KrisFlyer Sweet Spot: Dubai-London in Business

KrisFlyer Sweet Spot: Dubai-London in BusinessUpdate (16 April 2019): This award now costs 29,000 KrisFlyer miles one-way in Business class due to a price increase by Singapore Airlines.

The Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program is full of sweet spots. Here’s one of them: for just 25,000 KrisFlyer miles, you can fly from Dubai to London in Business class! That’s half the price of an equivalent award booked with Qantas or Velocity points.

This KrisFlyer sweet spot works because any award flight between the “Europe” and “Middle East, North Africa” zones costs 25,000 miles one-way for Business class. The “Europe” zone includes of all continental Europe as well as the UK, Ireland, Malta and the Canary Islands. Meanwhile the large Middle East/North Africa zone includes the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Georgia, Lebanon, Israel and several other countries.

One of the best uses of this KrisFlyer sweet spot is between Dubai or Abu Dhabi and London, because Business class flights on this route are usually expensive. But you could fly between any two destinations in Europe and “Middle East/North Africa” for this price.

Turkish Airlines typically has the best award availability on these routes, but you could use any Star Alliance airline/s. EgyptAir, Lufthansa and Swiss Air Lines may be other options. Unfortunately many of these airlines do have fuel surcharges, which KrisFlyer passes on.

Here are some examples of possible routings available for 25,000 KrisFlyer miles…

Dubai to London with Turkish Airlines: 25,000 KrisFlyer miles + AED630 (~$228)

Dubai to London with Turkish Airlines

Dubai to London with EgyptAir: 25,000 KrisFlyer miles + AED870 (~$315)

Dubai to London with EgyptAir

Madrid to Abu Dhabi with Turkish Airlines: 25,000 KrisFlyer miles + €173.70 (~$271)

Dubai to London with EgyptAir

Don’t forget that you can transfer Virgin Australia Velocity points to KrisFlyer! 25,000 KrisFlyer miles is equivalent to 33,750 Velocity points. Transferring points to KrisFlyer for an Abu Dhabi-London award flight is better value than paying 53,000 Velocity points plus $316.30 for an Etihad Business Reward flight on the same route.

Most Star Alliance award flights can be booked with KrisFlyer miles on the Singapore Airlines website.

By the way – if you want to maximise your KrisFlyer miles, be sure to look out for KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes discounts on last-minute Singapore Airlines award bookings!

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

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