Are there easier ways to earn a million Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles? I have to assume so. But probably not faster than the 50.39 seconds it took for Joseph Schooling’s gold medal performance in the 100 butterfly at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The airline feted the newly crowned national hero with a gift of a million points and a KrisFlyer Elite Gold card to match the medal.
The fact that it was posted on Facebook gave ample opportunity for others to point out that the status will likely expire quickly and that the million points probably isn’t enough to cover his training travel needs over the next four years until the 2020 games in Tokyo. Or that KrisFlyer Gold is a relatively low status within the company’s program; many took to the comments to lobby for lifetime status and/or PPS rather than “just gold.” But you cannot please everyone. Especially not on the Internet.
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