Singapore Airlines has been busy sending out a targeted promotion offering a Fast Track to Gold Status for taking a return flight before the 31st July 2015.
My partner received this email so I got hold of it, but if you receive any offers then don’t forget to email me. She was quite some way from achieving Gold this year, and had resigned herself to sticking to Silver. Interestingly this was sent out just prior to her end of year May 31st – so this may be a monthly affair.
Achieving the KrisFlyer Gold Fast Track
The terms of the offer seem to be quite simple. Fly to Europe or the Americas on a fully flexible return fare. All of the fares can be found on the promotion page here:
Most of the fares are on the expensive side because they are the Flexible Economy tickets. From the terms and conditions it’s not clear whether you can upgrade these tickets and not invalidate the offer. Nor is it clear whether you can fly business class instead.
Note that all tickets and travel (including the return) need to be completed by the 31st July 2015. This is a targeted offer so it’s unlikely to work for those that didn’t receive it.
Benefits of KrisFlyer Gold Status
Before even attempting to go for Gold Status it’s important to see whether it’s worth it for the cost of the flight. Gold status receives the following benefits:
- 25% Bonus Points
- Start Alliance Gold Status
- Priority Baggage
- Increased Baggage Allowance
- Waived and reduce KrisFlyer fees
It will really depend on your own flying pattern and whether you can make the most of the Gold status, don’t forget as well that you could always status match the Gold with another Star Alliance partner to extend your benefits, check out this article for details:
Full details of Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Gold status can be found here:
Did you receive the offer? Going for Gold?