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The Krisflyer programme for Singapore Airlines is a favourite for many people. I believe one of the best reasons is because of the superb product especially in the First Class Suites. The other reason - and this is especially for Australians - is the alternative flight choice than Qantas or Virgin Australia. The redemption rates are much more reasonable than both of these airlines and one of my first two redemptions - the other being Cathay Pacific.

Some below are some pointers when redeeming Award seats on Krisflyer

Booking for other people

You are allowed to nominated up to 5 other people on your Krisflyer account to book seats for. There is an online form where you can enter all your details and other people's as well. This is found in your Profile section of the account

Booking Online

When you book online you are given 15% off the total of the award ticket. So when all possible and you don't need assistance from the call centre - use this method. In most cases as far as I know this is only possible when flying on Singapore Airlines metal – not other carriers.…

Have you ever had nearly enough Krisflyer points – but just fell short of that 20,000 points to fly that First Class Suite from Singapore to New York? Many would think close enough – but still not enough to redeem that dream flight. So what are the options? I will provide 2 of the most common ways.

First is on Singapore Airlines Krisflyer programme – if you have at least 50% of the Krisflyer points required for redemption with the flight then you have the ability to purchase points to complete the redemption. They sell for $40 USD per 1000 Krisflyer points. So if I had 50,000 Krisflyer points but short of 43,000 points to get a business return flight from Sydney to Singapore (it takes 93,000 points) – it is going to cost me $1720 USD. So this is roughly $2000 AUD to complete the purchase. Does it make sense to pay for this flight – or just fly economy for 40,000 Krisflyer Points?

My advice is pay that $2000 for the extra points because essentially you will be paying $2000 for a $5000 valued flight. But obviously if you would like to save that $2000 and just fly economy – everyone to their own.…