Singapore Airlines extends KrisFlyer miles expiry to June 2021

Some of your KrisFlyer miles may have gained a whole year of freshness, providing much more time to book that flight.

By David Flynn , July 2 2020
Singapore Airlines extends KrisFlyer miles expiry to June 2021

Singapore Airlines is now extending the expiry date of KrisFlyer miles as far as the middle of 2021, adding six months to the use-by date of KrisFlyer miles previously slated to expire between September and December 2020.

This is the second wave of KrisFlyer miles expiry extensions which the airline has rolled out in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated both demand for air travel and Singapore Airlines' own network.

Unlike some other frequent flyer programs where all points and miles in the traveller's account remain valid as long as there's some points earned or even spent during a set period – such as 18 months, in the case of Qantas Frequent Flyer – individual KrisFlyer miles have a strict use-by date, expiring three years after the month in which they were earned.

For example, all KrisFlyer miles which landed in your account any time during October 2017 would vanish on October 31, 2020.

In early April 2020, Singapore Airlines announced it would add an extra six months to the validity of KrisFlyer miles due to expire between April 2020 and August 2020, keeping them in your account from October 2020 to February 2021 depending on their original expiry month.

A second six-month extension

The airline has now rolled out another six-month waiver, this time for KrisFlyer miles due to expire between September and December 2020.

Emails sent to members advise that "in view of the Covid-19 outbreak, we will be extending the validity period of your KrisFlyer miles by six months, and they will now expire between March 2021 and June 2021 respectively."

"For example, KrisFlyer miles expiring on 30 September 2020 will now be valid until 31 March 2021 after the extension."

The extension also applies to KrisFlyer miles previously slated to expire from April-June 2020, the airline says. "For example, KrisFlyer miles originally expiring on 30 April 2020 were extended by six months to expire on 31 October 2020. These miles will now be valid until 30 April 2021."

Here's a calendar of the extended expiry date for KrisFlyer miles.

KrisFlyer miles due to expire  in:

... will now expire at the end of:

July 2020

January 2021

August 2020

February 2021

September 2020

March 2021

October 2020

April 2021

November 2020

May 2021

December 2020

June 2021

As previously reported, Singapore Airlines' new flagship Changi T3 lounges are slowly take shape, with visitors to the SilverKris business class lounge recently being asked to trial new seating intended for the renovated lounge.

The new and expanded SilverKris Business Class lounge was originally due to have its ribbon-cutting this month, but Executive Traveller understands this has now been pushed back to at least the end of this year, with the neighbouring First Class lounge and The Private Room set to follow in the later half of 2021.

Also read: Flights of fancy – Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 first class concepts

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Etihad - Etihad Guest

19 Mar 2018

Total posts 52

I pity them, man.

Anybody who's remotely interested in travelling must surely have read how dire Singapore Airlines' future prospects will be. If they are to retain any members in Singapore, they'll need to cut a deal with Cathay Pacific, who long has had a first mover advantage on the non-flying mileage accrual side of things in Singapore via LinkPoints. KrisPay has so little merchant takeup and their Kris Shop is a joke.


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