KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for November 2019 announced

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

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for November 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 31 October 2019 and are for travel between 1-30 November 2019 (both dates inclusive, blackout dates apply). This gives you 16 days to book, slightly longer than usual. 

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

54 destinations on offer for November 2019

November 2019 features 54 destinations in total (I count Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita as two separate destinations), which is more than average compared to previous months.

Data nerd? Check out 24 months of historical Spontaneous Escapes pricing here!

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

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What’s good this month?

After a brief absence last month, this month sees Spontaneous Escapes stalwarts Bangkok, Mumbai, Hanoi and Hong Kong return to the fold. There’s still plenty of options to Japan and Australia, with deals to be had in Business Class to cities like Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. 

SilkAir is only offering Economy awards once more, but I wouldn’t really consider redeeming my miles for their current Business Class products anyway. 

Here’s what caught my eye: 

Europe bonanza

I noted in my meta-analysis of Spontaneous Escapes that we don’t really see Europe feature all that often. So imagine my surprise to see nine European destinations this month, including never seen before cities like Milan. 

Unfortunately, the bulk of these destinations are only available in Economy or Premium Economy. Even with a discount, I’d find it hard to recommend burning your hard-earned miles on these cabins. I suppose, however, that if you were just trying to get as many people as possible to Europe for a vacation, then this might be a deal for you. 

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

The only European cities with discounted Business Class awards are Dusseldorf and Frankfurt. On the bright side, these are great places to use as springboards to the rest of Europe via Lufthansa. Moreover, Dusseldorf is available in both directions this time round, versus the usual one-way offer we see in previous months. 

San Francisco and New York on sale

It’s rare to see Business Class awards to the USA get discounted, so it’s good to see San Francisco available to and from Singapore for 66,500 miles each. This is a great price, although it’s available on the one-stop SQ1/2 via HKG only (i.e. not the non-stop options). This route is served by a B77W with the 2013 Business Class seat.

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class

This month also sees a Spontaneous Escapes debut for New York JFK as the elusive SQ25/26 finally goes on offer, albeit in Economy Class only. 

The sharp-eyed among you may be wondering if it makes sense to get to JFK by combining these two awards: 

  • SIN-FRA in Business Class (64,400 miles)
  • FRA-JFK in Economy Class (15,750 miles)

This costs a total of 80,150 miles, for which you’ll enjoy 13h 10 mins in Business Class (60%), and 8h 55 mins in Economy (40%). Given the regular price to fly this entire route in Business Class is 99,000 miles, I’d have to say the math doesn’t make sense. 

Singapore Airlines has historically released Spontaneous Escapes to the USA two months in advance of travel, but this month’s deals are meant for travel in November, just like all other destinations. 

Plane to Busan

Singapore Airlines will be taking over SilkAir’s Busan routes from 28 October, and it’s not because of capacity shortages arising from the 737 MAX 8 groundings. Rather, it’s because demand to Busan is strong enough to warrant an upgauge from a B737-800 to an A330-300 (an additional 123 seats)

Singapore Airlines A330-300 Business Class Seats

Unfortunately, the A330 isn’t a plane I’d advise you to redeem miles on, even with Spontaneous Escapes. Save your miles for a better Business Class experience. 

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 October!

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 Lumpur5,250SQ112, SQ116, SQ11813,300SQ112, SQ116, SQ118
Kuala Lumpur to Singapore5,250SQ10713,300SQ107
Singapore to Bali5,250SQ946, SQ94813,300SQ938, SQ942, SQ946, SQ948
Bali to Singapore5,250SQ939, SQ94913,300SQ939, SQ943, SQ947, SQ949
Singapore to Jakarta5,250SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ96813,300SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ968
Jakarta to Singapore5,250SQ951, SQ953, SQ955, SQ95713,300SQ951, SQ953, SQ955, SQ957
Singapore to Surabaya5,250SQ930, SQ93213,300SQ930, SQ932
Surabaya to Singapore5,250SQ931, SQ93313,300SQ931, SQ933
Singapore to Bangkok8,750SQ970, SQ976, SQ982, SQ97821 – 30 November 201915,050SQ970, SQ976, SQ982, SQ978
Bangkok to Singapore8,750SQ983, SQ98115,050SQ973, SQ983, SQ981
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City8,750SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore8,750SQ183
Hanoi to Singapore8,750SQ187
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 Beijing14,000SQ80227,300SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore14,000SQ805, SQ80727,300SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai14,000SQ826, SQ82827,300SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore14,000SQ825, SQ827, SQ83327,300SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833
Singapore to Busan17,500SQ61632,900SQ616
Busan to Singapore17,500SQ61532,900SQ615
Singapore to Seoul32,900SQ600, SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore32,900SQ603, SQ607, SQ609, SQ611
Singapore to Fukuoka32,900SQ656
Fukuoka to Singapore32,900SQ655
Nagoya to Singapore17,500SQ67132,900SQ671
Singapore to Tokyo17,500SQ63028 – 30 November 201932,900SQ630
Tokyo to Singapore17,500SQ6391– 4 November 201932,900SQ639, SQ11
Singapore to Hong Kong10,500SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ868, SQ221,350SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ868, SQ2
Hong Kong to Singapore10,500SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ871, SQ1, SQ321,350SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ871, SQ1, SQ3
Hong Kong to San Francisco23,100SQ228 – 30 November 201962,300SQ2
San Francisco to Hong Kong62,300SQ1, SQ3

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Ahmedabad27,300SQ5301 – 12 November 2019
Ahmedabad to Singapore12,950SQ5311 – 10 November 201927,300SQ5311 – 12 November 2019
Singapore to Bangalore12,950SQ50427,300SQ504
Bangalore to Singapore12,950SQ50527,300SQ505
Singapore to Chennai27,300SQ528
Chennai to Singapore27,300SQ529
Singapore to Dhaka12,950SQ44827,300SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore12,950SQ44927,300SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata12,950SQ51614 – 30 November 201927,300SQ516
Kolkata to Singapore27,300SQ517
Mumbai to Singapore12,950SQ4251 – 10 November 2019
Singapore to Malé12,950SQ45227,300SQ452

Australia and New Zealand

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Adelaide43,400SQ279
Adelaide to Singapore43,400SQ278
Singapore to Brisbane19,600SQ235, SQ25543,400SQ245, SQ255, SQ265
Brisbane to Singapore19,600SQ246, SQ25615 – 30 November 201943,400SQ246, SQ266
Canberra to Singapore19,600SQ28815 – 30 November 201943,400SQ288
Melbourne to Singapore19,600SQ21815 – 30 November 201943,400SQ208
Singapore to Sydney43,400SQ231
Sydney to Singapore43,400SQ222

Middle East and Turkey

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Istanbul17,500SQ39220 – 30 November 2019
Istanbul to Singapore17,500SQ391

Europe

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Barcelona26,600SQ3782, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 2019
Singapore to Düsseldorf26,600SQ33864,400SQ338
Düsseldorf to Singapore26,600SQ33764,400SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt26,600SQ32664,400SQ326
Frankfurt to Singapore26,600SQ325
Frankfurt to New York15,750SQ26
New York to Frankfurt15,750SQ25
Singapore to Munich26,600SQ328
Munich to Singapore26,600SQ327
Singapore to London26,600SQ306, SQ308, SQ318, SQ3221 – 3 November 2019
London to Singapore26,600SQ305, SQ317, SQ319, SQ3211 – 8 November 2019
Singapore to Zurich26,600SQ346
Zurich to Singapore26,600SQ345

USA

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIODMILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to San Francisco26,600SQ266,500SQ2
San Francisco to Singapore66,500SQ1, SQ3
Singapore to New York28,000SQ26
New York to Singapore28,000SQ25

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
Singapore to Penang5,250MI348, MI350, MI352, MI354, MI356
Penang to Singapore5,250MI345, MI347, MI349, MI351, MI353, MI355
Singapore to Balikpapan5,250MI134, MI138
Balikpapan to Singapore5,250MI133, MI137
Singapore to Bandung5,250MI192, MI196
Bandung to Singapore5,250MI191, MI195
Singapore to Lombok5,250MI124, MI128
Lombok to Singapore5,250MI123, MI127
Singapore to Makassar5,250MI142, MI144
Makassar to Singapore5,250MI141, MI143
Singapore to Medan5,250MI238, MI234
Medan to Singapore5,250MI237, MI233
Singapore to Semarang5,250MI102, MI104
Semarang to Singapore5,250MI101, MI103
Singapore to Surabaya5,250MI224, MI226
Surabaya to Singapore5,250MI223, MI225
Singapore to Yogyakarta5,250MI152, MI154
Yogyakarta to Singapore5,250MI151, MI153
Singapore to Phnom Penh8,750MI602, MI60613 – 17 November 2019
Phnom Penh to Singapore8,750MI601, MI6057 – 11 November 2019
Singapore to Yangon8,750MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore8,750MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Hiroshima to Singapore17,500MI8671 – 7 November 2019

South Asia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kochi12,950MI462, MI46820 – 30 November 2019
Kochi to Singapore12,950MI461, MI467

Australia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Darwin14,000MI801, MI803
Darwin to Singapore14,000MI802, MI80423 – 30 November 2019
Singapore to Cairns19,600MI812, MI8141 – 10 November 2019
Cairns to Singapore19,600MI811, MI81320 – 30 November 2019

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 Tokyo24,150SQ634
Tokyo to Singapore24,150SQ11
Singapore to Hong Kong17,150SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ2
Hong Kong to Singapore17,150SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ1, SQ3

Australia

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Brisbane to Singapore32,900SQ24623 – 30 November 2019
Canberra to Singapore32,900SQ288
Melbourne to Singapore32,900SQ228
Singapore to Sydney32,900SQ231

Europe

FROMMILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASSFLIGHT NO.BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Düsseldorf45,150SQ338
Düsseldorf to Singapore45,150SQ337
Singapore to Frankfurt45,150SQ326
Frankfurt to New York32,900SQ26
New York to Frankfurt32,900SQ25
Singapore to London45,150SQ306, SQ308, SQ318, SQ3221 – 3 November 2019
London to Singapore45,150SQ305, SQ317, SQ319, SQ3211 – 8 November 2019
Singapore to Paris45,150SQ334, SQ336
Paris to Singapore45,150SQ333,SQ3351, 4, 5, 9 November 2019
Singapore to Milan45,150SQ356
Singapore to Rome45,150SQ366

 

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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gni

“This route is served by a B77W with the 2013 Business Class seat.”

Is that supposed to be a good or bad thing…? O_O

Barry Allen

It can be a good or bad thing.

It depends on whether you like the 2013 business class seat on the B77W.

SG GOOD LIFE

Nice work as usual Aaron. You’re still the num 1 miles guy in SG!

Torn

I have a Business Saver redemption ticket booked for SIN-PEK in November. Question is whether it’s worth it to cancel that ticket to redeem a spontaneous escape? I can’t seem to find the answer to this in your other articles. It saves me 11,700 miles for a US$75 cancellation charge, so on the face of it I would think yes. And in terms of process, don’t think I can change route etc, so it would be cancel (pay US$75), ask SQ to expedite re-crediting of miles (any charge for calling them to do this?), and book the spontaneous escape. Anything… Read more »

freedom

Don’t ever try to redeposit your miles unless necessary. You can make changes to your redemption such as “change of route, cabin class, award type or add a stopover on Singapore Airlines / SilkAir” for US$25. You can change to another route with same or more miles for US$25. Is 11,700 miles worth US$25? This should be the question.

Torn

I don’t want to change any of that. Plus there’s no miles savings with your suggestion so don’t see how you arrived at “is 11,700 miles worth US$25″… In any case, even if I did such a change, I think it would be similar to changing from Biz Advantage to Biz Saver – I could ‘change’ the award type but I wouldn’t get the balance miles back.

freedom

if you have enough miles to book a new trip, just book a new one(the spontaneous rate) and change the current one to another route you like. That’s why the difference is only US$ 25 vs 11,700 miles.

Torn

I see. Unfortunately no other travel plans yet so this wouldn’t work. And I (ideally) don’t want to transfer additional CC miles to book a Spontaneous Escapes flight. So am hoping cancelling and recycling the miles for a new booking is viable (given it’s 2 weeks till end of month).

Torn

edit – sorry internet lagged and i posted twice by accident!

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