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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for October 2019 announced

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

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

View this month’s Spontaneous Escapes here

All Spontaneous Escape awards must be booked and ticketed by 30 September 2019 and are for travel between 1-31 October 2019 (both dates inclusive, blackout dates apply). The one exception is Los Angeles, which is for travel between 1-30 November 2019. This gives you 14 days to book, on par with the historical 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

48 destinations on offer for October 2019

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October 2019 features 48 destinations in total (I count Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita as two separate destinations), which is slightly more than compared to previous months.

Data nerd? Check out 23 months of historical Spontaneous Escapes pricing here!

Here’s the summary of what’s available for SIA and SilkAir in October 2019:

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What’s good this month?

October 2019 features roughly the same number of destinations as September 2019, but what’s changed is the distribution.

Absent are Spontaneous Escapes stalwarts like Bangkok, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hanoi, and Hong Kong (odd, because you’d think with the protests they’d have a ton of spare capacity on that route). SilkAir also reverts to all Economy after offering some Business Class awards last month. 

Here’s what caught my eye: 

Istanbul, Manchester, Houston feature for the first time

Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy on the A350 | Photo Credit: TPG

October 2019 marks the first month we’ve seen Istanbul, Manchester or Houston ever feature in Spontaneous Escapes (we’ve seen the fifth freedom route MAN-IAH been offered in June 2019, but not SIN-MAN or SIN-MAN-IAH). 

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Unfortunately, no discounted Business Class awards are available on these routes. Istanbul is only available in Economy Class, while Manchester and Houston are available in Premium Economy.

I’d be hard pressed to recommend burning your hard-earned miles on Premium Economy, even at a discount. That said, some would argue that with Spontaneous Escapes, you’re paying a small premium over Economy Class to fly Premium Economy. I suppose if you’re starting from the position of redeeming Economy Class, then yes- it’s correct to say that this is a small premium for a small incremental comfort. It’s not my cup of tea, but I’ve learned that the best redemption is the one that makes you happy. 

Gateway to Europe

I noted in my meta-analysis of Spontaneous Escapes that we don’t really see Europe feature all that often. This month’s a bit of an outlier in that we’re seeing four European destinations, the most in any Spontaneous Escapes since March 2019.

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class, available on SQ326 and SQ338 to Frankfurt and Dusseldorf

Only Frankfurt and Dusseldorf have Business Class awards, but their central position in Europe makes them good springboards to access the rest of the continent. It’s not difficult to find a cheap budget flight to London, Paris, Stockholm, Munich, or any of SQ’s Europe destinations that don’t feature in premium cabins. 

New Business Class only available on one route

Last month’s Spontaneous Escapes offered the chance to try SQ’s latest 2017 Business Class to Mumbai, but Mumbai’s no longer on offer this month.

Singapore Airlines’ latest A380 Business Class
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This leaves Shanghai as the only route where you can try the new product at a discounted rate. You’ll want to book SQ830/833 to snag this seat.

Options to Australia

2018 Regional Business Class seat, available to Adelaide

We’ve not seen Sydney or Melbourne feature in Spontaneous Escapes since June 2019, but Adelaide (ADL-SIN) is on offer in Business Class. This gives you the opportunity to try Singapore Airlines’ regional A350-900s, which are equipped with the 2018 Regional Business Class seat. Brisbane is also worth a look, with Business Class awards at only 43,400 miles in both directions. 

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 September!

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

Singapore Airlines

South East Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Brunei 13,300 SQ182
Brunei to Singapore 13,300 SQ181
Singapore to Kuala Lumpur 5,250 SQ116, SQ118 13,300 SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore 5,250 SQ107 13,300 SQ107
Singapore to Jakarta 5,250 SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ968 13,300 SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ968
Jakarta to Singapore 5,250 SQ951, SQ953, SQ955, SQ957 13,300 SQ951, SQ953, SQ955, SQ957
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 SQ930, SQ932
Surabaya to Singapore 5,250 SQ931, SQ933
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City 8,750 SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore 8,750 SQ183, SQ185
Singapore to Manila 8,750 SQ921 24 – 25 October 2019 SQ916 24 – 25 October 2019
Manila to Singapore 8,750 SQ921 27 – 28 October 2019 15,050 SQ915, SQ921 27 – 28 October 2019
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 SQ998 15,050 SQ998
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 SQ997 15,050 SQ997

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing 14,000 27,300 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806 01 – 10 October 2019
Beijing to Singapore 14,000 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807 01 – 06 October 2019 27,300 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807 01 – 04 October 2019
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832 01 – 15 October 2019 27,300 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ832, SQ836 01 – 15 October 2019
Shanghai to Singapore 14,000 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835 01 – 05 October 2019 27,300 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833, SQ835 01 – 05 October 2019
Singapore to Fukuoka 17,500 SQ656 14 – 31 October 2019 32,900 SQ656
Fukuoka to Singapore 17,500 SQ655 13 – 23 October 2019 32,900 SQ655
Singapore to Nagoya 17,500 SQ672 18 – 29 October 2019 32,900 SQ672 10 – 16 October 2019
Nagoya to Singapore 17,500 SQ671 18 – 21 October 2019 32,900 SQ671 10 – 20 October 2019
Singapore to Osaka 17,500 SQ620, SQ622 17 – 27 October 2019
Osaka to Singapore 17,500 SQ621, SQ623 11 – 20 October 2019
Singapore to Tokyo 17,500 SQ630 11 – 27 October 2019 32,900 SQ630
Tokyo to Singapore 17,500 SQ639 10– 21 October 2019 32,900 SQ11
Singapore to Seoul 32,900 SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 32,900 SQ603, SQ607, SQ611

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad   27,300 SQ530 18 – 31 October 2019
Singapore to Bangalore 12,950 SQ504
Bangalore to Singapore 12,950 SQ505
Singapore to Colombo 12,950 SQ468 27,300 SQ468
Colombo to Singapore 12,950 SQ469 27,300 SQ469
Singapore to Dhaka 27,300 SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore 27,300 SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata 27,300 SQ516 01 – 14 October 2019
Kolkata to Singapore 27,300 SQ517 01 – 14 October 2019
Singapore to Malé 12,950 SQ452
Malé to Singapore 12,950 SQ451

Australia and New Zealand

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Adelaide to Singapore 43,400 SQ278
Singapore to Brisbane 43,400 SQ255 01 – 13 October 2019
Brisbane to Singapore 19,600 SQ236 43,400 SQ266

Middle East and Turkey

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Dubai 17,500 SQ494 24 – 25 October 2019
Dubai to Singapore 17,500 SQ495 27 – 28 October 2019
Singapore to Istanbul 17,500 SQ392

Europe

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Frankfurt 26,600 SQ326 64,400 SQ326
Singapore to London 26,600 SQ306, SQ308, SQ318, SQ322
Singapore to Düsseldorf 64,400 SQ338

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Bandung 5,250 MI192, MI196
Bandung to Singapore 5,250 MI191, MI195
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 Kota Kinabalu 5,250 MI391, MI395
Kota Kinabalu to Singapore 5,250 MI392, MI396
Singapore to Lombok 5,250 MI124, MI128
Singapore to Makassar 5,250 MI142, MI144
Singapore to Penang 5,250 MI350, MI352, MI356
Penang to Singapore 5,250 MI347, MI349, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Semarang 5,250 MI102, MI104
Semarang to Singapore 5,250 MI103
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 MI224, MI226
Surabaya to Singapore 5,250 MI223, MI225
Singapore to Yogyakarta 5,250 MI152, MI154
Yogyakarta to Singapore 5,250 MI151, MI153
Singapore to Phnom Penh 8,750 MI602, MI606, MI608
Phnom Penh to Singapore 8,750 MI601, MI605, MI607
Singapore to Siem Reap 8,750 MI614, MI616
Singapore to Yangon 8,750 MI519, MI521
Yangon to Singapore 8,750 MI518, MI520

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Chengdu to Singapore 10,500 MI935, MI937 01 – 03, 23 – 31 October 2019
Singapore to Shenzhen 10,500 MI962, MI966, MI968 04 – 09, 25 – 31 October 2019
Shenzhen to Singapore 10,500 MI961, MI965, MI969 01 – 03 October 2019
Singapore to Xiamen 10,500 MI922 04 – 12 October 2019
Xiamen to Singapore 10,500 MI921 01 – 03, 22 – 24 October 2019
Singapore to Hiroshima 17,500 MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore 17,500 MI867

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Colombo 12,950 MI428, MI430
Colombo to Singapore 12,950 MI427, MI429
Singapore to Hyderabad 12,950 MI472,
Hyderabad to Singapore 12,950 MI471
Singapore to Kochi 12,950 MI464, MI468
Kochi to Singapore 12,950 MI463, MI467

Australia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Darwin 14,000 MI801, MI803 01 – 13 October 2019
Darwin to Singapore 14,000 MI802, MI804
Cairns to Singapore 19,600 MI812, MI814

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy awards

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Beijing 22,400 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806 01 – 15 October 2019
Beijing to Singapore 22,400 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807 01 – 04 October 2019
Singapore to Shanghai 22,400 SQ828, SQ830, SQ836 01 – 15 October 2019
Shanghai to Singapore 22,400 SQ825, SQ831, SQ833 01 – 05 October 2019
Singapore to Seoul 24,150 SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 24,150 SQ611
Singapore to Tokyo 24,150 SQ630, SQ634
Tokyo to Singapore 24,150 SQ11, SQ635, SQ639

Australia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Brisbane to Singapore 32,900 SQ246

Europe

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Düsseldorf to Singapore 45,150 SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt 45,150 SQ326
Singapore to London 45,150 SQ306, SQ308, SQ318, SQ322
Singapore to Manchester 45,150 SQ52 01 – 05, 23 – 29 October 2019

North America

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles 47,600 SQ36
Los Angeles to Singapore 47,600 SQ35
Singapore to Houston 51,100 SQ52 01 – 05, 23 – 29 October 2019

 


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There’s a bug, one can’t see your front page with latest posts when one clicks milelion.com – thought you should know

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