Easy 500 Miles for Folks New to Singapore Airlines

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Easy 500 Miles for Folks New to Singapore Airlines

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Every mile counts!

Via Points With a Crew, folks who don’t yet have a Singapore Airlines account can earn 500 bonus Singapore Airlines miles by entering promotion code “JOINKF2017″ at sign-up.  But you’ll need to enroll by April 14, 2017.

Easy 500 Miles For Folks New To Singapore Airlines
Use 17,500 Singapore Airlines Miles to Fly One-Way From the Mainland US to Hawaii on United Airlines. That’s 5,000 Miles Less Than United Airlines Charges!

Here’s what you need to know about this deal.

Free 500 Singapore Airlines Miles for Signing-Up

Link:   Join Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Earn 500 Bonus Points

Last week I told you about the mostly negative changes coming to Singapore Airlines’ award program, like NO 15% discount for booking Singapore Airlines flights online, and higher award ticket prices for certain coach, Business, and First Class tickets.

Now, Singapore Airlines is giving folks a small incentive to enroll in their frequent flyer program.

Folks who sign-up for Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program (free to join!) by April 14, 2017, will earn 500 Singapore Airlines miles by entering promotion code “JOINKF2017″.  Unfortunately, this is only for folks who do NOT already have a Singapore Airlines account.

Singapore Airlines is a transfer partner of all 4 major transferable points programs:

Plus, you can earn Singapore Airlines miles by flying JetBlue!

Lots of folks transfer their points to Singapore Airlines for Big Travel!  So if you foresee yourself ever transferring points to Singapore Airlines, this promotion is like receiving a free 500 of your favorite transferable points!

Note:   Singapore Airlines miles expire 3 years after you’ve earned them, regardless of any activity in your account.

What Can You Do With Singapore Airlines Miles?

There are plenty of great ways to use Singapore Airlines miles!  Especially if you book award tickets with United Airlines.  For example, you can book:

Easy 500 Miles For Folks New To Singapore Airlines
You Can Book a United Airlines Flight to Europe for Fewer Miles if You Use Singapore Airlines Miles Instead of United Airlines Miles

You can check out Singapore Airlines’ partner award chart here.

Bottom Line

Folks who are not yet registered with Singapore Airlines can earn 500 bonus miles when they sign-up for a frequent flyer account by April 14, 2017, and use the promotion code “JOINKF2017″.

Enjoy the free miles!

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Patrick O'Hearn

Thanks for the Singapore Air tip!

Question: since many Singapore Air flights require less points or miles then their star alliance partners, would it not make sense and is it possible, for example, to transfer the requisite number of United miles to the Kris program via star Alliance Program, thereby booking the same United flight using less Kris points? Is that even possible?

Second question: given that I am a United gold member, I want to keep my elite status and,therefore, during this year I’ve got to travel on United as much as possible. So if I were to do such a thing as above where I flew on a United flight, but I bought the flight with other airline points through the star alliance program, would I receive the same credit had I used United miles? I know when you use miles you don’t accrue miles that you would get if you paid for the ticket, but I think you still get credit towards elite status if I’m not mistaken

And a cautionary tale regarding how cooperative star alliance “partners” actually are when one wants to transfer and use points from one partners program through the star alliance into the other partners program for booking on a flight. a couple years ago, I had a horrific, mind-numbing, weeks-long -to -resolve experience attempting to get Turkish Air and United Airlines to work together through the Star alliance program (of which they are both partners) in order to use United miles for a flight in business class on Turkish Air. I had heard great things about the service and overall experience on Turkish Air’s business class, and that part is all true– once you actually get on the plane it’s wonderful. But Turkish Air lines phone customer service when you’re calling from United and States is uncooperative, they require you to communicate through their clunky website which is very frustrating , and United Airlines phone service is not much better. once you transfer your points, it’s a done deal; they cannot be transferred back. So in this case, I transferred many thousands of United miles to Turkish Air Miles and Not Alotta Smiles Program. The catch is you can’t book the flight until you have the requisite number of miles in that program, and they don’t guarantee you a ticket on any flight- it’s only as available. that’s when the alarm bells went off for me. for weeks I felt like I was the ballboy on the clay in Flushing NY. there was so much run around between the two airlines. I literally at one point had one of the “customer service” reps on one phone, the other in my other hand on the other line, telling both of them that the problem is they don’t talk to each other to assist their common customer. had I been working full time, or gotten discouraged instead of angry, I don’t think I would’ve had that business class seat, because you simply don’t have the time nor the energy or motivation to deal with the incredible roadblocks to actually getting this to happen. i’ve discovered that to do this “hobby” is not at all free because you’re spending a lot of time on it. I did feel like ive got a new second career as a travel agent for myself. I am now a little wary about trying to use points traveling on a partner rather than on the actual airline that I have the points for when at all possible and even if it requires more points— I’m not sure if it’s worth it.

thanks for the great website! I’ve taken a lot of your advice and I’ve learned a lot and have had some excellent trips.

Hi Patrick,

You can’t transfer United Airlines miles directly to Singapore Airlines. But if you collect Chase Ultimate Rewards points, you can choose to transfer points to Singapore Airlines instead of United Airlines. You can also transfer AMEX Membership Rewards points, Citi ThankYou points, and Starwood points directly to Singapore Airlines. Then, redeem Singapore Airlines miles for discounted United Airlines award flights to Europe, Hawaii, or in Business Class within the US.

Generally speaking, you will NOT earn credit toward elite status when you book an award flight. To keep elite status, United Airlines requires you earn the required number of Premier qualifying miles (PQM) or Premier qualifying segments (PQS). These are typically earned on paid flights. You’ll also have to meet a minimum annual spending level. https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/premier/qualify.aspx

I’m sorry to hear about your frustrating experience with Turkish Airlines. But it sounds like it worked out in the end!