KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes for August 2023 announced

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Save 30% off Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class awards with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes, for travel between 1-31 August 2023.

Spontaneous Escapes have been announced for August 2023, with 30% off redemptions for selected Singapore Airlines routes in Business Class, Premium Economy Class and Economy Class.

Spontaneous Escapes

All Spontaneous Escape awards must be booked and ticketed by 31 July 2023 and are for travel between 1-31 August 2023 (blackout dates may apply).

My picks for this month

August’s selection is slim, and popular destinations have blackout dates around the National Day period. 

My picks this month would be: 

  • Singapore to/from Sydney in Business Class for 47,950 miles (but with a significant portion of the month blocked out!)
  • Singapore to/from Beijing and Shanghai in Business Class for 30,100 miles (no blackouts for the whole of August)
  • Singapore to Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh and Manila in Economy Class (9,450 miles)

India continues to be the richest source of Spontaneous Escapes, with Business Class deals for Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and New Delhi, so if your travels bring you to that part of the world then great.

There’s no Spontaneous Escapes awards to Europe or the USA, and likewise there aren’t any offers for regional getaways like Bali, Bangkok, and Phuket. 

Full list of Spontaneous Escapes

✈️ Business & Economy Class

South East Asia

North Asia

West Asia & Africa

Southwest Pacific

✈️ Premium Economy Class

North Asia

West Asia & Africa

Southwest Pacific

Europe

USA

Spontaneous Escapes: Ground Rules

❓  Spontaneous Escapes
  • Tickets must be booked online at singaporeair.com or the SingaporeAir mobile app; no bookings via phone are permitted
  • Tickets cannot be changed or cancelled. Be sure about your travel plans, or buy a travel insurance policy that covers miles bookings
    • Refunds will only be granted if the flight is cancelled by SIA, or if a change in entry regulations makes travel impossible
  • 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
  • Awards must be ticketed within the Spontaneous Escapes promotion period
  • Waitlisting is not permitted for Spontaneous Escapes awards
  • Blackout dates apply. If you’re not seeing discounts, this may be why
  • 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 cannot combine Spontaneous Escapes awards and Saver/Advantage awards in the same booking. You will need to book separate one-way legs if the Spontaneous Escapes discounts do not apply to one or more of the flights in your itinerary

Singapore Airlines shows Spontaneous Escapes awards under a special Promo category. This is the one you should select when making your booking (and if it doesn’t appear, that means there’s no availability remaining- though that doesn’t preclude it from reappearing later, so check back often). 

Selecting a Spontaneous Escapes award

Prior to COVID, Spontaneous Escapes were a subset of Saver awards. This created a problem, namely that if you wanted to book a regular Saver award (because it comes with a cancellation option, unlike Spontaneous Escapes awards), you couldn’t actually do it!

Now that Spontaneous Escapes are a separate category unto themselves, you have the freedom to choose to pay regular Saver prices if you so wish (thereby enjoying additional flexibility).

Spontaneous Escapes awards are strictly non-cancellable and non-changeable (SIA’s free rebooking policy doesn’t apply here, and in any case ended on 31 July 2022).

Since no concession is made for travellers who cannot fly due to COVID-19, the onus is on you to purchase travel insurance that covers miles & points bookings.

Which travel insurance policies covers miles and points bookings?

What if you have an existing award?

If you’ve already holding on to a confirmed award on a flight that is now under Spontaneous Escapes, you will need to:

  1. Book the Spontaneous Escapes rate
  2. Cancel the existing booking and pay the redeposit fee (US$75 for Saver, US$50 for Advantage)

I strongly recommend doing it in this order, in case the Spontaneous Escapes award space disappears in the meantime. It does mean you’ll need sufficient miles on hand, of course. 

Depending on your luck, miles may be recredited immediately to your account, but can take up to 4-6 weeks. If you need them urgently, the CSO can put in a request to expedite the process, but YMMV.

Conclusion

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes for August 2023 and if you manage to find something amidst the shortlist, don’t forget to ticket your awards by 31 July 2023 to enjoy the discounts. 

What will you be booking for Spontaneous Escapes? 

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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