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The 2019 February Edition of Krisflyer’s Spontaneous Escapes promised to “offer never-before redemption deals”, and it truly has been very different from previous months. For one, the number of destinations offered is the most to date. The list is so long that it took me some time to look through. Secondly, this is the first time that they are offering Business Class seats at Economy class rates! As for Economy seat redemptions, these are at 50% discount to the usual rate!

Looking at the table below, it appears that the greatest savings is 60.5%, which is for SIN-KUL. However, for such a short trip, most people will think it is hardly worth it to redeem a business class ticket for this! The next best route in terms of savings will be destinations in Europe, which come at a discount of 58.7% as compared to the usual redemption rate. However, one must be aware there are no flights from Singapore offering business class seats. Alternatively, flights to destinations in Australia and New Zealand are also at a very good deal at 54.8% discount, and there are return flights to places like PER, ADL, SYD, MEL and AKL!

 

The important thing to note that these redemptions are deemed as “promotional” rates, which are treated like the cheapest air tickets, meaning there is strictly NO cancellation or amendments to travel plans. There are also no stopovers, and flights have to be confirmed by the redemption date.

One thing that is NOT mentioned in the Terms & Conditions though – flights have been to be available at time of booking to enjoy the discounted rate. Waitlisted flights that clear almost immediately will be subjected to the normal rate.

One last thing, there’re also discounted fares from SIN-LAX on premium economy – the only ones offered this month! At 38000 miles, these seats come at a 44% discount, and can be booked from for travel from 1 Mar – 30 Apr!

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