4 Krisflyer Miles perks every travel lover needs to know about

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1. You Can Grab Free Flights On Singapore Airlines

Go ahead and make use of your KrisFlyer Miles to snag award flight tickets that will bring you more than 1,000 awesome holiday destinations peppered across 170 countries. Or if you like, you can use them like cash to pay for your next SQ flight booked through singaporeair.com or redeem them for seat upgrades to Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class or Business Class.

If you’re intending to redeem your KrisFlyer Miles for award tickets (Saver or Standard awards on SQ, and Saver awards on SilkAir), remember to do it online on Singapore Airlines’ website so that you’ll get to enjoy a 15% discount on the usual number of KrisFlyer Miles required.

2. There Are More Ways To Earn KrisFlyer Miles Than You Imagine
This may come as a shock to you, but you don’t necessarily have to fly in order to earn KrisFlyer Miles. Singapore Airlines has over 170 non-airline partners – from car rental companies, hotels, retail, telcos and more – that you can earn KrisFlyer Miles from or convert your membership points from.

Of course, flying with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir will help you earn up to 325% of your actual miles flown and you can also earn KrisFlyer Miles when you shop from KrisShop and Chic Outlet Shopping® or convert the membership points that you earn when you make purchases at their retail partners such as Club 21, Grand Indonesia and more.


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Additionally, you get to earn more KrisFlyer Miles if you book your stay at hotels and serviced residences through Singapore Airlines. There are plenty of such options to choose from, all you have to do is look it up on Singapore Airlines’ website. For instance, you get to earn up to 10,000 KrisFlyer Miles for each night that you stay at any one the 300,000 hotels globally when you book through kaligo.com no matter whether you’re travelling for pleasure or business. Remember to quote your KrisFlyer Membership Number when reserving, and present your KrisFlyer Membership Card when checking in!

Plus, as mentioned in the previous point above, you can convert your rewards points earned on your credit cards for KrisFlyer Miles.


3. Some Credit Cards Reward You With KrisFlyer Miles Directly
If you don’t like the idea of converting your rewards points into KrisFlyer Miles but you obviously want to accumulate these miles to redeem for free flights on SQ, consider arming yourself with hassle-free credit cards such as American Express® Singapore Airlines Credit Cards. Another perk is that since these cards reward you with KrisFlyer Miles that are automatically credited into your KrisFlyer account, you don’t have to pay any extra money to have them converted.

Our top pick is The American Express® Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Credit Card, but feel free to learn more about The American Express® Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Ascend Credit Card – Full Fee Offer, The American Express®Singapore Airlines PPS Club Credit Card and The American Express® Singapore Airlines Solitaire PPS Credit Card, too.


4. Your KrisFlyer Miles Expire
Even though some of your credit card rewards points don’t expire, keep in mind that your KrisFlyer Miles have a shelf life of 3 years from the equivalent month in which they are credited into your KrisFlyer account.

You can extend your miles’ expiry date one time only before they expire (at a fee), for a period of 6 months. If you’re a member of KrisFlyer Elite Silver or KrisFlyer Elite Gold or PPS Club, you can extend your miles for 1 year. If your miles have already expired, you have no choice but to bid them goodbye.


This article was originally published in Get.com.