SIA Gives Yip Pin Xiu 1 million KrisFlyer Miles, But Everyone is Talking About the Picture


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Last Updated on 2017-10-16 , 7:31 am

Last month, Joseph Schooling’s gold medal in the Rio 2016 made headlines not just for him being the first gold medallist in the Olympics, but also the rewards that were given to him by airlines: from getting 1 million KrisFlyer Miles to free flights for life from AirAsia.

During his journey back to Singapore, he was welcomed back like the first man who has landed on the moon: there was even a water gun salute on the tarmac, whereby the firefighting vehicles sprayed water atop the landing plane.

Image: Changi Airport Group
Image: Changi Airport Group

But if you Google “Joseph Schooling Singapore airlines” and expect to find more about what he’ll get, or a video of the water salute, you’re wrong.

You’ll see this image instead.

Image: Stomp.com.sg
Image: Stomp.com.sg

For some reason only known to SIA, he was placed behind a group of SIA staff. Anyone not familiar with Joseph Schooling’s achievement might think that it’s someone’s birthday celebration.

The image has since been deleted for obvious reasons.

Just today, it has been announced that Team Singapore’s Paralympians are due to be back in Singapore tomorrow (21 September 2016) morning at 5.35 a.m.

Double gold-medallist Yip Pin Xiu, who also set a world record, will receive 1 million KrisFlyer Miles from SIA. Just for your reference, a trip from Singapore to New York in First Class will require 140,000 KrisFlyer Miles, while a flight from Singapore to KL in economy will be 7,500 KrisFlyer Miles.

Yip Pin Xiu and her good friend Theresa Goh, the two medallists in the games, would be seated in First Class during the flight back.

But when the news was published in Straits Times Facebook Page, you can expect these to be the first few comments.


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Because SIA has engaged a new photographer learned its lesson and decided not to put the star behind.

Image: Facebook (Singapore Disability Sports Council)
Image: Facebook (Singapore Disability Sports Council)

And oh, where are the guys?

Featured Image: Facebook (Singapore Disability Sports Council)

This article was first published on Goodyfeed.com