Spontaneous Escapes have been announced for October 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 30 September 2023 and are for travel between 1-31 October 2023 (blackout dates may apply).
My picks for this month
My picks this month would be:
- Singapore to Bali for 5,950 miles in Economy Class
- Adelaide/Christchurch/Melbourne/Sydney to Singapore for 47,950 miles in Business Class
- Singapore to Paris for 72,450 miles in Business Class
- Singapore to Los Angeles/San Francisco for 29,400 miles in Economy Class (provided you have a high pain tolerance!)
I think it’s great we’re seeing a lot more Business Class awards on offer this month, especially for flights from Australia/NZ to Singapore (sadly not in the other direction, but hey, it’s some savings at least).
This is also the first time in a while that we’ve seen a European destination available in Business Class for Spontaneous Escapes, so if you like Paris in autumn why not?
While I don’t normally recommend redeeming miles for Premium Economy, I suppose 52,500 miles for the non-stop Singapore to San Francisco/ New York JFK flight isn’t the worst idea ever either.
Full list of Spontaneous Escapes
|✈️ Business & Economy Class
South East Asia
West Asia & Africa
South West Pacific
|✈️ 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 October 2023 are out, and if you manage to find something amidst the shortlist, be sure to ticket your awards by 30 September 2023 to enjoy the discounts.
What will you be booking for Spontaneous Escapes?