KrisFlyer Singapore Airlines

The KrisFlyer $100 Stopover Trick

With borders reopening, and a little forward planning, the KrisFlyer 'Stopover Trick' can provide you with attractive miles savings that far outweigh the $100 price tag.

Here's how it works.

Most of us typically use our KrisFlyer miles for relatively straightforward routings, a simple one-way saver redemption or perhaps a return trip or an upgrade, but there’s a less well known way of extracting more value from your miles – the $100 stopover trick.


We haven’t mentioned this strategy much over the last couple of years, due to the complexities of travel planning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with border restrictions mostly a thing of the past it’s now a good time to take another look at the savings on offer, for a little extra effort and forward planning.

What’s a stopover?

Singapore Airlines defines a stopover as “any layover longer than 24 hours”. Effectively you’ll fly from A to B via C and spend at least one day in C (your stopover point).

One thing to remember is that you don’t need to use the stopover trick when all you’re doing is a layover (which allows up to 23 hours 55 minutes at your stopover point).

Layover example

This is a layover (16 hours 30 minutes in Singapore)

Stopover example

This is a stopover