KrisFlyer: Status Tiers

Our summary of the five status tier levels in the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program.

There are five ‘status tiers’ within the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. When you first sign up, which is instant and free, you’ll be at the basic membership level ‘KrisFlyer’.

Climbing through the status levels is achieved by earning ‘Elite Miles’, and later ‘PPS Value’ to achieve the highest recognition levels. They are both only achieved by flying on full-fare tickets (not award redemption flights) with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Star Alliance carriers or selected partner airlines.

In the case of ‘PPS Value’, this is only accrued flying on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir planes, not Star Alliance or partner carriers, though being on a codeshare flight number is still ok, as long as the flight is operated by SIA or Silk. Note that ‘PPS Value’ is not earned in premium economy or economy class. More on that later.

KrisFlyer Tiers

Status Tier Qualification Equivalent Star Alliance Tier
KrisFlyer
  • The basic tier, where almost everyone starts in the scheme
  • Earn miles when you fly, or on the ground
  • Redeem miles for flights and upgrades

Learn more about KrisFlyer status and full benefits here

Status Tier Qualification Equivalent Star Alliance Tier
KrisFlyer Elite Silver Earn 25,000 Elite Miles in a 12-month period StarSilver

All the benefits of KrisFlyer basic member status, plus:

  • 25% tier bonus on actual miles flown with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir
  • Complimentary ‘Standard’ seat selection when you fly in economy class on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.
  • Priority reservation waitlist
  • Priority airport standby
  • Waived or discounted KrisFlyer service fees

Learn more about KrisFlyer Elite Silver status and full benefits

Status Tier Qualification Equivalent Star Alliance Tier
KrisFlyer Elite Gold Earn 50,000 Elite Miles in a 12-month period StarGold.jpg

All the benefits of KrisFlyer Elite Silver member status, plus:

  • Complimentary ‘Forward Zone’ and ‘Standard’ seat selection when you fly in economy class on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.
  • Airport lounge access
  • Priority airport check-in
  • Priority security and immigration
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Priority airport standby
  • Additional baggage allowance
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority reservation waitlist
  • Waived or discounted KrisFlyer service fees

Learn more about KrisFlyer Elite Gold status and full benefits

PPS Value

Before we introduce the highest two tiers in the program, its important to define what ‘PPS Value’ is, as it’s no longer just miles flown which are required to qualify into these next two status categories.

When you fly in Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class or Business Class, or in Business Class on SilkAir, you earn PPS Value, which all goes towards your PPS Club status.

PPS Value is based on your total airfare and applicable surcharge, but not airport taxes. It’s calculated in Singapore dollars, so if you’ve bought your ticket in another currency, the airfare and surcharge portions are converted to Singapore dollars to determine your PPS Value.

A couple of important points, redemption flights using KrisFlyer miles are not eligible, and if you use the ‘part-pay with miles’ option, you’ll only earn PPS Value on the amount you pay with your credit/debit card.

Importantly, you don’t earn PPS Value in premium economy or economy class.

PPS Club Tiers

Status Tier Qualification Equivalent Star Alliance Tier
The PPS Club S$25,000 in PPS Value in a 12-month period StarGold.jpg

All the benefits of KrisFlyer Elite Gold member status, plus:

  • Enhanced airport lounge access (for example, the business class area of the SilverKris Lounge, together with a guest)
  • Extra check-in baggage allowance
  • KrisFlyer miles no longer expire
  • A guaranteed economy class seat on any flight on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir
  • Complimentary ‘Extra Legroom’, ‘Forward Zone’ and ‘Standard’ seat selection when you fly in premium economy or economy class on Singapore Airlines, or in economy class on SilkAir.
  • Priority KrisFlyer saver award availability redemption
  • Seat and meal preferences on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir
  • 30MB free Wi-Fi allowance on Wi-Fi equipped SIA aircraft
  • A complimentary subscription to Priority, a quarterly lifestyle and travel magazine
  • Dedicated PPS Club phone agents, including callback service
  • Shangri-La Golden Circle Gold membership and accelerated upgrade to Golden Circle Jade level
  • A gift each year your PPS Club status is renewed
  • AIG Overseas Emergency Medical and Travel Accident Insurance policy
  • AXA Worldwide Emergency Assistance

Learn more about The PPS Club status and full benefits

PPS Reward vouchers entitling you to:

  • At S$30,000 PPS Value during the membership year: Double KrisFlyer Miles Rewards
    Receive two vouchers, each of which allows you to earn twice the miles for a single flight segment
  • At S$40,000 PPS Value during the membership year: 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles Redemption Discount
    Receive a 50,000 miles discount off a one-class redemption upgrade or off an award flight

Learn more about PPS Rewards here

Status Tier Qualification Equivalent Star Alliance Tier
Solitaire PPS Club S$250,000 in PPS Value in a five consecutive year period StarGold.jpg

All the benefits of The PPS Club member status, plus:

  • A Solitaire PPS Club supplementary card, for whoever you choose
  • Porter check-in service at Changi Terminal 2, or the first class check-in reception at Changi Terminal 3, regardless of your class of travel
  • Private immigration counter at Changi (departure)
  • First class check-in counters overseas
  • Arrivals lounge access at London Heathrow (morning arrivals only, no guests)
  • The highest priority for saver award availability redemption

Learn more about Solitaire PPS Club status and full benefits

PPS Reward vouchers entitling you to the same as those offered to PPS Club members, plus:

  • At S$60,000 PPS Value during the membership year: Standby Upgrades
    Receive two standby upgrade vouchers, each of which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at least 48 hours before your flight. Your upgrade will be confirmed at airport check in, subject to seat availability.
  • At S$75,000 PPS Value during the membership year: Advance Upgrade
    Receive one advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.
  • At S$100,000 PPS Value during the membership year: Advance Upgrade
    Receive a second advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.

Learn more about PPS Rewards here