Ever wondered how to make the most of your Amex points? Converting them to KrisFlyer miles could be your ticket to luxurious business class flights with Singapore Airlines. Let’s dive into the details!
How to Convert Amex Points to KrisFlyer Miles?
To convert your Amex points to KrisFlyer miles, log into your Amex Membership Rewards dashboard. From there, select the option to transfer points and choose Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program as the recipient.
Remember, the conversion rate is 2 Amex Membership Rewards points to 1 KrisFlyer mile.
Amex to KrisFlyer Conversion Rate
When you’re ready to convert your Amex points to KrisFlyer miles, here’s the simple math:
- 2 Amex Membership Rewards points = 1 KrisFlyer mile
- Transfer time is typically immediate, but can take up to 1 business day.
- The minimum transfer amount is 5,000 points.
Once converted, KrisFlyer members can redeem their miles for flights and upgrades on Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, and all partner airlines in the Star Alliance network.
How Many Amex Points Do You Need?
Below is a table that provides a guideline for business class return flight prices. The points values are in Amex Points before conversion to KrisFlyer miles. The Australian dollar flight values are based on the best available fares as of 2 December, 2022.
|City||Singapore||Hong Kong||London||Paris||Los Angeles|
|Sydney (points)||137,000 + $194 tax||143,000 + $209 tax||261,000 + $614 tax||261,000 + $328 tax||273,000 + $192 tax|
Note: This table focuses on Business Class because it often provides the best value over Economy when using points. For a more detailed breakdown, consider reading our article on the topic.
Why KrisFlyer Miles?
Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program is currently one of the top choices for business class reward flights. If you’re keen to understand the value of your KrisFlyer miles and the destinations your Amex points can unlock, you’re in the right place.
Booking KrisFlyer Flights with Points
Transferring Amex points to KrisFlyer miles is straightforward, but booking your flight can be a tad more challenging. Due to high demand, especially from points accumulated during the pandemic, seat availability can be a hurdle. By the time you convert points and return to book, your desired flight might be taken.
Given the current demand for points travel, it’s wise to seek expert help. Our travel consultants, with a comprehensive view of the Star Alliance flight network, can guide you to the best flight options, ensuring you get the most out of your points.
Changes in Amex Points Conversion Rate
There’s an essential update for those who convert their Amex Membership Rewards to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and Emirates Skywards. Starting soon, conversions will take place at a 3:1 rate. The current conversion rate stands at 2:1. This means your Amex points will be worth 33% less when transferring to KrisFlyer or Skywards.
As of now, American Express has not announced any changes to redemptions into other frequent flyer programs. Additionally, the earn rates on American Express credit cards remain the same.
This change hasn’t been well-received by many AFF members who rely on their credit cards to accumulate KrisFlyer miles. A lot of them have expressed their dissatisfaction with this shift on our forum.
Singapore Airlines Business Class Experience
Many AFF members amass KrisFlyer miles with the aim of redeeming them for Singapore Airlines Business Class flights.
American Express has given cardholders a three-month notice period about this impending change. Hence, there’s ample opportunity to transfer any standing Amex points to KrisFlyer or Skywards at the existing 2:1 rate.
It’s crucial to remember that both KrisFlyer miles and Skywards miles have a set expiration date after three years. Therefore, only move points into these programs if you’re certain about redeeming them within the next 36 months!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does it take for the transferred points to reflect in my KrisFlyer account?
While many transfers are immediate, it can take up to one business day for the KrisFlyer miles to reflect in your account after converting from Amex points.
- Can I use KrisFlyer miles on other airlines besides Singapore Airlines?
Yes, once you’ve converted your Amex points to KrisFlyer miles, you can redeem them for flights and upgrades on Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, and all partner airlines in the Star Alliance network.
Converting your Amex points to KrisFlyer miles can unlock a world of luxury travel opportunities. With a bit of planning and perhaps some expert guidance, you can jet off to your dream destination in style.