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Every month, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer mileage program puts certain routes on discount through its KrisFlyer “Spontaneous Escapes” program. Through the end of August, you can score up to 30% off certain routes and cabins for last-minute awards in September — as well as premium economy awards between LA and Singapore in October.
While there are dozens of discounted routes on the full list, there are just a few that are outside Asia. Unfortunately, none of the discounted economy and business class routes are between Singapore and the US or Europe. However, there are a few US/Europe premium economy routes on discount:
- Los Angeles to Singapore (and vice versa) for 47,600 miles each way in October 2019 — limited to SQ flights 35-36
- Düsseldorf to Singapore (and visa versa) for 45,150 miles each way in September 2019 (SQ flight 337-338)
- Singapore to Frankfurt (only this direction) for 45,150 miles each way in September 2019 — limited to SQ flight 326
However, this promotion is primarily useful for connecting you between Singapore and Asian destinations. Here are some mid-haul options that are worth considering:
|Singapore to Beijing (and v.v.)||14,000||22,400||27,300|
|Singapore to Shanghai (and v.v.)||14,000||22,400||27,300|
|Singapore to Fukuoka (and v.v.)||17,500||N/A||32,900|
|Singapore to Nagoya (and v.v.)||17,500||N/A||32,900|
|Singapore to Osaka (and v.v.)||17,500||N/A||32,900|
|Singapore to Tokyo (and v.v.)||17,500||24,150||32,900|
|Singapore to Seoul (and v.v.)||17,500||24,150||32,900|
|Singapore to Ahmedabad (and v.v.)||12,950||N/A||27,300|
|Singapore to Bangalore (and v.v.)||12,950||N/A||27,300|
|Singapore to Dhaka (and v.v.)||12,950||N/A||27,300|
|Singapore to Kolkata (and v.v.)||12,950||N/A||27,300|
|Singapore to Mumbai (and v.v.)||12,950||22,400||27,300|
|Singapore to Malé (and v.v.)||12,950||N/A||N/A|
|Singapore to New Delhi (and v.v.)||N/A||22400||27,300|
|Adelaide to Singapore||19,600||N/A||N/A|
|Singapore to Brisbane (and v.v.)||19,600||N/A||43,400|
|Singapore to Canberra (and v.v.)||N/A||N/A||43,400|
|Singapore to Christchurch (and v.v.)||N/A||N/A||43,400|
|Singapore to Dubai (and v.v.)||17,500||25,900||N/A|
|Singapore to Johannesburg||17,500||25,900||34,300|
|Singapore to Düsseldorf||N/A||45,150||N/A|
|Singapore to Frankfurt (and v.v.)||N/A||45,150||N/A|
Note that flights in both directions aren’t always discounted. So, make sure to pay attention to the route direction when planning a trip. Also, there are blackout dates. For these — and all the route options within Asia — check the full list.
If you already have an award flight booked for this period, it could be worth cancelling your existing award, paying a small redeposit fee and re-booking at the lower rate if the dates work out for you.
No discount codes or special links are needed for this offer. Just search on KrisFlyer’s website and the discount will automatically be applied at check-out. Note that un-discounted rates will appear in the search results, but the discounted price will show when you click the flight option.
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Routes: LAX-SIN (and reverse), DUS-FRA (and reverse), SIN-FRA, and many more routes
Purchase By: August 31
Travel Dates: October 1-31 for LAX-SIN awards. Otherwise September 1-30 for all other routes.
Booking Link: Directly with KrisFlyer
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare booked directly with the airline), Citi Prestige Card (5x on airfare plus trip delay insurance), Citi Premier Card (3x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x on airfare), American Express® Gold Card (3x on airfare booked directly with the airline) or Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on travel)
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) nonstop in premium economy for 47,600 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:
Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX) nonstop in premium economy for 47,600 miles plus SGD73 (US$53) in taxes and fees one-way:
Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) nonstop in premium economy for 95,200 miles plus $58 in taxes and fees round-trip:
Düsseldorf (DUS) to Singapore (SIN) nonstop in premium economy for 90,300 miles plus €97 ($107) in taxes and fees round-trip:
Singapore (SIN) to Frankfurt (FRA) nonstop in premium economy for 45,150 miles plus SGD50 (US$36) in taxes and fees one-way:
Building Your KrisFlyer Balance
Even if your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer balance is currently zero, you can easily compile a bunch of miles through transferable point programs. The KrisFlyer program partners with all of the major transferable currencies:
- American Express Membership Rewards (1:1 ratio)
- Chase Ultimate Rewards (1:1)
- Citi ThankYou Rewards (1:1)
- Capital One Venture Miles (2:1)
That means that you can transfer points from popular cards like The Platinum Card® from American Express, the Chase Sapphire Reserve, the Citi Premier Card and the Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card directly to Singapore to enable these redemptions.
Featured image of Singapore Airlines business class by Zach Honig / The Points Guy.
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