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Book last-minute Singapore Airlines business class awards from JFK to Frankfurt for 56,700 miles

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Are you looking for a last-minute trip to Europe? Singapore Airlines has you covered.

As part of Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes deals for January travel, you can book a super-luxurious business class seat for 56,700 KrisFlyer — the airline’s frequent flyer program — miles each way. This is a savings of 30% over usual redemptions.

Related: It doesn’t get much better than this: Singapore Airlines’ A380 in business class from Frankfurt to New York

Even if you’ve never set foot on a Singapore Airlines plane (or visited Singapore, for that matter), you probably still have access to plenty of the carrier’s KrisFlyer miles. That’s because Singapore is one of the only airlines that partners with all four major transferable point programs: American Express Membership RewardsChase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou Rewards and Capital One miles.

We’re highlighting the only U.S.-based deal in this promotion. However, if you’re looking for onward travel from Europe — or between other world cities — you’ll also find some redemptions worth exploring as part of the Spontaneous Escapes promotions.

Related: 7 takeaways from my 1st Singapore Airlines business-class experience

Deal basics

Singapore Airlines business class seat on the Airbus A380
BENJI STAWSKI/THE POINTS GUY

Airline: Singapore Airlines.

Routes: New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

How to book: Create/log in to a KrisFlyer account and select “Book a Flight” on your dashboard. Choose “Redeem flights” and fill in your travel details. The redemption discount will be reflected in the booking summary after you select flights.

Travel dates: Jan. 1 to 30. (Note that there are sporadic blackout dates.)

Book by: Dec. 31.

Sample flights

Generally, fares in this deal will cost about 17,500 KrisFlyer points in economy, 36,400 in premium economy or 56,700 in business class (plus taxes of about $60 per segment). We found business class seats on a wide range of dates in January.

After selecting your flights, the website will notify you of additional taxes and fees to pay in addition to the points redemption.

FRA to JFK Singapore Airlines award with taxes and fees
SINGAPOREAIR.COM

Before searching, note the blackout dates posted on the airline’s Spontaneous Escapes landing page.

Maximize your purchase

Don’t forget to use a card that earns bonus points on airfare purchases, such as The Platinum Card® from American Express, which earns 5 points per dollar on airfare booked directly with the airline or through American Express Travel (on up to $500,000 on these purchases per calendar year). The Citi Premier® Card and Chase Sapphire Reserve earn 3 points per dollar on airfare, and the American Express® Gold Card also earns 3 points per dollar on airfare when booked directly with the airline or through Amex Travel. Meanwhile, the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card earns 2 points per dollar on travel. Learn more here about maximizing your air travel purchases.

Looking for a convenient way to see all of your points and miles in one place? Download the free TPG App!

Bottom line

If your schedule is flexible in January, now is the time to take advantage of Singapore Airlines’ Spontaneous Escapes deals and try out its ultra-luxurious business class.

Additional reporting by Andrew Kunesh.

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