Singapore Airlines have launched several programs to keep KrisFlyer members engaged with the program and their elite status extended.
Now, Singapore Airlines have made two small changes to the program that affects KrisFlyer members who have earned the status through a match or non-flight activities.
You can access the Singapore AIlrines page for status extension policies here.
Here are the two changes:
Rolling Over Elite Miles
Only Elite miles accrued within your KrisFlyer Elite membership year (with membership start date between 1 March 2020 and 1 March 2021) will be re-credited.
This was previously until February 2021
Members who upgraded from KrisFlyer Elite Silver to KrisFlyer Elite Gold after 1 March 2021 from any status match programmes or accelerator campaigns will not be eligible for the rolling of Elite miles.
This likely refers to the new program that Singapore Airlines launched yesterday that allows KrisFlyer members to earn status without setting their foot inside a plane.
Also, members whose status was earned from match programs (status matches) cannot extend it.
Here’s the program that allows KrisFlyer members to earn status without flying that was launched yesterday:
Small but significant changes for those that have received a status match or use one of the other non-flying programs to earn status. Singapore Airlines makes it very clear that the tiers of these members won’t be extended.
I would question using them (matches or crediting non-flight activities that you wouldn’t otherwise do) right now anyway because it is still unclear when global travel opens up outside of few markets.