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We regularly cover Singapore Airlines’ 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 30th April 2019. Choose from any of the flights listed here and travel between 1st-31st May 2019 (though watch out for ‘blackout dates’ on some routes).
This list isrelatively weak this time if you’re looking for a Business Class bargain, but Economy is an option from London or Paris to Singapore for just 26,600 Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles (+ £124.62 tax from London) one way.
To find the discounted rates, just log into 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 on the Spontaneous Escapes list, and Business Class from San Francisco to Singapore for 66,500 KrisFlyer Miles might well appeal to some readers too.
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 a 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.