Move fast: Singapore Airlines has 30% off KrisFlyer award seats

By David Flynn, April 22 2018
Move fast: Singapore Airlines has 30% off KrisFlyer award seats

Planning a business trip to Singapore next month? Then tally up your KrisFlyer miles, as you'll need a lot less of them to make an award booking with Singapore Airlines.

As part of KrisFlyer's 'Spontaneous Escapes' promotion, redemption rates have been slashed by 30% across a range of routes including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Wellington (sorry, Adelaide and Auckland, you didn't make the cut).

This sees business class on SQ's flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane come in at 40,600 KrisFlyer miles instead of the usual 58,000 miles, for example.

However, you can make the discounted award bookings only on certain flights: on Melbourne-Singapore you have to fly SQ247/SQ248 to snare the cut-price fare.

Sydney flyers looking to save their KrisFlyer miles must book on SQ221 and SQ231 en route to Singapore, although the return leg lets them choose between SQ222, SQ232 and SQ288.

In comparison, Brisbane is blessed by having all four of its daily SQ flights covered by the 30% KrisFlyer discount, although there's a blackout period for BNE business class award redemptions from May 25-31.

And there's good news for Perth: the insanely-low 22,750 KrisFlyer miles needed to wing your way to Singapore in business class is valid for the airline's new Boeing 787-10 which from May 8 will run daily on SQ215/216.

You can head further afield on Singapore Airlines and its regional arm SilkAir flights, although this is mostly limited to Asian destinations as the sole European city to which you can make a discounted 'Spontaneous Escape' is  Dusseldorf – click here for the full list.

There are two special conditions for this promotion: you have to book your KrisFlyer redemption by April 30 (the discount will be automatically applied during the booking process, so there's no need to register for this promotion), and you have to travel between May 1 and May 31.


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

22 Feb 2011

Total posts 9

I managed to get a return Singapore in Business for the 80,000 points. A great deal and I may have snagged the new A380. I do miss the discount you used to get for booking a redemption seat on line with SQ

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 175

Heh wockinwod - What flight is the new A380 running on please.

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

12 Apr 2017

Total posts 206

I have tried a number of dates in May and the best shown is still 58,000 points needed. Can anyone find any availability between Melbourne & Singapore?

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

16 Jun 2017

Total posts 36

It seems ADL gets the short end on all fronts. Rubbish A330-300, Ridiculous connection times going to Europe or Japan (9 hours), and now shafted on the points deal

26 Oct 2017

Total posts 17

Yes, please include us folk in Adelaide, SQ.

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