Singapore Airlines launched in late October a conversion bonus offer (read more here) from banking points conversions to KrisFlyer miles that ends on Monday.
A separate offer from Singapore Airlines allows KrisFlyer members to earn elite qualifying miles for partner transactions, including conversions (read more here) that runs through February 28, 2022.
We already covered how the transaction works in the previous post (read more here), but I made a subsequent conversion that has been posted to my KrisFLyer account and another one the other day (pending).
Singapore Airlines has various banking partners, and conversion rates and availability often vary by the market and the issuer.
The conversion bonus offer ends this Monday (November 22, 2021)
Earning elite qualifying miles for partner transactions ends February 28, 2022
Two Things To Note:
Singapore Airlines KrisFLyer miles expire 36 months after they were earned. You can extend them once for a modest fee, but they will eventually evaporate unless you use them.
Elite status qualification doesn’t follow the calendar year but is 12 months from qualification. Elite qualifying miles are not zeroed, like with some programs, when you reach an elite status.
Elite Qualifying Miles
The conversion bonus miles that Singapore Airlines credits to members won’t count as elite qualifying. You must divide by FIVE the number of miles is converted from your banking partner(s):
Deposit of 70,470 KrisFlyer miles from HSBC. This earned 14,094 elite qualifying miles + 15,571 bonus award miles.
Deposit of 104,565 KrisFlyer miles from HSBC. This earned 20,913 elite qualifying miles + 20,913 bonus award miles.
These two deposits earned me a total of 35,007 elite qualifying miles.
I had one small purchase from SQ’s duty-free that earned me some KrisFlye in October. However, to reach KrisFLyer Gold, I would need an additional14,825 elite qualifying miles by October 31, 2022.
Yesterday, I initiated the conversion of 73,950 KrisFlyer miles from HSBC that earns me14,790 elite qualifying miles. This puts me at 49,965 elite qualifying miles towards Gold. I need an additional 35 miles by October 31, 2022.
Conversion Bonus Offer:
Earning Elite Qualifying Miles For Partner Transactions:
This conversion bonus offer with elite qualifying miles would better benefit one who doesn’t have Star Alliance Gold status because KrisFlyer Gold doesn’t offer extra benefits than my lifetime UA Premier Gold or Aegean Gold. It may, however, come useful when it comes to confirming awards and perhaps some other promotions the airline may have down the road.
I plan to credit one segment early fall to get the 35 elite qualifying miles. I did not, on purpose, credit the miles required to push me over the threshold now.