• sadly enough that sounds about right. Similar issue with SingaporeAir. Purchasing a business class rewards seat outright often is not much more than upgrading. plus, since they introduced Premium economy seats, an upgrade from economy to business is actually more expensive due to the double hop r...

  • Yup. I've done just that. You will only get the status and miles for the ticket you paid for, not the upgrade though.you also get all the bonus miles thanks to your status. Which makes adding your va platinum instread of a kris silver much more compelling. if you bid for an upgrade and pay you wo...

  • Congrats on pulling this one off. LOTS of planning must have gone into this. I personally use a mix of credit cards for me and wife to collect points where possible. With the latest changes though, it's getting harder and harder. ANZ is killing it's Amex card, Virgin Money is reducing the points ...

  • Thank you so much for this article. I spend half an hour on the phone with a singapore call centre staff who had no clue about the awards program.  I ask, what kind of ticket do I need to buy to upgrade to a saver or standard. She told me: to upgrade a seat, I must be on a BY or E booking. ...

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