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18 Best Ways To Earn Lots of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles [2023]

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While Singapore Airlines might not be the first airline you think of when earning miles and points, its loyalty program, KrisFlyer, is worth looking at. You can use KrisFlyer miles to fly many airlines, including Star Alliance carriers like United Airlines.

Singapore Airlines partners with all transferable points programs (American Express, Brex, Capital One, Chase, Citi, and Marriott Bonvoy) so earning KrisFlyer miles is a breeze.

Beyond credit cards, there are plenty of other ways to quickly earn KrisFlyer miles to help you top off your account.

Here are some of the fastest ways to earn KrisFlyer miles so you can get busy booking your next award flight.

Earn KrisFlyer Miles With Credit Cards

Without a doubt, using credit cards that earn points you can transfer to your KrisFlyer account is the quickest and easiest way to earn tons of KrisFlyer miles.

1. Chase Ultimate Rewards

You can earn rewards points quickly with Chase Ultimate Rewards and transfer them to the Chase transfer partners like Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer.

Get 1,000 KrisFlyer miles for every 1,000 Chase Ultimate Rewards points you transfer (in increments of 1,000). According to KrisFlyer, this process can take anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks. In practice, however, it almost always takes 1 to 2 business days.

The great thing about Chase Ultimate Rewards is that you can combine points from multiple cards.

Chase points are so easy to earn. Here are the Chase credit cards that we recommend you use to earn points that are transferable to the KrisFlyer program:

Recommended Chase Cards (Personal)

Business Owner? Read our article on the best Chase business cards that earn Ultimate Rewards.

Not only can you earn reward points from everyday spending, but each card has its own welcome bonus to get you quickly on your way to an award booking.

2. American Express Membership Rewards

If you don’t have Chase Ultimate Rewards points or you need another source of easy-to-earn points to transfer to KrisFlyer, look no further than American Express Membership Rewards.

Singapore KrisFlyer is an Amex transfer partner at a 1:1 ratio to KrisFlyer, and transfers take approximately 1 to 2 days.

Earn tons of Membership Rewards points with the following American Express credit cards:

Recommended American Express Cards (Personal)

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 125k (or 150k) points with the Amex Platinum. The current public offer is 80,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Hot Tip: Check to see if you’re eligible for a welcome bonus offer of up to 90,000 points with the Amex Gold card. The current public offer is 60,000 points. (This targeted offer was independently researched and may not be available to all applicants.)

Business Owner? Check out our article on the best Amex business cards that earn Membership Rewards.

Just like the Chase cards, you can earn a welcome bonus for most American Express cards, and their annual fees will vary.

3. Citi ThankYou Rewards

Do you have a Citi ThankYou Rewards account? If not, you might want to open one (and here’s a quick list of the best Citi credit cards that will let you start earning ThankYou Points).

Earn ThankYou Points by using the right Citi credit cards, and then transfer your ThankYou Points to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program.

Every 1,000 ThankYou Points transferred equals 1,000 KrisFlyer miles! Transfers take around 2 business days.

Recommended Citi Cards

4. Capital One Miles

Capital One miles transfer to KrisFlyer at a 1:1 ratio.

Transferring Capital One miles to KrisFlyer can potentially save you a ton of Capital One miles if you’re looking to book a first or business class ticket, since you’re using the KrisFlyer award chart compared to getting 1 cent per point against the cash ticket price when using Capital One Travel.

Make sure you have a Capital One card that has the transferable miles feature. Here are our picks:

Recommended Capital One Cards

5. Marriott Bonvoy Cards

You can earn Marriott Bonvoy points and then transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to KrisFlyer at a 3:1 ratio. For every 3 Marriott Bonvoy points you transfer you’ll receive 1 KrisFlyer mile.

Plus, for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points that you transfer, you’ll receive an extra 5,000 KrisFlyer miles bonus.

Recommended Marriott Bonvoy Cards

6. Brex Rewards Cards

Brex Rewards is one of the newest card issuers out there. Marketed towards startups, you can earn Brex Rewards points by making purchases on its cards.

The best part is that you can transfer Brex Rewards points at a 1:1 ratio to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. These transfers take up to 1 business day.

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

If you are flying with Singapore Airlines, make sure you attach your KrisFlyer account number to every flight to ensure you earn miles.

7. Sign Up for the KrisFlyer Loyalty Program

When you enroll in KrisFlyer, a membership number will be assigned to you right away. The official membership card will be sent once you complete your first qualifying transaction on Singapore Airlines or Scoot.

KrisFlyer members earn points for travel with Singapore Airlines and its more than 200 partners, which include airlines, hotels, car rental agencies, and more.

These reward points can be redeemed for award tickets and upgrades.

8. Fly Singapore Airlines

Join Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and earn points every time you travel with Singapore Airlines or more than 200 partner airlines, hotels, and more. Image Credit: Greg Stone

You can receive bonus miles ranging from 50% to 200% for Singapore Airlines and Scoot flights. The chart below shows how much you’ll earn based on airline and fare class.

All cabins have amenities, including an in-seat power supply, height-adjustable leather headrests, and inflight entertainment on personal video monitors.

For those who prefer to travel in luxury, there is Suites Class (i.e. first class), available exclusively on the Airbus A380 with flights to New York, Sydney, and other major international gateways. Talk about privacy!

Suites are individual cabins with window blinds and sliding doors to keep out prying eyes. Relax in a chaise lounge or catch up on work at a large table. A separate bed (with turndown service) makes sleeping comfortable.

Here’s the KrisFlyer accrual chart on Singapore Airlines flights:

Singapore Airlines Fare ClassSingapore Airlines KrisFlyer Accrual
Suites/First Class
A, F200%
Business Class
C, J, Z150%
D, U125%
Premium Economy
S, T125%
R, L, P100%
B, E, Y100%
H, M, W75%
K, N, Q, V, G50%

Lastly, here’s the KrisFlyer accrual chart on Scoot:

Scoot Fare ClassScoot KrisFlyer Accrual
Business Class
C, D, I, J, U, Z25%
Economy Class
A, F, P, R, S, Y20%
B, H, M, W15%
N, O, X10%

9. KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards

Singapore Airlines offers KrisFlyer Milestone Rewards to reward elite miles earned on Singapore Airlines or Scoot flights.

Elite Miles Earned in 1 Calendar YearKrisFlyer Milestone Reward
1,0001,000 bonus KrisFlyer miles on your next flight with Scoot
2,50020% discount voucher on Scoot
5,0001,500 KrisPay miles
10,000$20 KrisShop promo code
20,00025% bonus KrisFlyer miles
30,00050% bonus KrisFlyer miles
40,0005,000 KrisFlyer miles redemption discount
60,000Double KrisFlyer miles
75,000Short-haul advance upgrade
100,000Premium economy class advance upgrade

10. Earn Miles With Star Alliance and Partner Airlines

Because it’s a member of the Star Alliance, Singapore Airlines has a ton of airline partners in its KrisFlyer program.

The following table shows the maximum percentage of miles you can earn with each airline:

Aegean AirlinesUp to 125%Copa AirlinesUp to 125%Shenzhen AirlinesUp to 150%
Air CanadaUp to 125%Croatia AirlinesUp to 125%South African AirwaysUp to 125%
Air ChinaUp to 150%EgyptairUp to 125%Swiss International AirlinesUp to 200%
Air IndiaUp to 150%Ethiopian AirlinesUp to 125%TAP PortugalUp to 125%
Air New ZealandUp to 125%EVA AirUp to 125%Thai AirwaysUp to 150%
Alaska AirlinesUp to 150%JetBlue*Up to 125%Turkish AirlinesUp to 125%
ANAUp to 150%Juneyao Airlines^Up to 125%United AirlinesUp to 125%
Asiana AirlinesUp to 150%LOT Polish AirlinesUp to 125%Virgin Atlantic*Up to 125%
Austrian AirlinesUp to 150%LufthansaUp to 200%Virgin Australia*Up to 200%
AviancaUp to 125%Olympic AirUp to 125%Vistara*Up to 125%
Brussels AirlinesUp to 125%Scandinavian AirlinesUp to 125%

*Not a member of Star Alliance
^Star Alliance connecting partner

Hot Tip: For more information, check out this in-depth guide to help you know where to credit your airline miles.

11. Book Car Rentals

Image Credit: Singapore Airlines

Choose from several car rental partners to earn up to 500 KrisFlyer miles per rental:

Car Rental AgencyOfferCar Rental AgencyOffer
AvisUp to 500 miles per rental; 1,000 bonus miles for first-time renterHertzUp to 500 miles per rental and 2 miles for every $1 spent on chauffeur-drive services
BudgetUp to 500 miles per rentalQEEQ.COM2 miles per $1 spent
EuropcarUp to 500 miles per rentalSIXTUp to 500 miles per rental and 3 miles per € on SIXT ride
GrabConvert your GrabRewards points to KrisFlyer miles at a 1:10 ratio

Be sure to give your KrisFlyer membership number when making your reservation to ensure the miles are applied.

12. Stock Up on KrisFlyer Miles With Participating Hotel Partners

Qualifying stays with KrisFlyer hotel partners can earn you up to 500 miles or 3 miles per $1 spent. You must sign up for the hotel loyalty program to earn the KrisFlyer miles.

It typically takes 6 to 8 weeks for miles to post to your KrisFlyer account. The table below shows most of the participating hotels.

Anantara, AVANI, and Tivoli500 miles per stayMelia Hotels InternationalUp to 500 miles per stay
ASAI Hotels1 mile per $1 spent (Maximum 300 miles per stay)Millenium Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stay
Chatrium Hotels & Residences500 miles per stayMulia Hotels
500 miles per stay (2 nights minimum)
Dusit Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stayNew Otani Hotels500 miles per stay
Fullerton & Sino Hotels500 miles per stayOkura Hotels & ResortsUp to 500 miles per stay
Grand Mayfull Hotel Taipei500 miles per stayPan Pacific, PARKROYAL COLLECTION, and PARKROYAL500 miles per stay
Harbour Plaza Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stayRotana500 miles per stay
HPL Hotels & Resorts500 miles per stayShangri-La Circle500 miles per stay
Hyatt Hotels and Resorts500 miles per stayStayWell Holdings3 miles per $1 spent
IHGUp to 2 miles per $1 spentSwiss-Belhotel International1 mile per $1 spent
Kempinski Hotels500 miles per stayTaj, SeleQtions, and Vivanta Hotels2 miles per $1 spent
Langham Hospitality Group500 miles per stayWharf Hotels500 miles per stay
Luxury Escapes1 mile per $1 spentWorldhotels500 miles per stay
Marriott BonvoyUp to 2 miles per $1 spentYTL Hotels600 miles per stay

13. KrisFlyer Special Promotions

Singapore Airlines offers special promotions regularly. Keep checking the KrisFlyer Promotions page to find deals like double miles or miles for magazine subscriptions!

14. Hotel Booking Companies

Book hotel stays through sites like and to receive KrisFlyer miles. Just set KrisFlyer as one of your airline loyalty programs and include your membership number when booking.

Booking CompanyEarned MilesBooking CompanyEarned Miles
Agoda.comUp to 2 miles per $1 spentRocketmilesUp to 5,000 miles per night
Kaligo.comUp to 12 miles per $1 spentTrip.com2 miles per $1 spent

15. Convert Hotel Loyalty Points to KrisFlyer Miles

We already discussed how to earn miles for stays with Singapore Airlines hotel partners, but you can also transfer hotel miles to your KrisFlyer account from the following loyalty programs.

You can even earn points using credit cards associated with these programs and then transfer those to Singapore Airlines. However, this is not recommended as the transfer rates are so poor — you’ll get much more value redeeming your hotel points for lodging.

HotelTransfer Ratio
ALL – Accor Live Limitless2:1 or 4,000:2,000
Hilton Honors4,000:500
Marriott Bonvoy3,000:1,000 (5,000-mile bonus when transferring 60,000 points)
Radisson Rewards (temporarily suspended)10:1
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
1:1 (1:1.25 for Circle members)
World of Hyatt2.5:1 (12,500-mile bonus when transferring 50,000 points)

Special Programs

Booking an event space could earn you extra KrisFlyer miles.

16. Book Event Space

Earn KrisFlyer miles by hosting events at a Langham Hospitality Group location. Earn 1 KrisFlyer mile for every $1 spent when you book a qualifying event of at least $6,500 (up to 25,000 miles).

Singapore Airlines Dining and Shopping Partners

If you’re going to be shopping anyway, you might as well earn a few extra KrisFlyer miles to give your account a boost.

17. Convert from Loyalty Programs in Southeast Asia

One of the best ways for those based in Southeast Asia to earn KrisFlyer miles is to convert points earned from other loyalty programs, including lifestyle brands like Forbes Asia, dining rewards like Madoo, or petrol rewards like Shell.

For example, B-Infinite is a Malaysia-based loyalty program. By shopping with its various lifestyle brands, you can earn BPoints that can transfer at a ratio of 100:10 to KrisFlyer.

Here is the complete list of loyalty programs in Southeast Asia that’ll reward you for various activities.

18. KrisShop

Image Credit: KrisShop

You can earn KrisFlyer miles for shopping at KrisShop. All you have to do is shop online and log in with your KrisFlyer frequent flyer information.

You’ll earn 1.5 miles per SG$1 spent.

Final Thoughts

We hope these tips have shown you how easy it is to earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer frequent flyer miles.

Now it’s time to increase your KrisFlyer miles balance so you can redeem them for travel rewards like flights, upgrades, and more!

Alternatively, if you’re interested in getting to Singapore but are having difficulty going the KrisFlyer route, check out our post for alternative options: The Best Ways to Fly to Singapore With Points and Miles [Step-By-Step].

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Margaret Perry

October 29, 2022

How do I add my Airmiles? I cannot find anywhere to do this. I just returned from Australia.

Jarrod West

October 31, 2022

Hi Margaret,

If you didn’t enter your loyalty number during booking then you will have to contact Singapore Airlines directly to have them retroactively add your miles.


January 19, 2023

KrisFlyer Spree was discontinued in September 2022, and is therefore no longer an option.
I suggest you update the post to reflect this.

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