Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes February 2024 – Exotic Locations!

Singapore Airlines’ monthly Spontaneous Escapes is once again announced, and you can now book discounted redemption flights for the month of February 2024. To save 30% on the number of miles required to book these flights, you need to make your booking before the end of January and travel within February.

Interesting redemptions

If you are able (and willing) to travel next month to more exotic destinations, take a look at these redemptions:

  • To/from Auckland in Business (47,950 miles each way)
  • To/from Johannesburg in Business (39,550 miles each way)
  • To/from Paris in Business (72,450 miles each way)

These look mightily tempting to me, but I already have travel plans so I have to sadly give it a pass.

Given that you might not want to travel so far for a spontaneous trip, some of the nearer destinations could be a good pick for a short getaway:

  • To/from Bali in Economy/Business Class for (5,950/14,700 miles each way)
  • To/from Bangkok in Economy Class for (9,450 miles each way)
  • To/from Male in Economy Class for (14,000 miles each way)

Take note of the blackout periods and tap here for a full list of destinations.

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Calculating the price of each flight

To know how good a deal these redemptions are, I like to calculate the price of each flight with: 

Acquisition cost per mile + Taxes = Price of Flight

When you opt to use a miles card in place of a cashback card, you incur opportunity cost of the cashback rate that you did not use. For instance, if you used a 4 miles per dollar card instead of a 5% cashback card, your acquisition cost per mile is technically 1.25 cents each. See more details here.

You can also buy miles directly with services like Citi PayAll, CardUp and ipaymy.

Are the redemptions worth it?

Calculating the price of each flight can guide your decision to see whether a particular redemption is worth your miles and cash.

Bangkok’s promotional rate for a return trip in Economy is 18,900 miles. Assuming a 1.25 cents per mile acquisition cost, these miles are around S$236.25 . Adding S$93 of taxes to it results in a total cost of S$329.25. It’s not bad for a full service flight from Singapore Airlines, though for such a short flight I might just check if any budget airlines are offering the trip for around S$200.

After the 30% discount, Paris costs 144,900 miles for a return trip in Business Class. That’s S$1,811.25 and with S$230 of taxes, it costs around S$2,041.25 per person for this redemption. Whether this is worth it highly depends on how willing you are to splurge on business class travel.

Travelling?

Whether you are going for a spontaneous Spontaneous Escapes trip or something you’ve booked for a while now, take a look at this table for a comparison of travel insurance if you want to get coverage for your trip.

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