Rate Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

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  1. Darcie
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    InsideFlyer magazine is reviewing Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer in our May issue and would like your input.

    If you would like to participate, please post your response in the thread with the pros and cons of membership in KrisFlyer and grade the program from A to F (A being the highest grade). You can include a plus or minus with the rating.

    You can also respond directly to the editors at InsideFlyer at dmankell@insideflyer.com if you would prefer.

    Thank you.
     
  2. gleff
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    C

    Fuel surcharges
    Draconian expiration rules
    Expensive award chart (made somewhat more reasonable by 15% online discount -- for those limited Singapore-only awards that can be booked online)

    Only real positives are one-way awards, better availability on Singapore flights than is offered to partner airlines.
     
  3. Rejuvenated
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    C- now that they've somewhat eased their stinginess on allowing saver awards for their long haul J (380, 345, 77W) and F (77W) for travel commencing in April and beyond. And also allowing some previous non-mileage accruable lower economy booking classes on their own metal such as N &Q to be able to accrue 50% for flights flown in April and beyond. Previously I would have given it a D+.
     
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    C- For the reasons above + crappy Customer Service (with the exception of SIN agents)
     
  5. HighPlainsDrifter

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    On the one hand, KrisFlyer has highly desirable inventory with periodic half off sales so you are motivated to wait patiently and pounce when the time is right. On the other hand the points have a hard 3 year expiration with no cheap options for extending or bailing out, such as transferring points to a hotel partner. (The program for the North American flyer has a somewhat reasonable bailout in that you could fly domestic AC or UACO if you are unable to book that elusive SQ international first class itinerary). KrisFlyer probably rates a D for the casual flyer but a solid B for someone who can work the sales. The 'fifth freedom' city pairs provide for some interesting potential RTW routings.
     

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