If you have a decent KrisFlyer balance or credit card points that can be transferred to KrisFlyer, then 100,000 KrisFlyer miles can get you far.

In this guide, I outline some of the best-value redemptions when it comes to using KrisFlyer miles, with most for Singapore Airlines’ own flights.

Remember, you can transfer your Velocity Points over to KrisFlyer if you wish, but note that they will lose some of their value in the process.

Fly Singapore Airlines Suites Class between Sydney and Singapore for 85,000 miles one-way

Singapore Airlines Suites Class is one of the best First Class products in the world and is available on routes serviced by the Airbus A380.

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite

You’ll enjoy excellent customer service, delicious food and a wide beverage selection, including Dom Pérignon and Krug. The lie-flat bed turn-down service is with Givenchy linens…swoon.

Singapore Airlines A380 First Class Suite lie-flat bed

There are two versions of Suites Class, with Sydney being the launch route for the updated version. If you can find award space, you can book this redemption for 85,000 miles + under $100 taxes from Sydney.

The older version is still luxurious if a little dated and flies from Melbourne for the same price.

Singapore Airlines First Class Suite

Read more: our guide to how to use points to book Singapore Airlines Suites Class

Fly Singapore Airlines Business Class from Australia to Southeast Asia for 36,500-62,000 miles one-way

Singapore Airlines is Australia’s second-largest international carrier (Emirates) and most (but not all) of its flights between its hub at Changi and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra are on lie-flat seats.

It’s a bit confusing to decipher which product you’ll get, but depending on the route, you could get the latest A380 seat flying from Sydney:

Singapore Airlines A380 New Business Class seat

the second-generation long-haul A350/777-300ER product on East Coast routes:

Singapore Airlines 777-300ER Business Class seat

or the regional 787/A350 Business Class version, flying to Perth and Adelaide.

Singapore Airlines 787 Business Class seat

Try to avoid A330 and 777-200 flights if you can, as you’ll get an angled-flat seat on them.

Read more: our guide to redeeming points on Singapore Airlines’ 787/A350 aircraft

Get a free or cheap stopover

One of our favourite things about KrisFlyer is that you can get a free stopover on roundtrip Saver awards, or if redeeming a one-way award, you can just purchase stopovers for just US$100 each.

Your stopover options currently include:

  • Asia: Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo
  • Europe: Frankfurt, Manchester and Moscow

Our top 10 ways to get the most out of 100,000 KrisFlyer miles was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt

Read more: how to maximise KrisFlyer redemptions by using free or additional stopovers

Fly Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class to Europe or the US from 70,000 miles one-way

Singapore Airlines offers consistently high customer service and excellent food options, making it a good choice for long-haul travel. Plus, there are no fuel surcharges applied to redemptions on Singapore Airlines flights through KrisFlyer.

With a Premium Economy ticket, you’ll get a reclining seat, priority check-in and boarding and the opportunity to Book The Cook—without the price tag of a Business Class flight.

Note that you will not get lounge access as a Premium Economy customer, but if you have a Priority Pass membership with one of these credit cards, then you’re sorted.

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy seat

Premium Economy is featured on A380, A350 and 777-300ER aircraft, which are the ones that fly to Singapore Airlines’ most far-flung destinations as well as more trafficked routes. Given the configuration is 2-4-2, the seats to aim for are the two closest to the windows on either side of the aircraft. If you are flying by yourself on the ultra-long-haul version of the A350 to Los Angeles or New York, try to grab one of the solo seats in the last three rows.

Singapore Airlines A380 on tarmac

Here are some figures for common long-haul travel destinations for Australia-based travellers (all figures are for one-way travel):

OriginDestinationPremium Economy ClassBusiness Class
Perth/DarwinEurope70,000106,000
US West Coast90,000113,000
US East Coast95,000121,000
Rest of AustraliaEurope91,500116,000
US West Coast95,000121,000
US East Coast99,000129,000

Read more: top tips to help you secure an award seat to the US

Fly SilkAir Business Class from Darwin or Cairns to Southeast Asia from 73,000 miles return

SilkAir is currently Singapore Airlines’ regional subsidiary and operates flights to northern Australia on their fresh Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, with extra-reclining seats for the 4-7-hour journey.

SilkAir Business Class seat

Note that over the next few years, SilkAir will be absorbed into the Singapore Airlines brand and it is expected these seats will be replaced by lie-flat beds.

You can fly from Darwin to Singapore (and onto almost 50 destinations throughout Asia) from 73,000 miles return. Those from Tropical North Queensland need to pay more, with flights from Cairns pricing at 124,000 miles return.

Read more: our guide to KrisFlyer’s monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion

Fly Singapore Airlines Business Class to South Africa, Israel or The Maldives from 70,500 miles one-way

If you are not going to fly on the direct Qantas Sydney – Johannesburg or South African Airways Perth – Johannesburg services to get to South Africa, in taking the longer way round, you might as well do it in comfort.

Singapore Airlines a350 on tarmac

For 70,500 miles from Perth/Darwin or 86,000 from the rest of Australia, you can fly to Singapore, and then onto Johannesburg or Cape Town on the modern A350,

It is also the same price to fly to Tel Aviv and slightly cheaper to fly to Malé.

Read more: how to use your points to get to South Africa

Fly two people in Air New Zealand Business Class anywhere in the South Pacific for 112,000 miles return

You can fly anywhere in the ‘South West Pacific region’—encompassing Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga and Vanuatu—in Business Class on Air New Zealand for 56,000 return per person.

Air NZ 777 Livery

This could take you as far afield as Tahiti, which is a minimum nine-hour flight from the East Coast with a stop in Auckland, so that redemption represents good value.

Be aware that award space on Air New Zealand flights can be a quite difficult to come by, so plan well ahead if possible.

Read more: Air New Zealand 777 Business Class review

Fly five times between the US West Coast and New York in United lie-flat Business Class for 100,000 miles

United has upgraded its mostly Boeing 757 fleet operating 10+ flights a day from both Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York, with flat-bed seats now standard on these routes.

United Flat Bed

If you can, try to get on one of the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft, which have the latest product.

United Airlines 787 Business Class

Plus, you’ll get access to the excellent Polaris Lounges at each airport.

United Airlines Polaris Lounge LAX

Read more: United 787 Business Class overview

Fly lie-flat between the UK and the US or Caribbean and get access to fantastic lounges for 100,000 miles return

From its hubs at London Gatwick and Heathrow, Virgin Atlantic flies to a surprising number of destinations in the US, including New York, Boston, Washington, Florida, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and to Caribbean islands such as Cuba, Jamaica and St Lucia.

Its onboard product is a bit squishy but still offers direct-aisle access. Here is a run-through of the entire travel experience:

The real attraction is the lounges! The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouses at Heathrow, Gatwick, JFK, Newark, San Francisco and Los Angeles are the pick of the bunch, with modern finishings and à la carte dining.

The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse SFO dessert and coffee

Read more: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco overview

Fly Virgin Australia flat-bed Business Class from Sydney/Melbourne to Fiji for 80,000 miles return

Virgin Australia seasonally operates its modern A330s with lie-flat Business Class seats on Saturdays between Sydney/Melbourne and Nadi, so if you want a week-long holiday to Fiji with a little more luxury on the way there and back, this is a good redemption.

Virgin Australia A330 Business Class

Read more: Virgin Australia A330 Business Class (international) overview

Jet between the tropics in Hawaii, Central America and the Caribbean for 60,000 miles return

If you can make your own way to and from Hawaii, you can head from there to anywhere in Mexico, Central America (seven countries including Costa Rica, Panama and Belize) and the Caribbean in Business Class for 60,000 miles return (or 35,000 in Economy).

You’ll also get one free stopover, with additional ones just US$100 each.

As you can do an open-jaw ticket within the same region, you could hypothetically do the following itinerary for just 60,000 miles:

Honolulu – Houston (no stopover) – Havana // make your own way to // Aruba – Panama City (free stopover) – Los Angeles – Honolulu

KF 100K Hawaii Central America

Plus, if you fly United, Copa or Avianca, you won’t have to pay fuel surcharges.

Read more: our destination guide to Mexico

Summing up

KrisFlyer miles are some of the most valuable out there, with great-value redemptions on Singapore Airlines a notable highlight.

However, using your miles for travel on Star Alliance airlines and other partners such as Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic can also provide outsized value.

If you want to brush up on how to start your search for an award seat, then check out our beginner’s guide to the KrisFlyer program.

If you want to boost your KrisFlyer balance, you could sign up for one of these credit cards and then use one of these cards on an ongoing basis.

All images courtesy of Point Hacks and respective airlines.


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Our top 10 ways to get the most out of 100,000 KrisFlyer miles was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt
Our top 10 ways to get the most out of 100,000 KrisFlyer miles was last modified: June 1st, 2019 by Matt Moffitt