If you’re new to the frequent flyer game, Singapore Airlines’ loyalty program KrisFlyer is one of the top five to join for travellers based in New Zealand.
Until 31 March, KrisFlyer is offering 1000 bonus miles for new accounts.
All you have to do is enter promo code JOINKFSQ at the bottom of the registration form.
New members can expect the points to deposit into your account within 4-6 weeks.
Unlike last year’s promotion, those wanting to reactivate expired KrisFlyer accounts do not seem to be eligible for the bonus points.
Full details are available here.
Then you are on your way to building a KrisFlyer balance which you can use on one of our 9 favourite KrisFlyer redemptions.
KrisFlyer miles are great to redeem for premium cabin travel on Singapore Airlines
Convert into 740 Velocity points
If you didn’t want to hold the miles in KrisFlyer, you could transfer them to Velocity Frequent Flyer at a rate of 1.35 KrisFlyer miles = 1 Velocity point.
Given Velocity’s family points pooling option, I would imagine some of you might just want to sign up the whole family to both programs, transfer the points over to Velocity, and use them for Virgin Australia redemptions.
Note that there is a minimum transfer requirement of 5,000 KrisFlyer miles though, so you would need to top your KrisFlyer balance by crediting some Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia or other partner flights, or transferring Amex Membership Rewards points to KrisFlyer, before being able to transfer the lot over to Velocity.
- February-March 2018: 1000 bonus miles for new accounts
- February-April 2017: 500 bonus miles for new and reactivated expired accounts
To read more about why you should join KrisFlyer (for free), take a look at our post on 7 reasons why KrisFlyer is one of our favourite frequent flyer programs (and 4 downsides).