KrisFlyer Elite Status & PPS Club

Learn the benefits of earning elite status with Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer and PPS Club programs. Full details on how to qualify.

KrisFlyer elite status comes with benefits such as bonus miles, seat selection, waived and discounted fees, cabin upgrades, extra baggage allowance, and Star Alliance status which grants perks with airline alliance partners. PPS Club Elite status is earned flying suites, first, and business class and comes with bonus miles, upgrades, premium lounge access, and other special privileges.

How To Qualify

Elite status with Singapore Airlines is split up into KrisFlyer Elite Status and PPS Club Status.

KrisFlyer Elite Status

KrisFlyer Elite Status is earned after earning a certain number of Elite miles. Elite Miles are earned flying Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vistara, Star Alliance airlines, and Star Alliance Connecting Partner airlines. These miles are earned from the actual miles flown plus any bonus earned based on ticket class. These are not the same as KrisFlyer Miles which are used to book awards. Elite Miles cannot be used for award flights or upgrades. Singapore has an Accrual Calculator you can use which will calculate how many Elite Miles you will earn based your flight.

PPS Club Status

PPS Club status is earned by flying in Singapore Airlines Suites, First Class or Business Class, or in Business Class on SilkAir. The status in the program is based on total PPS Value accumulated within 12 consecutive months. PPS Value that is not used towards status rolls over into PPS Reserve Value and can be used to help renew your PPS Club membership in the following years. Reserve Value is valid until the 36th month it was earned. PPS Club Status is earned along side KrisFlyer Elite status.

Mileage accrual levels for Singapore Airlines.

KrisFlyer Member

When you sign up for a KrisFlyer account, you will become a member. This gives you the ability to earn and redeem miles through flying and with Singapore Airlines partners.

KrisFlyer Elite Silver

KrisFlyer Elite Silver is the first status you can earn in the program. It is earned after earning 25,000 Elite Miles. Silver membership will last until the end of the 12th month you've had status. Once you earn 25,000 Elite Miles within your 12 month membership, you will earn another year of KrisFlyer Elite Silver. Silver Elite members will earn the following benefits:

  • 25% Tier Bonus On Miles Flown
    • Applies to flights on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir
  • Star Alliance Silver
    • Grants perks with Star Alliance airline partners.
    • Includes priority reservations waitlist and priority stand-by.
  • Seat Selection Privileges
    • Select your own seats in Economy Class with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir.
  • Priority Reservation Waitlist
    • Applies to Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, or Star Alliance airlines.
    • You'll be amongst the first to get a seat if someone does not make the flight.
  • Priority Airport Standby
    • Applies to Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, or Star Alliance airlines.
    • You'll be given priority if you need to fly last minute and can't get a confirmed flight.
  • Waived and Discounted Fees On KrisFlyer Services

KrisFlyer Elite Gold

KrisFlyer Elite Gold is the second and highest status you can earn in the KrisFlyer program. Gold is earned after earning 50,000 Elite miles. Membership will last until the end of the 12th month. If you earn 50,000 miles while having Gold Membership, you will earn Gold for an additional year. KrisFlyer Elite Gold comes with the benefits of Elite Silver along with the following additional perks:

  • Elite Gold Rewards
    • You'll receive rewards and upgrades based on how many Elite Miles are earned on Singapore Airlines and Silk Air flights during the year.
    • KrisFlyer Gold Rewards:
      • 60,000 Elite Miles
        • 1 Double KrisFlyer Miles Reward which will allow you to earn twice the miles for a single flight segment.
      • 75,000 Elite Miles
        • Short-haul Advance Upgrade which lets you apply for a one-cabin class upgrade for a single flight segment for the specific zones at the point of booking.
          • Zone 1 to Zone 2 (or vice versa)
          • Zone 1 to Zone 3 (or vice versa)
          • Zone 9 to Zone 9
          • Zone 11 to Zone 11
      • 100,000 Elite Miles
        • Premium Economy Advance Upgrade which allows you to apply for an upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy Class at the point of booking.
  • Star Alliance Gold
    • Grants perks with Star Alliance airline partners.
    • Star Alliance Gold comes with priority check-in, extra baggage allowance, Gold Track, airport lounge access, priority boarding, and much more.
  • Lounge Access
    • Complimentary access to 1,000's of lounges worldwide.
    • Includes Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Australia (in Australia only), Virgin Atlantic, Vistara (in New Delhi, India only), Star Alliance and Star Alliance Connecting Partner airlines.
  • Extra Baggage Allowance
    • Applies to Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic, Star Alliance or a Star Alliance Connecting Partner.
  • Seat Selection
    • Select and enjoy complimentary Forward Zone and Standard Seats when flying in Economy Class on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.
  • Priority Check-In
    • Includes flights on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, Vistara, Star Alliance, and Star Alliance Connecting Partners.
  • Priority Boarding
  • Priority Baggage Handling
  • Shangri-La's Golden Circle Jade Status
    • Must stay for one night at any Shangri-La Hotel and Resort, Kerry Hotel, Traders Hotel, or Hotel Jen worldwide to earn this status.

PPS Club Status

You can obtain PPS Club Status once you accumulate 25,000 in PPS Value within 12 consecutive months. Remember that PPS Club members also have KrisFlyer status meaning you can enjoy perks from both loyalty programs. PPS Club members receive the following benefits:

  • Lounge Access
    • Complimentary access to 1,000's of lounges worldwide.
    • Includes Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Virgin Australia (in Australia only), Virgin Atlantic, Vistara (in New Delhi, India only), Star Alliance and Star Alliance Connecting Partner airlines.
  • Extra Baggage Allowance
  • Star Alliance Gold
  • Non-Expiry of Miles
    • If you're not able to renew your PPS Club membership, your mies will expire after 3 years of losing status.
  • Dedicated Services
  • Annual Renewal Gift

PPS Solitaire Club

Solitaire PPS Club status is obtained after earning 50,000 in total PPS Value within your PPS Club membership year. Any PPS Value earned on top of the 50,000 within a membership year as a Solitaire PPS Club member will be saved as Reserve Value which is good until the 36th month in which it was earned (3 years). Solitaire PPS Club status comes with the benefits of PPS Club status along with the following additional luxury perks and benefits:

  • Supplementary Card
    • Give your loved one the majority of the benefits that comes with Solitaire PPS Club status.
    • Supplementary Card holder does not have to be flying with you to receive benefits.
  • Special Check-In Services
    • Applies to Changri Airport.
    • Skip the crowd with private access to the immigration counter.
  • First Class Check-In
    • Class you're flying does not matter.
    • Applies to Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights.
    • Immediate family has same privileges (husband/wife, children)
  • Priority Immigration
    • Fast Track through more than 20 airports.
  • SilverKris Lounge Access
    • Access to First Class area of the SilverKris Lounge when flying Singapore Airlines or SilkAir.
    • You can also invite a guest who is flying on the same flight.
  • Plaza Premium Lounge Access
    • Complimentary access to the Plaza Premium Lounge at London Heathrow Airport (Terminal 2).
  • Priority Redemption
    • Receive the highest priority to Saver Awards flight availability.

PPS Value Rewards

Along with receiving benefits from PPS Club and PPS Club Solitaire status, you'll also receive benefits when you earn a certain amount of PPS Value points during each year.

KrisFlyer PPS Value and Rewards
30,000 PPS Value 2 Double KrisFlyer Miles Rewards which lets you earn twice the miles for a single flight segment
40,000 PPS Value 50,000 KrisFlyer Miles Redemption Discount off a one-class redemption upgrade or off an award flight.
60,000 PPS Value
75,000 PPS Value
100,000 PPS Value
For Solitaire PPS Club Members, reaching these PPS Values will grant an Advance Upgrade which you can apply to your flight for a one-cabin upgrade at point of booking.
Updated 2020-06-01 By Robert Flowers III

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