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NEW: Get a status match between Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore Airlines

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Marriott Bonvoy has a special partnership with Emirates Skywards called ‘Your World Rewards‘, which offers special cross-partner deals for Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards elite members.

There is also a partnership with United MileagePlus, which includes status matches between the two programmes.

Now there is a third partnership, with Singapore Airlines.

You can learn more on the Marriott website here and the Singapore Airlines website here.

status match between Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore Airlines

A new partnership announced last week allows elite members of Marriott Bonvoy and the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer programme to register for special cross-benefits.

This is on top of the two-way transfer of miles and points between the two schemes, launched in January 2023 – read here. This allowed Singapore Airlines frequent flyers to transfer their miles into Marriott Bonvoy points, on top of the long-established option to transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to KrisFlyer.

Note that, unlike the Emirates partnerships, you will NOT earn Marriott Bonvoy points simply for purchasing cash flights on Singapore Airlines. The Emirates partnership gives you 3 Bonvoy points per $1 spent on Emirates flights.

You can status match between Marriott Bonvoy and KrisFlyer

Got Marriott Bonvoy elite status?

Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador members will receive a status match to the KrisFlyer Elite Silver tier.

Marriott Bonvoy Gold members get nothing automatically but can take part in the status challenge outlined below.

Elite Silver does not get you lounge access, unfortunately.

status match between Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore Airlines

Got Singapore Airlines elite status?

Solitaire PPS Club, PPS Club, and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will receive a status match to Marriott Bonvoy Gold.

This isn’t worth a huge amount, to be honest, but does get you a 2pm check-out and bonus points on all Marriott stays.

KrisFlyer Elite Silver members get nothing automatically but can take part in the status challenge outlined below.

Sign up to a status challenge

Want a higher status level with Singapore Airlines?

Each level of Marriott Bonvoy elite status from Gold has access to a KrisFlyer challenge:

  • Marriott Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador members get KrisFlyer Gold “for 12 months with just four flights on Singapore Airlines within six months of linking accounts”
  • Marriott Gold members get KrisFlyer Silver “for 12 months with just two flights on Singapore Airlines within six months of linking accounts”

Remember that KrisFlyer Gold is equivalent to Star Alliance Gold and would give you lounge access with all Star Alliance airlines. This isn’t a bad return for four potentially cheap regional economy flights on Singapore Airlines if you happen to be in Asia.

status match between Marriott Bonvoy and Singapore Airlines

Want a higher status level with Marriott Bonvoy?

Select levels of KrisFlyer elite status have access to a Marriott Bonvoy challenge:

  • PPS Club and KrisFlyer Elite Gold members get Marriott Bonvoy Platinum status with 10 qualifying nights within six months of registration​
  • KrisFlyer Elite Silver members get Marriott Bonvoy Silver status with three qualifying nights within six months of registration

Remember that Marriott Bonvoy Platinum is arguably the ‘sweet spot’ in the programme as it unlocks guaranteed 4pm check-out (with some exceptions), free breakfast, free executive lounge access and the potential for decent upgrades. If you have Elite Gold with Singapore Airlines this is worth chasing.

And there’s more ….

The two parties are also promising to “periodically launch exclusive campaigns where members can earn both miles and points through their hotel stay and flights.”

I have deliberately kept this article brief because Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is not a key programme for most of our readers. For some people, however, there is definitely value here.

If you want to learn more, look at this page of the Marriott Bonvoy website and this page of the Singapore Airlines website.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (March 2024)

There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.

You can apply here.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.

Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

Comments (36)

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  • kevin says:

    I suspect they’ve looked at the numbers and there are just too many people all over the world flying about with Marriot Gold even though they aren’t big spenders with Marriot. Amex Platinum holders etc. There is no way they could have matched Gold-Gold. The lounges alone would be packed. Begs the question then, which type of customer does this benefit? Setting a “challenge” is trying to get a few more bums on Singapore seats.

  • James says:

    Not directly linked to this article, but does BA Gold allow status anywhere else outside Oneworld? I lose mine in January so am keen to make the most of it before it goes. Thanks.

  • James says:

    In other surprising SQ news, SQ have announced today that they will service Gatwick five times weekly from late June next summer, using an A350.

    • Rob says:

      Only because they can’t get Heathrow slots! I don’t think they have any great love of Crawley.

      • LittleNick says:

        What do you think they will do for a lounge at Gatwick do you think?

      • Bernard says:

        Gatwick airport does have feel of a run down shopping mall where the refurb money run out half way through but maybe that’s a little harsh as:

        For a lot of London it’s easier to drive to.
        It’s not in the ULEZ tax zone.
        It’s cheaper to get to on Thamelink – which plugs into the Liz line at Farringdon.
        It’s not run by the incompetent management we see at Heathrow.
        Gatwick is likely where a new runway and slots will be – so it’s smart move to position for those.
        It’s another option for using and earning star points

        • Will says:

          A new runway at LGW and a high speed train connecting to LHR would be a huge boost to uk transport infrastructure.

  • Kes says:

    Hi, I just matched my Marriott Gold and wonder if I must fly Singapore Airlines twice to qualify for Silver or Code Share Partners qualify too?
    Thanks in advance!

  • TJ says:

    You can fly SQ on a couple of cheap returns from Milan to Barcelona (or vice versa) to achieve the 4 flights threshold.

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