Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Extending Elite Status

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Extending Elite Status

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Here’s some great news for Singapore Airlines loyalists (or those who transfered credit card rewards to the KrisFlyer program)…

Singapore KrisFlyer extends status by 12 months

It has been announced that Singapore Airlines will be rolling out a further status extension, in light of “the limited flying opportunities available in the past year.” With this extension:

  • KrisFlyer Gold and Silver Elite status will automatically be renewed for another 12 months for the next membership renewal that is due between March 2022 and February 2023 (Singapore Airlines status isn’t based on the traditional calendar year, but rather members all have their own membership years)
  • Any elite miles earned through air and non-air accruals in the membership qualification cycle will be brought forward to the next membership renewal cycle, to count towards requalification between March 2023 and February 2024

This marks the third status extension from the Singapore KrisFlyer program since the start of the pandemic. Singapore has had very strict border policies during the pandemic, especially at the beginning. Singapore only really reopened its borders in the second half of 2021 with the “Vaccinated Travel Lane” concept, but even that has been partially suspended now.

It seems perfectly reasonable for Singapore Airlines to extend status again, given that so many in Singapore haven’t been able to resume travel in a meaningful way.

Singapore Airlines is once again extending elite status

How I’m benefiting from this status extension

Since April 2021, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer has been offering an awesome promotion to earn elite status (this is still valid, through February 28, 2022). Long story short, if you strategically transfer 250,000 points from a flexible points currency to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, you’ll receive KrisFlyer Elite Gold status.

I took advantage of this in June 2021, so my KrisFlyer Gold Elite status was supposed to expire in June 2022. Now it’ll be valid through June 2023. The main reason I took advantage of this is because of the Star Alliance Gold perks this offers me, including access to Star Alliances lounges whenever traveling on a Star Alliance airline same day (even if it’s just domestically on United).

This status extension could be another reason to take advantage of this promotion. If your KrisFlyer membership year ends in February 2023 or earlier, that means your status would be valid for up to two years.

Star Alliance Gold status offers lounge access

Bottom line

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is extending elite status by a further 12 months, for a third time. In this case those with a membership renewal date between March 2022 and February 2023 will get status for a further year. I’m delighted that even those who earned status through the credit card transfer promotion receive this extension.

Will you benefit from Singapore Airlines extending elite status?

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  1. AP Guest

    Does this mean if I do the 250k transfer now, I will get Gold status until Feb2023, then they will extend another year to Feb2024?

  2. UA_Flyer Guest

    PPS members also get extension for another 12 months. I have earned my PPS status for 8 consecutive years before Covid, and am grateful to have my PPS status extended for the third time.

    1. MDA Guest

      Agree - fantastic news!

  3. André Guest

    I got the Elite Gold status through Amex Offer and 3 SIA flights when the pandemic started. Means i got it for 1 year and will get soon my 2nd and then my 3rd additional year extension. Overall 4 years Star Alliance Gold! Really cool!

    And I matched this to QR Privilege Club and got there also 2,5 years Gold status (1,5 years extension) plus 40 Qcredits (like one way long distance upgrade).

    Regards from Berlin
    André

  4. Evan Guest

    With Gold status do the benefits apply to my spouse if tickets are booked together or do we both need to obtain status? Thanks in advance

  5. Alec Guest

    How much have you actually benefited from this status?

  6. Wayne Guest

    Last year I had transferred a huge amount of credit card points last year to book DPS-SIN-EWR in business class for my fiancée and I. I was uneasy if I want to part with another 50k miles to get Krisflyer Gold status since I seldom fly Star Alliance partners. This news just made it a no-brainer to make the remaining points transfer knowing the status will be valid for 2 years!

  7. Doug Guest

    I also did the transfer and received Gold status. Can you help me understand how to access United Clubs when traveling domestically? Do I have to credit the flight to Singapore (which I don't want to do as a 1K) or just show my Singapore card when entering the Club?

    1. Max Guest

      While you don't need to credit it to krisflyer, the lounge dragon may insist on changing your FFP on your boarding pass to krisflyer. This however, can be changed afterwards at the gate or maybe even through the app.

    2. André Guest

      At least in Europe I could enter the star alliance lounges with showing my digial SIA Gold Membership card and I didn't need to credit it to this account resective add or change the number on my boarding pass.

    3. vtvoyager787 New Member

      I’ve done this several times. Just let the lounge agent know that you want to use your Star Alliance Gold status with another airline to gain access to the United Club. They will ask you to provide your Star Alliance airline credentials (I’ve used my OZ and SQ status for this) as they need to get your FFN in the system. They will then scan your UA boarding pass.

    4. Michael Guest

      Change FFP to SQ Gold will also give you UA premier access, if you don't have UA status already. This will give you additional seat/luggage benefits. Also, fast lane for UA access point oversea. This was life saving for us at CDG.

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Michael Guest

Change FFP to SQ Gold will also give you UA premier access, if you don't have UA status already. This will give you additional seat/luggage benefits. Also, fast lane for UA access point oversea. This was life saving for us at CDG.

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AP Guest

Does this mean if I do the 250k transfer now, I will get Gold status until Feb2023, then they will extend another year to Feb2024?

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MDA Guest

Agree - fantastic news!

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