Scoot and Tigerair to be KrisFlyer Earning and Redemption Options with Singapore Airlines – Update

Wanted to update you on some extra news on the Singapore Airlines, Scoot and Tigerair tie-up that will enable earning and spending KrisFlyer Miles as well as new redemption options.

 Scoot and Tigerair to be KrisFlyer Earning and Redemption Options with Singapore AirlinesUpdate 3rd February – Earning Elite Miles on Scoot

AusBT has reported that the tie up between Scoot and Singapore Airlines won’t include the ability to earn elite miles, accrue PPS Value, or any of the other status benefits like lounge access, priority boarding or check-in.

In addition as with the Jetstar and Qantas tie-up KrisFlyer members wanting to earn KrisFlyer miles on Scoot will have to purchase a add-on fare.  As predicted in the original post the earning rate for KrisFlyer members on this add-on will be lower with Scoot than on Singapore Airlines flights. This includes flights on ScootBiz as well.

Spending and Redeem KrisFlyer Miles for Flights on Scoot and Tigerair

I’ve done a separate post on redeeming KrisFlyer Miles for Scoot and Tigerair flights – you can check it out using the link below:

Redeeming Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles on Scoot and Tigerair

Earning KrisFlyer Miles on Scoot and Tigerair

Perhaps the more interesting option for me is the addition of the ability to earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles on Scoot and Tigerair.  According to the press release this will be available by the end of the year, but there is little mention of anything else.  There are four areas that are important for this:

  • The fare class for earning rates compared to non-earning rates
  • Earning Miles rate
  • Earning Elite Miles (Confirmed No on Scoot – 3rd Feb)
  • Earning PPS (Confirmed No on Scoot – 3rd Feb)

I suspect that the fare class will be different to the usual discounted tickets just like Jetstar does with Qantas.  So if you want to earn miles you’ll need to book the expensive or package tickets – meaning you’ll have to decide whether it’s going to be worth booking that ticket vs the miles received.  It’s also not clear what the earning rate will be, seeing as Singapore Airlines only offers 10% for discount tickets it might not be high.

The announcement this week confirms that there will be no elite miles and PPS value for Scoot flights, and it’s highly likely that’ll be the same for Tigerair flights.

Conclusion

Generally I think this is a positive development as the adding the ability to earn and burn KrisFlyer miles in new ways is generally good.  We’ll have to wait and see over the coming months and year for the details and as always subscribe for all the latest news.  This is the press release and to find out more about the airlines you can earn KrisFlyer Miles check out our list:

Scoot and Tigerair to be KrisFlyer Earning and Redemption Options with Singapore Airlines

Which Airlines Can You Earn KrisFlyer Miles on?

I’d like to hear you opinion what do you think?