Marriott Bonvoy & Singapore KrisFlyer Status Match Promotion

Marriott Bonvoy & Singapore KrisFlyer Status Match Promotion

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Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore KrisFlyer have just launched an intriguing status match promotion, for elite members of either program. This could prove to be a good value. However, unlike Marriott’s RewardsPlus partnership with United, or Your World Rewards partnership with Emirates, there aren’t additional perks through this collaboration.

Match Marriott Bonvoy status to Singapore KrisFlyer

Marriott Bonvoy AmbassadorTitanium, and Platinum members, can receive instant KrisFlyer Silver status, which correlates to Star Alliance Silver. This ordinarily requires 25,000 elite miles in a year. Once the status match is complete, it’s then valid for 12 months.

Arguably what’s more interesting here is the ability to earn KrisFlyer Gold status, which correlates to Star Alliance Gold status, and ordinarily requires 50,000 elite miles in a year. All of the above elite tiers can unlock KrisFlyer Gold status by taking four paid flights on Singapore Airlines within six months. All revenue fares qualify, excluding “G” fares, as long as you credit them to the KrisFlyer program. Once you earn the upgraded status, it will be valid for 12 months.

This status upgrade offer is a one-time promotion, so you’d have to requalify for either elite tier based on the normal status qualification methods.

Earn KrisFlyer Gold status with this promotion

Match Singapore KrisFlyer status to Marriott Bonvoy

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer PPS Solitaire, PPS, and KrisFlyer Gold members, can receive instant Marriott Bonvoy Gold status, with no stay requirement. This ordinarily requires 25 elite nights in a year. Status is valid for the standard program year, which is through February two years after it’s earned (meaning in this case, February 2025).

What’s more interesting here is the ability to earn Bonvoy Platinum status, which is where perks get a lot more valuable, as this ordinarily requires 50 elite nights in a year. All of the above elite tiers can unlock Bonvoy Platinum status by staying 10 nights within six months. Any Bonvoy qualifying stay should count toward this requirement.

This status upgrade offer is a one-time promotion, so you’d have to requalify for either elite tier based on the normal status qualification methods.

Earn Bonvoy Platinum status with this promotion

My take on this reciprocal status match opportunity

It’s always nice to see closer collaboration between travel brands. In this case, the partnership has fairly limited implications beyond just a one-time status opportunity. I’d say this promotion has a pretty niche value proposition, though I’m sure some people will benefit from it.

In terms of the ability to earn KrisFlyer status:

  • KrisFlyer Silver status is better than nothing, though the benefits are very limited
  • KrisFlyer Gold status is valuable for earning Star Alliance Gold, which gets you perks across Star Alliance carriers, so if you could take four flights on Singapore Airlines, that’s a great opportunity

In terms of the ability to earn Bonvoy status:

  • Bonvoy Gold status is better than nothing, but don’t expect it to get you perks like lounge access, free breakfast, suite upgrades, etc.
  • Bonvoy Platinum status is where Marriott status starts to get valuable, so being able to earn that after just 10 nights within six months is quite the shortcut to that status tier
This promotion potentially offers some value

Bottom line

Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore KrisFlyer have a reciprocal status match promotion, whereby KrisFlyer members can earn elite status with Bonvoy, and Bonvoy elite members can earn status with KrisFlyer. A low level status is offered without any travel requirement, while a higher level status is offered on a challenge basis.

This is a cool promotion if you have any upcoming travel that could benefit from this…

Will you take advantage of this Marriott and Singapore Airlines status promotion?

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  1. Y Ho Guest

    I just completed 4 segments and they have not upgrade me to Gold.
    Do we need to apply for it?

  2. Ian Guest

    I agree with Gordon. The live chat Singapore airline have made up timeframes multiple times when pressed about why the status hadn't posted. First I was told 2 weeks, 10 business days in live chat in early January. Then after that time passed, I contacted chat again. They first said did I wait 6-8 business days, then corrected to 6-8 business weeks, then after I asked again stated 4-6 weeks all in the same chat....

    I agree with Gordon. The live chat Singapore airline have made up timeframes multiple times when pressed about why the status hadn't posted. First I was told 2 weeks, 10 business days in live chat in early January. Then after that time passed, I contacted chat again. They first said did I wait 6-8 business days, then corrected to 6-8 business weeks, then after I asked again stated 4-6 weeks all in the same chat. They seem to be making it up. I would love to know if the challenge has gone through for anyone at all. I wonder if the One Mile at a Time crew could reach out to Singapore Airlines directly for comment.

  3. Gordon Guest

    Any data points yet on how long the status upgrade takes from silver to gold once you complete the four paid flights? I completed my fourth flight a few days ago but the Singapore Airlines customer service center seems pretty clueless about what happens next.

    1. Wandering Prof Guest

      Did you complete four *flights/trips* or four *segments*? I read somewhere that SQ defines flight = trip, no matter how many segments.

  4. Kyrie Guest

    It seems that there is no end date to this offer?
    I wonder if one can match from Marriott platinum to SQ Silver, fly 4x to get SQ Gold, then match back to Marriott to re-qualify for platinum by staying 10 nights?

  5. Aakash CJB Guest

    Marriott platinum here! Planning to match to SQ Silver.
    Have 4-5 upcoming flights booked with SCOOT. Will that be counted for the 4 flights requirement for SQ Gold?

  6. VP Guest

    Does Krisflyer silver status match to United silver through Star Alliance? And if so, how does that work?

    1. Anthony Joseph Guest

      It's the same as United Sliver Elite status. However, one big difference.... If you take the 4 flights on SQ and get to Star Alliance Gold, this will then get you into all United Club lounges on USA domestic flights when flying UA or any other Star Alliance flight.

      The cheapest flights on SQ would be from JFK-FRA or IAH-Manchester UK.

    2. Ma Guest

      Wrong- Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is around $100

    3. VP Guest

      I was able to get KrisFlyer silver. Is there a way to link Krisflyer to United MileagePlus so the statuses can match?

  7. EstadosFlyer Guest

    Say I get the AMEX Marriott card that gets automatic Platinum Elite, would I then get the SQ Status?

  8. Drew Guest

    Would I qualify if I'm currently a Krisflyer Gold but won't have any status next year?

  9. Kanaka Gold

    So, with this promotion and my Marriott Titanium status, I could earn KrisFlyer Gold just by taking a round trip Singapore Airlines flight from one SE Asian country to another? (Two flights in each direction, connecting at SIN each time.)

  10. Darren C Diamond

    Thanks to your post, I am now Krisflyer Silver. We look forward to trying out the Business lie flats IAH-MAN.

  11. Euro Gold

    Does Krisflyer Silver get you any sort of benefit if flying Alaska Airlines?

  12. Twenty Guest

    I see "Priority reservation waitlist" as a benefit. Does this apply to waitlisting on award bookings?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Twenty -- It doesn't, unfortunately.

  13. Anonymous Guest

    How long is this promotion being offered?

    1. Ben Schlappig OMAAT

      @ Anonymous -- I might be missing something, but I don't see a published end date, but rather just terms stating that the offer can be pulled at any time.

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Y Ho Guest

I just completed 4 segments and they have not upgrade me to Gold. Do we need to apply for it?

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Ian Guest

I agree with Gordon. The live chat Singapore airline have made up timeframes multiple times when pressed about why the status hadn't posted. First I was told 2 weeks, 10 business days in live chat in early January. Then after that time passed, I contacted chat again. They first said did I wait 6-8 business days, then corrected to 6-8 business weeks, then after I asked again stated 4-6 weeks all in the same chat. They seem to be making it up. I would love to know if the challenge has gone through for anyone at all. I wonder if the One Mile at a Time crew could reach out to Singapore Airlines directly for comment.

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Wandering Prof Guest

Did you complete four *flights/trips* or four *segments*? I read somewhere that SQ defines flight = trip, no matter how many segments.

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