If you are ready to use your Singapore Airlines miles to book travel for early 2017, there is a special offer available through November 16th to receive a 30% discount when redeem Krisflyer miles online for for flights aboard Singapore Airlines or SilkAir, for travel between February 6th and May 31st, 2017. Keep in mind that the standard discount for online bookings is 15%, so this promotion is effectively an additional 15% discount on top of that.
Before you get your hopes up, unfortunately this offer is only valid for flights in Economy or Premium Economy class. So while Singapore Airlines has amazing First Class and Suites Class products, the additional discount is not applicable.
The promotion site displays the number of miles required through the promotion (one-way) for various routes – as an example, here are the premium economy miles required for flights to the US:
Note that Singapore Airlines does add fuel surcharges, which will vary depending on a number of factors including the specific routing and the direction of travel for one-way bookings. In the example above, it looks like fuel surcharges fall within the $250 to $300 range.
If you don’t already have the required number of Krisflyer miles in your account, you will want to transfer them in as soon as possible. Based on my experience, transfers from Chase, Citi, and American Express can take anywhere from 1 to 3 days.
Lastly, here are some key points in the Terms and Conditions to be aware of:
- To qualify for the promotion, tickets must be issued between 2 November to 16 November 2016, for travel between 6 February to 31 May 2017, all dates inclusive. All travel must be completed by 31 May 2017. If any part of the itinerary falls outside the applicable travel period or contains an ineligible flight, the entire itinerary will not be eligible for the promotion.
- Any change is strictly not permitted for bookings made under this promotion. Cancellation is also not permitted for partially used tickets.
- Taxes, fuel surcharges and fees are applicable in addition to the required redemption mileage and paid for separately by the passenger in the applicable currency.
- The discount level is only applied on the number of KrisFlyer miles required for a Premium Economy Class Saver or an Economy Class Saver award ticket. It does not apply to commercial tickets purchased with part miles, part cash. Taxes, surcharges and fees are separately charged and payable and are not subject to any discount.