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Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes August 2019 list is unveiled

Singapore Airlines have released their August 2019 Spontaneous Escapes offer earlier this week, offering 30% off the usual redemption rates for travel in August 2019 to select destinations. Offering this month is a little skimpy, with a total of 22 Singapore Airlines destinations and 15 SilkAir destinations available. Notable mentions Almost all of Japan are available for redemption this month in both Business and Economy, with the exception of Sapporo and Hiroshima For Europe, only Singapore-Frankfurt is on offer in Business class. You will have to figure a way to get back to Singapore. Premium Economy seats between Singapore and Los Angeles are available for redemption this month Unfortunately, there are no offers available to Australia or New Zealand. Full list of offers are below: Singapore Airlines Miles required each way Sector Economy Class Premium Economy Business Class Eligible flights / Blackout dates Southeast Asia         Singapore – Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ107, SQ116, SQ117 Singapore – JakartaJakarta – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ950, SQ951 Singapore – BruneiBrunei …

Alaska Air Mileage Plan offering 30% on miles purchases

This is even better than a 40% bonus. Alaska Air is now doing a flash sale from now until 1 July 2019 2.59pm (30 June 2019, 11.59pm PST). Unlike previous sales where they offer 40% bonus miles (sometimes up to 50%), Alaska Air is now offering a 30% straight up discount off the purchase price. Offer type Effective discount 40% bonus miles 28.6% 50% bonus miles 33.3% 30% discount 30% So if you look at the table above, you will see that a 30% discount is slightly higher than a 40% bonus, so this is a good middle ground between a 40 to 50% bonus offer. There is a minimum number of miles you have to purchase before you enjoy the discount, and apparently this minimum differs from person to person. You will have to log into your account to see what you are targeted with. Personally I’ve been targeted with the offer provided I buy a minimum of 20,000 miles. What are they good for? For the uninitiated, Alaska Air has amassed quite a …

Qantas running mid-year sale from now until 26 June 2019, return fares from S$424

Qantas is currently running a special mid-year sale with a twist. For the first time, it is also offering its email subscribers an additional discount on top of the sale prices. The sale will end 26 June 2019, 11.59 pm. All fare classes are on sale, and sale fares start as below: Destination Return fare from (S$) Economy PremiumEconomy Business First Sydney 557 1431 2952 8123 Melbourne 555 1432 2952 6481 Brisbane 529 1685* 2952 8410* Perth 424 N.A. 2001 N.A. London 1070 2954 5537 11584 *Via Melbourne or Sydney; domestic class of service will be in Economy (for Premium Economy fares) or Business (for First class fares) On top of Australia and London, there are also sale fares available to New Zealand. Of which, what’s notably attractive are fares to Wellington with return fares starting from $664. Note that Qantas do add on surcharges for travel on weekends (typically Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays) so fares may vary a little, depending on when you intend to fly. If you are looking at ExpertFlyer.com for fare …

July 2019 Spontaneous Escapes is here

Singapore Airlines have unveiled their July Spontaneous Escapes a tad late this month, but it’s still a good range of offering for a post-mid year break. A total of 23 Singapore Airlines destinations and 21 SilkAir destinations are on sale this month. Notable mentions Dusseldorf business class seats make a return this month, after a very long absence. SQ flies the A350 to Dusseldorf and online reviews of the premium product has been no less than great. All of Japan is on offer this month, given that Singaporeans don’t typically like to visit Japan during the summer months. One way business class seats go for 32,900 miles, while economy class seats go for 17,500 miles each way. Full list of offers are below: Singapore Airlines Miles required each way Sector Economy Class Premium Economy Business Class Eligible flights / Blackout dates Southeast Asia         SIN – Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur – SIN 5,250 – 13,300 SQ107, SQ116, SQ117 SIN – SurabayaSurabaya – SIN – – 13,300 – Singapore to BangkokBangkok to Singapore 8,750 …

UOB runs targeted promotion for PRVI Miles cardholders – buy miles at 1.8 cents a piece

UOB has launched PRVI Pay for a while now, and most recently raised the processing fee to 2.1% in March 2019. Limited time offer: 1.8% processing fee Earlier this week, I received a physical mailer from UOB, offering a promotional rate of 1.8% processing fee to use the PRVI Pay facility. This effectively means that you are paying 1.8 cents per mile, which can translate to a $30 savings for every 10,000 miles bought. Note that the amount that you’ll like to apply for is up to your credit limit with UOB. To apply, you will need to fill up the physical form and mail it back the old-school way. Once approved, the money will be in the bank account that you designate, and the amount plus the processing fee will be debited from your credit card account. Note that there is no installment option, you will have to make full payment on the amount requested by your next statement. I’m not sure if all cardholders have received the mailer, or like they claim, a …