UPDATE | Singapore Airlines has tightened the application process for its KrisFlyer promotion, which sees Australians joining the airline's frequent flyer scheme able to earn up to 10,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles.
Earlier this week the airline closed the special web page where travellers could join KrisFlyer and enter a promo code to active the deal, with that web address now redirecting to the airline's home page.
However a spokeswoman for Singapore Airlines assures Australian Business Traveller that the promotion is still running – only with stricter application criteria in place.
There's now "an additional check for the promotion to verify enrolment in Australia, in line with the terms and conditions of the promotion."
"We decided to add the extra check after we had a number of applications since the promotion launched that did not meet the terms & conditions of the promotion" the spokesperson added.
"Customers seeking to benefit from the promotion will now need to email [email protected] after signing up for a new KrisFlyer account and provide a local contact number in Australia for verification."
A promotion code is no longer required during the sign-up process to take advantage of this deal.
PREVIOUS | New members of Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer frequent flyer program can pocket up to 10,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles which can go towards an upgrade to business class, or even first class, when travelling with SQ.
The promotion, which is restricted to Australian residents, offers an immediate serve of 5,000 KrisFlyer miles by entering the promo code KFACQPU when you join KrisFlyer throughout the month of March.
But that's just for starters.
You'll pick up an extra 5,000 bonus miles by booking a return trip to any destination with Singapore Airlines via its website, beginning the journey before September 30 2015 and attaching that same KrisFlyer number to the booking.
But even if you don't take that SQ flight this deal could be worth tapping, because you can turn those 5,000 KrisFlyer Miles into Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points at a 1.35:1 'exchange rate'.
That means you could quite simply join KrisFlyer during the promotion period, take the initial 5,000 points and convert them into 3,704 Velocity points. Not a bad haul without leaving your living room or office.
This bonus doesn’t apply to existing KrisFlyer members or to travel taken on Virgin Australia – including domestic flights and codeshare services.
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