Singapore Airlines: KrisFlyer member status extension automatic for a second year
Singapore Airlines (SIA) is automatically extending for an additional year, all existing PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite status, for memberships that expire between March 2021 and February 2022.
This is in line with many other airlines frequent flyer programs, including Qantas.
‘For PPS Club members, any Reserve Value that expires between March 2021 and February 2023 will also have its validity extended to between March 2023 and February 2024. This will provide them with more flexibility in utilising their Reserve Value for subsequent membership renewal.
For KrisFlyer Elite members, any Elite miles earned in the 12 months prior to the latest extension will be automatically credited back into their accounts after the membership is extended between March 2021 and February 2022.’
Milestone Rewards, is a new initiative which rewards members for Elite miles earned on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot flights. KrisFlyer members can claim rewards such as KrisPay miles and cabin-class Advance Upgrades on-board Singapore and SilkAir flights at a range of milestones of miles accrual, starting at 5,000 Elite miles earned.
From 1 January 2021, KrisFlyer members can earn Elite miles – counting towards Elite membership – on Scoot flights.
PPS Club members will also gain additional benefits on Scoot flights from February 2021, including priority check-in, boarding , and an additional allowance of 5kg with a baggage purchase, one complimentary booking change, and standard seat selection.
Most frequent flyer programs are scrabbling for a way to keep flyers loyal, while air travel is limited or non-existent. This to some extent stems the tide of reducing benefits that was the trajectory until March 2020.
Expect to see more re-jigging of loyalty programs as air travel returns to something similar to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels.