Singapore Airlines is Offering Double Miles but with a Caveat

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You've got to have the dreaded Krisflyer UOB Card

An often maligned product gets a much needed (albeit temporary) boost

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How does one attempt to save an extremely anaemic banking product? A series of decent promotions back to back seems to be the answer by UOB and Singapore Airlines.

Over the week whilst you were slaving away at work, the masterminds hidden in UOB Plaza and Airline House released a new promotion attempting to lure customers into booking flights on Singapore Airlines or Silk Air by offering double mileage accrual on all eligible flights.

This new and actually quite invigorating offer comes hot on the heels of SQ and UOB augmenting its card's sign up bonus (from 1k to 5k miles). Previous offer codes for Scoot flights have also been released to KF-UOB cardholders yielding them some considerable discounts. As advertised, KF-UOB cardholders already enjoy some privileges just by being card carrying members. Complimentary seat selection and priority boarding on Scoot flights are just such perks.

Nevertheless, this new promotion pretty much ups the ante.  

 
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However, do note that no bonuses are awarded on codeshare flights and that miles from tier bonuses given by virtue of status with SQ (KrisFlyer Silver or Gold and PPS) will also not be doubled.

Furthermore, if it wasn't already clear: only fliers who own a Krisflyer UOB debit card are eligible.

The promotion is quite clear about its benefits - it is a literal doubling of mileage earned on any flight within the network SO LONG AS:

1. The itinerary originates in Singapore

2. The ticket involves a roundtrip (not open-jaw/multi-city) where the traveler starts and ends in the same airport (basically ex-SIN only)

3. Ticket changes can only be done within the stipulated booking period else the promotion will not apply to the amended itinerary

While this post might be a little moot as I'm pretty sure that not a lot of people will have this card (but I do!!), for those 'lucky' enough, the promotion could prove useful for anyone trying to work up to those elusive business class redemptions. 

I'd also like to hazard that while attractive, this promotion doesn't really redeem the other weak 'qualities' of the overall product offering. Nevertheless, for NSFs/Students who don't qualify for credit cards and are still looking to earn some miles on the side, this could potentially be useful so long as you are able to hit the minimum spend and manage your balance wisely. If you'd like to know more, just drop me an email or DM.

This promotion is currently running from 7 Dec 2017 to 15 Jan 2017 (inclusive) for travel dates between 1 Jan and 31 Mar 2018. What are you waiting for?

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