Singapore Airlines is one of the world’s best airlines and uber-popular with Aussies travelling overseas – or at least it was before Covid hit!
The airline has become my carrier of choice over the years because it offers excellent experiences on the ground and in the air, a large international network (including via Star Alliance partners), and very good award seat pricing and availability.
The only negative is that miles in the airline’s frequent flyer program, KrisFlyer, expire after three years. This requires monitoring and planning so miles don’t go to waste. It’s annoying – especially right now, as we can’t travel internationally – but given all the positive Covid vaccine news lately, we’ll hopefully be able to fly overseas again safely late next year.
The KrisFlyer program is a transfer partner for many cards in Australia that earn a ‘flexible’ points currency, which is typically a card issuer’s own-brand currency, like Westpac’s Altitude Points or Amex’s Membership Rewards points. We rarely see promotions offering bonus points on these transfers (in fact I don’t recall ever seeing one), so it’s notable that Singapore Airlines has just launched a 15% bonus offer which runs until 27 December 2020.
The following card issuers from Australia are participating:
- American Express
- Diners Club International
- HSBC Bank
- Bank of Melbourne
- National Australia Bank
- Bank SA
- St George Bank
When you transfer the equivalent of 10,000 KrisFlyer miles or more in a single transaction from one of these issuers, you’ll receive 15% bonus miles. There is no cap to the bonus miles you can earn from this campaign.
As I mentioned earlier, these miles will be valid for three years, so it only makes sense to transfer them if you expect to book an overseas flight during that time. You can also spend KrisFlyer miles on shopping and experiences, but you’ll get the most value from flying, especially at the pointy end.
Use KrisFlyer miles to fly business class
You have plenty of time to take advantage of this promotion, so have a think about your likely travel plans in the years ahead.
For more info and the offer T&Cs, visit the airline’s website here.
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