Singapore Airlines and Alaska Airlines announced their partnership back in August, saying they’ll offer reciprocal frequent-flier benefits. That means Alaska Airlines fliers can earn and redeem miles on Singapore Airlines flights (and vice versa).
Now Singapore’s KrisFlyer loyalty program has published its award chart for redeeming miles on Alaska flights, and there is some good redemption options.
The chart divides the country in 5 zones, so you need to figure out in what zone is your origin and your destination in order to figure out the cost of your award flights. So if you’re flying from New York to California for example, you’re going from Zone 4 to Zone 1.
- Zone 1 – California Oregon Washington
- Zone 2 – Arizona Colorado Idaho Montana Nevada New Mexico Wyoming Utah Canada
- Zone 3 – Arkansas Illinois Iowa Kansas Louisiana Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Dakota Oklahoma South Dakota Texas Wisconsin
- Zone 4 – Alabama Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia Indiana Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi New Hampshire New Jersey New York North Carolina Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Virginia
- Zone 5 – Alaska Hawaii
Only flights on Alaska metal are bookable at these rates, Virgin America flights are not currently included. Also Singapore Airlines does not allow connecting flights with this award chart, that’s why there’s no price if you’re flying from New York to Hawaii.
Fly To Hawaii For 12K Miles
The best value on the chart is probably when flying from West Coast to Hawaii. A one-way award from Zone 1 to Zone 4 will cost you only 12,000 KrisFlyer miles. British Airways Avios, which are usually the go to currency for this route, have a price of 12,500 points one-way. So you actually get a better deal with KrisFlyer miles.
This award chart should be good news to many, especially on the West Coast. Singapore Airlines is a transfer partner for all 4 major programs, so it should be fairly easy to acquire KrisFlyer miles. They have a transfer rate of 1:1 with all of them. That means that you can get to Hawaii with just 12K ThankYou Points for example. Just keep in mind that KrisFlyer miles expire after 3 years.
On the other hand, Alaska Airlines has yet to publish its award chart for Singapore Airlines.