Singapore Airlines HighFlyer program – rewards and savings for SMEs

Singapore Airlines HighFlyer program – rewards and savings for SMEs

Do your business travellers often fly on Singapore Airlines, or journey to South East Asia and beyond? If so, the Singapore Airlines HighFlyer program is a great way for SMEs to be rewarded and save on airfares. 

This article is sponsored by Singapore Airlines

The introduction of the HighFlyer program now allows small to medium-sized businesses to earn points for their business travel and save on fares.

Unveiled in July last year, the HighFlyer program is for companies with up to 30 travelling employees, and rewards your business for flying with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir in the form of HighFlyer points, which can then be redeemed for airfares.

How it works

Your business earns HighFlyer points while your travelling employees continue to earn KrisFlyer miles whenever they fly on eligible Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights. Once you register for the HighFlyer program, use the online portal to also register your employees – just make sure that all travelling employees are registered as KrisFlyer members.

Remember, there are no joining fees, ongoing fees or minimum spend requirements to join the HighFlyer program so even if your travel spend on Singapore Airlines is not high, it’s still worth signing up.

Earning HighFlyer points

The HighFlyer points scheme is simple – your business earns 5 HighFlyer points for every SGD$1 spent (around AUD$0.97 at the time of writing) on eligible fares. Once the points are accrued, you can then use them to book flights either in full, or with partial points-and-cash payments.

When redeeming your HighFlyer points they convert to SGD$0.01 for each point, which can then be used to book eligible airfares.

For example, a Melbourne-London return flight in Business Class (Standard fare type) is AUD$7,694. This earns your business 40,394 HighFlyer points, which you could then use to credit SGD$403.94 towards your next eligible flight.

Itinerary

Cabin class  (fare type)

Company spends1

Company earns2 (HighFlyer points)

Sydney to Singapore (return)

Economy                       (Standard)

AUD935

4,909

Brisbane to Shanghai (return)

Premium Economy        (Flexi)

AUD3,910

20,528

Melbourne to London (return)

Business                        (Standard)

AUD7,694

40,394

 

 

Total points earned

65,831

1Fare excludes airport taxes and other government surcharges.
2 Based on AUD1 to SGD1.05

Spending HighFlyer points

HighFlyer points can be used to pay for air tickets on Singapore Airlines or SilkAir flights in full or partially (with the balance paid in cash). You just need a minimum of 3,000 HighFlyer points.

Your HighFlyer points are valid for 3 years, and can be redeemed for bookings made online, via Singapore Airlines’ appointed travel agents, their contact centre or through ticket offices. Additionally, HighFlyer points can be used to pay for all components of a ticket including taxes and Preferred Seat Selection purchases.

Because you can combine the points with cash payments, you don’t have to wait until you’ve accrued enough points for a whole airfare:

 

Itinerary

Cabin class (fare type)

Cost of ticket

Number of points used

Amount payable in cash

Option 1

Sydney to Singapore (Return)

Economy (Standard)

AUD935

98,200 (approx. SGD982)

AUD0

Option 2

Adelaide to Hong Kong (Return)

Business (Standard)

AUD4,200

57,750 (approx. SGD577)

AUD3,650

Which airfares earn HighFlyer points?

HighFlyer points can only be earned on SQ and MI operated flights issued on SQ or MI tickets, excluding SQ and MI codeshare flights operated by other airlines.

To ensure that you start accruing miles via your HighFlyer account you must book via the Corporate Booking Platform or through your preferred Travel Management Company or Travel Agent – you’ll need to give Singapore Airlines the name of your booking agent along with their contact details so that they can coordinate your HighFlyer tracking details.

Manage your travellers

With the HighFlyer program, your business travel spend with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir is consolidated into a single online dashboard. You can easily add more travellers through the dashboard, get an overview of your spend, and manage multiple bookings easily.

A great way to save and be rewarded

With no fees to join or minimum spend required, Singapore Airlines’ HighFlyer program is perfect for SMEs looking to get more value out of their travel budget. With a simple points earning scheme that rewards you with real savings, as well as streamlining management of your travellers, the HighFlyer program will get you flying quicker. Join the HighFlyer program here.

This article is sponsored by Singapore Airlines

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