Singapore Airlines has just launched a new series of KrisFlyer Experiences, and I have to say, they’re the most intriguing ones yet.
From late November to early December, KrisFlyer members can basically do [email protected]@CableCar. No, really. For roughly 65,000 miles, you’ll get to enjoy one of [email protected]’s First Class meals, onboard a three hour cable car ride from Mount Faber.
What wonders will 2020 bring us next?
|❓ What are KrisFlyer Experiences?|
KrisFlyer Experiences allows you to redeem your KrisFlyer miles for money-can’t-buy experiences. The platform was launched back in January, but thanks to COVID-19, most of the events so far have been online workshops or individual dining packages.
Experiences can be redeemed for yourself or your family members/friends.
What are the latest KrisFlyer Experiences?
KrisFlyer Experiences is offering a choice of three different menus onboard a 3-hour cable car ride.
|Matt Moran (Menu)||65,000 miles||5-Dec|
|Georges Blanc (Menu)||65,000 miles||21-Nov/ 4-Dec|
|Yoshihiro Murata (Menu)||68,000 miles*||20-Nov/ 6-Dec|
|*The Japanese menu costs slightly more because a bottle of sake is included on top of the red/white wine|
All meals run from 5.30- 8.30 p.m, and come with a bottle of red or white wine. For an extra S$120 (+7% GST), you can replace the wine with a bottle of Singapore Airlines First Class champagne (presumably 2008 Dom Perignon).
Proceedings begin with a nitro cocktail from Dusk Restaurant and Bar, paired with Singapore Airlines satay. After that, you’ll proceed to the cable car for sunset and the rest of the courses.
An email will be sent at least 14 days before the date of your experience, which allows you to indicate your choice of appetisers, main course, and wine. However, no further customisation of the menu is permitted. Any additional payments must be made with a Mastercard credit card, and experiences redeemed are non-refundable.
How does this compare to [email protected]?
It’s difficult to do a straight comparison between the two, because there some slight differences in the menus, and the [email protected] meals come with amenities kits. Nonetheless, in case you were wondering…
|Experience||KrisFlyer Experiences||[email protected]|
|Matt Moran||65,000 miles
|Georges Blanc||65,000 miles
|Yoshihiro Murata||68,000 miles
The Japanese menu costs more through [email protected] because its comes with caviar, while the cable car one does not.
If you wanted an idea of a comparable transaction, the regular 4-course cable car dining costs S$288++ (S$339 nett) per couple.
Back when I was courting the Milelioness, I took her out for a cable car dining experience. Yes, it’s kind of cheesy, but all things considered it was pretty fun. You get to see the sunset from the cabin, there’s a speaker to play piped in music (or just bring your own portable speaker and playlist), and you can secretly BYOB in a well concealed backpack.
I can’t say it’s worth 65,000 miles (S$1,170 at 1.8 cents per mile!), but for those who have way too many, it’s at least a novel experience that you don’t get every day. And really, that’s what KrisFlyer Experiences are all about.
Would you redeem 65,000 miles for a cable car dining experience?