Take to the skies sooner with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes.

Each month, Singapore Airlines releases a list of discounted award flights that are slashed by as much as 50% off the cost of the normal miles.

Read on to discover this month’s top deals.

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes

August 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals

This month, KrisFlyer members can take advantage of a 30% discount for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Saver Economy, Premium Economy and Business class seats, for travel in September (with some blackout dates).

Promotional Singapore Airlines award fares originating in New Zealand include:

  • Singapore / Christchurch, Business, both ways,  43,400 points per direction on SQ297, SQ298

No SilkAir flights out of New Zealand are featured this month.

Slightly further afield, travellers can access discounted mileage pricing on Business Saver fares between Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide to Singapore.

  • Brisbane – Singapore (43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business, 19,600 miles one way in Economy)
  • Canberra – Singapore (43,400 KrisFlyer miles one way in Business)
  • Adelaide – Singapore (19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy)

The promotional SilkAir routes are:

  • Darwin – Singapore (14,000 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy)
  • Cairns – Singapore (19,600 KrisFlyer miles one way in Economy)

There are also discounted Economy, Business and Premium Economy Saver flights on offer between Singapore and other destinations, including for many cities in Asia, Europe and the USA

To view all current KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals, head here.

How can I redeem a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight?

  1. Log in to your KrisFlyer account.
  2. Select ‘Book a Flight’ on your dashboard.
  3. 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?

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes can be a great way to save if you’re flexible with your travel dates and your class of travel.

Typically, Business, Premium Economy and Economy Saver seats are offered at discounted rates, usually between 30% and 50% off.

While the promotion has been run throughout the previous year, sadly, we’ve not once spotted first class award redemptions, so it’s unlikely that we’ll see any of these in the future.

KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes restrictions

While the promotion can represent excellent value, 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.

A history of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes deals

Singapore Airlines relaunched their popular KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes promotion in March 2019 with a range of discounted award flights (some at 50%) off.  Discounts were available for flights originating in multiple Australian and New Zealand cities, creating excitement amongst travellers who held a stash of KrisFlyer miles.

Since the initial launch, however, the promotion has been somewhat less generous. Some months bring compelling offers, whilst others are rather limited. However, the selection can be attractive if you have flexibility. Additionally, there can be even greater value to be had by positioning to Singapore before journeying outwards to Asia, the USA or Europe, so it pays to think outside the box.

Below is a history of what’s previously been offered for the New Zealand flyer.

July 2019 KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes offers

A small selection of the more interesting flights with a 30% KrisFlyer miles redemption discount:

Singapore Airlines:

  • 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.

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.

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KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes: Verdict

Spontaneous Escapes promotions aren’t always generous to a New Zealand traveller. However, if you’re flexible, 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’ll hopefully continue to see a range of solid KrisFlyer offers released each month.

Will you be booking a KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes flight this month?

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