Singapore Airlines had renewed their members’ PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite status for one year in the earlier phases of the pandemic in 2020, for members whose status would expire between March 2020 and February 2021. They did it again in 2021 for elite statuses expiring from March 2021 to February 2022. Since then, the airline has moved the needle on the return of flight operations, mainly during the second half of 2021; however, with Omicron rising, things might look bleak again for the time being.
Singapore Airlines to extend PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Status for another year
Now, Singapore Airlines is automatically extending all existing PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite statuses for memberships that will expire between March 2022 and February 2023 by another year. As per Singapore Airlines, this is in appreciation of the loyalty and support that members have shown over the last years and to ease any concerns that they may have about membership renewal during this time.
For PPS Club members, any Reserve Value that expires between March 2022 and February 2023 will also be valid between March 2023 and February 2024. This will allow them to utilise their Reserve Value for subsequent membership renewal.
For KrisFlyer Elite members, any Elite miles earned in the 12 months before the latest extension will be automatically credited back into their accounts after the membership is extended between March 2022 and February 2023. Elite miles earned during the previous membership qualification cycle will also count towards their requalification from March 2023 to February 2024.
Enhanced benefits for flying on Scoot
Several new features have also been introduced to enhance the KrisFlyer and PPS Club programmes in 2022:
- From February 2022, KrisFlyer members also enjoy additional benefits when they fly on Scoot. PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite tier members can enjoy priority boarding, complimentary standard seat selection, an additional 5kg check-in baggage allowance with any baggage purchase, as well as 25% more KrisFlyer miles for every mile earned when travelling on Scoot flights. In addition, KrisFlyer members can earn 2.5 Elite miles for every KrisFlyer mile earned from flying on Scoot, up from 1 Elite mile for every KrisFlyer mile. This enables members to upgrade to higher KrisFlyer membership tiers faster.
- SIA has also launched two new KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards, which can be enjoyed by members who have earned 1,000 and 2,500 Elite miles.
Extension of KrisFlyer Miles, PPS Rewards and KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards
KrisFlyer miles that expire in 2022 will be automatically extended by six months at a time, at the end of each month. Rewards earned from the PPS Rewards and KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards that will expire in 2022 will be extended to December 31, 2022. This offers members greater flexibility in utilising the rewards earned from flying with SIA.
This is an excellent initiative by Singapore Airlines overall. Due to the closure of flying for most of last year, members would have perhaps looked out in the coming days as when flying returns, all airlines would try and pull the high rollers towards themselves. SQ would not have to try harder later to retain them by extending their status and perks now, and also give them more benefits to look forward to over a while.
What do you think of Singapore Airlines’ new move to renew status for another year and enhance Milestone Rewards?
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Putting together this update with your previous story about the continued ability to gain Elite Gold status via transferring points, if I were to transfer enough points this month, for example, would I therefore gain Elite Gold status for TWO years with this extension? (I believe the end of my status year is June.)
Ajay, can I still get Taj Gold status somehow if I get KrisFlyer Elite Gold through 250k miles transfer under current promotion?
@Anshul, SQ Gold > Shangri La Gold (Infinite Journeys) > Taj Gold (Warmer Welcomes)
For Shangri la Jade from Kris Gold, do you need to make one stay at Shangri la hotels or is it possible without that as well
@Nidhi one qualifying paid night at any Shangri-La Hotel and Resort, Kerry Hotel, Traders Hotel or Hotel Jen worldwide.
Thanks Ajay, will a stay at Shangri-la Eros Delhi qualify?
@Anshul, of course, book direct. or for perks, book via our white glove service to get upgrades etc along as well. https://livefromalounge.com/book-virtuoso-travel-online/