To start off 2019, Singapore Airlines loyalty programme, Krisflyer, has partnered with Mileslife to have 5X miles promotion. Mileslife is a lifestyle and retail application that allows you to earn miles through the app and from your credit card. There is so much you can do, from retail shopping, spa and dining.
Up to 20 Miles per dollar
Given that you dine at a 3 miles per dollar restaurant, for examples like Wheeler’s yard or Kan Sushi. You will be able to enjoy up to 15 miles based on this Krisflyer promotion. In addition to the miles given by Mileslife, you can enjoy an additional 4 miles per dollar if you use your UOB Preferred Platinum Visa Card.
If you have participated in Mileslife Christmas giveaway or check-in promotion. You would be able to use the promo codes together with this promotion. I have an unused 100 promo code from the Christmas giveaway, by spending 72 dollars, I would be getting 1105 miles in my Krisflyer account. Not to mention all the miles you get from your credit card. Not a bad deal yeah?
This is an awesome campaign from the Krisflyer and Mileslife Team. Make use of this campaign if you need some miles boosting before the devaluation of the Krisflyer miles on 24 January. Do note that there is a capped of 1,000 bonus miles per user and the pool of 5 million miles shared among 3 markets ( China, Singapore, Hong Kong). This promotion runs from 22 January 2019 to 28 February 2019 or when the miles have been completely given out
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Recent drunk pilots
A Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot who failed an alcohol test in Australia last year before he was to operate a flight has been fired. The incident in Melbourne on Sept 15 had forced the airline to cancel a Melbourne-Wellington (New Zealand) service.
A previous case allegedly involving two pilots of ANA wings, which is a subsidiary of ANA, caused a flight to be delayed significantly last week. The two pilots were scheduled to fly a domestic route from Osaka to Miyazaki. The airline has a ban on pilots drinking within 12 hours of departure. The pilots went to a restaurant together where they consumed alcoholic drinks. One of the pilots failed the breathalyzer test given and found that he was above the legal limit.
Two cases involving Japan Airlines in which has found a drunk pilot and cabin crew on separate occasions. The president subsequently took a temporary pay cut of 20% in an apologetic move.
I applaud Singapore Airlines firm decision on the pilot. There should be no excuse given to pilots who jeopardise other lives. I am proud of this firm decision in which the airlines take. Therefore, Singapore Airlines will consistently be one of my top choices when travelling
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a new service enabling customers travelling in Suites, First Class and Business Class from anywhere in the Airline’s global network to pre-order main courses from their flight’s menus. Becoming the world’s first airline to roll out this bespoke service on all flights across its network with the possibility of extending it to premium economy passengers in the future.
Lamb loin, a dish available for pre-order through SIA’s new meal pre-ordering service. (Photo: SIA)
The rollout comes after a soft launch in August for flights to and from North Asia, which SIA said was “well received”.
Customers travelling in Suites, First Class and Business Class on any SIA flight can choose their meals from three weeks before travel, up to 24 hours before flight departure. The new service complements the existing Book the Cook programme, which enables customers in Suites, First Class, Business Class and Premium Economy Class on selected flights to pre-order main courses from a separate menu of up to 68 choices.
Shi Quan Wan Mei, a dish available for pre-order through SIA’s new meal pre-ordering service. (Photo: SIA)
Mr Yeoh Phee Teik, Singapore Airlines’ senior vice-president for customer experience said that “The introduction of this new service is another of our industry firsts, and demonstrates our commitment to the constant enhancement of our product and service offerings, and our increased focus on personalisation for customers, both on the ground and in the air.”
This has to be seen as an extension of the book the cook service which has been available to premium clients around their selected network. Hopefully, it means I can skip some of the Indonesian dishes served from the Jakarta route. Will review the service once it’s available and let you know my further thoughts about it.
After several months of hard work by the Mileslife team, I’m very excited announce that Mileslife has officially launched in Hong Kong!
Mileslife has more than 100 dining merchants already in Hong Kong, including popular restaurants and cafes like The Coffee Academics, Modern China, Xia Mian Guan, Craft Brew & Co and BRICK LANE. You can even buy tickets to attractions like Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, or purchase essential items like HK Airport Express tickets and HK SIM cards.
In addition to dining and activities, Mileslife can also be used to pay for hotel and spa packages. Luxury brands like Aman Resorts and Belmond are also available on Mileslife (this is probably the only place to earn miles at Aman properties and Belmond Trains).
How many miles can you earn with Mileslife in HK?
Mileslife users earn miles at HKD1= 1 mile in addition to your usual credit card earning, although there’s a special launch promotion from now till 5 September that gives up to HKD0.25=1 mile.
Mileslife users in Hong Kong will be able to earn miles directly in 16 different frequent flyer programs. This includes
- ANA Mileage Club
- British Airways Executive Club
- China Eastern Miles
- China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- Emirates Skywards
- EVA Infinity MileageLands
- Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Club
- Iberia Plus
- Miles & More
- Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- Sichuan Airlines Golden Panda
- Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
- United MileagePlus
- Xiamen Airlines Egret Club.
During this special launch period, the top 10 customers who make the most transactions on Mileslife (min HKD 59 per transaction) will also have chance to win 1,000,000 Avios in total.
Hong Kong Launch Event
The Hong Kong launch event was held at Eaton Club and attended by our merchant partners and representatives from British Airways, Singapore Airlines, ANA, Hong Kong Airlines, and United Airlines, as well as various media outlets and bloggers.
These lucky audience members had a chance to win a luxurious two night stay at the Amanyangyun Shanghai as well as HKD 2,000 of Mileslife credits to spend!
There was also plenty of great food, all provided by Mileslife partner restaurants including Michelin Starred Snow Garden, Le Reve, NINETYs, 3 ITALIANI, Harbour Plaza 8 Degree, Tulsi Indian Restaurant, Good BBQ and Dodam Chicken.
Mileslife keeps growing every day. Watch out for Mileslife in a city near you soon!
Once in a while, airlines change their redemption chart. Some hidden gems are gone but some new ones are being added. On Nov 1st, United Airlines will use a new chart. The best part of the new chart is that it includes a short haul redemption for 8000 miles but the best hidden gem for people living in Asia is gone.
From North Asia/South Asia-Oceania/South Pacific, it is only 30,000 one way via business class and 60,000 with one stopover if routed correctly. There are free stopovers and I always wanted to take advantage of it. I tried to book a flight to Tonga to swim with whales last year but swim slot was fully booked, this year, I am able to secure one, and at the same time, the last chance to enjoy this redemption.
The interesting part here is, if booked on united.com to TBU, free exclusionist award will not apply and it is extra 10K to add the TBU segment in there (I have no time to book through the phone). Thus, I decided to break it into two bookings to tour the remaining part of NZ again.
1. United Miles – 60,000
By the way, you can redeem SQ flight with United.com again!
2. Singapore KrisFlyer Miles – 25000 in Economy
For many years, United Miles always come up with some interesting redemption here and there, particularly in Asia, from 30K business within Asia to 11 segments on one way redemption to South Pacific from Asia. Even if it is gone this time, I won’t call it devaluation anymore because there is always a better way to use them.