It's official now - you can redeem your KrisFlyer miles for Scoot or TigerAir vouchers (although it might not be wise to do so). You may use the Scoot vouchers to pay for ticket fares, add-on services, name or flight change fees, and more! You can apply them for a new booking or for an add-on purchase to an existing booking!
Here are the much awaited conversion rates!
- 3,200 KrisFlyer Miles = S$30 Voucher on Scoot or Tiger Air (approx. 107 miles for S$1)
- 5,300 KrisFlyer Miles = S$50 Voucher on Scoot or Tiger Air (approx. 106 miles for S$1)
- 10,500 KrisFlyer Miles = S$100 Voucher on Scoot or Tiger Air (approx. 105 miles for S$1)
Since 10,000 KrisFlyer Miles is worth at least S$100 on Singapore Airlines (if you use your miles to pay), I practically see no value in this conversion - unless of course your miles are expiring and you have no use for them anyway. Award redemption on Singapore Airlines is worth a whole lot more (particularly in long-haul business and first class flights) where 10,000 KrisFlyer Miles can be worth easily >S$500.
The OCBC Titanium Rewards Card is one of the best credit cards in Singapore for earning miles and if you wish to understand the dynamics of this credit card, make sure you check out my previous article on everything you need to know about the OCBC Titanium Rewards Card. It appears that OCBC has introduced the opportunity to earn up to 6 miles and 2 miles per dollar on all eligible transactions made on Electronics and Gadgets as well as Dining respectively for selected cardholders. At the moment of writing, only targeted cardholders who have received either an electronic direct mail (EDM) or SMS from OCBC Bank will be able to take advantage of this promotion.
Planning a short trip out of Singapore soon? From now until 10 September 2017, purchase one of the featured hotel packages on Mileslife to benefit from 3,000 bonus miles. If you have an American Express Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card (click HERE to sign-up for one with 7,500 welcome miles), you will earn double miles on the hotel packages as well.
Convert your HSBC Rewards Points into Asia Miles between 01 September 2017 to 30 September 2017 to benefit from an 18% bonus! The usual conversion rate is 5,000 HSBC Rewards Points to 2,000 Asia Miles - if you convert these points during the promotional period, an additional 18% more miles will be posted to your account within four to six weeks after the promotional period.
Everyone knows that Alaska Airlines' frequent flyer program (FFP) is one of my favourites at the moment since it allows you to travel on Business Class for cheap. There is currently an opportunity to purchase Mileage Plan miles and get up to 50% more miles. If your account is targeted with the maximum 50% bonus (most new accounts get 35% which is still an amazing deal), you can essentially redeem the miles for two Business Class flights on Japan Airlines for under S$700. Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines have just announced a brand new partnership which will allow for reciprocal mileage earning from 27 September 2017 - redemption will soon follow.
Citibank discontinued the 20X Rewards promotion with Amazon (which equates to 8 miles per S$1) last month and have just introduced Zalora as the newest partner for the 20X Rewards promotion - this will run until 31 October 2017. While this is definitely great for people who shop on Zalora (though I am not sure who in this day and age), it is certainly not as impressive as the Amazon promotion that was running prior to this.
You must have seen this a hundred times now but there is currently a promotion (again!) which gives you up to 50% more Mileage Plan Miles when you purchase between now and 05 October 2017. As I have mentioned many times before, you can use these easily for Business Class flights on Japan Airlines (JAL) for less than US$500.
While most banks in Singapore allow you to convert your points (or equivalent currency) earned from credit card spend into Airline or Hotel points, Citibank has one of the most comprehensive list of points transfer partners - I have previously counted the total number of partners to be at 12 but they have apparently removed Delta Skymiles from the list. There are currently 11 airline points transfer partners for Citibank if you hold an eligible credit card in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines is currently running 30% off KrisFlyer Miles redemption on selected routes for travel between 01 September 2017 and 30 September 2017 (both dates inclusive) when you redeem for an eligible flight before 31 August 2017. While the deal is not as lucrative as the 50% off required miles promotion that was running a couple of months before, the current one includes redemption on Singapore Airlines (as opposed to just SilkAir) as well.
There is currently an opportunity to buy and earn up to 100% extra bonus United Airlines MileagePlus Miles. Before you cringe at the thought of flying on United Airlines, do remember that you are able to redeem them on Star Alliance and other airline partners. All you have to do is to enter your account number and last name to see how much your account was targeted for - the maximum bonus anyone can get at this moment is 100% and this is the best United Airlines has ever offered. Do note that all purchases have to be completed before 12 September 2017 in order to benefit from this bonus.
As Japan Airlines (JAL) continues to roll-out the impressive Sky Suite III across the B787-9 Dreamliners and 777-200ERs, there is only two more days left to take advantage of the 35% off Starpoints sale with an eligible Starwood Preferred Guest account.