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Award tickets on Star Alliance change in 16 APR ?

Scr77

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I’m confused...I think!

These charts are for star alliance, but not for Singapore airlines only routes?
 
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Looks like yet another devaluation from KrisFlyer. Although this doesn't really surprise me, given they already increased the prices for Singapore Airlines and SilkAir awards earlier this year.

All of my favourite KrisFlyer *A redemptions (Australia-Middle East in J, Europe-Middle East in J, Australia-Europe in J and trans-Tasman in J) are increasing in price. A rather sad development. :(
 

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Any advantage to putting in a dummy booking now before the price increase, then just pay a change fee when the travel date(s) are confirmed? Would it be the $US25 or $US75 fee that would be charged for the change?
 

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im a bit confused too, if I was just flying Kris return ,
so its currently 296k pts + taxes from MEL to CDG or MEL TO LHR in F suites saver

accoridng to the table we are in zone 9, CDG/LHR is zone 11, so 275k points???

that cant be right?
Yes it can be confusing when Singapore adjusts their 2 different award charts at different times.

The award chart for Singapore Airlines & Silk Air changed in Jan 2019.
Prior to that change a first saver was 296k return.
Since then it has been 275k Kris miles (points) for one way advantage (page 1 of the chart) or 163k for one way saver (page 2 of the chart). Double these points for return flights. These apply for flights with all legs only on Singapore airlines or Silk air metal. The current chart is linked in post #3.

If you use Kris miles for a trip which includes one or more legs on another Star alliance carrier, you use the separate Star Alliance Award chart which is changing in April as per the first post in this thread. Current return price is 296k but will change to 326k in April 2019. Half figures for one way.

Therefore saver on Singapore planes only or flights with other Star alliance carriers will require the same number of Kris miles after April changes. Please note that there will be higher taxes payable on Star Alliance awards using Kris miles than those on Singapore/Silk air planes only.

I hope this long answer has helped rather than caused more confusion.
 

travelnutjohn

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Yes it can be confusing when Singapore adjusts their 2 different award charts at different times.

The award chart for Singapore Airlines & Silk Air changed in Jan 2019.
Prior to that change a first saver was 296k return.
Since then it has been 275k Kris miles (points) for one way advantage (page 1 of the chart) or 163k for one way saver (page 2 of the chart). Double these points for return flights. These apply for flights with all legs only on Singapore airlines or Silk air metal. The current chart is linked in post #3.

If you use Kris miles for a trip which includes one or more legs on another Star alliance carrier, you use the separate Star Alliance Award chart which is changing in April as per the first post in this thread. Current return price is 296k but will change to 326k in April 2019. Half figures for one way.

Therefore saver on Singapore planes only or flights with other Star alliance carriers will require the same number of Kris miles after April changes. Please note that there will be higher taxes payable on Star Alliance awards using Kris miles than those on Singapore/Silk air planes only.

I hope this long answer has helped rather than caused more confusion.
no sir, you have nailed it on the head, thank you

so essentially its going from 296k to 326k with no changes in taxes, thats not the best but Ican live with it, beats the other premium carriers that charge $1000+ taxes via redemption

the bit I dont undersand is in bold, are you saying that if you fly singapore only planes, its still goign tobe 296k after APRIL?
 

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the bit I dont undersand is in bold, are you saying that if you fly singapore only planes, its still goign tobe 296k after APRIL?
Yes. Krisflyer has two separate charts - one for SQ only flights and one for ones involving Star Alliance partners. Only the latter is being revised this time (they revised the SQ only chart earlier this year).
 

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Yes. Krisflyer has two separate charts - one for SQ only flights and one for ones involving Star Alliance partners. Only the latter is being revised this time (they revised the SQ only chart earlier this year).
thank you for that explanation!
 

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no sir, you have nailed it on the head, thank you

so essentially its going from 296k to 326k with no changes in taxes, thats not the best but Ican live with it, beats the other premium carriers that charge $1000+ taxes via redemption

the bit I dont undersand is in bold, are you saying that if you fly singapore only planes, its still goign tobe 296k after APRIL?
No 326 on both.
Singapore changed from 296 last January.
 

travelnutjohn

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No 326 on both.
Singapore changed from 296 last January.
yep spot on

just did a dummy booking

melbourne to london is 326k +$536 in taxes for F
melbourne to paris is 326k +$279 in taxes for F

I think the taxes for melbourne to pari return used to be $220 last year,

have they gone up?
 

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Any advantage to putting in a dummy booking now before the price increase, then just pay a change fee when the travel date(s) are confirmed? Would it be the $US25 or $US75 fee that would be charged for the change?
That’s what I was thinking . Pay the $25usd fee . But I’m not confident they won’t make us pay the more points
 
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There's a brief mention of the changes at the very, very end of the monthly KrisFlyer Account Statement email that I received today. KrisFlyer refers to the changes as "upward revisions" (lol).

One thing I didn't previously notice is that there are also changes to the Star Alliance upgrade award and partner airline award charts. That includes the VA chart.

Star Alliance Award Chart Changes
 

Genji88

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Just completed booking MEL-BKK RT in F for next year. Thank God I decided to book early to redeem Old class A380 suites & 777ER F instead of waiting for Saver Awards in the new Suites via Syd.

The Devaluation from 1.35 to 1.55 was already a decent blow to me personally, a further Devaluation would have me fuming, though I wouldn't be surprised.
 

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