There is currently a limited-time offer for purchasing Mileage Plan (Alaska Airlines) Miles. For the first 2,500 members only, you can purchase 10,000 miles and get 4,000 bonus miles (total of 14,000 miles) for just US$295.63 (approx. S$412).
Remember you can easily make use of Mileage Plan miles from Alaska Airlines to fly on Japan Airlines' Business Class for just 25,000 miles - you can travel up to two segments with a stopover in Japan. This is a great opportunity to top up your Mileage Plan account but unfortunately the offer is extremely time-sensitive so make sure you act fast to take advantage of it!
The points post immediately to your Mileage Plan account after payment and if you are based in Singapore, be sure to charge it to either your HSBC Advance Visa Platinum Credit Card or your DBS Woman's World MasterCard for 4 miles per dollar - you can earn at least 1,600 miles from this transaction!
Make an eligible hotel reservation on Kaligo between 13 February 2019 (8:00AM Singapore Time) to 15 February 2019 (8:00AM Singapore Time) for stays before the end of 30 April 2019 to earn double the amount of miles and points on your chosen loyalty programme!
Japan Airlines (JAL) has just announced that they will be changing the reservation start date for international flights from 330 days to 360 days prior to departure).
Honestly, I feel like I have written about this way too many times but Alaska Airlines is currently running a 40% bonus on purchased miles until 22 February 2019. All accounts should be targeted with this promotion but the number of minimum miles required to trigger the bonus will vary from account to account.
From 22 January 2019 to 28 February 2019, enjoy 5X KrisFlyer miles on all eligible spend made on Mileslife - this is capped at 1,000 bonus miles per user and a maximum award pool of 5 million bonus KrisFlyer miles for the aforementioned campaign period. If you do not already have a Mileslife account, signing-up for one using my Mileslife referral link will get you 1,000 bonus miles after making your first eligible transaction.
OCBC removed the option to purchase 500,000 VOYAGE Miles (which is converted into KrisFlyer Miles) for S$10,000 with the OCBC VOYAGE Card in September last year. While new customers still have the option of getting the card at either S$488 (15,000 Miles) or S$3,210 (150,000 Miles), existing principal holders of the VOYAGE Card do not officially have this option with renewal until now.
United Airlines is currently offering a bonus for MileagePlus Miles purchased between now and 01 February 2019. Members will be able to get up to 70% more miles and it even comes with a chance to win 1,000,000 MileagePlus Miles and USD 10,000 (only open to eligible U.S. residents residing in the 50 U.S. & D.C.).
Traveling better in 2019 should be everyone's new year resolution and there is no greater time to get into the 'Miles Game' than right now. If you have not been motivated enough to apply for new credit cards, these new sign-up bonuses should give you that extra push! From 7-31 January 2019, apply for the following credit cards (which will help you accrue plenty of miles throughout the year) and get up to S$200 worth of rewards for each successful application! As part of the a competition between Team Miles vs. Team Cashback - each successful application will contribute 1 point to the team and all applications in the winning team will receive an additional bonus ang pow (red packet) at the end of the promotional period!
Following the slight devaluation announcement this morning, KrisFlyer will be rolling out new changes in the days ahead. Unlike what has happened earlier today, all the changes in this article are largely positive and it will make the whole award redemption process a little less daunting (at least for beginners). Starting with the revisions to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir Award and Upgrade Charts, these changes will begin rolling out from 24 January 2019.
Back in March 2017, changes were made in regards to the number of miles required for redemption tickets as well as redemption upgrade bookings. Today, KrisFlyer has just published a brand new award chart that will go live on 24 January 2019 - these upcoming changes are negative (as you would expect) for consumers and they will hit Saver redemption tickets the most. Interestingly enough, the number of miles required for an award flight in Economy will not be changing but you will be expected to fork out 1,500 to 7,000 more KrisFlyer Miles (6.0 to 12.3% increase) each way in Business and First Class.
2018 has been a fairly unexciting year where new hotels and credit cards are concerned (perhaps with the exception of the American Express Platinum Card) and even though the global market is in bear market territory right now, it is important to be forward-looking in the year ahead. For all of us mile-chasers, these are the credit cards that you should be holding for 2019. There are of course some crazy credit cards out there in Singapore (that require an extremely high annual income or AUM) but for the sake of sanity and relevance, I am just limiting this article to credit cards that require up to S$200,000 annual income - all credit cards with a comparatively higher annual income requirement are placed in a separate section.