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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for September 2019 announced

Spontaneous Escapes for September 2019 are out, with 30% off selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir awards.

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

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View this month’s Spontaneous Escapes here

All Spontaneous Escape awards must be booked and ticketed by 31 August 2019 and are for travel between 1-30 September 2019 (both dates inclusive, blackout dates apply). This gives you 16 days to book, slightly more generous than the historical 14 day average we’ve seen.

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

47 destinations on offer for September 2019

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

September 2019 features 47 destinations in total (I count Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita as two separate destinations), which is more than compared to previous months.

Data nerd? Check out 21 months of historical Spontaneous Escapes pricing here!
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Here’s the summary of what’s available for SIA and SilkAir in September 2019:

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What’s good this month?

After August’s relatively slim pickings, it’s good to see a relatively larger selection of destinations for September 2019. Here’s what caught my eye: 

Get the latest A380 Business Class seats to Mumbai

The new A380 cabin products will be serving Mumbai on a daily basis for September, and you’ll be able to experience them on SQ424, the outbound flight from Singapore. You can continue to enjoy these seats on Shanghai on SQ830/833. I’m a big fan of the new A380 Business Class seat, and if although these flights are on the short side, it’s still a chance to do a double bed in the sky. 

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Singapore Airlines’ latest A380 Business Class

Explore all of Japan in Business Class

 In August, Hiroshima was only available in Economy Class but for September it’s available in Business as well. This means that all of SIA and SilkAir’s Japan destinations are available in Business Class for September 2019. Don’t expect great things of SilkAir’s Business Class, but on a 6.5 hour flight, every little bit of comfort helps. 

SilkAir Business Class

Oh, Canberra

Canberra has a reputation for being boring, and I can’t imagine it features on too many bucket lists (you know how Canberra became the capital of Australia right? They couldn’t decide between Melbourne or Sydney, so they decided to plonk it somewhere in between).

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class, available on SQ288 to Canberra
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However, given that Brisbane is the only other Australian destination available in Business Class, those who want to fly to Sydney may be thinking of gaming the system by booking SQ288 to Canberra on Spontaneous Escapes.

That’s because SQ288 flies SIN-SYD-CBR, and all passengers need to disembark in SYD and clear security again before reboarding for SYD-CBR. What’s to stop you from leaving the airport and not continuing?

Luggage, for one. If you’re checking a bag, you won’t be able to tell the ground staff in Singapore “just check it to Sydney please!” Then there’s also the fact that this contravenes the contract of carriage of your ticket, and SIA has the right to terminate your account if they find out. I just don’t think it’s worth the risk, frankly. 

If you want to cover the bulk of your journey in Business Class comfort, fly to Brisbane and then buy a cheap flight to your final Australian destination. 

Premium Economy doesn’t represent good value

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There’s an extensive list of Premium Economy destinations this month wtih Dubai, Jo’burg, Delhi, Mumbai, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Los Angeles all available for redemption. It’s generally not a good idea to redeem miles for Premium Economy Class, and I personally feel that Spontaneous Escapes don’t do anything to change that.

However, some would argue that paying a 7K/9K miles premium over Economy Class to fly in Premium Economy to Europe/USA isn’t a bad deal. I suppose if you’re starting from the position that you’d redeem Economy Class, then yes- it’s correct to say that this is a small premium for a small incremental comfort. These long haul flights are no joke, and every little bit helps. 

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 31 August!

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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 Brunei5,250SQ18213,300SQ182
Brunei to Singapore5,250SQ18113,300SQ181
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250SQ116, SQ11813,300SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250SQ10713,300SQ107
Singapore to Jakarta5,250SQ95013,300SQ950
Jakarta to Singapore5,250SQ95113,300SQ951
Singapore to Surabaya5,250SQ930, SQ93213,300SQ930, SQ932
Surabaya to Singapore5,250SQ931, SQ93313,300SQ931, SQ933
Singapore to Bangkok8,750SQ976, SQ978, SQ98215,050SQ976, SQ978, SQ982
Bangkok to Singapore8,750SQ973, SQ975, SQ98115,050SQ973, SQ975, SQ981
Singapore to Phuket8,750SQ99215,050SQ992
Phuket to Singapore8,750SQ99315,050SQ993
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City8,750SQ178, SQ184, SQ18615,050SQ178, SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore8,750SQ177, SQ183, SQ18515,050SQ177, SQ183, SQ185
Singapore to Hanoi8,750SQ176, SQ18815,050SQ176, SQ188
Hanoi to Singapore8,750SQ175, SQ18715,050SQ175, SQ187
Singapore to Manila8,750SQ916, SQ9181 – 3 September 201915,050SQ916, SQ9181 – 3 September 2019
Manila to Singapore8,750SQ915, SQ9211 – 3 September 201915,050SQ915, SQ9211 – 3 September 2019
Singapore to Yangon8,750SQ9989 September 201915,050SQ998
Yangon to Singapore8,750SQ9979 September 201915,050SQ997

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing14,000SQ800, SQ802, SQ8061 – 17 September 201927,300SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ801, SQ805, SQ80721 – 30 September 201927,300SQ801, SQ805, SQ80726 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ83627,300SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ833, SQ83525 – 30 September 201927,300SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ83525 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka17,500SQ65632,900SQ656
Fukuoka to Singapore17,500SQ65532,900SQ655
Singapore to Nagoya17,500SQ67215 – 18 September 201932,900SQ67215 – 18, 23 – 24 September 2019
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ67132,900SQ67112 – 14, 19 – 21 September 2019
Singapore to Osaka17,500SQ620, SQ62232,900SQ620, SQ622
Osaka to Singapore17,500SQ619, SQ621, SQ62332,900SQ621, SQ623
Singapore to Tokyo17,500SQ12, SQ630, SQ634, SQ63832,900SQ630, SQ638
Tokyo to Singapore17,500SQ11, SQ633, SQ635, SQ637, SQ63932,900SQ11, SQ637, SQ639
Singapore to Seoul17,500SQ600, SQ602, SQ61214 – 17 September 201932,900SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore17,500SQ603, SQ607, SQ60911 – 12 September 201932,900SQ603, 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 Bangalore12,950SQ50427,300SQ504
Bangalore to Singapore12,950SQ50527,300SQ505
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ44827,300SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ44927,300SQ447, SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata12,950SQ51627,300SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore12,950SQ51727,300SQ517
Singapore to Mumbai12,950SQ424, SQ42627,300SQ424, SQ426
Mumbai to Singapore12,950SQ42527,300SQ425
Singapore to Malé12,950SQ452
Malé to Singapore12,950SQ451
Singapore to New Delhi27,300SQ406
New Delhi to Singapore27,300SQ403

Australia and New Zealand

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Adelaide to Singapore19,600SQ27813 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Brisbane19,600SQ245, SQ255, SQ26525 – 30 September 201943,400SQ255, SQ26525 – 30 September 2019
Brisbane to Singapore19,600SQ246, SQ256, SQ26613 – 30 September 201943,400SQ256, SQ266
Singapore to Canberra43,400SQ28822 – 30 September 2019
Canberra to Singapore43,400SQ288
Singapore to Christchurch43,400SQ297
Christchurch to Singapore43,400SQ298

Middle East

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dubai17,500SQ4941 – 3 September 2019
Dubai to Singapore17,500SQ4951 – 3 September 2019

Africa

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Johannesburg17,500SQ48220-30 September 201934,300SQ48220-30 September 2019

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur5,250MI320, MI326, MI328, MI330, MI342
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250MI319, MI321, MI323, MI325, MI341
Singapore to Penang5,250MI350, MI352, MI354, MI356
Penang to Singapore5,250MI345, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Surabaya5,250MI224,MI226
Surabaya to Singapore5,250MI223, MI225
Singapore to Da Nang8,750MI632, MI640
Da Nang to Singapore8,750MI631, MI639
Singapore to Hanoi8,750MI654
Hanoi to Singapore8,750MI653
Singapore to Phuket8,750MI750, MI756, MI758
Phuket to Singapore8,750MI749, MI755, MI757
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI52015,050MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI52115,050MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Chengdu10,500MI936, MI938
Chengdu to Singapore10,500MI935, MI93726 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Chongqing10,500MI972, MI980
Singapore to Shenzhen10,500MI962, MI966, MI968
Shenzhen to Singapore10,500MI961, MI965, MI969
Singapore to Xiamen10,500MI922
Xiamen to Singapore10,500MI92126 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Hiroshima17,500MI86832,900MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore17,500MI86732,900MI867

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Coimbatore12,950MI456
Coimbatore to Singapore12,950MI455
Singapore to Colombo12,950MI430
Singapore to Hyderabad12,950MI472, MI474
Hyderabad to Singapore12,950MI471, MI473
Singapore to Kolkata12,950MI488
Kolkata to Singapore12,950MI487
Malé to Singapore12,950MI481, MI483
Singapore to Visakhapatnam12,950MI442
Visakhapatnam to Singapore12,950MI441

Australia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Darwin14,000MI801, MI803
Darwin to Singapore14,000MI802, MI804
Singapore to Cairns19,600MI811, MI813
Cairns to Singapore19,600MI812, MI814

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, SQ80726 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Shanghai22,400SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore22,400SQ825, SQ831, SQ83326 – 30 September 2019
Singapore to Seoul24,150SQ612
Seoul to Singapore24,150SQ611
Singapore to Tokyo24,150SQ630, SQ12, SQ634, SQ638
Tokyo to Singapore24,150SQ11, SQ635, SQ637, SQ639

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Mumbai22,400SQ424, SQ426
Mumbai to Singapore22,400SQ421, SQ423
Singapore to New Delhi22,400SQ406
New Delhi to Singapore22,400SQ403

Middle East

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dubai25,900SQ4941 – 3 September 2019
Dubai to Singapore25,900SQ4951 – 3 September 2019

Africa

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Johannesburg25,900SQ48220 – 30 September 2019

Europe

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Düsseldorf45,150SQ338
Düsseldorf to Singapore45,150SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt45,150SQ326

North America

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles47,600SQ36
Los Angeles to Singapore47,600SQ35

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Canberra’s is a slow city but it is not that bad for a few short days especially for those “doing nothing” kind of holidays. I visited it as a stopover destination when SQ started the SIN-SYD-CBR thing and I do like its chillax vibe which can be a nice change from the much busier cities of Sydney and Melbourne. It also has a lot of museums and art if you are into that and there are a lot of nice restaurants, especially those fancy ones along Kingston Foreshore. My main complaint would be the lack of big chain hotels so… Read more »

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Canberra: a big plus NOW for artlovers who can act fast: the MONET exhibition, National Gallery of Australia. A OW Spontaneous Escape could get you BACK from that, as it closes Sep 1. Also interesting/helpful about Canberra, apart from the politics vibe, is in Aussie terms, it’s just ‘down the track’ from our two great, biggest cities Sydney & Melbourne. See some of the country, even: it’s about 4 hours by train from the former, about 8 by coach/train on to Melbourne. As well, getting around in Canberra is on a town planning layout that was literally from the ground… Read more »

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Aaron, if i take SQ288 without check in any luggage, i can leave to SYD without any problem right?