Singapore Airlines (SIA) has relaxed their PPS Club and Krisflyer renewal criteria to let members retain their current status beyond March 2021. The unspoken acknowledgment of the travel restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic introduces a number of non-flight options to earn status credits.
PPS Club and Krisflyer renewal criteria
For starters, all PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite memberships expiring between March 2020 and February 2021 are automatically extended by 12 months upon expiry. Memberships expiring between March 2021 and February 2022, need half the PPS Value or Elite miles required during the membership year to retain their status.
Until 15th October, PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite members can earn PPS Value or Elite miles on non-air spend and activities. This also counts towards renewal of their membership status. More details are available in the table below and on the KrisFlyer page.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, SIA has introduced several additional initiatives to support members. These include:
- Extending the validity of all PPS Rewards and Elite Gold Rewards expiring up to March 2021
- Validity extension of KrisFlyer Elite miles expiring between April and December 2020
- extended by between six to 12 months
- PPS Club Gift Vouchers issued in 2019 – validity period extended to December 2020
Singapore Airlines will continue to review its loyalty programmes and membership conditions.
…. We are very grateful to our PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite members, who have shown unwavering support for Singapore Airlines throughout this unprecedented crisis. By making it easier for them to renew their membership status, we hope to both allay their concerns and show our appreciation for their loyalty. JoAnn Tan, Acting Senior Vice President Marketing Planning, Singapore Airlines
The table clarifies the different initiatives for both PPS Club and Krisflyer renewal criteria, showing the earned miles for each.
|How to Earn||PPS Club members will earn||KrisFlyer Elite members will earn|
|Bank partners||For every minimum block of 50,000 KrisFlyer miles and/or KrisPay miles converted+ using reward points from any of our global bank partners||2,000 PPS Value||4,000 Elite miles|
|KrisShop||For every SGD 1 spent++ on KrisShop||1 PPS Value||3 Elite miles|
|Co-brand cards||Earn 25% bonus for every SGD 1 spent on KrisShop with a cobrand card||+25% PPS Value||+25% Elite miles|
|KrisPay||For every SGD 1 worth of KrisPay miles+++ topped up into KrisPay wallet from KrisFlyer miles, or spent at KrisPay partners with cash/credit/debit card where KrisPay miles are earned++++||1 PPS Value||3 Elite miles|
+Conversion must be successfully completed in minimum blocks of 50,000 KrisFlyer miles by 15 October 2020 2359 hours (GMT+8), and can be combined with more than one bank partner in order to qualify.
++Dollar spend refers to both purchases paid for with credit/debit card on KrisShop and/or dollar equivalent redeemed using KrisFlyer miles.
+++150 KrisPay miles is equivalent to SGD 1. KrisPay is available for use only in Singapore.
++++Redemption of KrisPay miles at KrisPay partner outlets will not be eligible to earn PPS Value or Elite miles