Travellers can now swap their Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for travel vouchers on Scoot and Singapore-based Tigerair, with redemptions available from just 3,200 KrisFlyer miles.
That’s enough for a S$30 voucher with either airline, while 5,300 miles nets a S$50 voucher. For S$100 worth of travel and to get the best bang for your KrisFlyer buck, simply redeem 10,500 miles.
The vouchers can be used to pay for your fares, ancillary services, convenience fees and booking charge fees, although not other costs such as airport and government fees and taxes, carrier surcharges and call centre fees, which still need to be paid the old-fashioned way.
KrisFlyer members will also be able to earn miles on Scoot and Tigerair (Singapore) flights from later this year, although Tigerair Australia – an affiliate of the Singapore business and now owned by Virgin Australia – isn’t part of the ‘earn and burn’ deal.
Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson told Australian Business Traveller earlier this year that the arrangements won’t extend to earning KrisFlyer tier miles or status benefits such as lounge access, as “I don’t want to have any complexity arising from recognition of status tiers or giving free (tier) benefits.”
When asked if Scoot would later consider a closer integration with KrisFlyer, Wilson affirmed that the airline was “never going down that horrible slippery slope, because then you start having Golds wanting something extra, then Silvers and PPS Club members want something extra and it just doesn’t stop.”
Virgin Australia Velocity members can’t redeem their points for Scoot or Tigerair flights – either in Australia or with Tigerair Singapore – although can convert their points into KrisFlyer miles and then redeem them for a travel voucher with either Singapore-based airline.
Australian Business Traveller