Score up to 51% off premium economy, business-class awards on Singapore Airlines

Jan 15, 2020

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Every month, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer mileage program discounts certain routes through its KrisFlyer “Spontaneous Escapes” program. While the discount is typically 30%, Singapore Airlines is celebrating the 21st anniversary of KrisFlyer with an additional 21% discount.

That means that now through the end of January, you can score up to 51% off economy, premium economy and even business-class awards on certain routes for travel in February 2020.

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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 discounted business-class awards between San Francisco (SFO) and Singapore (SIN) and Hong Kong (HKG):

In addition, routes between New York-JFK and Frankfurt (FRA), between Houston (IAH) and Singapore and between Houston and Manchester (MAN) are discounted in premium economy:

Finally, economy routes between New York and Frankfurt and between Houston and Manchester are discounted to just 11,025 miles each way:

There are also plenty of options between Europe and Singapore in economy for 18,620 miles each way and business class for 45,080 miles:

And between Europe and Singapore in premium economy for 31,605 miles:

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 nondiscounted 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-SIN, SFO-HKG, JFK-FRA, IAH-SIN, IAH-MAN and many more routes
Purchase by: Jan. 31, 2020
Travel dates: February 2020
Booking link: Directly with KrisFlyer
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San Francisco to Hong Kong in business class for 43,610 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:

Houston to Manchester in premium economy for 23,030 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:

New York-JFK to Frankfurt in economy for 11,025 miles plus $5.60 in taxes and fees one-way:

Houston to Manchester in economy for 11,025 miles plus $5.60 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 by Zach Honig/The Points Guy. 

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