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SIA further extends KrisFlyer miles expiring by the end of 2020

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In April this year Singapore Airlines announced how it would deal with what was becoming a frequent question from its KrisFlyer members – a validity extension for those whose miles were imminently expiring, given the almost complete inability to travel or plan trips due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Members whose miles were expiring between April 2020 and August 2020 saw an automatic six-month validity extension offered, with the airline leaving the door open for further extensions if the impact of global travel restrictions persisted.


Expiry policy

As most of our readers know, KrisFlyer miles don’t remain valid in your account forever, even if you interact with the programme by earning or redeeming on a regular basis.

That’s unlike some other frequent flyer programmes, like British Airways Avios which never expire provided you earn or redeem at least one point every 36 months (3 years).

Late last year Cathay Pacific Asia Miles also moved to a similar policy, for miles earned from 1st January 2020 the former 3-year validity window was replaced by a better rule that all of your miles would remain intact provided you earn or redeem at least one mile every 18 months.

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Unfortunately over the years Singapore Airlines has retained its fixed validity period for KrisFlyer miles.

KrisFlyer Miles Expiry A member’s KrisFlyer miles will expire after three years at the end of the equivalent month in which they were earned. For example, miles credited to a member’s KrisFlyer account in July 2019 will expire on 31st July 2022.

Note that PPS Club members have no KrisFlyer miles expiry concerns, since their miles never expire.


Another miles validity extension

In light of the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore Airlines is now extending any KrisFlyer miles in your account due