Link Rewards removes Linkpoints transfers to Asia Miles

Linkpoints can no longer be transferred to Asia Miles, eliminating a quick and easy way to keep an account active.

If you’re an avid earner of Linkpoints (or hope to be with the new Trust Link Credit Card), here’s a development to take note of. 

Link Rewards has removed Asia Miles as a transfer option, eliminating a quick and easy way to keep your Asia Miles balance active, as well as an opportunity for conversions between KrisFlyer and Asia Miles (albeit at a truly abysmal rate).

Link Rewards removes Asia Miles

Link Rewards previously offered two-way conversions between Linkpoints and Asia Miles at the following ratios:

LinkpointsAsia Miles
290110
Asia MilesLinkpoints
800400

However, the conversion option was removed at some point in the past few weeks, with the transfer page now returning a 404 error.

I phoned up Link Rewards to find out what was going on, and was informed by a customer service officer that Asia Miles transfers had been “removed, with no plans to reinstate”. Indeed, Cathay Pacific has also removed all references to Link Rewards from their website as well.

For context, 100 Linkpoints is equal to a S$1 rebate, so transferring Linkpoints to Asia Miles was equivalent to buying Asia Miles for 2.6 cents each– way too expensive for most people. 

That said, it wasn’t completely useless. Linkpoints transfers to Asia Miles were free of charge, and would count as qualifying activity that extended the life of your entire Asia Miles balance by a further 18 months. Therefore, making the minimum transfer could be justified under certain circumstances.

With the removal of Link Rewards transfers, there aren’t a whole lot of ways for someone in Singapore to make a small top-up an Asia Miles account:

Remaining LinkPoints transfer partners

LinkPoints has been culling its partner list of late; in addition to Asia Miles, transfers to Grab Rewards have also been discontinued.

This leaves Air Asia Rewards, Park Rewards and KrisFlyer as its three remaining transfer partners. All transfers are free of charge

Air Asia Rewards

Linkpointsairasia Points
1,000420
2,000880
airasia PointsLinkpoints
1,050210
2,200450

Park Rewards

LinkpointsPark$
1,000300
2,000650
Park$Linkpoints
300280
600600

KrisFlyer

LinkpointsKrisFlyer Miles
10050
200100
1,000500
2,0001,070
5,0002,680
KrisFlyer MilesLinkpoints
3,0001,950

Conclusion

Linkpoints can no longer be transferred to Asia Miles, which removes a poor value yet simple way of making a small top-up to an account. It remains to be seen if the partnership is reinstated in the future, but based on what the customer service officer told me, I wouldn’t count on it.

Any other ways of making a small top-up to an Asia Miles account?

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

Similar Articles

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

2 Comments
Oldest
Newest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
cheesecake

Buy a song from iTunes through the Asia Miles shopping portal.

Rahul Oberai

how many people make Linkpoints transfer.anyway? I wouldn’t be surprised if Asia Mike’s is the one that pulled the plug on this partner give them lack of transfer to keep the partner active in its programme.

CREDIT CARD SIGN UP BONUSES

Advertisment

Featured Deals

Advertisment

Follow us

7,110FansLike
2,641FollowersFollow

TAGS