Are 10,000 Kris Flyer points worth anything useful?

 
Old Oct 14, 01, 11:48 pm
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Are 10,000 Kris Flyer points worth anything useful?

This release seems vague on detail, but it may be as simple as applying a short 200 mile United flight toward your Kris # to get 10,000 points. SO, what are those 10,000 points effectively useful for? A flight on SQ somewhere, or not even that? Anyone know?

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www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,3049612%255E2,00.html

Singapore after Ansett loyalties

By Steve Creedy, Aviation writer - 15 Oct 01

SINGAPORE Airlines is making a play for former Ansett frequent flyers with a major promotion of its Kris Flyer loyalty scheme.

The airline is offering new Australian members a 10,000-mile bonus if they join before November 30 and travel on Singapore or partners between now and March 31.

They also receive double miles for any Singapore flights over the same period.

The move is aimed at winning some of the 2.7 million Global Rewards members left in limbo by Ansett's collapse.

Although Singapore has no domestic network, it flies to Australia 66 times a week from all major cities.

Spokesman Stephen Forshaw said SIA had no way of knowing whether Global Rewards would ever restart.

"In the meantime, we need a program to provide loyalty for people who are flying with us now," he said.

The promotion comes as middle managers from Singapore arrive in Melbourne as early as today to talk with administrators about helping Ansett Mark II in a management or consulting role.

The Singaporeans are hosing down suggestions they will buy into the new airline.

Letters are also going out to Ansett's 16,000 staff this week asking how many want to be made redundant. The response will give the administrators an idea of short-term payouts, but doubts remain about how those redundancies will be funded.

The federal Government has extended its guarantee to underwrite Ansett tickets until January 7, but says the administrators need to use up available money and realise assets before it will pay out on entitlements.

While the administrators can fall back on a $150 million cash settlement from Air New Zealand, that money is needed to fund operations and would cover less than a quarter of the estimated $686 million owed to workers.

Qantas yesterday denied reports it intended to use Ansett planes to set up a cut-price airline in New Zealand.

Spokesman Michael Sharp confirmed the airline was leasing Boeing 737 aircraft so it could redeploy on Australian domestic routes four Qantas aircraft currently flying in New Zealand.

He said two of the aircraft would be leased from Australian Worldwide Aviation Services, which owned several grounded Ansett planes. DON Kendell, the founder of Australia's biggest regional airline and a strong supporter of rural aviation, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer.





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Old Oct 18, 01, 5:56 am
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Rewards start at 15K for SIN-
Brunei, Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya), Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Penang), on SQ

or SIN-
Indonesia (Lombok, Medan, Padang, Palembang**, Solo), Malaysia (Langkawi)
On silkair.

Almost tempted to sign up myself .... getting 5K wouldnt be too difficult ....

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Old Oct 18, 01, 6:34 am
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SK starts at 10K for flights within Denmark, Norway, Sweden... BD has most of its routes at 15K.....

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/app/saa

Hope this helps.... I'm signing up and will have to find some way of getting on a * flight before this offer ends.
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Old Oct 19, 01, 6:11 am
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