Singapore Airlines posted earlier today on their Facebook page about Joseph Schooling, the first ever Olympic gold medalist from Singapore, and it popped up on my newsfeed.
The airline is giving the Gold medalist Joseph one million KrisFlyer miles and Gold status (not sure how long this one is valid for).
You can access the Facebook page here.
Here’s one Facebook comment that caught my eye:
I was also surprised that they didn’t give him lifetime Solitaire status to celebrate this special occasion. KrisFlyer Gold wouldn’t even get you into the Singapore Airlines business class lounge at Changi if flying in economy.
Also, this Olympic medalist is currently living in the US. This means that he is likely liable for taxes based on the value of the miles and the status. Nice gesture from the Singapore Airlines, nevertheless.
If you ask from me what is going on with the Olympics, couldn’t tell. Haven’t followed these games at all considering how corrupt the entire IOC is.
Will be back in Rio de Janeiro, however, in early September, after the games are over. Hoping that everything is back to normal by then.