Fly Business Class to Singapore from Christchurch for only 43,400 KrisFlyer miles

A guide to KrisFlyer's Spontaneous Escapes discounted redemption promotions

Singapore Airlines Aircraft Parked at Gate
GUIDE: Using Points
DIFFICULTY: Intermediate
TIME TO READ: 2 minutes
POSTED: August 28, 2019
UPDATED: August 28, 2019
LOYALTY PROGRAMS: Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Each month, Singapore Airlines’ loyalty programme KrisFlyer offers 30% off its usual full redemption prices for Business and Economy Class flights. It only covers travel during the following month to/from Singapore and a range of destinations.

The New Zealand airports included in this month’s list are:

  • Christchurch: Business Class for 43,400 miles
Singapore Airlines A350 Long-Haul Business Class Seat
You can fly in this Business Class seat between Christchurch and Singapore for only 43,400 KrisFlyer miles

Why is this a good deal?

KrisFlyer miles are one of the more valuable mileage currencies for us in New Zealand. Whilst Economy Class redemptions are also offered on sale during these promotions, we usually focus on their Business (and First) Class redemptions as being ‘the deal’.

This deal makes sense for those with flexibility to travel at short notice and wanting to get good value from their KrisFlyer miles balance. A sweetener is that KrisFlyer does not add fuel surcharges to award tickets for travel on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.

Taxes are about NZ$32 departing New Zealand—they are even less flying home.

Do note that, unlike regular KrisFlyer redemptions, Spontaneous Escapes redemptions cannot be changed or refunded, so make sure you are firm in your travel plans before booking.

This promotion runs monthly, with the list of destinations for the following month released around the 16-19th of the month before, e.g. 16-19 August for travel in September.

Offer details

Need a break to further fuel your motivation? Stretch your miles with KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes’ 30% redemption discounts to selected destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network!
 
Simply redeem online from now till 31 August 2019 to qualify, for travel from 1 to 30 September 2019 inclusive.
 
In addition, enjoy 30% off the regular Premium Economy Class Saver rates on our non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles, for travel from 1 to 31 October 2019 inclusive.
 
Seat availability is on a first-come-first-served basis, so hurry and redeem your flights now. Terms and conditions apply.

The discount will automatically be applied during the booking process. If you add on another leg to another discounted destination, the promotion will apply to both sectors, i.e. you don’t have to make two separate bookings.

Note that there are blackout dates for some routes, so check the promotion page for more details.

Singapore Airlines A350 Exterior Shot
Singapore Airlines fly their modern Long-Haul A350 product to Christchurch

Transfer points from Velocity to KrisFlyer

You could also consider transferring over your Velocity Points to KrisFlyer to take advantage of this deal and get some value from your Velocity balance.

Buying Velocity points could also be an option. For example, a purchase of 68,000 Velocity points would convert to the 43,400 KrisFlyer miles needed to make a one-way Business Class redemption under this current offer between Christchurch and Singapore.

This points purchase would cost AUD $1,638.00.

Screenshot of Velocity Buy Points Page

With seats on the route currently selling at $2,080 (AU$1960), this would represent an almost 20% discount on the price of the ticket.

Singapore Airlines Christchurch Google Flights Example

How to redeem your KrisFlyer miles for a discounted Spontaneous Escapes award

  1. Log in to your KrisFlyer account with your membership number and PIN
  2. Select Book a Flight on your dashboard
  3. Click Redeem flights and select your travel details
  4. Redemption discount will only be reflected in the booking summary panel after you have selected the flights

Summing up

KrisFlyer’s monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion represents great value for those with flexibility with dates and KrisFlyer miles (or Velocity points) to burn. New Zealand routes pop up irregularly, but when they do, they’re a deal not to be missed.

Supplementary images courtesy Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.

Fly Business Class to Singapore from Christchurch for only 43,400 KrisFlyer miles was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Daniel Kinnoch