This listicle highlights the different ways you can redeem your KrisFlyer miles based on your lifestyle preferences – there are many other ways to use them, both in air and on the ground. So sit back as we guide you through various ways you can utilise your KrisFlyer miles.
The reason why you probably signed up for a KrisFlyer account and started earning miles in the first place.
Are you gunning for that ultimate experience to fly in Singapore Airlines’ very exclusive Suites cabin? Or are you saving for a long-awaited graduation trip with your closest friends? Whatever your aim is, your KrisFlyer miles have you covered wherever you’d like to jet set to (once travel opportunities resume!), because you can redeem your miles when you fly with Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Star Alliance carriers and other partner airlines. With access to over 1,300 destinations in more than 190 countries and territories, how’s that for being spoilt for choice?
The minimum amount of miles that you’d need to redeem to fly on Singapore Airlines with our Economy Class Saver Awards is 8,500 miles (for a one-way redemption between Singapore and Malaysia/Indonesia/Brunei). But did you know that you could redeem to fly for even less (30% off, anyone?) with KrisFlyer’s monthly Spontaneous Escapes offers? Well now you do.
Pro-Tip: With KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes, you’ll be able to snag yourself deals of 30% (or more!) off selected Singapore Airlines flights. The best way to keep yourself in the loop of these promotions? Subscribe to Singapore Airlines and KrisFlyer promotions to be sure to get first dibs on all sorts of promotions and deals.
Not enough miles in your account balance but planning to travel soon? You can use your available miles balance to offset the cost of your flight ticket starting from 1,050 miles.
Or, why not consider using your miles to upgrade yourself to Business Class, First Class… or dare we say it – Singapore Airlines Suites? This way, you can get yourself fully rested before your adventures begin.
You could also choose to spend your miles on your redemption nominee – each KrisFlyer member can nominate up to 5 redemption nominees, which means that you can use your miles and gift someone close to heart with a trip to remember. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or simply a Mother’s Day or Father’s Day present, a flight ticket will definitely put a smile on your loved one’s face.
What’s an all-important thing to book when you travel? Accommodation.
If you are a member of the Shangri-La’s Golden Circle loyalty programme, you can further stretch your privileges. Simply link your KrisFlyer and Golden Circle membership accounts, and you’ll be able to convert your KrisFlyer miles and Golden Circle Award Points (both ways), as part of the Singapore Airlines and Shangri-La Infinite Journeys partnership.
Whether you choose to redeem your miles for free room nights and upgrades, or services like spa treatments and dining vouchers, you’ll definitely feel welcomed at any Shangri-La hotel or resort of your choice.
If you would like to take your pick from a wide variety of hotels in cities and towns all around the world, KrisFlyer vRooms has you covered – you can redeem as few as 1,500 miles to book a stay at over 350,000 hotels worldwide.
One great way to redeem your miles for a hotel stay is when you are planning to have a staycation or to celebrate your birthday over the weekend with your loved ones. The next time there is a birthday milestone to celebrate, or a hen’s night party to throw, you’ll know exactly what you can do.
Road tripping for your next great escape? With KrisFlyer vRooms, you’ll not only be able to book your hotels, but also rent your cars from over 29,000 locations around the world. Whether you’re intending to spend a weekend in the Grand Canyon or cruising down the Great Ocean Road, or whether your choice of wheels comes in the form of a minivan or a convertible, there’ll be an option that’s just right for you, when global travel restrictions are lifted.
Gather some of your best friends and embark on a journey of new adventures, milestones, and unforgettable stories with KrisFlyer Experiences. This specially curated list of fun activities and exclusive access to events – such as exciting escapades on cruises to coffee brewing workshops and luxury brunches on historical train carriages – is constantly being refreshed, so you’ll never know what surprises you’ll find next.
Shopaholics – this one’s for you. When you shop with KrisShop.com, you can use your KrisFlyer miles to redeem in full or partially offset (a minimum of 1,000 miles) the cost of something you’ve always wanted. With an extensive selection of products ranging from cosmetics and fragrance to gadgets and exclusive Singapore Airlines merchandise, KrisShop.com has whatever you’re looking for. So, the next time you need to stock up on all your skincare products or want to purchase that new mobile phone that you’ve been eyeing, you can simply redeem your miles and shop from the comforts of wherever you are, and get it delivered to your doorstep.
If you reside in Singapore or are planning to visit the Lion City, this is something that you’ll find useful. Download the Kris+ app into your phone, and you’ll be able to convert your KrisFlyer miles to KrisPay miles to redeem or offset the cost of your expenditure on everyday items!
Whether you want to indulge in bubble tea or own a new set of earphones, Kris+ has 190 partners across 830 outlets, spanning dining, retail shopping, personal grooming and even leisure activities, curated just for you.
Kris+ is also the option to go to if you have a small number of miles left after making a big redemption (redemption starts from just 15 KrisPay miles, which amounts to S$0.10). Convert your leftover KrisFlyer miles to KrisPay miles, treat yourself a dessert or two at one of our partners, and your leftover miles will not go to waste. It’s a win-win situation.
Last but not least, you can use your KrisFlyer miles to help others! Since 2017, KrisFlyer has been working with Make-A-Wish Singapore to help fly children who are critically ill to their dream destinations as part of their wish trips! With a minimum donation of 1,000 miles, you can be a part of this moving cause that gives hope and motivation to these children too!
So, there you go – 7 ways for you to redeem your KrisFlyer miles! Though you may be inclined to redeem all of your miles on flights, utilising a mix of all of these redemption options will offer you varied ways to maximise the use of your miles.
With these hacks, you’ll find that there’s always a great way to redeem your miles no matter the amount you have in your account balance.
Want to find out all the ways you could possibly earn miles? Here’s the full list of 10 ways to earn.
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