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. (There was a Singapore Airlines Westpac Platinum credit card, but this is no longer available to new cardholders.) Nonetheless, you can transfer credit card reward points from the following Australian credit card loyalty programs to 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.
Without further ado, here is our list of the best KrisFlyer credit cards in Australia…
Best Australian credit cards for earning KrisFlyer miles in 2020
|Card||Loyalty program||Annual fee||KrisFlyer miles per $1||Cap on full earn rate|
|Amex Platinum||Amex Ascent Premium||$1,450||1.125||–|
|Diners Club (in World Mastercard combo)||Diners Club Rewards||$299||1||–|
|Amex Explorer||Amex Gateway||$395||1||–|
|Westpac Altitude Black Amex||Altitude Rewards||$449 (with Mastercard bundle)||1||–|
|St George Amplify Signature||Amplify||$279||0.75||–|
|Westpac Altitude Platinum Amex||Altitude Rewards||$199 (with Mastercard bundle)||0.67||–|
|Diners Club||Diners Club Rewards||$212||0.67||–|
|ANZ Rewards Black||ANZ Rewards||$375||0.67||$5,000/month|
|Amex Essential||Amex Gateway||$0||0.625||–|
By the way, it is also possible to earn up to 1.29 KrisFlyer miles per $1 spent in Australia thanks to the Diners Club card. With this credit card, you could earn 2 Velocity points per $1 spent where Diners Club is accepted. By transferring your Diners Club points to Velocity, and then to KrisFlyer at the usual 1.55:1 conversion rate, you would effectively be earning 1.29 KrisFlyer miles per dollar spent.
If you want to maximise the points you earn from credit cards, you may also be interested in credit card sign-up bonuses.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended as financial advice. Consider your personal circumstances before applying for any type of credit.