Redeem your SQ KrisFlyer miles for Scoot, Tigerair flights

By Chris Chamberlin , April 8 2015
Redeem your SQ KrisFlyer miles for Scoot, Tigerair flights

Travellers can now swap their Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles for travel vouchers on Scoot and Singapore-based Tigerair, with redemptions available from just 3,200 KrisFlyer miles.

That’s enough for a S$30 voucher with either airline, while 5,300 miles nets a S$50 voucher. For S$100 worth of travel and to get the best bang for your KrisFlyer buck, simply redeem 10,500 miles.

The vouchers can be used to pay for your fares, ancillary services, convenience fees and booking charge fees, although not other costs such as airport and government fees and taxes, carrier surcharges and call centre fees, which still need to be paid the old-fashioned way.

KrisFlyer members will also be able to earn miles on Scoot and Tigerair (Singapore) flights from later this year, although Tigerair Australia – an affiliate of the Singapore business and now owned by Virgin Australia – isn’t part of the ‘earn and burn’ deal.

Redeem your KrisFlyer miles for ScootBiz, and earn miles here from later this year
Redeem your KrisFlyer miles for ScootBiz, and earn miles here from later this year

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Scoot CEO Campbell Wilson told Australian Business Traveller earlier this year that the arrangements won’t extend to earning KrisFlyer tier miles or status benefits such as lounge access, as “I don’t want to have any complexity arising from recognition of status tiers or giving free (tier) benefits.”

When asked if Scoot would later consider a closer integration with KrisFlyer, Wilson affirmed that the airline was “never going down that horrible slippery slope, because then you start having Golds wanting something extra, then Silvers and PPS Club members want something extra and it just doesn’t stop.”

Virgin Australia Velocity members can’t redeem their points for Scoot or Tigerair flights – either in Australia or with Tigerair Singapore – although can convert their points into KrisFlyer miles and then redeem them for a travel voucher with either Singapore-based airline.

Also read: Scoot flights to earn KrisFlyer miles, not status

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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 with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

10 Nov 2011

Total posts 124

Seems a bit steep considering a one way SYD SIN economy saver reward with SQ is 25,000 points.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

02 Jul 2011

Total posts 1386

plus plus..

Albeit even with Scoot's regular Tuesday $199 fares would still be 21,000 points

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

21 Aug 2013

Total posts 132

I don't care much for the way the CEO phrases things...sounds like a piece of work to me!

30 Aug 2013

Total posts 448

I guess its a better idea to be able to redeem for a straight gift voucher rather than pretending Scoot and SQ are similar.

12 Jun 2013

Total posts 744

Yeah, this kind of thing is useful for some people. Like the people who take an SQ flight once in a blue moon, acquire a few thousand points and don't know what to do with them. 


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