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.
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
West Asia & Africa
|✈️ Premium Economy Class
West Asia & Africa
Spontaneous Escapes: Ground Rules
|❓ Spontaneous Escapes
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).
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.
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:
- Book the Spontaneous Escapes rate
- 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.
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?