It’s that time again! Singapore Airlines has released this month’s Spontaneous Escapes deals. Each month, Singapore KrisFlyer runs this promotion which allows you to book a bunch of routes for about 30% fewer miles than the usual saver level award rate. You can find economy, premium economy and business class options from multiple regions of the world.
How to Earn Singapore KrisFlyer Miles
Most of you are probably set when it comes to earning Singapore KrisFlyer miles. But, just in case you’re a bit newer to this and want to prep for the next Spontaneous Escapes, you have several options to get your hands on the necessary miles.
The points you earn with American Express Membership Rewards cards (Learn More), Chase Ultimate Rewards cards (Learn More) and Citi ThankYou Points cards (Learn More) transfer to Singapore KrisFlyer at a 1:1 ratio.
You can also earn Capital One miles (Learn More) that transfer at a 2:1 ratio and Marriott Bonvoy points (Learn More) that transfer at a 3:1 ratio — with a 5,000-mile bonus when you transfer 60,000 points.
Those with the Amex UK cards and Membership Rewards points to burn can also transfer points to Singapore KrisFlyer at a 1:1 ratio.
Make sure you check out some of our favorite ways to redeem Chase Ultimate Rewards points, Amex Membership Rewards points and Citi ThankYou Points.
Spontaneous Escapes Details
To take advantage of this month’s Spontaneous Escapes, you need to book by June 30, 2019 and travel between July 1 and July 31, 2019. Now you know why they call these deals spontaneous. You can waitlist an award, however — and this is important — the ticket must be issued by June 30 or you won’t get the promo mileage rate.
As you might expect, these deals are on a first come, first serve basis so don’t expect them to last until June 30. Also, make sure you check the Spontaneous Escapes page for eligible flights as not all flights on a given route are eligible for the promo rate.
Our Favorite Deals This Month
While all these deals have a set 30% discount this month, there are a few that are of particular interest to us. Specifically, we wanted to flag a few great business class options to/from Australia, Dubai, Germany and South Africa. Not only are these great award rates but you won’t have to pay any surcharges on these tickets either, just the standard taxes/fees.
Make sure you check the promo page details as some routes are restricted to specific flights.
Singapore to Germany
Let’s start with Singapore (SIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) and Düsseldorf (DUS). These flights are a couple of the best deals this month and easily the longest business class flights of the promo. This month, you can book a one-way flight to either of these German cities for 64,400 KrisFlyer miles instead of the usual 92,000 miles.
While some Spontaneous Escapes promo deals allow you to book in either direction on Singapore Airlines between two cities, you can only book from Singapore to Germany, not the other way. Additionally, the only eligible flights are SQ326 to Frankfurt — on the 777 rather than the A380 — and SQ338 to Düsseldorf.
Singapore To South Africa Or Australia
You can book a one-way business class award ticket between Singapore and Johannesburg (JNB) — SQ481/482 — for 34,300 KrisFlyer miles. That’s a 10+ hour flight in business class for less than 35,000 miles and is definitely my favorite of this month’s Spontaneous Escapes.
If you’ve made the trek to Australia (or live there), you can book a business class flight from Adelaide (ADL) to Singapore on SQ278 for 43,400 KrisFlyer miles. Just be aware that July 1-9 are blackout dates. Now, if you’re in Singapore, you can book a flight to Brisbane (BNE) for the same rate on flights SQ246, SQ256 or SQ266.
Singapore To Dubai
If you’d lie to make a stop in Dubai to go dune bashing or visit the Gold Souk in Old Dubai on your way to Europe, this promo is for you. For 34,300 KrisFlyer miles, you can book a one-way business class ticket on Singapore Air — SQ494. Just keep an eye out for the blackout dates from July 26-31.
Extend A Trip In Asia
If you already have flights booked to Asia or are piecing together an extended trip through the region, there are lots of intra-Asia promo flights. The one that stands out to us is between Singapore and Seoul. The flight time on this one is listed at about 6.5 hours and you can book business class for 32,900 KrisFlyer miles one-way. Two of the eligible flights in each direction are on a Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner.
This flight would usually require 47,000 KrisFlyer miles and, when you think about it, it’s not much shorter than a New York-London flight. At 32,900 KrisFlyer miles, it really is a steal to fly one of the world’s best airlines in business class. If you’d prefer an economy flight, you can use 17,500 miles to fly to South Korea and Japan rather than the usual 25,000 miles.
These two options have really become a staple for the Spontaneous Escapes promo.
How To Search And Book
Singapore Airlines recently added a flexible search option which we think will make your search easier. When you do so, you’ll get a snapshot — Saver, Waitlist and Advantage — of what is available across seven days. Pick a Saver date and you should be able to find a flight eligible for the promo. Just make sure you select Redeem Flights before you run your search so you don’t accidentally look for cash fares.