Score 30% off premium economy, business class awards on Singapore Airlines

Nov 16, 2019

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Every month, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer mileage program discounts certain routes through its KrisFlyer “Spontaneous Escapes” program. Now through the end of November, you can score up to 30% off business class awards on certain routes for travel from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019 — or premium economy routes between Singapore and the U.S. for select dates in January 2020.

There are dozens of discounted routes on the full list, including a few that are outside Asia. The most relevant deals for our U.S. readers are these premium economy routes between Singapore and Los Angeles and San Francisco:

There are also options between Singapore and Dusseldorf and Frankfurt to New York — but unfortunately, not vice versa:

This promotion is also useful for connecting between Singapore and Asian destinations. Here are some mid-haul options that are worth considering:

From Economy Premium
Economy
Business
Class
Singapore to Hong Kong (and v.v.) 10,500 17,150 21,350
Singapore to Malé 12,950
Singapore to Perth 14,000
Singapore to Beijing 14,000 22,400 27,300
Beijing to Singapore 22,400 27,300
Singapore to Shanghai 14,000 22,400 27,300
Shanghai to Singapore 22,400 27,300
Singapore to Ahmedabad (and v.v.) 27,300
Singapore to Bangalore (and v.v.) 27,300
Singapore to Colombo (and v.v.) 27,300
Singapore to Dhaka (and v.v.) 27,300
Singapore to Kolkata (and v.v.) 27,300
Singapore to Fukuoka 17,500
Singapore to Nagoya (and v.v.) 17,500 32,900
Singapore to Seoul (and v.v.) 24,150 32,900
Singapore to Osaka 24,150 32,900
Osaka to Singapore 32,900
Tokyo to Singapore 24,150 32,900
Singapore to Tokyo 32,900
Fukuoka to Singapore 32,900
Singapore to Darwin 14,000 43,400
Singapore to Cairns 43,400

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 canceling your existing award, paying a small redeposit fee and rebooking 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 checkout. Note that the non-discounted rates will appear at first in the search results, but the discounted price will show when you click the flight option.

Airline: Singapore Airlines
Routes: SFO/LAX-SIN (and reverse), FRA-JFK, DUS-SIN (and reverse), and many more routes
Purchase by: November 30, 2019
Travel dates: Dec. 1 – 31, 2019 — except U.S. routes to Singapore, which are from Jan. 13 – 31, 2020
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), 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)

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) in premium economy for 47,600 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) in premium economy for 47,600 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:

San Francisco (SFO) to Singapore (SIN) in premium economy for 95,200 miles plus $59 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Singapore (SIN) in premium economy for 95,200 miles plus $59 in taxes and fees round-trip:

Dusseldorf (DUS) to Singapore (SIN) in business class for 64,400 miles plus €65 ($72) in taxes and fees one-way:

Frankfurt (FRA) to New York (JFK) in economy for 15,750 miles plus €100 ($110) in taxes and fees one-way:

Building your KrisFlyer balance

Even if your Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer balance is currently zero, you can easily earn a bunch of miles through transferable point programs. The KrisFlyer program partners with all of the major transferable currencies:

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 photo of Singapore Airlines business class by Zach Honig/The Points Guy. 

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