Purchase Mileage Plan Miles between 15 May 2017 and 01 July 2017 and get up to 50% more! As a quick reminder, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles are great for usage on Japan Airlines and Cathay Pacific even intra-Asia where a flight will cost only 25,000 and 22,500 miles respectively. I have mentioned previously how it is possible to travel from within Asia in Business Cabin of Japan Airlines for just 25,000 miles (with a complimentary stopover in Tokyo).
The amount of bonus Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles you get with this promotion varies depending on the amount you purchase - in order to get the maximum offer of 50%, you should purchase at least 40,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles (which will give you 60,000). The maximum number of Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles you may purchase in one transaction is 60,000 and this will give you 90,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles after including the 50% bonus:
- 10,000 – 19,000 = 20% bonus
- 20,000 – 39,000 = 35% bonus
- 40,000 – 60,000 = 50% bonus
Each block of 1,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles is priced at US$27.50 (S$38.50) and there is a 7.5% Tax Recovery Fee which is applicable - this increases the approximate price to US$29.57 (S$41.30). With that being said, this 50% bonus is still a great promotion and it is a step up from the previous 40% promotions that were running. If you are thinking about checking out Japan Airlines' latest SKY SUITE III will cost you only around US$493 (S$689) one way (remember you get a free stopover in Tokyo too where you can spend the weekend in Tokyo Disneyland or at the Conrad Tokyo).
The best number of miles to purchase in order to take advantage of this 50% bonus miles promotion truly depends on your travel plans and the number of companions. While the purchase of a minimum of 40,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles is generally required, it is worth looking into whether breaking it down into multiple transactions make sense. For example, if you require 120,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles altogether, it makes more sense to buy 40,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles (which gives 60,000) twice instead of purchasing 60,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles (which gives 90,000) and then purchasing another 23,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Miles (which gives only 31,050 since only a 35% bonus is applicable).
Singapore Airlines has just announced the KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes redemption specials for November 2017 travels. KrisFlyer members will be able to enjoy 30% discount on KrisFlyer Miles required on selected Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flight that is done online - bookings must be made before the end of 31 October 2017 for travel between 01 November 2017 and 30 November 2017 (inclusive).
Users of Mileslife and Emirates Skywards members will now be able to earn miles from dining, hotel stays, spa experiences and other recreational activities when transacting on Mileslife. The miles-earning app which has only been launched back in June 2017 now offers the opportunity for eligible members to earn up to 5 Skywards Miles and an additional bonus based on their Emirates Skywards tier per dollar. Link you Emirates Skywards account before 30 November 2017 for 200 free Skywards Miles!
While I have written about Mileslife on multiple occasions, there are so many current promotions right now that I think it will be a good idea to summarise them in a separate post. There are currently 13 airline partners where you can earn miles on when you spend on hotel stays, travel experiences, spa and more importantly, dining. There is always the opportunity to earn up to 3 miles per dollar on dining on a daily basis but right now, if you stack the right promotions and offers, you are looking at 12 miles per dollar on dining which is just amazing!
Like most miles that you can accrue on an airline, KrisFlyer Miles are best used for Business Class flights and above - it allows you to travel on an aspiration-class of service that you may not necessarily want to pay for. For example, flying on Suites is extremely attainable with careful planning and spending (charging your expenses carefully is not the same as being frugal - it is about using the right credit card!).
Singapore Airlines and Grab has just announced a partnership that will provide customers with a more seamless travel experience moving forward. The mobile applications of both companies will feature integrated components to allow customers traveling to the airport in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam to book a Grab ride easily. More importantly, users will also be able to redeem their GrabRewards Reward Points for KrisFlyer Miles!
Taking effect on 01 October 2017, all Economy class flights on United Airlines will no longer earn 100% miles on Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program. As shown in the image below, all fare classes ticketed for Economy flights use to earn 100% of the actual miles flown (great for SIN-HKG flights for passengers in Singapore) but all eligible Economy flights now earn only 25% - 100% of actual miles flown.
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.