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KrisFlyer devaluation got you down? Learn about Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs

Life beyond KrisFlyer.
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In light of the impending KrisFlyer devaluation, it’s no wonder that people are starting to take a second glance at other frequent flyer programs. Is there more to life than KrisFlyer?

In Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs, we seek to answer all that and more. We’ll identify sweet spots, demystify program rules, show some lesser-known tricks and explain the best use cases for each FFP. By the end of the class, you’ll know exactly how to diversify your miles balance.

Here’s the details:

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Date: 24 January 2019 (Thursday)
Time: 7.15pm-9.40pm (Dinner served from 6.30pm)
Venue: finexis, One Raffles Quay South Tower, Level 21, Singapore 048583
Venue Sponsor: finexis

Tickets for this session are now available at $40 for early birds and $48 for regular admission. Early bird sales are available until 7.15pm on 17 January 2019.

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. You can always see a full listing of Milelion classes here.

Venue sponsor: finexis Advisory

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Since our incorporation in 2005, finexis has grown to become one of the largest independently-owned financial advisory firm in Singapore, with assets under advisory of almost S$1 billion. Our strategic partnerships, extensive portfolio of financial solutions and strength of more than 500 financial consultants have enabled us to become a market leader. Through our diverse range of solutions that cover financial and investment planning, asset allocation, wealth and risk management, we enable our clients to meet their financial goals while remaining prepared for any unforeseen financial circumstances.

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: 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
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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!

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Look forward to seeing everyone there!


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