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Krisflyer waitlist

Krisflyer waitlist

  1. Sohil

    Hi Lucky,

    I have a question about Krisflyer waitlist rules that I can’t find the answer to anywhere else..

    If I’ve been waitlisted for a business class redemption can I still book a seat in the economy cabin on the same flight without affecting my position in the waitlist?

    Thanks in advance,

    Sohil

  2. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Sohil, post: 67991, member: 6256″]Hi Lucky,

    I have a question about Krisflyer waitlist rules that I can’t find the answer to anywhere else..

    If I’ve been waitlisted for a business class redemption can I still book a seat in the economy cabin on the same flight without affecting my position in the waitlist?

    Thanks in advance,

    Sohil[/QUOTE]

    Hi Sohil, welcome. When you say “book” do you mean purchase a seat, or book an award seat in economy? If the latter, the answer is Yes. You can book an award seat in Y and waitlist for J. If by book you mean pay with $ (or your currency), then I am not sure of the answer – would you purchase refundable ticket? {See edit below.}

  3. Sohil

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 67993, member: 4556″]Hi Sohil, welcome. When you say “book” do you mean purchase a seat, or book an award seat in economy? If the latter, the answer is Yes. You can book an award seat in Y and waitlist for J. If by book you mean pay with $ (or your currency), then I am not sure of the answer – would you purchase refundable ticket?[/QUOTE]

    Hi OCTinPHL,

    Thanks for your response!

    Sorry I should’ve been clearer, purchase a refundable economy seat with $ while awaiting waitlist clearance.

    Sohil

  4. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 67993, member: 4556″]Hi Sohil, welcome. When you say “book” do you mean purchase a seat, or book an award seat in economy? If the latter, the answer is Yes. You can book an award seat in Y and waitlist for J. If by book you mean pay with $ (or your currency), then I am not sure of the answer – would you purchase refundable ticket?[/QUOTE]

    Update: from TPG in 2019:
    [I]”6. Use the waitlist as a tool to upgrade. You can also call Singapore to book a confirmed seat in economy or business class and have the agent waitlist you for a higher class of service. Once the waitlisted seat is confirmed, the ticket can be reissued — the agent will deduct the additional miles required and you’ll need to pay a $20 service fee. This could help make the jump from business to first class, though remember that you have to have enough miles for the more expensive redemption in your account.”[/I]
    [I][URL]https://thepointsguy.com/guide/waitlist-award-flights-singapore-airlines/[/URL][/I]

    Seems to supersede Lucky from 2015:
    [SIZE=4][B][I]”Can I book a Standard award and waitlist for a Saver award?[/I][/B][/SIZE]
    [I]No. For example, if a route has twice daily frequency you could confirm a Saver award on one flight and at the same time waitlist yourself for another flight. However, you can’t book a Standard or Full award on a flight and then waitlist yourself for a Saver award on that same flight.”[/I]
    [URL]https://onemileatatime.com/basics-of-waitlisting-singapore-airlines-krisflyer-award-tickets/[/URL]

    Though this may be comparing apples and oranges. TPG seems to be saying that purchasing with $ and waitlisting is OK. OMAAT is saying you cannot confirm a Y award and also waitlist for the same flight – though that is from 2015.

  5. OCTinPHL

    [QUOTE=”Sohil, post: 67994, member: 6256″]Hi OCTinPHL,

    Thanks for your response!

    Sorry I should’ve been clearer, purchase a refundable economy seat with $ while awaiting waitlist clearance.

    Sohil[/QUOTE]

    See above – per TPG what you want to do is OK.

  6. Sohil

    [QUOTE=”OCTinPHL, post: 67996, member: 4556″]See above – per TPG what you want to do is OK.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you so much, will give it a go and see what happens

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