- Jul 13, 2006
Isn’t Silver as good as Gold if you only want the 12-month extension option?
Same here: transferred on Saturday and booked flights, got an email welcoming me as a Silver, then another email saying 15% bonus if I'd transferred points from the the Dragon today. Oh well, win some, win some a little less. I now see *lots* of Advantage availability (all Saver waitlisted) that weren't there last week as I look for EU flights for my son.I had no idea about this promo until today
Transferred points from Amex MR and instantly booked two J returns to LHR yesterday evening.
Email arrived this morning with update to status.
Oh yes I think you are right. No elite miles on the 15% bonusIf SQ awards the bonus 15% you might not meet their rules of having 250KF transfer into your account.
You could perhaps test by transferring enough to get Silver. ie Do your 210KF in two tranches.
I think the 15% Bonus miles will accrue PPS Value/Elite miles which will be credited 3 weeks after the bonus campaign ended, as stated in the FAQ. But I'm not sure whether the 15% bonus miles need to be at least 10 000 KrisFlyer miles to be eligible for Elite miles or not.Oh yes I think you are right. No elite miles on the 15% bonus
|Types of Status credits (PPS Value or Elite miles) as applicable||Lead time for crediting|
|Earned on the Base KrisFlyer miles converted|
Earned on the Bonus KrisFlyer miles
|7 (seven) working days after the Base KrisFlyer miles have been credited for the qualifying conversion transaction|
3 weeks after the campaign period, i.e. by 14 December 2021 or such other date as SIA may prescribe from time to time 10,000
So, who else is thinking of using this to get a Qantas Gold status match, announced yesterday?
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Aren’t you going to get Elite Miles from the bonus 15% in a couple of weeks?
Ah ffs I missed post #45. Oh well.
There's another opportunity here though. Once you get Elite Gold status, your "review date" resets to that date and you then have 12 months to earn the required 50,000 Elite Miles to requalify for another year.
I like your thinking,.. I have 600k MR which I was on the fence about transferring over to SQ before doing the cancellation dance with Amex.