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Not the Finished Product yet Published 7th April 2016 Visited Jan 2016 It is now a year since I experienced my inflight emergency, and in that unfortunate (with reference to the elderly gentleman) event, I...

The looming spectre of a Krisflyer devaluation

Miles are the worst investment that you can possibly hold. They do not earn interest. They are not subject to any sort of investor protection. And over the long term, they are the...

Standard Chartered Visa Infinite- buy miles at 1.7 cents

I don't normally pay attention to cards issued by banks other than DBS/UOB/Citibank (because these 3 banks have consistently provided the best miles earning cards in Singapore), but Daniel brought my attention...

The Milelion Directory- your map to this website

Hello there! For those of you who are new to The Milelion, welcome! We're glad to have you here and excited to get you started raking in the miles. For those of you who...

Major shakeup of Krisflyer Ascend card- lipstick on a pig?

I've mocked the Krisflyer Ascend card in the past as the best card you'll never use. This was back when they were offering a 1st year annual fee waiver option that allowed...

Minor DBS Altitude devaluation

This shouldn't raise any undue alarm bells but I thought you should know that from 1 June 2016 DBS has revised the earning rate on the DBS Altitude card. The new earn rates...

Hilton HHonors Status Match now till 30 June

First things first- The Milelion is not rebranding as The Kilometiger, and I am deeply apologetic for/amused by any undue distress this may have caused. But Hilton is offering a status match and...

The Milelion is now The Kilometiger

1 April 2016 Dear Valued Readers Thank you for your continued support.  As part of our continuing efforts to serve you better, it is occasionally necessary to review the terms and conditions of our...

Alaska devalues Emirates awards, without notice

EDIT: Alaska has published an FAQ about the devaluation. TL;DR version- the devaluation is because of evil travel hackers, they were unable to give prior notice for this devaluation "given the dynamics...

UOB Yolo- life is too short for cashback cards

The UOB YOLO Card is what happens when you let marketing groupthink run amok. "Hey guys, let's create a new offering for the millennial group. And let's call it yolo because millennials." As someone...

No fee Visa Infinite- with a catch

It's not a miles earning card, but if you meet the $120,000 income requirement, you might want to take a look at a no-fee Visa Infinite card offered by CIMB. Recall that Visa has...

A failure of the imagination: AMEX Imagine goes bye bye

It took me about 30 minutes to think up the headline for this article. But I think it was totally worth it. Anyway, it was a sad day for the miles earning game...

Is Alaska’s Mileageplan the new Lifemiles?

I've received several requests to write about Alaska Airline's MileagePlan in light of several great mile selling promos they've had. To be frank, I knew very little about MileagePlan despite having seen...

DBS Altitude income requirement cut to $30K

The MAS stipulates that the minimum annual income required to grant someone unsecured credit facilities is S$30,000. Any requirement in excess of that is bank-imposed and purely arbitrary. How do banks decide what...

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