Using Platinum Perks when Earning KrisFlyer Miles

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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!


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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.

I believe it boils down to the fact that I have a boarding pass for that airline departing on that day— I can then use the status whatever that may be.


Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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

Paul Lock

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 30 May 2013

Total posts 1

This can be done.

Was moving to NZ and flying a lot with Air NZ but was a SQ FF Gold. Booked on Air NZ to build up the points and when I arrived at the lounge got them to add the SQ Gold as a supplementary card to keep getting the points. A couple of times they made a mistake and didn't get the points so you have to make sure that they add it correctly.


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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