Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is one of the more useful frequent flyer programs, mostly because Singapore KrisFlyer is a transfer partner of American Express, Capital One, Chase, Citi, and Marriott. It’s also valuable because Singapore restricts most of their premium cabin award space to members of their own KrisFlyer program.
Singapore Airlines is making changes come January 24, 2019. Economy award costs on Singapore-operated flights will largely remain unchanged, but if you are looking for Premium Economy, Business and First Class expect to spend more miles.
As of now there are no changes to their Star Alliance redemption rates, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see a change there soon too.
Here are the current and future charts:
The last Singapore KrisFlyer’s big devaluation was back in March 2017, which wasn’t that long ago. I would have expected the award chart to make 3 years.
All of the changes look to be about a 10% increase across the board.
For example, one-way saver travel between the US West Coast and Singapore:
- Business class increases from 88,000 miles to 95,000 miles
- First class increases from 118,000 miles to 130,000 miles
One-way saver travel between the US East Coast and Singapore:
- Business class increases from 92,000 miles to 99,000 miles
- First class increases from 120,000 miles to 132,000 miles
Check out the charts above for even more examples.
While it’s not a big devaluation, it is still a devaluation, and no one likes spending more miles. At least Singapore Airlines had the courtesy to give us advance notice to redeem at current rates before the spike. Looking at you Qatar Airways
Check out Sam’s review of the longest flight in the world in premium economy onboard Singapore Airlines from New York (EWR) to Singapore (SIN)
Where are you booking a flight to before January 24?