All posts tagged: Miles

BOC Elite World MasterCard revised terms & conditions

The good ol’ days are over. Bank of China is now tightening what used to be a quick and easy way to earn miles. So back in July 2018, Bank of China created an uproar in the miles chasing community in Singapore with what was possibly the best miles card ever launched in Singapore. Of course, if you were one of those like me and applied for the card, you would have experienced the very rudimentary application process (read: paper and pen, coupled with snail mail), the incredibly long wait for the card to turn up before enjoying the absurdly good miles earning ratio. As with many new programmes, all good things must come to an end. As MileLion have explained in a few articles, Bank of China has slowly, but surely, introduced changes to tighten the ways they dish out miles. The latest set of terms and conditions was strangely postdated 15 March 2019, and is probably a sign of things to come. So what have changed since the launch? (1) Definition of local …

Singapore Airlines increases miles required to redeem flights on Star Alliance partners from 7 December 2017

If you are one of the few people who uses your KrisFlyer miles to redeem flights on Star Alliance partners instead of Singapore Airlines (horror of horrors!), you will need more miles to book your flights with these partners from 7 December 2017 onwards. This follows a devaluation SQ made on their own award redemption requirements in March this year. While that increased the number of miles required for bookings with SQ and removed the 15% online redemption discount, the change also removed the surcharges (which typically cost a couple of hundred bucks), so it was considered a nominal inflation. So what has changed this time? Across the board there is an increase in the new of miles required for redemption, particularly in Business and First. For those who have been using KrisFlyer miles to redeem on EVA Air to Taipei, it’s now a lot more expensive (and a poorer use of your miles). Here’s a look at the old and new charts: Old Chart (For bookings made up to 6 December 17) In Economy, travel …