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Up to 12 KrisFlyer Miles per $1 on Hotel Bookings with Kaligo

You can boost your KrisFlyer balance with a ton of cheap miles booking hotels with Kaligo throughout the year, but it's not always worth it, and there are some alternatives.

Kaligo, a bit like Expedia, is a website allowing you to search and book hotels all over the world, but the key difference is that you are awarded airline miles, or credit card reward points for each booking – and sometimes quite a decent amount too. Kaligo has an extensive range of 550,000 hotels to choose from, which means they offer nearly all major hotels in the world.

At the time of writing, you can credit points from your Kaligo booking to an amazing selection of over 40 frequent flyer programs. The main ones we think will interest our readers are:


Apart from those six, the other frequent flyer programs you can credit to are:

  • Aer Lingus (AerClub)
  • Aeroflot (Bonus)
  • Air Arabia (Airewards)
  • Air Baltic (PINS)
  • Air China (PhoenixMiles)
  • Air France / KLM (Flying Blue)
  • Alaska Airlines (Mileage Plan)
  • Alitalia (MilleMiglia)
  • ANA (Mileage Club)
  • Avianca (LifeMiles)
  • Avianca Brazil (amigo)
  • Azul (TudoAzul)
  • Cebu Pacific (getgo)
  • Changi Rewards
  • China Airlines (Dynasty Flyer)
  • China Eastern (Eastern Miles)
  • China Southern (Sky Pearl Club)
  • Ethiopian (ShebaMiles)
  • Etihad Guest
  • flydubai (OPEN)
  • Garuda Miles
  • Hawaiian Miles
  • Japan Airlines (Mileage Bank)
  • Jet Airways (JetPrivilege)
  • LATAM (Pass)
  • Malaysia Airlines (Enrich)
  • Oman Air (Sindbad)
  • Philippine Airlines (Mabuhay Miles)
  • Qatar Airways (Privilege Club)
  • Royal Jordanian (Royal Plus)
  • Saudia (Al Fursan)
  • Turkish Airlines (Miles&Smiles)
  • United Airlines (MileagePlus)
  • Vietnam Airlines (Lotus Miles)
  • Virgin Atlantic (Flying Club)
  • vueling (Vueling Club)
  • Xiamen Air (Egret)

A very extensive selection. In addition if you have any of the following credit cards issued in Singapore you can also credit points into their respective loyalty schemes too, which often works out as a better deal (more on that later):

  • Citi PremierMiles Visa / AMEX
  • Citi Prestige MasterCard
  • Citi ULTIMA Visa
  • DBS Altitude Visa or AMEX
  • UOB PRVI Miles Visa / MasterCard / AMEX

How does it work?

Kaligo clearly can’t gift you airline miles from nothing, so how do they do it you might ask? Well, like similar websites Rocketmiles and Pointshound, Kaligo earns commission on each hotel booking made through its site, and is returning some of this to you as airline miles or reward points.

For the KrisFlyer scheme, you’ll get up to 12 miles per $1 spent, though the headline rate is not easy to secure – you’ll find it difficult to discover a hotel offering more than about 9 miles per $1, with most usually coming in at closer to 5 miles per $1.

That’s because the more commission Kaligo receive, the higher the miles rate they normally offer back to you. For example, here’s the result on two hotels for a booking in Hong Kong for a Friday night in January 2018, crediting to KrisFlyer miles.


A deluxe room at the Kowloon Shangri-La will set you back $443 ($485.41 including taxes), and comes with 2,550 KrisFlyer miles credit. A deluxe room at the Conrad is a similar amount, $440 ($482.84 including taxes), but only comes with 1,110 KrisFlyer miles.

Kaligo are getting a better commission for the Shangri-La rate, so they can give more of this back to you, in the form of miles.