Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program is back with a promotion they’ve offered a few times in the past, though this version is even better. Singapore KrisFlyer members can save 50% on select SilkAir awards. The basic details are as follows:
- Book between July 21 and August 4, 2016
- Travel now through October 31, 2016
- Valid for one-way or roundtrip saver level travel originating in Singapore
- You must book through Singapore Airlines’ website to receive the discount; there’s no registration required, so the discounted price should automatically be reflected when price your award ticket
In reality the savings aren’t quite 50%. That’s because KrisFlyer members usually receive a 15% discount when booking online, and that can’t stack with this promotion. In other words, you’re really getting an additional 35% discount on top of the 15% online booking discount.
The promotion is valid for both economy and business class travel, and there are many eligible markets. These include destinations like Bali, Koh Samui, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, etc. You’ll want to see the promotion page for the full listing of eligible markets, which also differ slightly based on whether you’re looking to redeem for economy or business class.
Here are a few examples of eligible markets along with pricing:
I’ve flown SilkAir before between Singapore and Koh Samui, and they’re a cute little airline. Their regional business class is similar to domestic first class within the US, with big, comfy leather chairs.
I’m actually probably going to take advantage of this deal myself, as Ford and I are going to Cambodia for his birthday (one of the few places in Southeast Asia I haven’t been), so this might be a good way to tie in a visit to Singapore with a flight to Cambodia.
KrisFlyer does have carrier imposed surcharges, so always compare the paid rate to the award rate. If you’re redeeming for business class you’ll almost always come out way ahead, however.
Also keep in mind that KrisFlyer miles are among the easiest to rack up, given that they’re transfer partners with all four major transferrable points currencies — Amex Membership Rewards, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Citi ThankYou, and Starwood Preferred Guest.
This promotion is even better than past versions of it. In the past there were blackout dates and the promotion was only valid for roundtrip travel, while this one has no blackout dates, and is even valid for one-way travel. I’ll likely be booking a one-way award within Southeast Asia to take advantage of this promotion.
Hopefully some of you can take advantage of this promotion as well.