Travelers will soon require more miles to redeem for flights on Star Alliance partner airlines in premium cabins.
Singapore’s flag carrier has announced a devaluation to its frequent flyer program KrisFlyer, specifically for its Star Alliance partner awards. Made effective from April 16, 2019 onward, the changes mean that members will need additional miles to redeem for flights on Star Alliance partner airlines in premium cabins. The current rates will still apply for bookings made between now and April 15, including for travel beyond the date.
For the uninitiated, the airline uses two different award charts for travel on Singapore Airlines and travel on its Star Alliance partners. To save some miles, travelers can take advantage of mix flights on Singapore Airlines with Star Alliance members. The differences between the current and upcoming charts can be compared here and here, respectively.
Meanwhile, there will not be any changes for the economy-class awards.
For instance, Singapore Airlines has charged 30,000 miles for a one-way flight in business class from mainland U.S to Hawaii for years. But from April 15 onwards, that will increase to 34,500 miles.
Flights from central and south Asia also see a mileage increase of about 12,000 miles.
More information here.