Member since 11 Jul 2014
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What is the best way to secure an award flight in business or getting an upgrade with velocity points on a flight to Europe?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Jan 2015
Total posts 80
convert to krisflyer and fly SQ
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,118
You'd actually be better just to use your Velocity points to fly SQ outright - it's 139,000 Velocity points one-way in business class from most points in Australia to most points in Europe (Sydney-London for example).To book the same flight through KrisFlyer is 105,000 KrisFlyer miles, but because Velocity points convert to KrisFlyer at a 1.35:1 rate, you'd need to convert around 142,000 Velocity points to SQ to get 105,000 KrisFlyer miles - so you're actually spending more points to book the same thing.SQ has the advantage of being able to book other Star Alliance airlines, too - such as Thai, ANA, Asiana, etc - so it's an option to consider if there's no availability on SQ, but if your goal is to fly Singapore Airlines and you already have the Velocity points in your account, it's better to just spend the Velocity points.
Anyone know if there is an easy hack to secure the flights
Member since 06 Aug 2017
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Member since 13 Nov 2015
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Availability in KrisFlyer is very good, and their seats are available for booking about 20-30 days earlier than Velocity. So if you're going to travel in peak season, it's best to secure the seats ASAP via KrisFlyer.
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