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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 September, you can score up to 30% off certain routes and cabins for travel from Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2019, — as well as premium economy awards between Singapore and Los Angeles in November.

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 U.S.. However, there are a few economy routes from Singapore to Europe on discount:

There are also a few premium economy discounts offered for the U.S. and Europe:

However, this promotion is primarily useful for connecting you between Singapore and Asian destinations. Here are some mid-haul options that are worth considering:

FROM Economy Premium
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 N/A
Singapore to Tokyo (and v.v.) 17,500 24,150 32,900
Singapore to Seoul (and v.v.) N/A 24,150 32,900
Singapore to Ahmedabad (and v.v.) N/A N/A 27,300
Singapore to Bangalore (and v.v.) 12,950 N/A N/A
Singapore to Dhaka (and v.v.) N/A N/A 27,300
Singapore to Kolkata (and v.v.) N/A N/A 27,300
Singapore to Malé (and v.v.) 12,950 N/A N/A
Adelaide to Singapore N/A N/A 43,400
Singapore to Brisbane (and v.v.) N/A 32,900 43,400
Singapore to Dubai (and v.v.) 17,500 N/A N/A
Singapore to Düsseldorf N/A 45,150 64,400

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 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: September
Travel Dates: Nov. 1-30 for LAX-SIN awards. Otherwise Oct. 1-31 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 Seoul (ICN) nonstop in business class for 32,900 miles plus SGD49.80 (US$36) in taxes and fees one-way:

Singapore (SIN) to Dubai (DXB) nonstop in economy for 17,500 miles plus SGD51.70 (US$37) 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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