Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 16 Oct 2018
Total posts 6
Hello, first post from me. I’m VA platinum with ~400k points across Velocity & AmEx. I’m thinking of transferring these to Kris as reward availability is apparently better with Kris. I’m trying to book PE or Bus ADL/MEL/SYD to Tokyo in Sept/Oct 2019 but only see waitlist fares. HALP! Am I better off buying economy fairs and then upgrading with points? I was hoping to fly one way business to Tokyo via Singapore with an overnight stay (with wife + 4 year old and 8 month old)...
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
Your VA status won't help in this situation but how you transfer the points might. Obviously VA points can be transferred to SQ but you lose some, 1.35 VA points -> 1 SQ miles. Amex points can also be transferred directly to SQ at 1:1 so it'd be best to put them across directly.
Member since 06 Nov 2014
Total posts 158
Try other Japanese cities such as NGO or KIX you might have better luck.
Thanks Michael! By way of an update I ended up booking 2 adults, 1 toddler, 1 infant ADL-SIN-Haneda in cash (<$2k bulk head seats + extra legroom) then 249k Kris +$200 for business right through from Osaka-SIN-ADL.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 17 Jun 2019
Total posts 5
Hey guys, i have 40,000 kris flyer points that I'm told will run out in a couple of months. Do you know any other way to use them other than flights as 40000 isn't enough to do anyhing with on flights. Can I buy a kettle or a toaster with them at least?
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