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Singapore Airlines extends Krisflyer Elite and PPS Club status for another year

Krisflyer Elite Miles and PPS Club Reserve Values will also get another year’s validity

Singapore Airlines announced last week that it will be further extending the status for KrisFlyer and PPS Club members, due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting uncertainty over travel plans for its frequent flyers.

KrisFlyer and PPS Club status due to expire between March 2021 and February 2022 will now be automatically extended from between March 2022 and February 2023.

On top of this, Singapore Airlines has also made additional concessions, such as PPS Reserve Value extension and Elite Miles rollover to provide subsequent tier renewal support.

KrisFlyer Elite status extension

If your existing KrisFlyer Elite Silver or Elite Gold membership expires between March 2021 and February 2022, your membership will be automatically renewed for another year. This is the case for all members even if you are unable to accrue the usual Elite Miles required, which will be the case for most members this year given the current travel outlook.

This is on top of the first status extension applied by the airline in April 2020.

This new support will supersede the earlier initiative announced on 1st September 2020, where members will be credited with 50% of the required Elite miles to assist with qualification between March 2021 to February 2022.

KrisFlyer Elite Miles will be rolled over for another year

To give members another boost to maintain their status, KrisFlyer will also roll over Elite Miles earned in the current membership year (with a start date of March 2020 to February 2021) over to their next membership year. This includes Elite Miles earned through flying (if you have been flying at all), and through non-air promotional activities that Singapore Airlines have pushed out last year.

This is how the Elite Miles will be credited:

  • At the end of your current membership year, your Elite Miles will be reset to zero at the beginning of your next membership year.
  • The Elite Miles earned in the current yea will be re-credited within two months.
  • Each KrisFlyer Elite member will be eligible for a one-time re-crediting of Elite miles.
  • Only Elite miles accrued within your membership year (with membership start date from March 2020 till February 2021) will be re-credited.
  • If you are currently a KrisFlyer Elite Silver member and you get upgraded to KrisFlyer Elite Gold tier before the KrisFlyer Elite Silver membership end-date, you will also be eligible for a one-time re-credit of Elite miles within two months of the upgrade date.

It’s all a bit confusing, but here’s an example:

You are currently a KrisFlyer Gold Elite member, with your membership cycle beginning in June 2020. Between June 2020 and May 2021, you earned 5,000 Elite Miles. When June 2021 comes around, you get a free year of Gold Elite status, and you will also receive the 5,000 Elite Miles re-credited into your account.

PPS Club membership extension

In a previous renewal support programme announced in September 2020, only 50% of the PPS Value was due to be credited for PPS Club members with tier renewal end dates through August 2021, so existing PPS and Solitaire PPS Club members would have to earn the other 50% within the year prior to their status expiring.

Singapore Airlines have now upped the support, giving 100% of the value required to ensure that members get at least another year of PPS Club membership, on top of the previous one-year extension.

This is happening in two parts: for those who have already gotten their one-year extension as of 8 Sep 2020, and for those who have yet to as of 8 Sep 2020.

For those who have received their one-year extension as of 8 Sep 2020

For members whose tier renewal dates have been extended to expire between March 2021 and August 2021, they will receive their PPS value in two tranches:

Membership tier
(as of 8 Sep 2020)
1st tranche
PPS Value credit
by 31 Oct 2020
2nd tranche
PPS Value credit
by 31 Jan 2021
Solitaire PPS Club 
(qualified after 1 Jun 2018)
Solitaire PPS Club 
(qualified after 1 Jun 2018)
PPS Club12,50012,500

For those who have yet to receive their one-year extension as of 8 Sep 2020

For those who have yet to receive their one-year extension, or received it after 8 Sep 2020, the full value will be credited on 31 Mar 2021:

Membership tier
(as of 8 Sep 2020)
New tier renewal
expiry date
(after one-year extension)
PPS Value to be credited
by 31 Mar 2021
Solitaire PPS Club 
(qualified after 1 Jun 2018)
Sep 2021 to Feb 202250,000
Solitaire PPS Club 
(qualified after 1 Jun 2018)
Sep 2021 to Feb 202225,000
PPS ClubSep 2021 to Feb 202225,000

One important thing to note: credited PPS value under this programme will not count towards the tracking of PPS value required to achieve PPS Rewards.

PPS Reserve Value extension

On top of giving the 100% PPS value, Singapore Airlines will also be extending the expiry date of all PPS Reserve Value members are currently holding.

Members with Reserve Value expiring between March 2021 and February 2023 will have them all extended till February 2024. The extension will be processed only in March 2021.

Final thoughts

Even as the world rolls out vaccination programmes, the pandemic is not yet abating, which means that leisure travel is still a far way off.

Singapore Airlines is definitely erring on the side of being generous, with this latest round of extensions offered to its frequent flyer members. This round of another one year extension, plus the rollover of Krisflyer elite miles and PPS Reserve Values also points to the fact that Singapore Airlines is expecting the lack of travel to persist for a while more.

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