Good news: Singapore Airlines extends PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite status for a second year

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SIA rolls out another batch of initiatives for PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite members, including an additional year of membership.

In a sign that air travel isn’t expected to return to normal in 2021, Singapore Airlines has announced a further 12 months status extension for PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Silver/Gold members. 

This is on top of the existing 12 months extension announced back in April 2020. All members with status expiring from March 2021 to February 2022 will receive an automatic extension for an additional year.

⚠️ This supersedes the previous initiatives announced in September 2020, whereby the requirement was only cut by 50%. 

Singapore Airlines will also be extending PPS Reserve Value and KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards (formerly known as Elite Gold Rewards), and rolling over Elite Miles to the following year. 

PPS Club Members

PPS Club status extension

Renewal Support Scheme for PPS Club members

Back in September 2020, Singapore Airlines announced that it would automatically credit 50% of the PPS Value required for requalification, for memberships expiring between March 2021 and February 2022. 

Now, the full amount of PPS Value will be credited as Reserve Value instead. There are two possible scenarios here.

Scenario A: For members whose PPS Club membership has already been renewed under the 1-year automatic status renewal scheme from March 2020 to February 2021

Membership Tier as of 8 Sep 2020 Tier renewal end-date as of 8 Sep 2020 PPS Value Credited
(as Reserve Value)
1st batch 2nd batch
Solitaire PPS Club (qualified after 1 Jun 2018) Mar-Aug 2021 25,000
by 31 Oct 2020
25,000
by 31 Jan 2021
Solitaire PPS Club (qualified before 1 Jun 2018) 12,500
by 31 Oct 2020
12,500
by 31 Jan 2021
PPS Club 12,500
by 31 Oct 2020
12,500
by 31 Jan 2021

Scenario B: For members whose PPS Club membership has yet to be renewed under the 1-year automatic status renewal scheme from March 2020 to February 2021

Membership Tier as of 8 Sep 2020 Tier renewal end-date as of 8 Sep 2020 Tier renewal end-date in the following year PPS Value Credited
(as Reserve Value)
Solitaire PPS Club (qualified after 1 Jun 2018) Sep 2020 to Feb 2021 Sep 2021 to Feb 2022 50,000
by 31 Mar 2021
Solitaire PPS Club (qualified before 1 Jun 2018) 25,000
by 31 Mar 2021
PPS Club 25,000
by 31 Mar 2021

The PPS Value credited as Reserve Value will not count towards the PPS Value required to earn the various PPS Rewards.

PPS Reserve Value Extension

Singapore Airlines will be extending the Reserve Value for PPS Club members as follows:

Reserve Value Expiring In… Will Be Extended To…
  • Year 1 (March 2021- February 2022)
  • Year 2 (March 2022- February 2023)
  • Year 3 (March 2023- February 2024)

Extension of Reserve Value validity period will only take place in March 2021, regardless of your qualification date.

Some examples are shown below:

KrisFlyer Elite Members

KrisFlyer Elite Silver/Gold extension

Renewal Support Scheme for KrisFlyer Elite members

Back in September 2020, Singapore Airlines announced that all KrisFlyer Elite Silver/Gold members would receive 50% of the Elite Miles required for requalification, for memberships expiring from March 2021 to February 2022. 

Now, they’ll simply be renewing Elite Gold/Silver status for another year. As such, there will be no crediting of Elite Miles; your status will simply be automatically extended at the end of the membership year. 

Elite Miles Rollover

Singapore Airlines will roll over any Elite Miles earned during the current membership year (starting March 2020 to February 2021) to the following membership year (starting March 2021 to February 2022).

For example, if I earned 5,000 Elite Miles this year and my membership year ends in May, I’ll carry those 5,000 Elite Miles over to the new membership year starting in June. Do note that your elite miles will first be reset to zero upon membership extension, and re-credited to you within two months from the start of your new membership cycle. In other words- don’t panic if you see it reset. 

This covers all Elite Miles, whether earned through flying, or through the various on-ground requalification schemes that Singapore Airlines came up with last year (such as converting KrisFlyer miles, or spending at KrisShop). 

KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards (formerly Elite Gold Rewards) extended

KrisFlyer has renamed the erstwhile Elite Gold Rewards “KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards”, and extended all awards expiring between July-December 2020 to 31 December 2021. 

This includes:

  • Double KrisFlyer Miles Reward
  • Short-haul Advanced Upgrade
  • Premium Economy Advance Upgrade

The extended validity of KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards will be reflected in your account progressively before your rewards expire. 

To learn more about the new KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards, refer to the article below

Singapore Airlines introduces KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards; adds Elite Miles accrual on Scoot

KrisFlyer miles have already been extended

Singapore Airlines has already announced three sets of KrisFlyer miles extensions, in April, June, and October 2020. All KrisFlyer miles expiring between April 2020 and June 2021 have been extended by 6-12 months as follows:

Original Expiry New Expiry
April 2020 30 April 2021
May 2020  31 May 2021
June 2020 30 June 2021
July 2020 31 July 2021
August 2020 31 August 2021
September 2020 30 September 2021
October 2020 31 October 2021
November 2020 30 November 2021
December 2020 31 December 2021
January 2021 31 July 2021
February 2021 31 August 2021
March 2021 30 September 2021
April 2021 31 October 2021
May 2021 30 November 2021
June 2021 31 December 2021

I’m highly doubtful that we’ll be flying by April 2021, so it’s almost certain that we’ll see a further round of extensions in the next couple of months. 

Do note that any extension of KrisFlyer miles will only reflect at the end of the original expiry month. For example, if you have miles expiring on 31 January 2021, you will be able to see that the miles have been extended and are valid till 31 July 2020 in February 2021. 

At the end of each month, you will see 2 transactions in your account statement. The first transaction will show expiring miles being debited from your account with the description “Singapore Airlines SR (Adjustment) 6 months mileage extension”. The second transaction will show the same number of expiring miles being credited back into your account with the description “Singapore Airlines SR 6 months mileage extension”.

No more membership kits for KrisFlyer Elite members

My mighty KrisFlyer Elite Silver status

Finally, here’s a sad little note for those of you who like your physical cards and welcome packs. From 1 March 2021, Singapore Airlines will cease to send out physical membership kits to all KrisFlyer Elite members “as part of our ongoing sustainability efforts to go paperless and reduce our environmental footprint.”

I’m assuming PPS Club members will continue to receive their kits; let me know if you’ve heard otherwise. 

Conclusion

If you needed a hint about Singapore Airlines’ prognosis for air travel in 2021, I think this is it. The airline clearly doesn’t expect travelers to be taking back to the skies in any great number, hence the need for an additional status extension. 

This means that everyone will keep their existing status until March 2022 at least, and thanks to the various renewal initiatives, I’m seeing something I rarely see- Elite Miles in my account (most of my flights are redeemed with miles). 

While it means no status anxiety for 2021, it paints a grim picture for travel in the year ahead. 

Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion with the intention of helping people travel better for less and impressing chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Marcus

My Elite Gold status expires 28 February 2021. Can anyone confirm if this will be renewed under the first renewal scheme to February 2022 (and not March 2022), and then extended again for 12 months at that point under this extension scheme (expire February 2023)?

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INTRODUCING KRISFLYER MILESTONE REWARDS This month, we have launched KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards¹, a new initiative to track and reward you for Elite miles earned from flying Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Scoot every calendar year. With rewards extended to you at various milestones, starting from just 5,000 Elite miles earned, you can look forward to a wide range of rewards from KrisPay miles to cabin-class Advance Upgrades onboard our flights. For more details, please click here. EARN ELITE MILES WHEN YOU FLY WITH SCOOT As the rewards programme of the SIA Group, you can also now earn Elite miles on Scoot… Read more »

Sean

Ironic that you’ve included a picture of the physical renewal pack – KF Gold, at least, won’t be getting these anymore.

J C

I just received my PPS renewal pack about a week ago (though having said that my status renewed in Sep ’20)

John

Is there any way to obtain KF status with just CC points? Or do you need to pay for revenue tickets to get the status?

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