In our previous guide we showed you how to transfer your Velocity points to KrisFlyer to redeem Singapore Airlines’ reward seats. This enables you to book rewards direct from the source, offering much better availability than Virgin’s own loyalty program.
But, that’s not the only benefit of transferring your Velocity points to KrisFlyer. You can also redeem Star Alliance reward seats across the world’s largest airline network! Indirectly, this allows you to cash-in your Velocity points with over 25 additional airlines!
Star Alliance rewards to, from and within the United States and Canada offer some of the best Velocity point redemption value we’ve seen. So if you’re travelling to the States, this article is must read!
There best local opportunities include flights from Perth and Adelaide to New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Other international-to-international sweet-spots include the ‘South Asia/ Central’ region to anywhere in Europe, where you can redeem a $5,000+ one-way Business Class flight from, say, the Maldives to Iceland for just 47,500 miles (64,125 Velocity points)!
Unlike Singapore Airlines redemptions, some Star Alliance rewards attract fuel surcharges as well as taxes. You can reduce these, however, by choosing low surcharge airlines.
- Star Alliance partner airlines
- Transfer your Velocity points
- Star Alliance – Velocity point costs
- Routing rules & features
- Cash co-payments
- Redemption examples