Flights with the Virgin Australia logo can be redeemed directly through Velocity. Flights any other logo can be redeemed by transferring your Velocity points to Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer program. In this case, both the total Velocity points (what you need to transfer) and KrisFlyer ‘miles’ requirement is displayed (expand each row to find the Krisflyer miles cost).
Note KrisFlyer Star Alliance redemptions in this table feature a free stopover opportunity for round-trip redemptions, which adds to their value. Some options include multiple stopover opportunities (up to two stopovers in addition to your free stopover may be purchased for a very reasonable $100 USD). These options allow to extend your journey’s potential. Learn more about KrisFlyer’s generous routing benefits here.
All flights are one-way (double the points requirement for round-trips).
*Note, flights departing the UK attract the APD levy, which adds to taxes (from $30 (Econ.)/$50 (Bus.) for short flights & $175 (Econ.)/$300 (Bus.) for long haul
This section explores current high value domestic flights within Australia.
This section explores current high value short and long-haul international flights departing Australia.
This section explores current high value opportunities to, from and within Asia (excluding Australian connections). High value destinations include Europe, the United Kingdom and America. With major competition on short-haul flights to Asian hubs, it’s very easy to book a cheap ‘positioning’ cash fare to key Asian departure ports. Better still, by flying out of an Asian hub, you’re likely to save on taxes.
This section explores current high value opportunities connecting to (and within) the United States and Canada (excluding Australian connections). This section also houses Transatlantic flights (between the US and UK/ continental Europe).
This section explores current high value rewards to and from Europe. These include Africa and the Middle East (excluding Australian connections).
Help & FAQ
When should I use the REWARD RANKER?
Flights are published on the REWARD RANKER because they’ve been identified as a ‘sweet-spot’ within their program, not because they’re the most popular routes. So, although you can’t rely on the REWARD RANKER for all travel, give it a quick scan before jetting off to a new domestic or international destination! Refer to the Qantas and Velocity reward seat guides for the most popular reward flight destinations, regardless of value.
What regions are supported?
Start your search by using the region selector. The following regions are supported.
Remember, these are the best value redemptions, not the most popular. For example, due to heavy demand for international rewards, high taxes and the lack of ‘sweet-spot’ opportunities, there are limited international journeys departing Australia. Alternatively, search the Asian hub for top value international flights departing popular low-cost transit hubs like Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia. With major competition on short-haul flights to Asia, it’s very easy to book a cheap ‘positioning’ cash fare to key Asian departure ports. Better still, by flying out of an Asian hub, you’re likely to save on taxes
- Australian Domestic
- International (To/From AU)
- To/From Asia
- To/From US
- To/From Europe
- Transatlantic (US <-> UK/EU)
What programs are supported?
Both Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia’s Velocity are currently supported. We also feature KrisFlyer redemptions, which are available to Velocity members via transferring their Velocity points to Singapore Airlines. This opens up a world of possibilities both on Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance carriers.
How do I interpret the information?
Each table provides information on featured reward’s flight, including the cash fare, taxes, GRV and more. You can click on each row (+) to find out more details on the seat/ cabin class, availability, and a note on how to locate each reward seat.
Each table comprises the following information:
How do you calculate a featured flight's value
We calculate a ‘Guide Redemption Value’ (GRV) to benchmark flight redemptions, posting the best ones to the REWARD RANKER!
The Guide Redemption Value (GRV) is our ‘ball-park’ value estimate of a specified flight. To calculate our GRV, we divide its approximate cash price (less est. taxes) by the number of points required. The methods are a little different between Economy (a mid-point approximation, due to reward bookings’ generous change flexibility) and Business Class (the cheapest sale fare). We’ve described the process in detail here.
However, it’s important to realise that this generalised value yardstick is always going to be different for each person. Your personalised redemption value is only something that you can determine. Be sure to run your own numbers!