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  1. AFF Editor

    30% off Velocity Business Reward seats & upgrades until 24/10/20

    Velocity Frequent Flyer is now offering 30% off the points required for Velocity Reward Seats in Business class, as well as UpgradeMe Points upgrades. The discount is applied automatically, and is available for bookings and travel until 24 October 2020. You could say that the discount reflects...
  2. W

    International reward flight redemption

    Hey all, So I just had a phone call from velocity through might make a few people happier. The background is that I had two Business reward seats booked to London in Feb next year (with SQ) but due to COVID had to postpone the trip to March. I had asked to change the flights but it was after...
  3. Mattg

    Finnair removing long-haul fuel surcharges

    Finnair is apparently removing removing fuel surcharges on long-haul award flight redemptions from 25 June. It's not quite clear whether this would also apply to awards booked through partner airlines, but here's hoping it will also apply to Qantas redemptions...
  4. Mattg

    Thai Royal Orchid Plus suspends Star Alliance awards

    The Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus program is suspending redemptions on Star Alliance flights, as well as hotel and lifestyle awards, until further notice. https://www.thaiairways.com/sites/en_TH/rop/Promotion/temporalily-suspension-miles-redemption.page It's been less than a year since the...
  5. K

    SIA redemption September 2020 - change booking or cancel/rebook

    Hi all We have flights to Europe in August/September 2020. Flight out is Qatar J SYD - LHR booked via Qantas as a oneworld classic award. Flight home is SIA Frankfurt - SYD in J booked with Krisflyer points. At this stage it doesn't seem like we will be able to travel, so considering options...
  6. P

    New First Suites seem impossible to redeem as Saver

    The old style first suites are readily available as a Saver redemption, but the newer version is always 'waitlist' at best. Am I being blocked because I have no status? Do they just book out the instant they are released? Or am I just missing something? Cheers, Pete
  7. S

    Upcoming Redemption bookings: should you cancel?

    If you have upcoming (say next 6 months) redemption bookings, and the cancellation policies are quite good, ie no fee/small fee should you cancel them, or should you wait until last minute? I cant see any benefit in cancelling now, except giving the opportunity for others who intend to travel
  8. S

    Redemption Ticket Cancellation Fine Print?

    Been reading the T/Cs for cancellation for award bookings, the worst case scenario isnt too bad at all, but can anyone please clarify what it means, I have a first class flex plus booking using points in July, The t/cs are as follows...
  9. D

    750k Altitude points - need to redeem before cancelling card - suggestions?

    Hi All I have approx 750k Altitude points. As this card is no longer worth keeping I wanted to ask your assistance with the best use of these points. I do have a trip to Europe planned for later this year - would SQ still be the best redemption? Transfer rate is 3:1 though which is not great...
  10. S

    Krisflyer redemption ticket - link Velocity Platinum

    Looking to book a Krisflyer Y redemption for a short trip to SIN, and wondering if it's possible to add a Velocity Platinum to a Krisflyer redemption ticket, so I can get a lounge access in SIN (and J check-in counter access). All my previous KF redemptions has been either J or F, and get...
  11. Glider_

    Cancelling SQ redemption- original points expiry important?

    Hi All, MrGlider and I are booked on an SQ J redemption PER-SIN-TPE return at the end of the month. We're watching the virus situation carefully and considering rebooking/cancelling. Trouble is, this is a redemption that has already been rescheduled once before about six months ago, and was...
  12. C

    Hard to redeem Qantas points on Emirates?

    I think I'm an experienced QF points redeemer. I’ve managed to fly J class every June for the past six years Brisbane to Europe, but has usually been with CX &/or BA, in to London, Paris, Frankfurt etc. I book 350-odd days in advance & not had a problem. Had time on my hands recently & out of...
  13. dxwell

    SQ Redemption not working IST-BNE

    Been trying to book a SQ redemption for IST-BNE J class for early January 2021. I hit the button at exactly 10am AEST 355 days out, but only see Advantage redemptions. I can see IST-SIN J Saver redemptions for the date, and then the next day I can see SIN-BNE J Save redemptions. Is this because...
  14. P

    Flybuys Dollars REDEEM Alert INFO 2020!

    Hi all, Found out the following today after being a Flybuys member for 10+ years and as a result of losing free for life Coles Black card when Citi took over and said no use of CC: 1. If you have a Coles financial service linked to Flybuys you will get prompted, ever time to use $10 Flybuys...
  15. N

    VA redemption flight on ANZ Rewards Travel

    I just booked my redemption flight from my ANZ Rewards Travel Adventures card. Got my velocity number added as well to the booking, so it shows up that I'm VA Gold, gives me my additional free baggage, seat selection etc. What I can't work out, is will I earn points + status credits + eligible...
  16. Q

    Business Reward Redemption to First?

    Hi, Wondering if anyone can provide guidance. I've booked a Business Saver reward return trip in business. Being we wanted to lock down dates (honeymoon), we didnt want to wait to accumulate further points to get to first. However we are well on our way to getting the required points. Q...
  17. Y

    Is it possible to add an extra leg to a velocity redemption?

    Situation is I have a bne-lax flight booked. I would like to add a delta connection lax to phx. The connecting redemption flight is available but I’m just not sure if VA allows you to add a flight. I could not do it online and the first agent I spoke to had no idea if it was possible. Any advice...
  18. MikeG

    Cancelled Qantas flight through agent - can I redeem through qantas.com direct?

    I booked a flight with jet a broa d due to the fires, and when cancelled was given a Qantas credit - I was given a ticket number rather than a voucher code - what are my rights with regard to using the Qantas voucher with qantas directly or another agent? Qantas charged a $90 reissue fee, and...
  19. John in Melbourne

    A Qantas J points redemption whinge

    I received an email from Qantas saying that they had J points-redemption seats available from MEL to San Francisco (YAY!!). Have just discovered that the route will be MEL to Shanghai (Pudong), a 6.5 hour wait, then Shanghai to San Francisco, all on China East. A total of 29 hours. WTF???!!!
  20. R

    First class redemption on Emirates - PER to CDG, then AMS-KUL

    Hi All I just redeemed all my qantas points for first class to Europe, on Emirates and I want to make the most of this. On the way back I have to fly into KUL because there isn't any availability to get to Aus. I have only had the chance to fly business (<5hr trips) on a handful of occasions...
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