900SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore17,500SQ603, SQ60932,900SQ603, SQ607, SQ611

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad12,950SQ53027,300SQ530
Ahmedabad to Singapore12,950SQ53127,300SQ531
Singapore to Bangalore12,950SQ504
Bangalore to Singapore12,950SQ505
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ44827,300SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ44927,300SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata12,950SQ51627,300SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore12,950SQ51727,300SQ517
Singapore to New Delhi27,300SQ402, SQ406
New Delhi to Singapore27,300SQ401, SQ403

Middle East

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dubai17,500SQ49426 – 31 July 201934,300SQ49426 – 31 July 2019

Australia and New Zealand

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Adelaide to Singapore19,600SQ2781 – 11 July 201943,400SQ2781 – 9 July 2019
Brisbane to Singapore19,600SQ256, SQ26643,400SQ246, SQ256, SQ266

Africa

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Johannesburg17,500SQ4821 – 14 July 201934,300SQ482
Johannesburg to Singapore17,500SQ48134,300SQ481

Europe

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Frankfurt26,600SQ32625 – 31 July 201964,400SQ326
Singapore to Düsseldorf64,400SQ338

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy awards

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing22,400SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore22,400SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai22,400SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore22,400SQ825, SQ831, SQ833
Singapore to Seoul24,150SQ612
Seoul to Singapore24,150SQ611

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to New Delhi22,400SQ406
Singapore to Mumbai22,400SQ422

Australia and New Zealand

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Brisbane to Singapore32,900SQ246

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250MI320, MI326, MI328, MI330, MI340, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250MI319, MI321, MI323, MI325, MI341
Medan to Singapore5,250MI233, MI237
Singapore to Penang5,250MI350, MI352, MI356
Penang to Singapore5,250MI345, MI347, MI349, MI351, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Chiangmai8,750MI702, MI706
Chiangmai to Singapore8,750MI701, MI705
Singapore to Phuket8,750MI750, MI752, MI760
Phuket to Singapore8,750MI749, MI751, MI759
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Chengdu10,500MI936, MI938
Singapore to Chongqing10,500MI97221 – 31 July 2019
Singapore to Shenzhen10,500MI962
Shenzhen to Singapore10,500MI969
Singapore to Xiamen10,500MI922
Xiamen to Singapore10,500MI921
Singapore to Hiroshima17,500MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore17,500MI867

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bangalore12,950MI424
Bangalore to Singapore12,950MI423
Singapore to Coimbatore12,950MI456
Coimbatore to Singapore12,950MI455
Singapore to Colombo12,950MI430
Colombo to Singapore12,950MI429
Singapore to Hyderabad12,950MI472
Hyderabad to Singapore12,950MI471
Singapore to Kathmandu12,950MI412, MI414
Singapore to Kochi12,950MI464, MI468
Kochi to Singapore12,950MI463
Singapore to Kolkata12,950MI488
Kolkata to Singapore12,950MI487
Singapore to Visakhapatnam12,950MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore12,950MI441

Australia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Darwin to Singapore14,000MI802, MI804
Cairns to Singapore19,600MI812, MI814
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Any thoughts on the India routes? Was thinking it might be too hot for Japan in July.

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Surabaya Business is currently selling at S$1,081.80 one way, with 13300 & S$48, is it a steal?