Converting UOB UNI$ points to KrisFlyer miles is a process that allows UOB credit card holders to use their accumulated rewards for flight redemptions with Singapore Airlines and its partners. For frequent travelers or those planning a trip, understanding how to transfer these points to KrisFlyer miles can unlock a range of travel benefits. Transferring UNI$ to KrisFlyer miles can be a great way to get more value out of your credit card rewards, especially if you’re keen on reducing the cost of your airfare.
To begin, you’ll need to be a member of both UOB’s rewards program and the KrisFlyer program. Being a member of both ensures that you can seamlessly transfer your UNI$ points to your KrisFlyer account. The process is straightforward but requires attention to detail to ensure the transfer is successful. Typically, this involves logging into your UOB account, navigating to the rewards section, and selecting the option to transfer points. It is also crucial to ensure that all personal details match across both platforms to prevent any delays or issues with the transfer.
- Redeeming UOB UNI$ for KrisFlyer miles enhances travel rewards.
- Membership in both UOB and KrisFlyer programs is necessary.
- Accurate personal details are crucial for a seamless points transfer.
Understanding UOB UNI$
In this section, I’ll provide a comprehensive guide on UOB UNI$—how they’re accrued and their value.
UOB UNI$ are reward points I earn through spending on UOB credit cards. The accumulation rate varies depending on the card I use and the category of my spending. For example, with the UOB Preferred Platinum Visa Card, I earn UNI$10 for every SGD 5 spent on contactless transactions and online shopping. Whereas, with the UOB PRVI Miles Card, I accumulate UNI$6 for every SGD 5 spent locally and UNI$10 for equivalent overseas expenditure.
UNI$ Value and Validity
Each UNI$ point I collect is worth roughly 2 KrisFlyer miles, meaning UNI$1 is equal to 2 miles. However, the actual conversion might require a minimum block of UNI$ to be transferred, typically UNI$2,500 for 5,000 KrisFlyer miles. The points I earn are valid for two years from the quarter in which they’re earned. Points not redeemed within this period will expire. Regularly monitoring my UNI$ expiry ensures I get the most out of my rewards.
KrisFlyer Program Overview
KrisFlyer is Singapore Airlines’ frequent flyer program designed to reward loyal passengers. I’ll guide you through the key aspects including membership benefits and how you can earn KrisFlyer miles.
As a KrisFlyer member, I enjoy a variety of benefits that make flying with Singapore Airlines and its partners a more rewarding experience. These benefits increase with each membership tier: KrisFlyer, KrisFlyer Elite Silver, and KrisFlyer Elite Gold.
- Waitlist Priority: Priority on Singapore Airlines flight waitlists.
- Excess Baggage Allowance: Additional baggage allowance depending on membership tier.
- Priority Check-in: Access to priority check-in counters at various airports.
- Lounge Access: KrisFlyer Elite Gold members gain access to Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance lounges worldwide.
Earning KrisFlyer Miles
I can earn KrisFlyer miles every time I fly with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Scoot, and its partner airlines. The miles accrued are based on the fare type purchased and the distance flown.
- Flight Miles: The number of miles earned from flights depends on the booking class and route. Booking Class Miles Earned (%) Suites/First 150 – 300% Business 125 – 200% Premium Economy 110 – 125% Economy 50 – 100%
- Partner Airlines: Flights with partner airlines also earn miles, which vary by airline and the specifics of the partnership agreement.
- Non-Air Partners: Miles can be accrued through transactions with hotel, car rental, and retail partners.
Linking UOB and KrisFlyer Accounts
Before I can redeem my UOB UNI$ for KrisFlyer miles, I need to link my UOB and KrisFlyer accounts. This process is straightforward and can be completed online. Below are the steps I follow to ensure a smooth linkage of accounts:
- Log in to UOB Internet Banking:
- I visit the UOB website and access my personal internet banking account using my User ID and password.
- Navigate to the Rewards Section:
- Once logged in, I find the ‘Rewards’ category on the main menu.
- I click on ‘KrisFlyer Miles Redemption’ which I find under the ‘Miles’ subsection.
- Enter KrisFlyer Membership Details:
- I am prompted to input my KrisFlyer membership number.
- If I am not a KrisFlyer member yet, I need to sign up for a membership on the Singapore Airlines website before proceeding.
- Submit the Linkage Form:
- After entering my details, I review them for accuracy and then submit the form.
- I also make sure to read the terms and conditions before submission.
- Upon successful submission, I receive a confirmation message.
- The linkage is usually processed within 5 business days, after which I can start redeeming my UNI$ for KrisFlyer miles.
By following these steps carefully, I ensure that my UOB and KrisFlyer accounts are linked seamlessly. Once the accounts are linked, I can redeem my UNI$ for KrisFlyer miles to enjoy various travel benefits.
Redeeming UOB UNI$ for KrisFlyer miles is a straightforward process, crucial for maximizing the value of credit card rewards.
- Log In: Begin by signing into your UOB personal internet banking account.
- Navigate: Go to the ‘Rewards’ section and select ‘Miles Conversion’.
- Choose: Pick ‘KrisFlyer Miles’ from the list of frequent flyer programs.
- Enter Details: Specify the number of UNI$ you wish to convert.
- Confirm: Review your details and confirm the transaction.
- UNI$ to KrisFlyer Miles: 1 UNI$ is equivalent to 2 KrisFlyer miles.
- Minimum Conversion: A minimum of 5,000 UNI$ must be converted, which is 10,000 KrisFlyer miles.
- Standard Time Frame: The conversion typically takes about 2-4 weeks to process.
- Receipt Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation once your KrisFlyer account is credited.
In this section, I’ll provide clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions regarding the transfer of UOB UNI$ to KrisFlyer miles, specifically focusing on the minimum amount required for transfers and the expiration terms of the miles post-conversion.
Minimum Transfer Amount
The minimum number of UNI$ you can convert to KrisFlyer miles is UNI$2,500, which equates to 1,000 KrisFlyer miles. It’s essential to note that transfers must be made in increments of UNI$2,500. Use the table below for a quick reference on transfer amounts:
Expiration of Miles
Once your UNI$ are converted to KrisFlyer miles, be aware that these miles typically expire after 36 months from the date of transfer. It’s critical to plan your redemptions or travel accordingly to make the best use of your miles before the expiration date.