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How to Earn Singapore KrisFlyer Miles

Nov. 1, 2019
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Singapore Airlines is consistently voted one of the world’s top airlines. Known for its incredible Singapore Suites first class product and its outstanding service, the airline is beloved by aspirational travelers.

Singapore’s KrisFlyer program has several sweet spot redemptions worth saving up for. Here are six great ways to earn KrisFlyer miles:

» Learn more: 5 award sweet spots using Singapore KrisFlyer miles

Fly with Singapore Airlines and its subsidiaries

Flying Singapore Airlines is a straightforward way to earn more KrisFlyer miles — and an easy choice to make, considering that Singapore is one of the world’s best airlines. Singapore KrisFlyer issues miles based on distance flown, fare class, elite status and the subsidiary you fly with. Below is a breakdown of what you can expect to earn.

Miles earned on Singapore Airlines flights

Economy class

  • 100% of miles flown on B, E, Y fares.
  • 75% of miles flown on H, M, W fares.
  • 50% of miles flown on K, N, Q, V fares.

Premium economy

  • 125% of miles flown on S, T fares.
  • 100% of miles flown on R, L, P fares.

Business class

  • 150% of miles flown on C, J, Z fares.
  • 125% of miles flown on D, U  fares.

First/Suites class

  • 200% of miles flown on A, F fares.

Miles earned on SilkAir flights

Economy class

  • 100% of miles flown on B, E, Y fares.
  • 75% of miles flown on H, M, W fares.
  • 50% of miles flown on K, N, Q, V fares.

Business class

  • 150% of miles flown on C, J, Z fares.
  • 125% of miles flown on D, U  fares.

Miles earned on Scoot flights

Economy class

  • 20% of miles flown on A, F, P, R, S, Y fares.
  • 15% of miles flown on B, H, M, W fares.
  • 10% of miles flown on N, O, X fares.

Business class

  • 25% of miles flown on C, D, I, J, U, Z fares.

Fly with Singapore Airlines’ partners

Singapore Airlines is a member of the Star Alliance, meaning you can earn KrisFlyer miles when traveling on 27 other airlines. Additionally, Singapore partners with six airlines outside the Star Alliance. If you’re traveling on Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Olympic Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia or Visaria, you’ll earn 25% to 100% of flown miles on economy and premium economy flights. Flying business class will earn you at least 125% of miles flown, and flying Alaska first class earns you 150% miles.

For a complete list of airlines and the number of miles you can expect to earn in each cabin, check out this extensive chart published by the airline.

» Learn more: Your guide to the Star Alliance

Earn Singapore KrisFlyer miles via credit cards

Singapore KrisFlyer is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards®, American Express Membership Rewards and the Citi ThankYou program. Additionally, you can transfer miles from the Capital One Venture card to Singapore KrisFlyer at a 2:1 ratio. That opens up a ton of opportunities to earn Singapore miles via credit cards.

These are some of our top choice credit cards with miles transferable to Singapore KrisFlyer:

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Rent a car

If you like the freedom of the open road or just don’t want to spend money on rideshare apps, renting a car is the way to go. When you book your car with almost any major rental agency, you can earn KrisFlyer miles. Singapore KrisFlyer partners with the likes of Avis, Europcar and Hertz, to name a few.

Depending on the rental car agency, you can either earn a set number of miles per $1 spent or a flat rate per rental. This is an easy way to bulk up on Singapore KrisFlyer miles, especially if you’re already getting the best deal on your rental car by booking directly through one of these KrisFlyer partners.

Shop online

Most of us like to shop online. Why not go through a shopping portal to earn extra points and miles? Singapore Airlines has a shopping portal called KrisFlyer Spree, where you can earn miles for shopping at popular online retailers. Whether you’re booking travel via Booking.com, revamping your wardrobe at Saks Fifth Avenue or bargain shopping at H&M, you can quickly accumulate bonus KrisFlyer miles on top of those that you’ll earn through your credit card this way.

KrisFlyer promotions

Earning more KrisFlyer miles isn’t restricted to flying, rental cars and online shopping. Singapore Airlines has a promotions page that features limited-time earning opportunities for KrisFlyer members. For example, through Nov. 30, 2019, you can earn 250 KrisFlyer miles for registering for a RebateMango account.

If you have an upcoming hotel stay, the page features multiple hotel and third-party booking sites offering bonus KrisFlyer miles through the end of the year. Take a look around this page and see if you can turn your upcoming spending into extra miles.

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