Although Velocity Frequent Flyer members can redeem their points for Singapore Airlines flights directly, there’s a major issue with this approach – availability.
Unfortunately, reward seats are very limited in high-demand cabins like Premium Economy and Business, making it difficult to use your Velocity points for high-value redemptions. This is especially for long-haul flights to continental Europe and the UK – which are easier to secure by transferring your points.
Why? Singapore Airlines only provide limited reward availability to their partners, like Velocity (they keep it for their own members). However, there’s a way around this bottleneck! Due to Virgin Australia’s strong partnership with Singapore Airlines, Velocity members can transfer their Velocity points directly to Singapore Airlines’ popular KrisFlyer program.
You’ll also gain access to a host of ‘sweet-spot’ rewards not only with Singapore Airlines but 25 additional Star Alliance carriers. Learn more about using your Velocity points for Star Alliance flights in our dedicated guide.
Stand-outs include long-haul trips to Europe (better availability than Velocity) and cheap redemptions from and within Asia. Singapore’s monthly Spontaneous Escapes promotion can also be a winner, offering major discounts on selected rewards when booking on short notice.
Another benefit is that KrisFlyer do not force fuel surcharges on Singapore Airlines operated reward flights.
- Value vs Velocity
- How to transfer
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- Searching for rewards
- Routing rules & features
- Cash co-payments (taxes)
- Reward seat discounts
- Popular Redemption examples
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