Singapore Airlines has announced changes to its exclusive PPS club – the highest tiers of the Krisflyer program. Starting from June 2017, members will see a number of enhancements to their perks, with improved accruals, a new Rewards scheme and other improvements. In addition to the new benefits, there will be changes to the qualification criteria for Solitaire PPS club, from June 2018.
New PPS Benefits
The main changes to the PPS benefits coming online in June 2017 are
- KrisFlyer Miles no longer Expire
- Priority Access to Saver Award Redemption Inventory
- Fast Track Security and Immigration Clearance (where available)
- Complimentary Preferred Seat Selection
- PPS Rewards – additional awards for reaching certain spend levels.
PPS Rewards is a new set of benefits offering additional benefits when achieving various PPS earn values during the year.
|PPS Value earned during membership year (S$)||PPS Reward|
|30,000||Double KrisFlyer Miles Rewards|
|Receive two vouchers, each of which allows you to earn twice the miles for a single flight segment.|
|40,000||50,000 KrisFlyer Miles Redemption Discount|
|Enjoy a 50,000 miles discount on your next award flight or one-cabin class redemption upgrade.|
|For Solitaire PPS Club members|
|60,000||Standby Upgrades Receive two standby upgrade vouchers, each of which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at least 48 hours before your flight. Your upgrade will be confirmed at airport check in, subject to seat availability.|
|75,000||Advance Upgrade Receive one advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.|
|Receive one advance upgrade voucher, which allows you to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade at the point of booking. Your upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.|
Changes to Solitaire PPS Criteria
Singapore Airlines is moving to change the qualification requirements for attaining Solitaire PPS Club. At present, members have to spend S$250,000 within 5 consecutive years on Premium Classes on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir to attain Solitaire PPS Club membership. From June 2018, this will change to S$50,000 in a year. While this sounds like an easier target, it will remain out of reach for your average traveller.
On the other hand, the requalification requirement is increasing. At present, it requires a spend of S$25,000 in the year. This will be incraesing to S$50,000 – in line with the requirements to gain Solitaire PPS.
Further information on the changes can be viewed on the Singapore Airlines website.