Transfer Velocity points to Singapore Airlines

6 replies

Dolly

Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer

Member since 24 Jan 2013

Total posts 5

Hi.

Does anybody know when/if Virgin will reinstate the transfer of Velocity Points to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer?

DanV

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 04 Nov 2017

Total posts 75

Originally Posted by Dolly

Hi.

Does anybody know when/if Virgin will reinstate the transfer of Velocity Points to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer?

Extremely unlikely this will return under the ownership of Bain. If in the slim chance it does return, it'll be likely due to Bain 'getting something from SQ' to cover the costs of operating the program, plus with a worse transfer rate.

It was reported to be a money drain/loser back when VA was part owned by SQ, Bain won't be keen to pay SQ for points unless if theres 'something in it for them' as per all PE firms.

gredgy69

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 May 2013

Total posts 45

Originally Posted by DanV

Originally Posted by Dolly

Hi.

Does anybody know when/if Virgin will reinstate the transfer of Velocity Points to Singapore Airlines Krisflyer?

Extremely unlikely this will return under the ownership of Bain. If in the slim chance it does return, it'll be likely due to Bain 'getting something from SQ' to cover the costs of operating the program, plus with a worse transfer rate.

It was reported to be a money drain/loser back when VA was part owned by SQ, Bain won't be keen to pay SQ for points unless if theres 'something in it for them' as per all PE firms.

Whilst I hope you are wrong, I think I agree with you. If that is the case I will be burning my points and going back to Qantas.

RedWood

Member since 04 Sep 2019

Total posts 9

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

abudhabi1

Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus

Member since 15 Jan 2013

Total posts 74

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.

petwatff

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.

mmfsurg

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

Member since 21 Mar 2018

Total posts 1

From the SQ website:
Can I earn KrisFlyer Elite Miles on Virgin Australia
KrisFlyer members can earn Elite Miles when travelling on a Singapore Airlines codeshare operated by Virgin Australia.

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