KrisFlyer

More dining experiences for KrisFlyer miles, including Jaan and Lolla

With restrictions lifted, KrisFlyer Experiences is going all out on local dining, offering new set menus from 22,500 miles per person at four local restaurants.

Last month we wrote about the latest redemption options for those with KrisFlyer miles to burn, comprising 12 local fine dining events running in September, October and November 2021, as set menu collaboration dinners by three Michelin star chefs.

These are part of the KrisFlyer Experiences range, which launched back in January 2020 promising members money-can’t-buy experiences in exchange for KrisFlyer miles.

It’s an option for those looking to dispose of some KrisFlyer miles in exchange for something unique (despite no current expiry worries).

New events

On top of last month’s launch of set menu Michelin star events, KrisFlyer Experiences has now added four additional restaurants and 12 dates to the calendar in September and October.

All four of these new experiences include welcome Champagne, however do note that optional wine pairings or additional food, beverages or wine ordered is chargeable. These extras must be paid by Mastercard on the day.

Here’s how the dates and pricing look.

KrisFlyer Experiences
Set Menu Events

Experience Dates Cost
(for two)
Dinner for two at Morsels
6pm or 8.30pm sitting
(7-course menu)
25 Sep
1 Oct
2 Oct
45,000 miles
(+S$88 optional wine pairing per pax)
Dinner for two at Lolla
6pm or 8.30pm sitting
(5-course menu)
22 Oct
23 Oct
24 Oct
45,000 miles
(additional beverages chargeable)
Lunch for two at Jaan
12pm sitting
(4-course menu)
7 Oct
8 Oct
9 Oct
65,000 miles
(+S$75 or S$108 optional wine pairing per pax)
Lunch for two at Meta
(5-course menu)
14 Oct
15 Oct
16 Oct
65,000 miles
(+S$98 or S$168 optional wine pairing per pax)

  KrisFlyer Experiences

With these new options, in the event of restaurant dine-in restrictions by the Singapore Government, the dining date will be postponed or a full refund of your KrisFlyer miles will be given.

Lolla on Ann Siang Road is a personal favourite of ours. (Photo: CBA)

This is a more lenient policy than the one that still applies for the three Michelin chef collaboration set menus we wrote about in July, which continue to have a takeaway-only option if dine-in restrictions are announced within three weeks of the respective events.

Ongoing experiences

Here’s a reminder of the collaboration menu experiences we wrote about last month, which are still available for redemption at the time of writing.

KrisFlyer Experiences
Michelin Chef Collaborations

Experience Dates Cost
(for two)
Set Menu for two by Heiko Nieder
(see menu)
15 Sep
16 Sep
17 Sep
18 Sep
65,000 miles
(+S$145 optional wine pairing per pax)
Set Menu for two by Jeroen Achtien
(see menu)
20 Oct
21 Oct
22 Oct
23 Oct
65,000 miles
(+S$205 optional wine pairing per pax)
Set Menu for two by Jacob Jan Boerma
(see menu)
3 Nov
4 Nov
5 Nov
6 Nov
65,000 miles
(+S$175 optional wine pairing per pax)

  KrisFlyer Experiences

Note that for these collaboration events if there are dine-in restrictions imposed by the Singapore Government:

  • Announced more than three weeks before the date of collaboration: The dining experience will be postponed.
  • Announced less than three weeks before the date of collaboration: The dining experience will be converted to a takeaway dining experience.

No refunds will be entertained in either case, so do make sure you would be happy with collecting the dishes for consumption in your own home in the worst case scenario, for the same miles rate!

KrisFlyer Experiences also continues to offer two workshops on offer between now and the end of 2021, at Bynd Artisan in Holland Village, priced at 10,000 miles.

KrisFlyer Experiences
Workshops

Experience Dates Cost
(per pax)
Batik Motif Leather Cardholder Workshop
with Bynd Artisan
28 Jul
to
31 Dec
10,000 miles
Batik Motif Leather Notebook Workshop
with Bynd Artisan
28 Jul
to
31 Dec
10,000 miles

  KrisFlyer Experiences

Is it good value?

As we’ve mentioned several times before, usually not! We aim to achieve at least 1.9 cents per KrisFlyer mile when redeeming for flights in Business Class and First Class, and it’s unlikely you’ll get anywhere close to that with these experience redemptions.

Of course it does boil down to your individual valuation of both KrisFlyer miles and the experiences themselves, which typically aren’t available for cash purchase.


 

 

Summary

Now that we have an approximate timeframe for potential quarantine-free travel, likely including options in Europe and North America, most of our readers will rightly be holding on to their KrisFlyer miles for their true value – a flight redemption – rather than one of these events.

While the dining sessions do sound enjoyable, the more expensive options are equivalent to a Business Class saver redemption from Singapore to Sydney, with the cheaper ones close to a Singapore – Tokyo rate, once borders open up!

In the meantime of course, Singapore Airlines is extending any expiring miles, so there should be no rush to redeem for non-flight alternatives if you don’t want to.

(Cover Photo: Accor)

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