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Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs workshop now available

Learn about the world beyond KrisFlyer.

You wouldn’t put all your money in one investment. So why should all your miles be in one frequent flyer program?

If you don’t know your Mileage Plan from your MileagePlus or your Miles & Smiles from your Miles & More, you need to learn about Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs. Here, we’ll identify sweet spots, demystify program rules, show some lesser-known tricks and explain which program to use for what destination. By the end of the class, you’ll know how best to diversify your miles balance.

Another session of this workshop is now available. Here’s the details:

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Date: 23 November 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 10.15 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: TMC Academy, 250 Middle Road, #03-01A

Get your tickets for Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs here

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Tickets for this session are now available at $40 for early birds and $48 for regular admission. Early bird sales are available until 2359 on Thursday 14 November 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.

Course Outline: Alternative Frequent Flyer Programs

Although travelers in Singapore can earn miles in more than 30 different frequent flyer programs, the large majority invariably put everything in KrisFlyer.

There’s nothing wrong with that per se (and as we show in Advanced KrisFlyer, there is some good value to be had), but knowing a different frequent flyer program can be extremely useful because

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  • 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
    • Great value short haul awards with British Airways Avios
    • A little quirk with Aegean Miles and Bonus
    • The multi-carrier award bonanza of Asia Miles
    • Familiar favorites such as LifeMiles, Mileage Plan (perhaps less in favor now) 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!


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