OK, I guess this post is going to be short and sweet because of the current situation and the lack of flying that we can do.
MileLion has updates on his recent trip to Germany, so that’s something.
It’s all about the routine, at this point. Still hoarding my miles so that’s why I’m still doing this post. Here’s my anti-climatic KrisFlyer miles update, once again.
How many miles did I earn for this quarter as of today?
Alright! So, I have added a mere 4,765 miles in this quarter, which was close to no progress since I wasn’t trying that hard.
At this point, I have already forgotten / lost track of how much it costs to redeem a business class flight haha!
302,977 miles available as of September 2021
This is my 59th month of collecting miles. Full details here.
Breakdown as follows :
|Citi Miles||89,947||89,947||1 : 1|
|Citi Points||38,098||95,245||2 : 5|
|HSBC||14,692||36,732||2 : 5|
|DBS Points||1,660||830||2 : 1|
While I don’t have any expiring KrisFlyer miles in the next 6 months, the official stance by Singapore Airlines is as follows –
Complimentary extension of your expiring KrisFlyer miles due to Covid-19
Expiring KrisFlyer miles will be automatically extended to expire only from April 2022 onwards.
The extension will be carried out in blocks of six months. This includes KrisFlyer miles which have been previously extended in our earlier announcements. The extended expiry date will be between April 2022 and September 2022, depending on the original expiry of your miles.
As mentioned previously, I have removed the row item for UOB since I’ve canceled the UOB Platinum VISA card. Too much grief over a simple thing such as fee waivers when DBS and Citibank are giving them via automated phone calls.
Currently not collecting any miles via DBS so I’m leaving them to stagnate. The DBS Altitude is still good for free lounge-access, just in case.
The target now is to hit Citi Miles @ 90,000 miles and Citi Points @ 40,000 miles really soon, before pivoting my expenses to HSBC revolution and possibly cash-back opportunities – like how I have been getting an insane 12% cash rebate on Crypto.com Visa card for the past three months.
My current practice is to collect 5,000 Grab points before converting them into KrisFlyer miles. So yeah, Grab rides and food deliveries helping to boost a few miles here and there.
Looks like any possibility of larger scale leisure travel is till gonna be at the end of 2021?
Meanwhile, my wife and I have gone on multiple staycations (Clan Hotel is really nice) as well as a trip on Dream Cruise right after there was a positive detection of Covid case onboard. Absolutely loved the balcony room plus the capacity limit of 50% which made the weekday cruise trip felt really void of .. humans? Many of them are there primarily to gamble anyway, which helped.
When will we be able to go back to pool villas?
Bonus : miles-collecting resources
If you enjoyed my miles posts and found them useful, here are more useful guides to help you out –
- Redeem KrisFlyer Flights + Stopover : A Guide To Your US$100 Business Class Flight
- Redeem DBS Points For KrisFlyer Miles
- Redeem UOB Rewards Points (UNI$) For KrisFlyer Miles
- Redeem OCBC Rewards Points (OCBC$) For KrisFlyer Miles
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Hello! I’m Kevin, Turtle Investor
At the age of 30, I am the Personal Finance Blogger who laid claim to a negative net worth of minus $25,755 – and decided to turn things around.
- Seven years later in 2019, I hit CPF Full Retirement Sum (FRS) of $176,000 without making a single cent of CPF top-up.
- In eight years, I added $453,000 to my net worth (excluding the value of my HDB apartment).
- I made over $12,000 in alternative income in 2020 (and $20,000 in one month) in addition to my full-time job.
I am married to a lovely wife and that means dual income with no kids. In my free time, I chase miles so that we can fly in business class. My hobby is making pocket change off this blog and sharing everything I know with you!