There is good news for Singapore Airlines loyalists who transferred credit card rewards to the KrisFlyer program.
KrisFlyer status in Singapore is extended by a year.
Singapore Airlines will be extending their status in light of the limited flying opportunities available in the past year. With this extension.
KrisFlyer Gold and Silver Elite status will be automatically renewed for another 12 months between March 22nd and February 23rd of the following year, rather than based on the traditional calendar year.
The next membership renewal cycle will count towards requalification if elite miles earned through air and non-air accruals are brought forward.
Since the start of the Pandemic, the Singapore KrisFlyer program has had three status extensions. Singapore has strict border policies during the Pandemic. The borders of Singapore were reopened in the second half of the year, but they have been partially suspended now.
It seems reasonable for Singapore Airlines to extend their status again, given that so many in Singapore have been unable to resume travel in a meaningful way.
Singapore Airlines is extending their elite status.
I am benefiting from this status extension.
The promotion to earn elite status is still valid through February 28, 2022. If you strategically transfer 250,000 points from a flexible points currency to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, you will receive KrisFlyer Elite Gold status.
My KrisFlyer Gold Elite status was supposed to expire in June 2022, but I took advantage of this in June 2021. It will be valid through June 2023. I took advantage of this because of the Star Alliance Gold perks, which include access to Star Alliances lounges whenever I travel on a Star Alliance airline, even if it is just domestically on United.
This status extension could be a reason to take advantage of this promotion. If your KrisFlyer membership year ends in February or earlier, you can keep your status for up to two years.
Lounge access is offered by Star Alliance Gold status.
The bottom line.
KrisFlyer is extending elite status for a third time. Those with a membership renewal date between March 2022 and February 2023 will get status for a further year. Those who earned status through the credit card transfer promotion get an extension.
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