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SQ Krisflyer waitlist - points expiring soon

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ashhuggo

Member since 03 Apr 2018

Total posts 10

Hi

Can anyone tell me how waitlisting works when miles are expiring?

Example:
Say 300k miles expire on March 31 and at the same time i am waitlisted for return business class saver fare late may.

Do my miles expire still on March 31 in this scenario?

Anything else to consider?

Thanks

Brandon Loo

Member since 10 Jul 2018

Total posts 87

Unfortunately waitlisting won't extend the expiry of your miles. SQ are pretty strict when it comes to things like this. If your waitlist came through after March 31, you wouldn't have any more miles to confirm the ticket.

If it's the first time they're expiring, you can extend them another six months for 1,200 miles or 12 USD per block of 10,000 miles. If you have KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Gold, then it's 12 months. In your case, you'd be looking at sacrificing 36,000 miles or paying US$360 (AU$506) to extend your balance of 300,000 miles.

Otherwise, your only options are to cash them out somehow - call up SQ and try to clear the waitlist before 31 March, redeem on a different confirmed ticket, transfer to Velocity or other partner, use them on the store etc.

Last editedby Brandon Loo at Mar 04, 2019, 08:27 AM.

ashhuggo

Member since 03 Apr 2018

Total posts 10

Unfortunately waitlisting won't extend the expiry of your miles. SQ are pretty strict when it comes to things like this. If your waitlist came through after March 31, you wouldn't have any more miles to confirm the ticket.

If it's the first time they're expiring, you can extend them another six months for 1,200 miles or 12 USD per block of 10,000 miles. If you have KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Gold, then it's 12 months. In your case, you'd be looking at sacrificing 36,000 miles or paying US$360 (AU$506) to extend your balance of 300,000 miles.

Otherwise, your only options are to cash them out somehow - call up SQ and try to clear the waitlist before 31 March, redeem on a different confirmed ticket, transfer to Velocity or other partner, use them on the store etc.

Last edited by Brandon Loo at Mar 04, 2019, 08.27 AM.

Thanks this is very helpful.

ashhuggo

Member since 03 Apr 2018

Total posts 10

And i suppose the 'extend' option is still better value than paying for an 'advantage' redemption?

daft009

Member since 09 Jul 2016

Total posts 19

Book the Advantage and lock in those tickets if I were you

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