Air miles, also known as frequent flyer miles or travel points, are a type of credit card reward offered by airlines and card issuers. Cardmembers are rewarded every time they use their credit card in Singapore and overseas, by earning a certain number of miles for every dollar spent. When they accumulate a certain number of miles, they can redeem these for business class upgrades or even free flights with the card's partner airlines.
With an air miles credit card, cardmembers don't necessarily have to travel to earn miles. Because miles are awarded for every dollar spent on the card, cardmembers can start earning points towards their next trip by shopping, dining, or buying groceries. Since credit cards are accepted by virtually every merchant in Singapore, accruing miles becomes efficient when the card is used to pay for most expenses. Some credit cards also offer bonus points when online travel bookings are made through their partner merchants.
To redeem miles for flight tickets, cardmembers have to make the request through their card issuer's rewards portal. Depending on the card issuer, a redemption fee may be required to convert miles into air tickets. Co-branded airline cards usually credit the miles directly into the cardmember's frequent flyer account.