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Did ET cover this? Bank transfer points (50,000 KrisFlyer equivalent) before Feb 28 next year and get KF Gold. Sorry if it has been covered
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Hi BMC, just to clarify, transferring 50,000 KrisFlyer miles doesn't get you Gold: you only earn 1 Elite mile per 5 KrisFlyer miles converted on eligible transactions, which means you need to convert a minimum of 250,000 KrisFlyer miles (and given the transfer rates, that's 500,000 AMEX points, 750,000 ANZ points etc), so it's not an easy goal to reach compared to the recent AirNZ Gold status match.
AirNZ's offer is much easier, giving four months of Star Alliance Gold with the ability to extend that to a full year after a small number of 'travel bubble' flights (100 status points).
On top of that, KrisFlyer miles normally have fixed expiry dates, and those who have Shangri-La Jade status can get KrisFlyer Gold after three Singapore Airlines flights anyway (including those who are still Jade from the now-ended AMEX partnership), so converting half a million credit card points or more to KrisFlyer to receive the same isn't the savviest option for the time being, given those alternatives.
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