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Last 7 days: Make your KrisFlyer award bookings before amendment fees rise sharply

For redemptions booked after 1st March, the fees for amending or refunding your KrisFlyer or Star Alliance / Partner award flights will increase by up to 400%.

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(Update: 1st March 2018 – “Technical issues” have postponed the fees increase implementation date to 1st May 2018see our article here)


Fees for KrisFlyer award tickets will rise on 1st March 2018, but if you already have travel plans you can avoid them provided you act now.
How to avoid the new charges in 2018
Already hold a redemption ticket?

  • Check if you need to make changes now, doing so will give you a second change at the lower rates even after 1st March.
  • Otherwise the first change or refund after 1st March will still be at the lower rate.
Need to book a redemption?

  • Do so in the next 7 days if you can, to benefit from the first change after 1st March at the lower rate.

It doesn’t seem like two months ago we were writing about the latest fare rules shake-up for Singapore Airlines customers, but it turns out it was and that means it’s a timely reminder to act now if you’ll be affected by the last of the changes announced that day.

This time it’s significantly increased fees for changes to redemption bookings. In summary, here’s what’s changing from Thursday next week.

KrisFlyer Service Fee Changes: March 2018
Current Fee New Fee Change
Date Change
‘Saver’ Redemption
Free $20 nm.
Date Change
‘Advantage’ Redemption
Free Free
Route / Cabin / Award Change
SQ / MI Redemptions
$20 $25 +25%
Route / Cabin / Award Change
Star Alliance / Partner Redemptions
$20 $50 +150%
Miles re-deposit fee
‘Saver Redemption’