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KrisFlyer

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Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
Alliance
Star Alliance
Website
google.com
Phone
1 (312) 843-5333

The Ace Line

Recommended

A great Star Alliance alternative to MileagePlus, Singapore Air's KrisFlyer not only features a solid award chart, but is one of the most affordable ways to fly the vaulted A380 First Class Suite.

Pros
  • All the transfer partners you need
  • Earn redeemable-miles by distance flown, even on partner airlines
  • 15% discount on award tickets when booking online
  • Fly the First Class Suite for as low as 57,375 miles
  • Allows one stopover on round-trip awards
Cons
  • Moderate fuel surcharges, which may sometimes exceed $200
  • Prices get much more expensive once saver-level inventory sells out
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100,000

Earning

Accrual Type: Distance-based

Earn miles by miles flown. See our guide to earning points for more.

Credit Cards

This is a list of branded, program-specific credit cards, in addition to flexible reward cards. Not sure what is kind of card is right for you? Our guide weighs the pros/cons for each type of card.

Disclosure: This selection of cards is for reference and is not guaranteed to be complete or up to date. AwardAce does not earn any commission for any links.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card
Flexible Transfer Card
The Amex EveryDay® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Premier Card
Flexible Transfer Card
Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express
Flexible Transfer Card
Citi ThankYou® Preferred Card
Flexible Transfer Card

Transfer Partners

Program Partner Ratio Transfer Time
American Express 1:1 3 days
Chase 1:1 2 days
Citi 1:1 2 days
Starwood Preferred Guest 1:1 10-14 days

The ratio is the number of flexible rewards points it would take to transfer to KrisFlyer.

Transfer time is what is reported by the transfer programs, supplemented by our own research. However, actual time to transfer is often highly variable.

Redeeming

Airline Type Pricing Type
PrimaryZone
PartnerZone

Don't know what airlines are bookable? See our list of particpating airlines.

A zone-based program prices award flights by general geographic location, typically by continent and/or country. Learn how to optimize these programs in our guide below.

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Strategy to Spending Points

Booking And Fuel Surcharge Guide

Our step-by-step booking guides can show you how to book tickets on any airline.

Airline Online Phone Surcharges Alliance
Ada Air (ZY) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Aegean Airlines (A3) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Air Canada (AC) No Yes $–$$ Star Alliance
Air China (CA) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Air India (AI) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Air Japan (NQ) No Yes $$–$$$
Air New Zealand (NZ) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
All Nippon Airways (NH) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Asiana Airlines (OZ) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Austrian Airlines (OS) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Avianca (AV) No Yes $ Star Alliance
Brussels Airlines (SN) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Copa Airlines (CM) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Croatia Airlines (OU) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
EVA Air (BR) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Ethiopian Airlines (ET) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
LOT Polish Airlines (LO) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Lufthansa (LH) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Scandinavian Airlines System (SK) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Shenzhen Airlines (ZH) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Singapore Airlines (SQ) Yes Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
South African Airways (SA) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Swiss Air (LX) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
TAP Portugal (TP) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Thai Airways (TG) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
Turkish Airlines (TK) No Yes $$–$$$ Star Alliance
United Airlines (UA) No Yes $ Star Alliance
Virgin America (VX) No Yes $
Virgin Atlantic (VS) No Yes $$–$$$
Virgin Australia (VA) No Yes $$–$$$

Policies and Fees

Expiration: Points Expire 36 months since acquisition.

Fees and Charges

Fees USD
Close-in
Phone Booking
Change Award 20
Cancel Award 30

Fees are lower/wavied for flights on Singapore or SilkAir and elite members.

Key Airlines and Resources

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Primary Airlines Code City Name
Singapore Airlines (SQ) SIN Singapore Changi Intl

Elite Status

Qualification

Tiers (3) EM
KrisFlyer 25000
Elite Silver 25000
Elite Gold 50000

Elite Miles (EM)
Actual total miles flown

Elite Benefits

Benefit KrisFlyer Elite Silver Elite Gold
On Singapore Air, SilkAir, Star Alliance Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia
Earn KrisFlyer miles that can be redeemed for travel awards
Earn qualifying miles towards KrisFlyer Elite Silver and Elite Gold status
Priority airport standby
Increased check-in baggage allowance
Priority airport check-in
Priority boarding
Priority baggage handling
On Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Star Alliance airlines
Priority reservation waitlist
On Singapore Airlines, SilkAirÊand Virgin Atlantic
25% tier bonus on actual miles flown
On Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance airlines
Star Alliance Gold lounge access
On Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia operated lounge access
On Singapore Airlines and SilkAir
SilkAir lounge access
Earn PPS Value towards PPS Club status on Singapore Airlines Suites, First or Business Class

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