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Singapore Airline's KrisFlyer loyalty program is full of amazing redemptions and sweet spots. And now Singapore is hoping to make things easier for families to redeem their miles with the introduction of KrisFlyer for Families.
As an incentive to signup, Singapore Airlines is offering members 500 KrisFlyer miles just for linking a child's account to a parent or guardian's account.
- Get 500 KrisFlyer miles when you link a child account to the parent or guardian account
- You can sign your children up for a free KrisFlyer account here
- Limited to the first 5,000 people
- Must link by 8/31/21
- You can earn a max of 500 KrisFlyer bonus miles per family account. So if you have 5 kids, you will only receive 500 miles total for this promotion.
- Full terms and conditions here (PDF link)
The Fine Print
Singapore's new family pooling option seems great on the surface. However, it's loaded with rules and restrictions you should be aware of.
- Parents cannot transfer miles to children, only children to parents
- No more than 5 child accounts may be linked
- Once a child's account is linked to a parent's account, it cannot be changed until…(see next bullet point)
- Accounts will automatically be delinked when a child turns 16 years of age.
- There's a US$5 fee per 5,000 miles transferred from the child's account to the parent's account.
- The maximum number of miles you can transfer per child is limited to 50,000 KrisFlyer miles each year.
- The child’s account must have at least one mile earned from a flight in the last 36 months.
- To link a child's account, no miles in that account can be accrued from credit card transfers or co-brand card spend in the last 36 months.
Is it Worth It?
The ability to pool miles is always a great feature of any program. KrisFlyer Families is no different, but it also isn't something that many people can utilize. Those who pay to fly Singapore Airlines and take their children along are the ones most likely able to benefit the most from this new option. That's because your child must have earned at least one mile through flying within the last 36 months.
As for those of us who use our miles for free travel, there aren't many uses for this option. If for some reason your child does end up with KrisFlyer miles in their account, then being able to transfer and combine them with yours for a small fee isn't exactly a bad thing.
KrisFlyer Families is not exactly earth-shattering. But, more options are more options and you never know when these things could come in handy.
Can you think of any other times KrisFlyer Families can make sense?
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