Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Oct 2016
Total posts 12
Total posts 129
I'd suggest that you should fly Singapore to retain your silver status, unless you have a really compelling reason to fly on the QF A380 which you haven't detailed? Some status is better than no status.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 144
Agree. Personally I think if you’re only going to be able to build up status with one global alliance then you may as well stick with that. I guess if you will struggle to retain silver star alliance then maybe go with the cheapest option. I’m guessing from your post that you’re going in economy? If so then not a lot to choose probably in terms of product. If business, then I’d be choosing SQ.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 06 Apr 2012
Total posts 85
Also noting that Singapore Airlines also has the A380 (and A350) on it's February schedules for Melbourne - if that is the sole reason why you are contemplating Qantas.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
If you're okay to fly any A380 then, you could always fly MEL-SYD-SIN on VA then SQ's A380 flight from Sydney to Singapore.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Oct 2017
Total posts 39
Perhaps a different view point - you could always look at flying SQ but credit to VA? Least you'd likely bump through to Gold relatively quickly and maybe even Plat? Good access/benefits with SQ, but obviously drop off bookings with others.
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 150
+1 to this idea. If you are going to be flying a bit in the future, its easier to get VA Gold than Krisflyer Gold, and the benefits on Singapore are about the same.
Member since 09 Jul 2012
Total posts 19
Seems like most replies are leaning towards SQ and/or retaining some status level. As someone wisely pointed out: "having some status is better than no status". I've found this to be so true. When starting out a few years back, even lowly silver status on certain airlines made a huge difference. I was - on different occasions when flying economy - able to get preferred seating, extra baggage allowance, and two or three upgrades. Not a lot, but it helped me. Nowadays I'm fortunate to fly business more often, where most benefits are included. But I still look back and count myself lucky in the beginning for having at least some status. Or look at it another way: the a380 will be around for at least another decade or two for you to fly. But status is fleeting and should be utilized/obtained whenever the opportunity comes up!
Member since 18 Oct 2018
Total posts 11
I'm gold with Qantas but I still voted SQ! Guess that's saying something. I which virgin would offer Gold transfer... I'd switch tomorrow and start booking all my business trips on VA/SQ.
Member since 06 Dec 2017
Total posts 23
SQ.I might only be a red level at velocity but earn points with them filling the car petrol and at one time car servicing at midas(I am now sadly on a caped price service plan with Holden)since trading up which places like that are no more.that aside SINGAPORE ARE THE BETTER carrier.
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 86
taxes are a lot lower with SQ
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
SQ all the way. We credit to VA. You can maintain gold with one MEL-SIN-HKG return in J and four VA paid domestic flights. It's too easy.
Member since 15 Mar 2017
Total posts 20
Sounds like someone needs to propose a status challenge to VA 😁
Member since 25 May 2017
Total posts 5
SQ a far superiour to QF. Further when it comes to using your points Krisflyer has far more availability than QF.
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