KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for December 2019 announced

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

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for December 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 November 2019 and are for travel between 1-31 December 2019 (both dates inclusive, blackout dates apply). This gives you 15 days to book, on par with what we historically see. 

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

30 destinations on offer for December 2019

December 2019 features 30 destinations in total (I count Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita as two separate destinations), which is much lower than average compared to previous months. It’s somewhat unsurprising, given that December is peak travel season for people in Singapore.  

Data nerd? Check out 25 months of historical Spontaneous Escapes pricing here!

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

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What’s good this month?

If you were hoping to score a December getaway to Bali, Bangkok, or Australia (except Perth), you’re going to be disappointed because these Singapore holiday hotspots are absent this month. That said, 30 destinations is slightly better than December 2018’s miserly 22 options. 

Here’s my thoughts on this month’s destinations.

Christmas in Europe

If you fancy checking out the Christmas markets in Europe you’ll be pleased to see that Dusseldorf is available in Business Class both to and from Singapore.

Even if Dusseldorf isn’t your intended European destination, it’s a good idea to book the long haul leg in Business Class comfort, before connecting to a budget/Economy Class flight to finish your journey. Dusseldorf is within 2 hours of most major European cities, and a good staging point for your trip.  

Flights to Dusseldorf use the A350-900 aircraft, with the 2013 Business Class seat. 

Singapore Airlines 2013 Business Class

Don’t bother with Premium Economy

The operative rule for Premium Economy redemptions doesn’t change with Spontaneous Escapes- it’s simply not a good use of your miles. I’d much rather save up a little more and get a full Business Class experience, than paying for what’s essentially Economy+

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

You might be tempted by the non-stop flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles, but watch out for those early January blackout dates. Moreover, Singapore Airlines tends to offer heavily-discounted Premium Economy fares on these routes, which makes this a dubious redemption even at 30% off. 

SilkAir Business Class options return, but why bother

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SilkAir is offering both Business and Economy Class awards this month (most of the times it’s just Economy), but I wouldn’t really consider redeeming my miles for their current Business Class products

Until Singapore Airlines subsumes SilkAir and refits their aircraft with full-flat Business Class seats, you’re going to encounter tired, uncomfortable recliners that are well past their prime. 

Conclusion

December’s crop of Spontaneous Escapes is slim pickings, and I wouldn’t expect that to pick up for January either. That said, if you’ve found a destination you’re heading to anyway, then Spontaneous Escapes are a great way of stretching your miles, especially if you’re traveling with family.

Remember to ticket your awards before 30 November!

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 Jakarta 5,250 SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ968 13,300 SQ950, SQ958, SQ960, SQ962, SQ964, SQ968
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 SQ930, SQ932 13,300 SQ930, SQ932
Singapore to Ho Chi Minh City 8,750 SQ184, SQ186 22 – 31 December 2019 15,050 SQ178, SQ184, SQ186
Ho Chi Minh City to Singapore 8,750 SQ183, SQ185 15,050 SQ177, SQ183, SQ185
Singapore to Yangon 15,050 SQ998
Yangon to Singapore 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 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806 1 – 25 December 2019 27,300 SQ800, SQ802, SQ806
Beijing to Singapore 27,300 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ836 1 – 22 December 2019 27,300 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore 27,300 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833
Singapore to Seoul 32,900 SQ602, SQ608, SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 32,900 SQ603, SQ607, SQ611
Singapore to Fukuoka 17,500 SQ656 1 – 23 December 2019
Fukuoka to Singapore 32,900 SQ655 20 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Nagoya 17,500 SQ672 1 – 17 December 2019 32,900 SQ672 1 – 15 December 2019
Nagoya to Singapore 17,500 SQ671 20 – 31 December 2019 32,900 SQ671 24 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Osaka 32,900 SQ620, SQ622 1 – 24 December 2019
Osaka to Singapore 32,900 SQ623 21 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Tokyo 32,900 SQ630 1 – 21 December 2019
Tokyo to Singapore 32,900 SQ639 19 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Hong Kong 10,500 SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ868 26 – 31 December 2019 21,350 SQ890, SQ860, SQ856, SQ866, SQ872, SQ868
Hong Kong to Singapore 10,500 SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ871 21,350 SQ857, SQ891, SQ863, SQ861, SQ865, SQ871

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
Ahmedabad to Singapore 27,300 SQ531 26 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Bangalore 27,300 SQ502, SQ504
Bangalore to Singapore 27,300 SQ503, SQ505
Singapore to Colombo 27,300 SQ468
Colombo to Singapore 27,300 SQ469
Singapore to Dhaka 27,300 SQ446, SQ448
Dhaka to Singapore 27,300 SQ447, SQ449
Singapore to Kolkata 27,300 SQ516 11 – 23 December 2019
Kolkata to Singapore 27,300 SQ517 20 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Malé 12,950 SQ452

Australia and New Zealand

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Perth 14,000 SQ213, SQ223, SQ215, SQ225

Europe

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Düsseldorf 64,400 SQ338 18 – 29 December 2019
Düsseldorf to Singapore 64,400 SQ337 12 – 21 December 2019
Frankfurt to New York 15,750 SQ26 28 – 31 December 2019

SilkAir

South East Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Surabaya 5,250 MI224, MI226 13,300 MI224, MI226
Surabaya to Singapore 13,300 MI223, MI225
Singapore to Da Nang 15,050 MI632, MI640 20 – 31 December 2019
Mandalay to Singapore 8,250 (Typo on SIA website- it should be 8,750 miles) MI151, MI153      
Singapore to Yangon 15,050 MI518, MI520
Yangon to Singapore 15,050 MI519, MI521

North Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Hiroshima 32,900 MI868
Hiroshima to Singapore 32,900 MI867

South Asia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Kochi 27,300 MI462, MI468 20 – 29 December 2019
Kochi to Singapore 12,950 MI461 14 – 31 December 2019 27,300 MI461, MI467
Singapore to Chennai 27,300 MI436
Chennai to Singapore 12,950 MI435 20 – 31 December 2019 27,300 MI435
Singapore to Kathmandu 27,300 MI416

Australia

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Darwin 14,000 MI801, MI803 43,400 (Typo on SIA website- it should be 25,500 miles) MI801, MI803
Singapore to Cairns 43,400 MI811, MI813

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
Beijing to Singapore 22,400 SQ801, SQ805, SQ807
Singapore to Shanghai 22,400 SQ826, SQ828, SQ830, SQ836
Shanghai to Singapore 22,400 SQ825, SQ827, SQ831, SQ833
Singapore to Osaka 24,150 SQ622 27 – 31 December 2019
Tokyo to Singapore 24,150 SQ631, SQ633, SQ635, SQ637 17 – 31 December 2019
Singapore to Seoul 24,150 SQ612
Seoul to Singapore 24,150 SQ611
Singapore to Hong Kong 17,150 SQ860, SQ856, SQ866
Hong Kong to Singapore 17,150 SQ863, SQ861, SQ865

USA

FROM MILES REQUIRED FOR PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS FLIGHT NO. BLACKOUT PERIOD
Singapore to Los Angeles 47,600 SQ36, SQ38 1 – 12 January 2020
Los Angeles to Singapore 47,600 SQ35, SQ37 1 – 14 January 2020
Singapore to San Francisco 47,600 SQ34 1 – 12 January 2020
San Francisco to Singapore 47,600 SQ33 1 – 17 January 2020

 

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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