While surfing for another vacation destination, a friend talks about Malaysian Airline’s Enrich redemption. While many believe that it is no longer worth keeping their membership, I somehow still have faith with them, especially their period-to-period 50% discounted redemption.
Looking to go for a short vacation during 2016’s valentines weekend? Let’s see what’s the rate from 12 February 2016 – 16 February 2016.
Singapore – Penang – Singapore
As a reference, JetStar offers direct flight from Singapore to Penang. It cost SGD201.50, excluding any luggage and credit card payment fee.
Malaysia Airline Promotional Fare
- Economy (Fare Class N): SGD 252.50
- Business: SGD868.50
- Economy: SGD193.90 + 10,200 miles.
- Business: SGD243.00 + 18,700 miles.
Looking at this, Business class redemption will be my preference.
- 8500 miles difference only between Economy and Business Redemption
- SGD868.50 (Current Fare) – SGD243.00 (Redemption Tax and Fuel Surcharge) = SGD625.50
- 8500 miles/SGD625.50 = 13.59 miles/ Singapore Dollar.
- Business Class Baggage Allowance
- Extra extra legroom. (It’s a vacation after all!)
- 4 sectors of airport lounge access
Flight redemption changes from time to time. If you are new to points and flight redemption, it is best to play with the redemption system from time to time to understand how does it work.
Picking the right moment is the key as award tickets are normally limited.
Furthermore, it can be really fun to plan for your next holiday knowing that you will most likely to acquire a more economical air ticket. You may be the next person paying for an Economy ticket but sipping your favourite wine and personalised steak in the Business cabin, not to mention the 20.6-inch wide seat turns into a fully flat 76-inch bed.