Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Jul 2017
Total posts 2
Hello, feels like a silly question but worth checking.I've earned enough credits to maintain platinum with VA. Work has me increasingly flying on SQ so I've set up a KrisFlyer account. If I link my next SQ flights to my KrisFlyer account to earn KrisFlyer miles (to hopefully limit the loss of transferring velocity points to KrisFlyer), am I still able to use my platinum benefits for that booking? (E.g., earn KrisFlyer but still priority check-in, lounge etc).Thanking you!
Member since 08 Feb 2016
Total posts 83
On a technicality, you are only able to use the benefits for the frequent flyer scheme you are linked to on the booking. So in your case, you will lose all benefits if you don’t have VA on the booking. Members, please correct me if I’m wrong
Member since 12 Apr 2017
Total posts 28
I havent tried this but on the FF forums they suggest the following; flash your VA platinum at check in or add it your booking, use priority check in and get your bags priority checked, go to lounge, eat drink and be merry then ask assistant at the lounge desk to change your booking to your KF number and reprint your boarding pass (or not, so long as the FF program is changed it doesnt matter if they give you a new physical boarding pass). Go to gate with platinum VA card at the ready just in case and use your priority boarding.
Member since 23 Jun 2017
Total posts 3
I do this all the time and never had a problem. I’ve also flashed my gold card in Singapore while using a VA ff on my booking.
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
It's not exactly the same but i've done it waiving my turkish gold card around but all my boarding passes had my KF number on them
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 30 May 2013
Total posts 1
This can be done.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 06 Jul 2015
Total posts 8
I do it a lot in the US where I might be banking some United Mileage Plus Points but use my AirNZ gold to enter the lounge, never a problem.
Member since 08 Nov 2014
Total posts 6
have had various success in SYD doing this. i.e. have had miles credited to SQ instead of VA so if you're on the cusp of any status etc make sure they do it correctly!
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