Each month, Singapore Airlines releases a list of discounted award flights that are slashed by as much as 50% off the normal miles cost. KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes can be a great way to save, if you’re flexible with your time.
In March 2019, Singapore Airlines relaunched this promotion with a range of enticing promotional award flights (some at 50%) off, with routes covering multiple Australian and New Zealand cities, creating excitement amongst travellers with a stash of KrisFlyer miles.
After a less than compelling set of options in April and May 2019, with few options for exiting New Zealand shores, Singapore Airlines has released a number of options for New Zealanders. The selection is quite small but if you have flexibility, they might just be worthwhile.
However, as always there is some great value further afield to be had for New Zealand-based travellers, so keep an eye out for great options ex Singapore too.
June 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals
A small selection of the more interesting flights with a 30% KrisFlyer miles redemption discount:
- Singapore / Auckland, Business, both ways, 43,400 points per direction on SQ285, SQ286
- Singapore / Christchurch, Business, both ways, 43,400 points per direction on SQ297, SQ298
Note there are some exciting options ex Singapore into the northern Asian region.
The full list of routes and cabins offered under the June 2019 promotion can be found here.
How can I redeem a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight?
- Log in to your KrisFlyer account.
- Select ‘Book a Flight’ on your dashboard.
- Click ‘Redeem flights’ and select your route.
Note that the redemption discount will only be reflected in the booking summary panel after you have selected the flights.
When are KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes fares released?
Typically Singapore Airlines releases KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes fares around the middle of the month. You’ll then have until the end of that month to book and redeem your Krisflyer miles for your selected route, with most flights then available to redeem during the following month.
What seats are available in Spontaneous Escapes?
Usually, Business, Premium Economy and Economy seats are up for grabs.
While the promotion has been run throughout the previous year, sadly, I’ve not once spotted first class award redemptions, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see these in the future.
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes restrictions
Do note that tickets cannot be changed or cancelled – a risk that many will be happy to take for heavily discounted rates for imminent travel. There are also blackout periods in peak demand times that may further restrict options.
Flights are also available on a first come first serve basis, so your membership level with KrisFlyer is irrelevant in this case.
Full terms and conditions can be found on the offer page here.
Where can I sign up to receive the offers?
You can keep up to date with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers by choosing to register as a customer. You can do this online within your KrisFlyer account. Not yet a member? Join Krisflyer for free.
KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes: Verdict
The April and May 2019 Spontaneous Escapes promotions aren’t as generous as the previous month. However, a jaunt in Singapore Airlines’ highly regarded business class at a 30% discount could still be a great deal, particularly when you consider that fuel surcharges are not charged on KrisFlyer award redemptions.
With Singapore Airlines recently committing to make Spontaneous Escapes a permanent fixture, we will hopefully continue to see a range of solid KrisFlyer offers released each month.
Will you be booking a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight this month?