Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Guides
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program partners with many credit card rewards programs in Australia, and between Singapore Airlines and it's subsidiary Silkair, flies to all major Australian cities.
KrisFlyer also provides well-priced redemptions on Singapore Airlines flights, especially in Business and First Class. As a result, it's a program you need to know about if you're aiming to travel in style using your points.
KrisFlyer Credit Cards
Earning KrisFlyer Miles
Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program is useful for those who fly on Singapore Airlines and its partners like Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand.
This attractive bonus means that it may be worth scoping out how many miles you can earn through KrisFlyer’s online mall compared to shopping through another frequent flyer program’s shopping portal.
There are a heap of ways to earn KrisFlyer miles from your hotel stays, here in Australia and abroad. Here’s how to get started.
KrisFlyer currently allows you to earn miles by flying with seven non-Star Alliance partner airlines but make sure you purchase the right bundle or fare class to be eligible.
Using KrisFlyer Miles
If you have a decent balance with Singapore Airlines or one of their credit card partners, you can be flying in luxury in no time.
Is this now the best frequent flyer program for travellers in Australia?
From 1 January, a charge of between $3.50 and $230 will be added to some redemptions, increasing the further you fly.
Come January 2019, you will need to transfer 15% more Velocity Points to get the same amount of KrisFlyer miles as now.
Those based in northern Australia with the flexibility to travel in September or October can get a big win from their KrisFlyer (or Velocity) balance.
It’s mostly good news for those with access to airports in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. We go over how to use your points to book an award flight.
Singapore Airlines are on a roll and are now introducing unbundled fare types, tweaking the number of miles its flyers earn from next month and increasing fees from March. It is a mixture of good and bad news, with this guide analysing how these changes will affect your travel plans.
We’ve come across hard-to-find direct Business Class award seats from Sydney and Brisbane to Honolulu during Terms 2 and 3 next year.
Using stopovers to literally travel further with your miles is a great way to push the boundaries of what you can do with your KrisFlyer balance, with Star Alliance carrier flying to a number of appealing mid-point cities, including Tokyo, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Milan.
Do you live in Victoria and have access to 80,000 KrisFlyer miles or 95,000 Velocity points? Here is a great opportunity to use them for a luxurious inflight experience.
Now that Velocity members can book directly book Singapore Airlines First Class awards, I’ve revisited this comparison guide. The results may surprise you.
One of the best ways to use your KrisFlyer miles (or Velocity points) is to fly around the world in Business Class or First Class with Singapore Airlines and its Star Alliance partners, stopping over in up to seven cities.
It may be in your best interest to save KrisFlyer miles by mixing Singapore Airlines flights with its Star Alliance partners like Lufthansa, ANA and Asiana but do watch out for fuel surcharges.
Unlike your own fate, the fate of your points after your death does not have to be a cosmic mystery. However, not all points programs are created equal. While some will let your loved ones take advantage of your hard earned points, others will insist that they are buried with you.
Whilst on the surface the increase in some award pricing and elimination of the online booking discount look negative, when you factor in the savings on fuel surcharges, in some cases you’ll come out ahead and in others paying more, so it’s worth looking at the big picture.
Beginners Guide: how to tell the difference between the cheap vs expensive redemption options on offer by frequent flyer programs
This is a really common question we get, so here is an easy-to-read guide to help you understand the difference between saver and standard awards, with examples from five frequent flyer programs, including Velocity and Qantas.
Most people say it can’t be done, but it may just require a bit of luck and a good attitude.
Not every flight you book is eligible for an upgrade. If you’re looking to use points to upgrade with Singapore Airlines or Cathay Pacific, you need to book the right fare class.
Buying KrisFlyer Miles
How to buy American Express Membership Rewards points from Amex directly - useful for transfers to other frequent flyer programs
American Express Membership Rewards cards have a somewhat hidden option—you can buy points to top up your account for a redemption, and the cost is not actually that unreasonable.