When Do Singapore Airlines KrisFyer Miles Expire?

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Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles expire after 36 months from when the miles were earned. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to extend the life of your miles – unless you pay for it.

The miles expire at the end of the 36th month, so if you earned 10,000 miles on April 1, 2023, the miles would expire on April 31, 2026.

Krisflyer Miles will expire 3 years after you've earned them. You can't extend its validity unless you pay a fee.
Krisflyer Miles will expire 3 years after you've earned them. You can't extend its validity unless you pay a fee (Photo by: Luca).

How to Keep Krisflyer Miles from Expiring

Before, frequent flyers were able to reset the clock of Krisflyer miles by redepositing their miles.

You book an award, change the date, cancel the flight, and then redeposit the miles of your unused tickets for a $30 fee.

Now, this method isn’t available!

The only way to extend your KrisFlyer miles before they expire is to pay a fee of $12 (or 1,200 miles) for every 10,000 miles. It’s much more expensive now.

For example, you would have to pay $60 or 6,000 miles to extend 50,000 KrisFlyer miles.

However, miles are only extended for 6 months for non-elite members and 12 months for Krisflyer Silver and Gold members.

PPS Club Members Miles Don't Expire

The one exception to KrisFlyer miles expiring is to be a member of the PPS Club.

To become a member, you need to spend at least $25,000 Singapore Dollars on business or first-class flights on Singapore or SilkAir within 12 consecutive months.

But if you fail to re-qualify for PPS Club, your miles will reset with a three-year validity period.

Singapore Airlines Business Class
Photo: Singapore Airlines

Comparison of Mileage Expiration Policies

Below are the mileage expiration policies for the major airline points programs worldwide.

Airline Expiration
AEROMEXICO LOGO AeroMexico 24 months after inactivity
Air Canada Air Canada (Aeroplan) 18 months after inactivity
Air France Air France (Flying Blue) 24 months after inactivity
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines 24 months after inactivity
American Airlines American Airlines 18 months after inactivity
ANA ANA 36 months
Asiana Airlines Asiana Airlines 10 years
British Airways British Airways 36 months after inactivity
Delta Air Lines Delta Air Lines Never
Emirates logo Emirates 3 years
Etihad Etihad 24 months from inactivity
EVA Air EVA Air 36 months
Iberia logo Iberia 36 months after inactivity
Korean Air Korean Air 10 years
Lufthansa Lufthansa 36 months
Qantas Logo Qantas 18 months after inactivity
Qatar Airways logo Qatar Airways 36 months after inactivity
Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines 36 months
Turkish Airlines logo Turkish Airlines 3 years
United Airlines logo United Airlines Never
Virgin Atlantic logo Virgin Atlantic Never


Singapore Krisflyer’s fixed expiration policy is a major downside. You have to pay a fee to extend the validity of your miles. Turkish Airlines also has the same policy.

However, Krisflyer’s three-year expiration is more than enough to accumulate miles for a great award flight deal.

The program also has several transfer partners available if you really want to extend the validity of your miles.

Additionally, the fixed expiration policy encourages members to use their miles before they expire. This keeps the award seat inventory rotating and accessible to all members.

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