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Krisflyer offering 50% off Silkair award tickets for limited time

Krisflyer has recently started offering a spate of discounted award redemptions for tickets on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air. Here are the ones we’ve had in recent memory

May 2015: 50% off SQ and MI economy awards
Feb 2016: 30% off SQ and MI economy awards
July 2016: 50% off MI economy awards
October 2016: 50% off MI economy awards
November 2016:  30% off SQ premium economy and economy awards 

Well, another promotion is back, this time for Silkair business and economy class saver awards.

Click here to see the full details.

You can get 50% off the miles required when you book from now till 11 July 2017, and travel between 1 July and 31 October 2017. There are 53 different Silkair destinations up for redemption this time round, including popular ones like Koh Samui.

Note that you will only enjoy the 50% if your award tickets before 11 July 2017. That is, if you remain on the waitlist as of 11 July 2017 and your waitlist subsequently clears, you will pay the regular price, notwithstanding the fact that you got on the waitlist before 11 July 2017.

Also note that this is a “genuine” 50% discount, unlike the past few promotions where the headline would read “50% discount” but in practice it’s be 35%, because you’d enjoy a 15% discount when you redeemed your Krisflyer miles online anyway.  Now that the 15% online redemption discount doesn’t apply anymore, your savings are really 50%. Whether you see that as half full or half empty, well…

I’ve never flown Silkair’s business class product before so enjoy these two artistically washed out photos from Silkair’s website

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It might be tricky finding economy saver space that’s immediately confirmable on the dates you want, but there seems to be better business saver space on most routes. And at 50% off, why not? It’ll give you a chance to experience the Silver Kris lounges in T2 and T3, if nothing else (Silkair operates from T2 but you can take the skytrain across and get access to the T3 lounge).

Silkair’s 50% off redemptions promo is back again

Krisflyer has run a series of discounted redemption prices promotions in recent memory

50% off Krisflyer redemptions till 10th July

Silkair is offering 35% off online redemptions till 4 August

These promotions cover economy class redemptions (and business class for SilkAir). Although I’m generally against redeeming miles for economy class travel, the 50% off miles required makes it an acceptable deal in my mind.

The 50% deal is back again. Bookings from now till 16 Oct 2016 get 50% off redemption prices when you travel by 15 Nov 2016.

Note that the 50% savings is calculated based on the regular price that appears on the site. You already get 15% off award prices when you redeem online, so you’re really saving an incremental 35%. Which is still none too shabby in my opinion.

If you’re planning a beach getaway, here are some destinations that may appeal to you

Economy Business
SIN-USM 6,250 10,000
SIN-PEN 3,750 8,750
SIN-DPS 8,750 Not available
SIN-HKT 6,250 10,000
SIN-MLE 9,250 17,500

Other things to note: The discount only applies for saver class availability, so you better hope and pray that Krisflyer finds it in its heart to actually open up some. Oddly enough, the T&C say that any changes are not permitted for bookings made under this promotion, and cancellation is not allowed for partially used tickets. My reading of this is- you can cancel and rebook provided you’ve not flown, but you can’t change a booking which you’ve not flown. Which is weird, but we’ll see.

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Regular readers will know I love Koh Samui, it’s just that getting there is really expensive. This promotion makes it a lot more viable to get an award ticket there, assuming Silkair actually releases space on the route…

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sunset by the pool at Conrad Koh Samui

(HT: The Shutterwhale)

 

Silkair is offering 35% off online redemptions till 4 August

Krisflyer sales are rare, so it’s always good to jump on them when they do appear.

From now till 4 August, Silkair is offering an addition 35% off online redemptions for selected destinations and travel before 31 Oct 2016. Online redemptions already receive a 15% discount, so this additional 35% gives you a total of 50% off list price.

This is valid for both round trip and saver awards originating from Singapore, and for business and economy class travel.

Here is the listing of eligible flights plus the number of miles needed (post discount), and the analysis below.

Economy Class

FROM FLIGHT NO. MILES REQUIRED FOR ECONOMY CLASS
South-East Asia
SINGAPORE TO KUALA LUMPUR
KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE
MI320/MI322/MI324/MI326/MI328/MI330/MI340/MI342
MI319/MI321/MI323/MI325/MI327/MI329/MI339/MI341
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO LANGKAWI
LANGKAWI TO SINGAPORE
MI362/MI368
MI361/MI369
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PENANG
PENANG TO SINGAPORE
MI346/MI348/MI350/MI352/MI354
MI345/MI347/MI349/MI351/MI353
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KUCHING
KUCHING TO SINGAPORE
MI372/MI378
MI371/MI377
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU TO SINGAPORE
MI392
MI391
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PALEMBANG
PALEMBANG TO SINGAPORE
MI162/MI168
MI161/MI167
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO BALIKPAPAN
BALIKPAPAN TO SINGAPORE
MI134/MI138
MI133/MI137
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO PEKANBARU
PEKANBARU TO SINGAPORE
MI252/MI254
MI251/MI253
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO MEDAN
MEDAN TO SINGAPORE
MI234/MI238
MI233/MI237
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO SURABAYA
SURABAYA TO SINGAPORE
MI226
MI225
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO LOMBOK
LOMBOK TO SINGAPORE
MI124/MI128
MI123/MI127
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO MAKASSAR
MAKASSAR TO SINGAPORE
MI142/MI144
MI141/MI143
3750
3750
SINGAPORE TO KALIBO
KALIBO TO SINGAPORE
MI577/MI599
MI577/MI599
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO PHNOM PENH
PHNOM PENH TO SINGAPORE
MI602/MI606/MI608
MI601/MI605/MI607
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO SIEM REAP
SIEM REAP TO SINGAPORE
MI612/MI620/MI622/MI633/MI636
MI611/MI617/MI619/MI622/MI633/MI636
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO MANDALAY
MANDALAY TO SINGAPORE
MI522/MI533
MI522/MI533
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO YANGON
YANGON TO SINGAPORE
MI516/MI518/MI522/MI533
MI515/MI519/MI522/MI533
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO DANANG
DANANG TO SINGAPORE
MI633/MI634/MI636/MI638
MI633/MI635/MI636/MI637
6250
6250
SINGAPORE TO PHUKET
PHUKET TO SINGAPORE
MI750/MI752/MI754/MI756/MI758
MI749/MI751/MI753/MI755/MI757
6250
6250

Business Class

FROM FLIGHT NO. MILES REQUIRED FOR BUSINESS CLASS
South-East Asia
SINGAPORE TO KUALA LUMPUR
KUALA LUMPUR TO SINGAPORE
MI320/MI322/MI324/MI326/MI328/MI330/MI340/MI342
MI319/MI321/MI323/MI325/MI327/MI329/MI339/MI341
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO LANGKAWI
LANGKAWI TO SINGAPORE
MI362/MI368
MI361/MI369
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PENANG
PENANG TO SINGAPORE
MI346/MI348/MI350/MI352/MI354
MI345/MI347/MI349/MI351/MI353
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KUCHING
KUCHING TO SINGAPORE
MI372/MI378
MI371/MI377
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KOTA KINABALU
KOTA KINABALU TO SINGAPORE
MI392
MI391
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PALEMBANG
PALEMBANG TO SINGAPORE
MI162/MI168
MI161/MI167
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO BALIKPAPAN
BALIKPAPAN TO SINGAPORE
MI134/MI138
MI133/MI137
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO PEKANBARU
PEKANBARU TO SINGAPORE
MI252/MI254
MI251/MI253
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO MEDAN
MEDAN TO SINGAPORE
MI234/MI238
MI233/MI237
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO SURABAYA
SURABAYA TO SINGAPORE
MI226
MI225
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO BALI
BALI TO SINGAPORE
MI176
MI175
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO LOMBOK
LOMBOK TO SINGAPORE
MI124/MI128
MI123/MI127
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO MAKASSAR
MAKASSAR TO SINGAPORE
MI142/MI144
MI141/MI143
8750
8750
SINGAPORE TO KALIBO
KALIBO TO SINGAPORE
MI577/MI599
MI577/MI599
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO PHNOM PENH
PHNOM PENH TO SINGAPORE
MI602/MI606/MI608
MI601/MI605/MI607
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO SIEM REAP
SIEM REAP TO SINGAPORE
MI612/MI620/MI622/MI633/MI636
MI611/MI617/MI619/MI622/MI633/MI636
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO MANDALAY
MANDALAY TO SINGAPORE
MI522/MI533
MI522/MI533
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO YANGON
YANGON TO SINGAPORE
MI516/MI518/MI522/MI533
MI515/MI519/MI522/MI533
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO DANANG
DANANG TO SINGAPORE
MI633/MI634/MI636/MI638
MI633/MI635/MI636/MI637
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO PHUKET
PHUKET TO SINGAPORE
MI750/MI752/MI754/MI756/MI758
MI749/MI751/MI753/MI755/MI757
10000
10000
SINGAPORE TO KOH SAMUI
KOH SAMUI TO SINGAPORE
MI772/MI774
MI771/MI773
10000
10000

Analysis

There are some pretty sweet deals to be had here- I’d jump on Koh Samui simply because revenue tickets there are so expensive for most of the year. If you’re going to Koh Samui be sure to check out my coverage of the destination including the amazing Vana Belle and Conrad Koh Samui (and some ways to get a room there for less).

Bali might also be a good deal if you’re looking at the peak NDP travel period (I’ve not actually checked availability so can’t say if you can still find saver). Note that the promotion for Bali and Koh Samui is only for business class travel, however.

I don’t think Silkair’s business class product is anything to rave about, but it’ll at least give you access to the SilverKris lounge in Singapore instead of the horrible Krisflyer Gold one.

Phuket for 6,250 miles isn’t too shabby either, although you should definitely check if you’re able to get it for cheaper using Tigerair or a budget carrier. Remember, at no point in time should you settle for anything less than 2 cents a mile.  I personally value my miles a bit more at 3-4 cents, because of my own redemption patterns, but 2 cents is the absolute minimum you should accept.

I fully expect a lot of bookings to be made between now and the end of the promotion, so you might want to get cracking if you intend to travel soon.

The T&C have a worrying clause that says

3. Any change is strictly not permitted for bookings made under this promotion. Cancellation is also not permitted for partially used tickets.

My interpretation of this is that you can cancel an unused ticket, get the miles back (with a USD30/15 penalty) and book again, but you cannot change your dates without cancelling. It’s a bit silly but it is what it is.

Now, if only I could find a way to get back to the Conrad Koh Samui again…

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