AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card Reviews and Comparison - Seedly
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  • Updated on 27 May 2018
    Pros 1) Good if you haven't hold any Amex Acend or Krisflyer card before to get the first join miles (if you hold any amex miles card before and receive any miles as welcome gift, then they will not give this points anymore) 2) Good sign up gifts (S$150 CapitaVoucher Welcome Offer) 3) I use the 4 complimentary access each year to any participating SATS Premier Lounge in Singapore and Plaza Premium Lounge around the world to bring family and friends to go enjoy before flights per year. 4) Try to use SQ for biz and personal travel then once get Gold class, can also bring 2 guest and use together with this 4 voucher to lounge access. 5) Used to be another group now change to Complimentary night stay each year at one of over 110 Hilton Properties in Asia Pacific. Again limited choice and have to beware and T&C , peak period not available etc). Cons: They make customer pay annual fee the moment customer receive the card and annual fees [$337.05] very high :( Good only if you always take SQ flights but other miles card give better deals.
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  • Had this card 2 years back when I first started my miles journey. Back then the signup promo was much better too, ~40,000 miles for $10,000 spend with hotel stay, etc. I never used the card after I fulfilled the conditions for the signup promo and eventually cancelled the card after a year. The signup promo got worst over the years and it is still not the general spending card one would use. The best part is miles are automatically transferred to the KrisFlyer account, there is no need to pay additional fees to transfer.
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  • Updated on 27 May 2018
    I had this card for a long while. The good thing is that AMEX have been waiving my annual fees and that’s why I still have the card Pros 1) Awesome customer service officers that are friendly and will do their best to help you. Follow ups are prompt as well 2) direct credit of miles to your Krisflyer account 3) Many small promos every few months 4) good sign up promo 5) no min spending 6) Concert lovers will love this one for the priority Amex provides to buy tickets Cons 1) high annual fees 2) low earn rate for miles Overall an ok card to hold on too. Good if you are a loyal Krisflyer fan that take SQ flights often. If you don’t take SQ flights often the small promo and tie up with vendors like Grab and some shopping places will help rack up some miles
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Answered on 02 May 2019
Just get the Krisflyer AMEX first for their sign up bonus. After which, get the Citi Premier Miles and/or DBS Altitude Card. Pros: 1) AMEX usually has better sign up bnous and they are easier to achieve. 2) Citi PM and DBS Altitude Card points don't expire so you can transfer when you reached the points needed. 3) Citi PM can transfer to other airlines' loyalty program Cons: 1) AMEX directly credit the miles to your Krisflyer account so the 3 year expiry starts immediately 2) CITI and DBS has a fee when transferring over the points Don't mind me for being straightforward but If you accumulate miles just for redemption on economy class, getting a cashback card might be better.
About AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card
Card NameAMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card
Local Miles RateS$1 = 1.2 Miles
Special Miles RateOverseas: S$1 = 2 Miles Grab Rides: S$1 = 3 Miles
HighlightsLarge payments (eg wedding, renovation)

Fees and Charges for AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card

  • Annual Principle Fee: $337.05
  • Annual Supplementary Card fee: $80.25 (waived for 1 year)
  • Fee waiver: Available
  • Interest-Free Period: 22 days
  • Annual Interest Rate: 25.90%
  • Minimum monthly payment: 3% or $50, whichever is higher
  • Late payment charge: $60
  • Cash advance fee: 5%

Eligibility for AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card

  • Singaporeans and PR; Minimum annual income of  $50,000
  • Foreigners; Minimum annual income of $60,000

Key features of AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card

  • $1 = 1.2 miles
  • $1 = 2 miles for overseas spending (June and December only)
  • $1 = 2 miles for transactions made with Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and KrisShop
  • $1 = 3.2 miles for Grab Singapore rides, with a cap of $200 a month
  • 5,000 miles for the very first charge to your card
  • Complimentary night stay each year at one of over 110 Hilton Properties in Asia Pacific
  • 4 Complimentary airport lounge access each year to any participating SATS Premier Lounge in Singapore and Plaza Premium Lounge around the world.

 

Terms and conditions of AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card

  • The following transaction types will not earn you KrisFlyer miles: Cash Advance and other cash services, Charges for dishonoured cheques, Finance charges, Annual Card fees, Purchase and top-up charges for EZ-Link cards and more. Please refer to AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card’s T&Cs for the full list.

 

For more info, you can check out AMEX KrisFlyer Ascend Card’s page.