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We’ve written a few times before about Singapore Airlines’ excellent monthly ‘Spontaneous Escapes’ promotions. Essentially, these are time limited promos that knock big chunks off the number of miles required for a variety of Singapore Airlines award redemptions, which can lead to some fantastic bargains!
The current offer is for selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights booked by 31st March 2019. Choose from any of the flights listed here and travel between 1st-30th April 2019 (though watch out for ‘blackout dates’ on some routes).
This list relatively weak this time if you’re looking for a Business Class bargain, but an Economy redemption did catch my eye: London-Singapore for just 26,600 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles (+ £124.62 tax) one way.
To find the discounted rates, just login to your KrisFlyer account and search for award flights like normal. You’ll actually see the standard pricing to begin with when searching. The discount only shows up when you select a flight.
There are no ‘surcharges’ when redeeming KrisFlyer Miles on Singapore or SilkAir flights, so the taxes/fees are relatively reasonable.
For context, BA charges 35,000 Avios + £229.12 on ‘Peak’ dates and 22,750 Avios + £229.12 on ‘Off Peak’ dates:
I think almost everybody would agree that paying a few thousand more points/miles to save ~£100 in tax/fees and to fly Singapore Airlines rather than BA, makes the KrisFlyer deal superior even if you’re travelling on an ‘Off Peak’ day.
As usual, there’s also a full range of good value redemption options within Asia and some decent options for travel between Singapore and Australia too on the Spontaneous Escapes list.
How to get KrisFlyer Miles
By far the easiest and best value way to accumulate KrisFlyer Miles in the UK is to transfer over American Express Membership Rewards Points at 1:1 rate. Note that KrisFlyer Miles expire after 3 years regardless of account activity, so do bear that in mind when considering whether to start collecting them.