Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Oct 2012
Total posts 147
Traveling with Singapore Airlines as a VA Gold. Will I earn velocity points and SC if I booked through Singapore Airlines on the cheapest fare? My mum booked it for me, how can I add my points in? Also, I am 18 years old, travelling with my mother and brother (16) from OOL - SYD - SIN - KUL then SIN - SYD - OOL. How can I sneak my family into the lounges without anyone noticing?
Member since 10 May 2011
Total posts 249
I am afraid you are out of luck on the points earning as the lowest fare buckets with SQ (N,Q,T,V) are ineligible for points earning. You will have access to the SQ lounges but only with one additional guest. Smiling and politely asking if you can take both your mother and brother into the Krisflyer Gold (at Changi) or Silverkris lounges (international destinations) might do the trick, no guarentees though (normally it all depends if the lounge is at or close to capacity).
Wow ;(. Which fare classes earn velocity points?
Member since 21 Apr 2012
Total posts 2,060
For economy it is classes S, Y, B, E, M, H, W, U, L, K. This is a major drawback of the VA/SQ partnership, the fact that the lowest fare classes do not earn any mileage. With their other partners they at least eran between 0.25 and 0.75.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,293
This is common among the big Asian carriers. They're quite stingy with their accrual rates, and both CX and SQ offer zero accrual on their cheapest fare buckets. I had a similar problem on CX when I had the problem of zero accrual on a PEN-HKG-PEN trip.
Member since 20 Aug 2013
Total posts 22
Yeah I had the same problem on ADL(via MEL)-HKG-KIX and HRT-HKG-ADL missing out on points from about 12,000 miles. :(
Make that NRT-HKG-ADL not HRT
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