Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 24 Jan 2013
Total posts 5
Does anybody know when/if Virgin will reinstate the transfer of Velocity Points to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 89
Originally Posted by Dolly
Member since 29 May 2013
Total posts 56
Originally Posted by DanV
Member since 04 Sep 2019
Total posts 13
This was the only good reason to have VA points was the krisflyer swap.
Its a damn shame, but I guess its easier to maintain 1 program than 2
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
Total posts 98
a bit unfortunate.imagine if you were in a situation where part of your journey was SIA,or air nz or air canada or united or thai or lufthansa and you had krisflyer to earn points on and they are not transferrable.i had a thai royal orchid for all of that in the past but was lucky to have been donated the miles to help a bangkok hospital in their case.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2018
Total posts 1
I hold a sliver of hope it will return. Lets consider the recent prognosis that Virgin was all but dead in the water, any return was as a LCC and at best, in between a LCC and FCC. Certainly no business class, food and drinks purchased on board. Lounges? Well, kiss those good-bye! So, IMHO, Bain being a bottom line beast will have costed the potential loss of velocity members to QFF should they not provide an alternative. I am one of those people that once its absolutely clear I have no award options beyond Australian borders then I will burn my VFF points and not return (unless its an exceptional deal). So, I hold a sliver of hope because Bain needs international partners, the pandemic has assisted the delay but the clock is ticking.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 21 Mar 2018
Member since 19 Jun 2013
Total posts 3
It would be nice if it happens, but not holding my breath. Best halfway realistic case I believe , I’d be hoping for a travel bubble to open up to S’pore and/or Thailand so I can burn some of my VA points on a SQ biz-cl return trip.
Meantime, I’ve given up hope on ever being permitted to travel freely beyond limited parts of SE Asia at best. Time and age are against me, sadly.
Member since 18 Aug 2020
Total posts 2
Remember that you could still redeem on SQ flights. The points transfer function was highly unusual in the world of FF programs unless there was joint ownership involved (e.g. Avios).
Originally Posted by Antysyd
Saying that a lot of people would be hoping Bain would at least renegotiate/renew the SQ partnership, even if Bain are not keen on resuming the Velocity/Krisflyer transfer arrangement for reasons mentioned in the previous posts.
Member since 15 Aug 2017
Virgin might join one of the global programs to boost the value of the Velocity points however with long haul still a long way off probably not in any rush. They would be accumulating too many points for just domestic so they will ahve to find a way for members to burn them - only so many toasters one can have.
Member since 18 Oct 2019
How do i keep my Krisflyer account open so as not to loose my points even when i cant travel as yet .Is there a complementry credit card i should get ?
Originally Posted by Hoppy57
Member since 24 Jan 2018
Total posts 23
What are the prospects of SIA and Virgin allowing a transfer back of points moved from Virgin to SIA before Administration? Would be good revenue for Virgin.
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