KrisFlyer miles are very popular, offering great-value reward seats on Singapore Airlines and some partner airlines, including Star Alliance carriers. It’s easy to boost your balance by transferring miles into your KrisFlyer account.

Aside from flying, the main way to earn KrisFlyer miles in Australia is through bank reward programs, such as American Express Membership Rewards and ANZ Rewards.

Transfer promotions to KrisFlyer happen once in a blue moon, so it’s definitely worth thinking about transferring your points over when a deal is on.

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How to earn KrisFlyer Elite status without flying!

Expiry: Have your points converted by 11:59 pm AWST, 28 February 2022

Until 28 February 2022, you’ll be able to earn extra Elite miles when you transfer bank points. Elite miles are like Status Credits – earn enough and you could unlock KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Gold status without actually flying!

You just need to transfer at least 10,000 KrisFlyer miles to start earning Elite miles. You’ll earn one Elite mile for every five KrisFlyer miles converted.

Here’s what it takes to unlock KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Gold status from scratch:

  • New KrisFlyer Elite Silver card KrisFlyer Elite Silver: 25,000 Elite miles (transfer over 125,000 KrisFlyer miles)
  • New KrisFlyer Elite Gold card KrisFlyer Elite Gold: 50,000 Elite miles (transfer over 250,000 KrisFlyer miles)

Better yet, this offer stacks with a bonus 12-month status extension! So if you transfer 500,000 American Express Membership Rewards points over to KrisFlyer, you could pocket 250,000 spendable miles and a free upgrade to KrisFlyer Elite Gold!

As a best-case scenario, if your new KrisFlyer Elite Gold membership end date is February 2023, you’ll then be eligible for a further 12-month extension to February 2024. (If it’s earlier, then you’ll get 12 months from that earlier date instead).

With KrisFlyer Elite Gold, you gain access to Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance lounges before eligible flights. You can also access Virgin Australia domestic lounges with one guest when flying Virgin Australia within Australia! Add to that priority airport processing including priority check-in, boarding and luggage.

Summing up

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has many sweet spots for Australian travellers, such as the popular Perth-Singapore-South East Asia flights for just 36,500 KrisFlyer miles one-way in Business Class. From the eastern states, these flights become 62,000 miles one-way for Business Class.

Taxes and surcharges are generally low with Singapore Airlines redemptions, so you won’t need to fork out too much extra cash for your ticket. Finally, check out the best ways to use KrisFlyer miles so you can start planning your 2022 holiday sooner. Keep in mind that KrisFlyer miles usually expire after a few years.

Unlock 2 years of KrisFlyer Gold without flying was last modified: August 24th, 2023 by Brandon Loo