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Qantas offers free status credits towards keeping status for another year

50% upfront status credit boost for the next year, more if your status is expiring in early to mid-2021. Qantas has extended a second lifeline to its frequent flyer members, after providing a one-year extension on all statuses earlier this year. This time round, Qantas will be giving members at least 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier for another year. The precise number of status credits you’ll receive depends on the expiry date of your current status. Here are the details: Free 50% status credits Qantas Frequent Flyer Silver, Gold, Platinum and Platinum One cardholders with membership expiry dates between March 2021 and February 2022 (after the one-year extension given earlier) will be given 50% of the status credits needed to retain their tier. So that means you will receive the following status credits: Silver members – 125 status credits Gold members – 300 status credits Platinum members – 600 status credits Platinum One members – 1,800 status credits The free status credits will count towards reaching and keeping Silver, Gold, …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair add four destinations in September

Despite more services and new destinations, Singapore Airlines and Silkair still operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for September, operating to a total of 33 cities across 22 countries/territories. There are 4 new destinations for the month (Cebu, Phnom Penh, Milan and Taipei), along with increased frequencies on some routes,including Hong Kong and Seoul. Between Singapore Airlines and Silkair, the two carriers will operate about 700 flights in September. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia SilkAir will commence services to Cebu and Phnom Penh from September. Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi remains one way services to Singapore in September. North Asia Singapore Airlines will serve Taipei with three flights a week. Hong Kong services will increase to a daily service. Seoul will be served three times a week, up from two. Southwest Pacific Auckland services increases to four times a week, up from three. Note that Melbourne is currently under a strict curfew, flights schedules are subject to change. Europe …

Singapore Airlines and Silkair to operate over 600 flights in August 2020

No new destinations for the month; Singapore Airlines and Silkair operating at 7% of previous year’s capacity. Singapore Airlines and Silkair has published their schedules for August, operating to a total of 27 cities across 18 countries/territories. There are no new destinations for the month, but the Group has published some increased frequencies on some routes. A total of just 612 flights will be flown in August, barring any changes in the coming weeks. Key changes Some of the key changes include: Southeast Asia Kuala Lumpur will be served daily, although flights are split between SIA and Silkair through the week Singapore-Bangkok services will not carry passengers on the outbound sector Singapore-Manila services will now carry passengers in both directions North Asia Osaka services will be doubled to twice a week Southwest Pacific Services from Singapore to Melbourne will not carry passengers up to 7 Aug owing to a second lockdown currently in place Europe London moves to a daily service in August Amsterdam and Paris increase services from 2 to 3 times weekly Frankfurt …

Singapore has reopened for staycations: first five hotels approved to take guests

Four of these hotels are on Sentosa, plus a serviced apartment property in the city It’s been three months since hotels have shuttered their doors to guests – both local and foreign – so it’s pretty exciting that hotels are starting host guests who are staying for leisure again. After all, most hotels in Singapore have been procured by the government earlier in the year for returning Singaporeans and residents to serve their ‘stay-home notices’ (SHN), or isolation, to contain the possible spread of Covid-19. Since 3 Jul, STB has opened applications for hotels who wish to accept staycation guests once more. While approvals officially was going take up to two weeks, but it seems like they are working pretty quickly given that the first batch of five hotels is now announced. This page will be updated as and when new hotels are added to the list. As of 9 Jul, the approved hotels include: lyf Funan Singapore W Singapore Sentosa Cove Crockfords Tower (Resorts World Sentosa) Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort & Spa ONE15 Marina Club …

Earn 4 bonus mpd on mobile payments with Amex-Krisflyer cards

Amex-Krisflyer co-branded cardholders will earn up to 5.3 mpd on mobile wallet transactions, capped at S$250 spend American Express has launched a new offer for Krisflyer branded cardholders, offering 4 extra miles per dollar spent via mobile wallet. Details of offer Upon registration, each cardmember can earn 4 bonus miles per dollar spent, up to a cap of 1,000 bonus miles to be given per card. This translates to a spend cap of S$250. The promotion is only available through the American Express app under the “Offers” section, and limited to the first 10,000 registrations. Registration ends when all 10,000 registrations are taken or on 16 Aug, whichever is earlier. Based on the terms and conditions, the following modes of payment qualify as ‘mobile wallet’ spending: Apple Pay Google Pay on Android devices only (excluding payments made on iOS devices and Google Chrome) Samsung Pay The bonus KrisFlyer miles should be deposited in your card account within five working days from the qualifying spend, but as always Amex will say that this “may take up …