New workshop available: Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs

Only ever use KrisFlyer? You may be missing out on some of the best deals out there.

Is there more to life than just KrisFlyer? Does sticking within the familiar confines of KrisFlyer deprive you of the value that can be found in other programs? These are questions I’ve often ruminated on.

If you’ve had similar musings, I’d like to invite you to the sixth and final (well, until I think of something else) module in the Milelion’s Travel Hacking series, Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs.

I wonder what would happen if someone attended all 6 modules. Wouldn’t that be interesting…

Here’s the details:

Date: 19 October 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.15pm-9.40pm
Venue: Skyscanner, 39 Robinson Road, #07-04 Robinson Point, Singapore 068911
Venue Sponsor: Skyscanner

Skyscanner is the global travel search engine helping over 70 million travellers each month find cheap flights, hotels and car rental deals from over a thousand partners including airlines and online travel agents. With Skyscanner, travellers can select the best flights from comprehensive and free flight search that includes clever features to help travellers make smart decisions. Easily find the best flights by filtering airline, flight duration, number of stops and time, or set up a price alert to track prices for a particular route. Skyscanner is available on mobile app and at

Tickets for this session are now available at $35 for early birds and $45 for regular admission. Early bird sales last until 7.15pm on 12 October 2018.

Want to attend this workshop but can’t make it this time round? Express interest in a future session here and get notified when it goes live.

Course Outline: Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs

Here’s a fun fact. Did you now that travelers in Singapore can choose to earn miles in more than 30 frequent flyer programs? You have options when you transfer your credit card points, allocate your Mileslife spending, select your Kaligo rewards and buy miles during sales. And yet, 90%* will never opt for anything other than KrisFlyer.
*Milelion research figure. Source: pulled out of one of my orifices 

Fine, I don’t know what the exact number is, but it’s safe to say that the majority of travelers here will go through their entire lives only ever using KrisFlyer. There’s nothing wrong with that per se (and as we show in Advanced KrisFlyer, there is some good value to be had). That said, if you were investing your money, you wouldn’t put it all in one place. So why should all your miles be with KrisFlyer?

Many people don’t have the time to learn the ins and outs of a different frequent flyer program. And yet, these can be extremely useful because

  • Saver awards can’t always be found on KrisFlyer, meaning you have to resort to more expensive Star Alliance/Advantage awards
  • Star Alliance might not provide the best connectivity within the region you’re heading (e.g Middle East, Russia)
  • A different program may have an amazing sweet spot for a particular destination
  • A different program may have a unique trick to save you tons of miles

In Alternative Frequent Flyer programs, we seek to answer the question “where does the good value lie outside of KrisFlyer?” We’ll cover:

  • The best way to earn points in frequent flyer programs other than KrisFlyer
  • What to consider when choosing an alternative frequent flyer program
  • In-depth tricks and tips galore from other programs, including United Mileageplus’ awesome Excursionist Perk (fair warning: your head will hurt), great value short haul awards with British Airways Avios, a cute little quirk with Aegean Miles and Bonus (hint: how well do you know your Stans?), the multi-carrier award bonanza of Asia Miles, and of course familiar favorites such as LifeMiles, Mileage Plan and many more!
  • Which frequent flyer programs are probably not worth your time

Once you’ve finished this module, you’ll know exactly which program to use depending on where you’re going- and in doing so, further stretch your hard-earned miles and points!

Look forward to seeing everyone there!

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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