Singapore Airlines has just announced the upcoming new benefits that the exclusive PPS Club members will enjoy starting from June 2017. Alongside improvements to mile accruals, redemption for Saver award tickets and fast track security clearance, PPS Club members will also be able to enjoy a brand new PPS Rewards scheme which is dependent on the levels of spend each year. The qualification of Solitaire PPS Club membership will also change from June 2018.
Upcoming Changes from June 2017 for PPS Club Members
- KrisFlyer Miles no longer Expire
- Priority Access to Saver Award Redemption Inventory
- Fast Track Security and Immigration Clearance at Selected Airports
- Complimentary Preferred Seat Selection (PEY and EY on SQ, EY on MI)
- PPS Rewards - incentives for reaching certain levels of spend (e.g. double KrisFlyer miles, redemption discounts, and one-class cabin upgrades).
PPS Rewards (from June 2017)
|PPS Value earned during membership year (S$)||PPS Reward|
|30,000||Double KrisFlyer Miles Rewards|
|Receive two vouchers, each of which allows you to earn twice the miles for a single flight segment.|
|40,000||50,000 KrisFlyer Miles Redemption Discount|
|Enjoy a 50,000 miles discount on your next award flight or one-cabin class redemption upgrade.|
|For Solitaire PPS Club members|
|60,000||Standby Upgrades Receive two standby upgrade vouchers, each of which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at least 48 hours before your flight. Your upgrade will be confirmed at airport check in, subject to seat availability.|
|75,000||Advance Upgrade Receive one advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.|
|Receive one advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.|
Changes to Qualification of Solitaire PPS Club Membership (from June 2018)
Instead of having to Spend S$250,000 within 5 consecutive years on Premium Classes on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to attain Solitaire PPS Club membership, travellers will only have to spend S$50,000 in a year to reach the highly-regarded status - while it is probably not attainable for most travellers, it is essentially easier if you were to compare it on a dollar value. The re-qualification requirement will however be increased from just S$25,000 to S$50,000 PPS Value each year.
The renewal criteria of S$25,000 PPS Value will apply to all current Solitaire PPS Club members and members who qualify before 1 June 2018, and will continue to apply as long as they remain a Solitaire PPS Club member. Reserve Value validity period will also decrease from 6 years to 3 years.