Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is one of the most popular overseas frequent flyer programs in Australia. KrisFlyer miles are highly valuable as Singapore Airlines has a competitive frequent flyer program. There’s good award availability on Singapore Airlines flights – including in Business and First class – and no fuel surcharges. KrisFlyer miles can also be used to fly on over two dozen Star Alliance airlines, plus other partners including Virgin Australia and Alaska Airlines.
Many Australians collect Qantas or Velocity Frequent Flyer points by default. But it’s extremely easy to earn KrisFlyer miles in Australia via credit card spend. (It’s also possible to transfer your Velocity points to KrisFlyer.)
There are no longer any direct-earn KrisFlyer credit cards in Australia. But many Australian credit cards award points that can be easily converted to KrisFlyer miles. The following Australian credit card reward programs partner with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer:
- Amex Membership Rewards
- ANZ Rewards
- NAB Rewards
- Westpac Altitude
- St George/Bank of Melbourne/Bank SA Amplify
- Diners Club Rewards
- Citibank Rewards
- Suncorp Bank Rewards
- HSBC Rewards Plus
Are you looking for a great credit card that can earn you Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles on your everyday spend? We’ve put together a list of the top-earning KrisFlyer credit cards in Australia.
All of the cards listed below earn points with a credit card rewards program that can then be transferred to KrisFlyer miles. For easy comparison, we’ve listed the equivalent amount of KrisFlyer miles earned per $1 spent. Note that there will be some changes to earn rates on American Express credit cards from 15 April 2019.
Without further ado, here is our list of the best Australian credit cards for earning KrisFlyer miles in 2019:
|Card||Loyalty program||Annual fee||KrisFlyer miles per $1||Cap on full earn rate|
|Amex Explorer||Amex Gateway||$395||1.5 (1 from 15/4/19)||–|
|Amex Platinum Edge||Amex Ascent||$195||1 (0.5 from 15/4/19)*||–|
|Diners Club (in World MasterCard combo)||Diners Club Rewards||$299||1||–|
|Westpac Altitude Black Amex (with MasterCard bundle)||Altitude||$449||1||–|
|Amex Platinum||Amex Ascent Premium||$1,450||1 (1.125 from 15/4/19)||–|
|Amex Essential||Amex Gateway||$0||0.75 (0.625 from 15/4/19)||–|
|St George Amplify Signature||Amplify||$279||0.75||–|
|Westpac Altitude Platinum Amex (with MasterCard bundle)||Altitude||$199||0.67||–|
|Diners Club||Diners Club Rewards||$212||0.67||–|
|ANZ Rewards Black||ANZ Rewards||$375||0.67||$5,000/month|
*From 15 April, the Amex Platinum Edge card will continue to award triple points for spend at supermarkets and petrol stations, making it possible to earn up to 1.5 KrisFlyer miles per $1 spent.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended as financial advice. Consider your personal circumstances before applying for any type of credit.