Converting Westpac Altitude Rewards points into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles

By Chris Chamberlin, August 18 2016
Converting Westpac Altitude Rewards points into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles
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If you’re sitting on a stash of Westpac Altitude Rewards credit card points, converting them into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles is an easy task.

Just jump across to this page on the Altitude Rewards website.

Then, login to your Altitude account, choose how many points to convert, confirm your KrisFlyer membership number and you’re done.

Altitude points currently translate to KrisFlyer on a 2:1 basis (2 Altitude points = 1 KrisFlyer mile), with a minimum conversion of 3,000 Altitude points at a time and higher transfers accepted in multiples of 500 points.

Also take note that from September 28 2016, Westpac will alter that conversion rate to 2.5:1, from which time that minimum transfer of 3,000 Altitude points will net 1,200 KrisFlyer miles as opposed to the 1,500 miles you’d receive today.

Once converted, KrisFlyer miles usually expire three years from the month in which that conversion took place.

So while it might be tempting to transfer your entire Altitude balance across at the current more favourable rate, just make sure you’ll have a use for those miles before they expire.

(Convert Altitude points into KrisFlyer miles in August 2016, for instance, and those KrisFlyer miles will expire at the end of August 2019 if unused.)

Whenever you choose to ship your points across, allow up to three business days for them to appear in your KrisFlyer account, although you may luck out and receive them even sooner.

Also read: Maximising Westpac’s Altitude Rewards credit card program

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.

06 May 2013

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Same for asia miles.

Time to convert Westpac altitude points to ff programs before the devaluation !

23 Jun 2019

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Hi Anyone that knows. My Wife and I have a joint Westpac Account and therefore only one Altitude Account. Can we transfer (for example) half our Altitude Points to my KrisFlyer Account and half to hers?


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