Use Velocity Points to redeem Singapore Airlines award tickets across all cabins

From 31 August 2017, Velocity members will be able to redeem their Velocity Points for tickets across all Singapore Airlines cabin classes

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From 31 August 2017, Velocity members will be able to redeem their Velocity Points for tickets across all Singapore Airlines cabin classes: Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First Class, including Suites.

Previously, it was only possible to book Premium Economy and First Class seats by transferring your Velocity Points to KrisFlyer Miles and then booking.

The number of points required for each ticket are based on Velocity’s ‘Table 2’ redemption table, which includes Etihad and Air New Zealand. The benefit of selecting Singapore Airlines over Etihad is that you won’t have to pay Velocity’s ridiculous ‘Etihad Airways Reward Seat Carrier Charge’ which is up to $300 USD per sector (depending on class of travel).

In some cases it may still make sense to transfer your Velocity Points to KrisFlyer to make a reward booking. For some routes there is a substantial difference in the number of points required. Other benefits from KrisFlyer include waitlisting for award tickets when there is no availability and also the ability to book First Class seats online instead of via a call centre. The cancellation terms may also differ between the two programs. As always, before making a booking weigh up your options to ensure you are getting good value from your points.

50% off SilkAir redemptions with KrisFlyer until 11 July 2017

Singapore Airlines is offering a 50% discount when you redeem KrisFlyer miles online for a SilkAir flight.

Singapore Airlines is offering a 50% discount between 12 June and 11 July 2017 when you redeem KrisFlyer miles online for a SilkAir flight.

As a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, SilkAir flies to two Australian destinations – Cairns and Darwin. The airline also flies to many destinations around Asia, such as Bali, Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur and Phuket.

Using this promotion, you can pick up Business Class flights from Darwin to Singapore for only 16,250 points! Or 29,000 for Cairns to Singapore.

Full details are available on Singapore Airlines’ website.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer sign up bonus

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer loyalty program is currently offering a 500 mile sign up bonus until 14 April 2017 for new accounts.

Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer loyalty program is currently offering a 500 mile sign up bonus until 14 April 2017 for new accounts. This offer has been run in the past but hasn’t come up frequently in recent times to my knowledge.

 

 

The bonus is available on the Singapore Airlines website by using promotion code “JOINKF2017” when signing up.

I consider KrisFlyer to be a very valuable program for Australian travellers with excellent award redemption options and plenty of opportunities for earning KrisFlyer miles within Australia on credit card and hotel spend. If you haven’t already got an account I recommend you take advantage of this sign up bonus.