One of the questions I’ve heard most last year from readers has been about why has Vistara not provided enhanced benefits on Singapore Airlines flights to Vistara Elites. Turns out this has changed as of today and new benefits have been introduced for UK elites flying on Singapore Airlines, and for SQ elites flying Vistara.
Lounge Access On Singapore Airlines for Vistara Gold and Platinum members
Vistara Gold & Platinum members will be able to access the KrisFlyer Gold lounge in Singapore and the Business Class KrisFlyer lounges across the world. Lounge Access is valid for the member only and not their guests.
Lounge Access On Vistara for KrisFlyer Gold/PPS Club members
KrisFlyer Gold/PPS Club members will be able to access the Vistara Lounge in Delhi Terminal 3. Lounge Access is valid for the member along with one guest who is flying Vistara the same day.
Excess Baggage Allowance
Vistara Gold and Platinum members will get an additional 20 kgs of checked baggage allowance when flying Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines Gold members will get an additional 10 kgs of checked baggage allowance when flying Vistara.
Priority Airport Checkin & Boarding
When you are travelling on a Singapore Airlines flight, as a Vistara Elite, you will be able to check in using the business class counters where priority check-in is available. Also, when travelling in Economy Class, you will be able to board ahead of other passengers travelling in Economy Class. Similarly, KrisFlyer Gold will get benefits on Vistara business class check-in counters.
Priority Baggage Handling
Club Vistara Platinum & Gold Members will be entitled to priority baggage services when travelling on SQ where this service is available.
Finally, the group is integrating with the airline which is their Indian offspring. This makes complete sense to have elite privileges for members to have access to synergies across the group airlines. Now let’s hope in practice this works better than the Etihad/Jet Airways partnership where there is still some friction on offering benefits on the ground.