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AMD_FREAK 05-02-2013 11:53 AM

Krisflyer miles redemption
 
I'm planning to make my first Krisflyer redemption.. Wondering what are the various charges and waitlist options...

If I were to redeem a return flight, how much is the redemption charge? How about 1-way? Same charge or 50%?

I wanted to get a SIN-CHC-SIN flight, used to be SIN-CHC available, CHC-SIN waitlist. now it's the reverse. Would it be more wise to book the 1 sector which is available first, then book the other one when it shows 'available'? Will it incur more cost?

fone 05-02-2013 04:03 PM

You will only be able to confirm your flights only when all sectors can be confirmed (ie not waitlisted). As one way is just 50% of round trip, it is advisable to claim one way to confirm the bookings not on waitlist.

Also, if you want to confirm your dates / flights, do look for saver redemptions on higher booking classes, if available (don't bother about standard / full awards). You can cancel for a small fee and rebook your desired redemption class when the waitlist clears.

Cost wise, it may be slightly different to book 2x one-ways as the taxes is charged in the local currency of the first departure airport.

AMD_FREAK 06-02-2013 02:04 AM

Thanks thanks!

1 question.. When I redeem Krisflyer miles online, I get 15% off, and pay necessary airport taxes and misc.. On top of that, do I need to pay SQ any 'processing fees' for redeeming miles?

beanstalk6 06-02-2013 09:28 AM

No. All you have to pay are taxes. It is all laid out clearly online when you can confirm a flight.

AMD_FREAK 06-02-2013 10:32 PM

Hi all, something is troubling me.. I'm thinking if SQ has a great promo to a certain destination, does it means it's not worth it to use KF miles? ie: just pay for a 'super deal' fare?

I did some calculations and derived the following :

I take <miles required> / <super deal> - <topup>


Christchurch

Super deal : $1192
KF miles redemption : 42500 + $373.50 topup

Thus $1 = 51 miles


San Francisco

Super deal : $1795.80
KF miles redemption : 59500 + $798.50 topup

Thus $1 = 59 miles


Copenhagen

Super deal : $1296

KF miles redemption : 59500 + $526 topup

Thus $1 = 77 miles


Thus can I conclude that I maximize my miles by redeeming it for Christchurch? :)

fone 07-02-2013 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AMD_FREAK (Post 73769085)
On top of that, do I need to pay SQ any 'processing fees' for redeeming miles?

Technically, there is no other charges. However, you can only redeem for your nominees (and yourself). Adding nominees is free of charge, but if you happen to have your nominees full and need to delete and add new ones to redeem the miles, there is a fee (depends on your status with Krisflyer) to delete or change a nominee.

There are also charges for cancellation and change of routing (fees depends on your status with Krisflyer). Take note that changing of dates is free, you just require award availability on the dates you require and to change within the validity of the ticket.

Quote:

Originally Posted by beanstalk6 (Post 73772004)
No. All you have to pay are taxes. It is all laid out clearly online when you can confirm a flight.

Correction, you also pay for the carrier surcharges (ie fuel surcharges). Taxes are dirt cheap compared to fuel surcharge.


Quote:

Originally Posted by AMD_FREAK (Post 73790528)
Thus can I conclude that I maximize my miles by redeeming it for Christchurch? :)

No. Please do the math right. We are looking at the "monetary" savings per mile.

So for $1 = 77 miles, means 1 mile is worth only $0.013, while $1 = 51 miles means 1 mile is worth $0.0196. Thus CHC is much more worth it than CPH, according to per mile value.

To really maximize your miles, please go for premium classes redemption (saver category). Like a business class to CPH cost over S$7k (random searches turns up $7k to $10k), while redemption is only 102k miles, which is well about $0.06 per mile value (just considering $7k fare - $700 fees).

SQ is selling miles at US$40 per 1000 miles or US$0.04 per mile. Redeeming for S$0.06 or more per mile would put you over the price they are selling at.

tycosiao 07-02-2013 07:45 PM

There is no charge for cancellation of award tickets unless terms have changed.

Taxes to LHR aren't cheap.

If you book a reward ticket EX sau paulo, there is no need to pay for fuel surcharge/ taxes.


Quote:

Originally Posted by fone (Post 73803663)
Technically, there is no other charges. However, you can only redeem for your nominees (and yourself). Adding nominees is free of charge, but if you happen to have your nominees full and need to delete and add new ones to redeem the miles, there is a fee (depends on your status with Krisflyer) to delete or change a nominee.

There are also charges for cancellation and change of routing (fees depends on your status with Krisflyer). Take note that changing of dates is free, you just require award availability on the dates you require and to change within the validity of the ticket.



Correction, you also pay for the carrier surcharges (ie fuel surcharges). Taxes are dirt cheap compared to fuel surcharge.




No. Please do the math right. We are looking at the "monetary" savings per mile.

So for $1 = 77 miles, means 1 mile is worth only $0.013, while $1 = 51 miles means 1 mile is worth $0.0196. Thus CHC is much more worth it than CPH, according to per mile value.

To really maximize your miles, please go for premium classes redemption (saver category). Like a business class to CPH cost over S$7k (random searches turns up $7k to $10k), while redemption is only 102k miles, which is well about $0.06 per mile value (just considering $7k fare - $700 fees).

SQ is selling miles at US$40 per 1000 miles or US$0.04 per mile. Redeeming for S$0.06 or more per mile would put you over the price they are selling at.


fone 08-02-2013 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tycosiao (Post 73812502)
There is no charge for cancellation of award tickets unless terms have changed.

Please see Service fee page. Redeposition miles of completely unused tickets has fees for all statuses. It used to be payable in miles too. So unless you meant no charge to cancel the ticket without getting the miles back and not even using the tickets again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tycosiao (Post 73812502)
Taxes to LHR aren't cheap.

Agreed, I probably overlook LHR when making that statement.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tycosiao (Post 73812502)
If you book a reward ticket EX sau paulo, there is no need to pay for fuel surcharge/ taxes.

Interesting, will take note when if I ever go there.

tycosiao 08-02-2013 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fone (Post 73825200)
Please see Service fee page. Redeposition miles of completely unused tickets has fees for all statuses. It used to be payable in miles too. So unless you meant no charge to cancel the ticket without getting the miles back and not even using the tickets again.


Agreed, I probably overlook LHR when making that statement.


Interesting, will take note when if I ever go there.

Thanks, now I do remember the KF miles charge when canceling.

krisflyermiles 11-02-2013 01:09 AM

Miles ticket cancellation must pay by money. No longer accept miles for cancellation. And it took about 1 week for SQ to re.deposit the miles. (used to be instant deposit)

denn23 01-06-2013 09:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by krisflyermiles (Post 73890713)
Miles ticket cancellation must pay by money. No longer accept miles for cancellation. And it took about 1 week for SQ to re.deposit the miles. (used to be instant deposit)

at least im comforted that if i cancel the redemmed ticket, I wont lose my miles.

do you know how it works for change in flight date after redemption?

thx

fone 01-06-2013 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by denn23 (Post 76725117)
at least im comforted that if i cancel the redemmed ticket, I wont lose my miles.

Not totally true. If your re-deposited miles are supposed to expire before the cancellation date, you will lose your miles.

Quote:

Originally Posted by denn23 (Post 76725117)
do you know how it works for change in flight date after redemption?

thx

The new dates must have sufficient availability before you can proceed with the change. You can call them to do the change, or probably just do it online.

mighty1941 11-11-2013 10:26 AM

Redemption for SIN-SYD
 
Hi,
Anyone has experience on the redemption for SYD-SIN flights? I am looking at redeeming 2 business tickets using my miles but they are on waitlist.
Anyone knows what are the chances of getting the tickets for this route if you are on waitlist?
Thanks!!

vaxvms 11-11-2013 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mighty1941 (Post 81055381)
Hi,
Anyone has experience on the redemption for SYD-SIN flights? I am looking at redeeming 2 business tickets using my miles but they are on waitlist.
Anyone knows what are the chances of getting the tickets for this route if you are on waitlist?
Thanks!!

waitlist = 3-4 days or 24 hrs b4 than they confirm

so better choose another date

hot fav australia / new zealand always waitlist , at least on one way (u can do a search till may 2014 or jun2014)

but europe redemption always available

i am searching for CHC flt for redemption thats why i know
been waiting available status for months :(
1 pax ok
2 pax start to have problem
3 pax haizzzzz

maybe i changing ZRH for holiday

vaxvms 11-11-2013 03:06 PM

maybe TS can update us how his "Waitlist" since he /she should have come back by from CHC by now


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