Singapore Airlines Improves Its HighFlyer Program – Partners Added

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Singapore Airlines launched its HighFlyer program for SMEs back in the summer of 2017 with the aim of giving small businesses an incentive to book with the airline without taking away mileage earning from the people actually doing the flying. The program has only been valid on Singapore Airlines operated flights up until now but, as of 2 April 2018, two of Singapore Airlines’ Star Alliance partners have been added.

Singapore Airlines HighFlyer Program

The HighFlyer program is designed for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is aimed at rewarding companies for when their employees fly with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.

The program isn’t restricted to SMEs in Singapore as the application form accepts addresses from all over the world, including the US, and I’ve successfully applied and been accepted.

This is what the Singapore Airlines’ press release said when the program was launched:

Corporates will earn HighFlyer points while employees continue to earn KrisFlyer miles each time an employee flies with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir, making it a more rewarding way to travel for business. With no minimum annual travel spend required, corporates earn five HighFlyer points for every S$1 spend on tickets booked through Singapore Airlines’ corporate booking platform or an appointed travel agent.

Singapore Airlines HighFlyer is free to join but employees must be registered as KrisFlyer members in order to be added as eligible travelers of the company and for their flights to be considered for HighFlyer points accrual.

Earning HighFlyer Points

Businesses earn 5 HighFlyer points for every Singapore Dollar (SGD) spent and these will be credited to the business’ account after each flight.

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HighFlyer points cannot be accrued for the Economy Class Lite fare type, in which Q, N, V & K booking classes sit.

HighFlyer points will expire after 3 years regardless of account activity.

Spending HighFlyer Points

HighFlyer points can be used to pay for flights on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir in full or in part (with the balance being paid in cash).

Businesses need a minimum of 3,000 HighFlyer points to be able top make a redemption and, as you’ll see from the table provided by Singapore Airlines……

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….it 1 HighFlyer point = SGD 0.01

As 5 HighFlyer points are awarded for every Singapore Dollar spent this HighFlyer program essentially offers businesses a 5% rebate on flights booked with Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.

Partners Added

As of 2 April 2018 Singapore Airlines and Silk Air are no longer the only two airlines on which HighFlyer points can be earned – flights operated by Lufthansa and SWISS have been added in to the fold.

Flights operated by Lufthansa and SWISS still have to be booked through Singapore Airlines if they’re to be eligible for HighFlyer point accrual and only flights on certain sectors qualify….but it’s a start.

Eligible Sectors include travel between Singapore and….

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Switzerland

Like I said….it’s a start đŸ™‚

Don’t Dismiss HighFlyer

If you’re not based in Singapore it’s going to be easy to dismiss the value of the HighFlyer program but you really shouldn’t do that.

It’s free to join, you don’t miss out on other mileage earning when you participate and the program occasionally offers fantastic (if niche) deals like these:

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The dates for travel may have been very limited for this deal but these roundtrip Business Class fares were stunning….and I was offered them just for being a HighFlyer member.

Link to the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer program