Analysis Asia Miles Credit Cards KrisFlyer Other FFPs

Which loyalty schemes can you transfer your credit card points into?

Our regularly updated list of frequent flyer programme transfer partners from Singapore credit card points

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If you’re a miles collector in Singapore you’ll need no introduction to SIA’s KrisFlyer miles and probably Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles too. These are by far the most common frequent flyer programmes among our readers in Singapore and across Asia-Pacific.

When it comes to transferring your credit card points into miles, most people therefore gravitate to one of these two schemes, many even topping up their balance in both to allow access to oneworld and Star Alliance redemption options.

KF & AM trans

All nine of the Singapore banks and credit card issuers support KrisFlyer miles transfers, with only two (OCBC and Standard Chartered) not including Asia Miles in their lineup, but what other programmes can you transfer into and from which cards?

With Standard Chartered recently adding a host of loyalty schemes as transfer partners for its SCVI, X Card and Rewards+ card, we take a look at which points you can move into some of the less common frequent flyer programmes and hotel partners.

Here’s our guide to which loyalty programmes you can transfer your credit card miles into in Singapore.

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Frequent flyer programmes

AMEXtrans BOCtrans2 CITItrans DBStrans2 HSBCtrans2 MAYBANKtrans2 OCBCtrans2 SCtrans2 UOBtrans2
Star Alliance Star KF Logo trans Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
EVtrans Tick Tick Tick
TKtrans Tick
TGtrans Tick Tick
UAtrans Tick
oneworld AM Logo trans Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick Tick
AVIOStrans Tick Tick
MHtrans Tick Tick
QRtrans Tick Tick
QFF Tick Tick Tick
SkyTeam Circle CItrans Tick
AFKLtrans Tick Tick
Others Circle EYtrans Tick Tick
EKtrans Tick Tick

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For American Express and UOB, we are referring to their general credit card products. If you have a Singapore Airlines co-brand card from either provider, your miles are automatically transferred into your KrisFlyer account with no alternative FFP transfer option available.

Hotel loyalty schemes

It’s not just frequent flyer accounts you can top up using your Singapore credit card points balances, three providers also support transfers into some of the major hotel loyalty schemes.

AMEXtrans CITItrans SCtrans2
Hotel Hilton Honors Tick
IHG Tick Tick
Accor Tick
Marriott Bonvoy Tick

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Remember for American Express, this excludes the KrisFlyer co-brand cards, which cannot transfer points into hotel loyalty schemes.

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Which airlines can you redeem on?

When you convert your frequent flyer miles into a programme that is part of a major alliance, you can generally redeem for flights on any member airline within that alliance.

For example you can use Turkish miles to redeem on Lufthansa, as they are fellow Star Alliance members. Likewise KLM’s Flying Blue miles can be used to redeem on a Delta Air Lines flight.

Here’s a quick reference of which airlines are in each of the major alliance groupings.

Star Alliance Star Star Alliance
gr Aegean Airlines et Ethiopian Airlines
ca Air Canada tw EVA Air
cn Air China pl LOT Polish Airlines
in Air India de Lufthansa
nz Air New Zealand se Scandinavian Airlines
jp All Nippon Airways cn Shenzhen Airlines