Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Award Changes March 23, 2017: Online Discount & Fuel Surcharges Gone + Adjustments (Roughly 25% Devaluation)

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Singapore Airlines has quietly put up a page on its website about changes coming to the KrisFlyer awards effective March 23 2017.

Singapore Airlines Award Devaluation

The online award discount of 15% is gone, many mileage requirements are adjusted modestly upwards and the airline discontinues charging insurance and fuel surcharges (positive development) on awards.

You can access Singapore Airlines web page for these changes here.

Here’s the current award chart:

Download (PDF, 156KB)

Here’s the award chart effective March 23, 2017:

Download (PDF, 146KB)

Here are my most recent KrisFlyer redemptions:

Christchurch – Singapore – Bangkok

OLD: 46,750 miles + 32.86NZD airport taxes + 259.10NZD carrier surcharge

NEW: 58,000 miles + actual airport taxes

Difference: 24% more miles (11,250) & no surcharge (259.10 NZD)

Singapore – Bali

OLD: 14,875 miles + 34SGD airport taxes + 68.10SGD carrier surcharge

NEW: 17,500 miles + actual airport taxes

Difference: 18% more miles (2,625) & no surcharge (68.10SGD)

Adelaide – Singapore – Phuket

OLD: 46,750 miles + taxes & surcharges (cannot find the receipt)

NEW 58,000 miles

Difference: 24% more miles (11,250)

Conclusion

I had couple of more awards but they were from/to Brazil and Singapore Airlines no longer flies there (very unfortunate!).

Seems that this is basically 20% to 25% devaluation in the number of miles required for awards partially offset the removal of carrier/fuel surcharges. Could have been far worse.

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