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Good redemption option for flights inside South America

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Here is a good redemption option for flights inside South America.

Regular readers will know that I am very keen on the little known Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer redemption between the UK and Dubai.  You can book Business Class flights on Lufthansa or SWISS for just 50,000 miles return compared to 120,000 Avios on a peak date!  We covered some other Singapore Airlines sweet spots in this article.

With KrisFlyer being a 1:1 American Express Membership Rewards partner, it isn’t too tricky to get the miles.  We are doing this very trip next week on SWISS and I will report back.

Good redemption option for flights inside South America

Reader Steve dropped me a note about another good value Singapore Airlines redemption.  Flights within South America are just 40,000 miles return in Business Class (20,000 miles one-way).

You can confirm this on the KrisFlyer Star Alliance redemption chart here.

Steve booked a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Santa Marta in Colombia.  The first leg to Bogota was on an Avianca A330 with a flat bed for the six hour flight.  He then transferred to a one-hour short haul business class service from Bogota to Santa Marta.  The total cost was just 20,000 miles plus $30 tax for the one-way trip in Business Class.

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