Singapore Airlines is out with a great KrisFlyer miles promotion on flights from the U.S. to Germany (yes, Singapore flies that route), with flights at just 17,500 miles each way in economy next month – or 56,700 Singapore miles for a one-way in business class.
This is Singapore's latest “Spontaneous Escapes” promotion, and it's the first great one we've seen in a few months. There are plenty of other discounted Spontaneous Escapes routes, though none depart from the U.S. … and the star of the show is Singapore's fifth-freedom route between New York City (JFK) and Frankfurt (FRA). These are limited-time deals: You have to book by the end of October for a trip sometime in November to get these lower rates.
While that may be harder to take advantage of, it could be easily worth it for some substantial savings to fly to Germany or back. After yet another price hike earlier this year, these same flights typically cost 25,000 miles each way in economy and 81,000 miles for Singapore business class. In either cabin, that's a 30% discount for a trip to Germany next month.
Unfortunately, there's no discount here to fly the incredible Singapore Airlines first class suites on this route.
These award rates are available for travel from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30, and you have to book by Oct. 31 before these promo rates disappear. Award availability on many of these routes is fairly wide-open all of next month – including for two-plus travelers both ways in business class – but you might want to hurry before that changes. Singapore Airlines miles are incredibly easy to earn: You can transfer them from Chase, Amex, Citi, and even Capital One.
But there's one big catch: These discounted promo fares cannot be changed or canceled to get your miles back unless Singapore cancels your flight. Make sure you intend to fly or understand the risk if you book these award fares.
To book, just head to SingaporeAir.com and choose the option to “Redeem flights” – you'll need a free KrisFlyer account in order to search for award tickets. Search for one-way or round-trip flights in either economy or business class, and watch for the “Promo from…” award rates to ensure you're getting the best deal.
While it's only available for travel through the end of November, 30% award rates on one of the world's best airlines is nothing to scoff at – especially flying Singapore business class, one of the best ways to get to Europe. Singapore currently flies its newest Airbus A380s on this route, complete with an overhauled business class seat and middle seats that convert into a double bed!
Read our full Singapore Airlines business class review from Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX)!
Business class award space is fairly easy to come by all November: You'll only see a few days without these promo rates at 56,700 miles each way. Just beware: You'll probably want to avoid booking a waitlisted award – if a seat doesn't open by Oct. 31 at these lower promo rates, you'll get charged the full 81,000 miles.
This is one of the better Spontaneous Escapes promotions we've seen from Singapore Airlines in months. While there are no nonstop routes from the U.S. to Singapore available, flying from New York to Frankfurt at a 30% discount on Singapore is a great deal. Like the rest of Europe, Germany is wide-open to Americans with no testing or vaccination requirements.
Flying Singapore's business class is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and any flight with Singapore is a treat. But flying one of the world's best business class seats for less than 70,000 miles each way is a deal. Don't sleep on this sale.
Just make sure you're aware of the terms and conditions and are willing to book non-changeable or cancellable fares.
How do you transfer the points from Chase sapphire to singapore miles? Do I have to pay a fee to transfer it?
I was late to notice that there was a fee in transferring points to another account like AA to another AA account I thought it was the value of the points but it ended up to be the fee it was crazy. 50K mileage transferred fee was 400!
Check out our guide to transferring Chase points. There are no fees with these transfers! https://thriftytraveler.com/transfer-chase-points/