Best chance of getting upgraded on Singapore Airlines

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terra_67

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jun 2014

Total posts 14

Best chance of getting upgraded on Singapore Airlines

terra_67

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jun 2014

Total posts 14

Hi all, flying to London on Singapore Airlines - I have Velocity points - is it better to book a flexi through VA or transfer to Kris Flyer programme and book the tix directly with Singapore airlines, to improve my chance of an upgrade? 

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

You wont be getting an upgrade on singapore airlines unless you use the points to book a J ticket or pay cash.

LP

Member since 30 Jun 2016

Total posts 11

A points upgrade on a paid fare?

You can't upgrade a purchased flexi VA fare on SQ metal - so you'd be stuck in economy. Best to buy economy with SQ and upgrade.

But the points difference on SQ between upgrading a paid fare and outright business reward really isn't high. You'd be better aiming for that.

Rod H

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 06 Mar 2015

Total posts 182

Agree with LP. Best to buy a an economy with SQ then upgrade.

To use Velocity points in SQ you have to be a member of Kris Flyer , link you Velocity and Kris flyer accounts then transfer velocity points into Kris Miles. When you transfer you will lose about 25% + of your Velocity points when they are converted into Kris Miles.Still well worth it as SQ have by far the worlds best Business class I have ever used.

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 94

Remember to book on flights that don't have PE, as you can only upgrade from economy to business if there is no PE, otherwise you have to book a PE fare to upgrade to business.

terra_67

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Jun 2014

Total posts 14

Thanks everyone for answers. They were very helpful.

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