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Yes, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles expire after 36 months from the month of their accrual. Per Singapore Airlines:
KrisFlyer accounts which have activity are valid for 36 months from the end of the month in which the last activity occurred, after which the membership accounts will expire.
However, Singapore KrisFlyer is extending the expiration on points expiring between April 2020 and June 2021 by six months. See this post for the airline and hotel programs that have paused the expiration of points and miles.
For example, miles earned in November 2020 will expire on November 30, 2023. This means that your miles have a finite lifespan, and unlike a lot of other programs cannot be extended indefinitely by having activity on your account. There are a few exceptions.
Dealing With KrisFlyer's Policy
One of the drawbacks of the KrisFlyer program is this finite lifespan of miles, and also that miles that have expired are dead and cannot be reinstated. According to the KrisFlyer terms and conditions, “KrisFlyer miles that have already expired cannot be extended.”
However, if your miles are about to expire you may be able to win a small limited reprieve. Miles about to expire may be extended once for a fee of $12 (or 1,200 miles) per 10,000 miles. The extension is valid for 5 months in addition to the current month for a total of 6 months.
The only exception to this extension is for KrisFlyer Elites; the following status holders can extend their miles for a year:
- KrisFlyer Elite Silver
- KrisFlyer Elite Gold
- PPS Club members
Backdoor Way to Extend Miles?
Frequent Miler shares a backdoor way to extend miles through the booking of an award ticket that you don't intend on taking and then changing it at a later date to the one you do plan on utilizing.
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