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I have 260K of Westpac Altitude points which I think can be changed to Frequent Flyer points - about 130K - would that be good move?
 

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I think I will put mine into VA and SQ when I need them or if there is a bonus transfer offer.
 
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I think I will put mine into VA and SQ when I need them or if there is a bonus transfer offer.
Bonus offer into SQ? Jeez wouldn't that be a god send. I have given VA life cove - they have abandoned MEL to LAX like whimpering pansies - never again will my klakker be parked in a VA seat.

Back to SQ bonus upon transfer - have they ever done that? If yes when was last occasion pls?
 
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Belated welcome to AFF wwom8447!

I have 260K of Westpac Altitude points which I think can be changed to Frequent Flyer points - about 130K - would that be good move?
That would be a good move if you had a need to go somewhere now.

If not then leave the points in Altitude and wait for a bonus deal or until such time as you need to use the points for a flight.
 

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Yesterday I flew VA to Sydney in a pretty new A330-200 and there were 17 or 18 seats taken out of 24. My son is coming on the midnight express using my Velocity points for J both ways.
So far only VA have done the transfer bonus and in recent times that bonus is no longer 50%. I did get one that large.
With SQ I will have a third family account to increase our redemption nominees shortly.
Three points per dollar to SQ Kris Flyer was the best ever from Westpac back when they started.
 
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Three points per dollar to SQ Kris Flyer was the best ever from Westpac back when they started.
Yes but that wasn't a 'bonus pts on transfer promo' it was just the same as current Alt Black promo of 2 x pts on all eligible purchases for first 3 mths.

TBH I cannot remember any promo of bonus pits on transfer of Alt or any other pts to SQ but I might be wrong
 

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No I have not seen one either going to SQ.
Have you tried sending Altitude points to anyone else other than SQ and VA and did that work out to be a very good idea?
 
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No I have not seen one either going to SQ.
Have you tried sending Altitude points to anyone else other than SQ and VA and did that work out to be a very good idea?
I have given VA life so they will never be going there - SQ will be receiving ALL my Alt pts going forward but don't need them as yet so stockpiling. Might continue to run down Citi stockpile I think.

Where would you suggest to leave biggest stockpile cove? Westpac or Citi?
 

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Transfering from WPC to VA would be good to redeem EY new J to Europe either A380 or 787 from Brisbane
 

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125,000 One way J and 187,500 F.

Have been looking lately and reasonable availability online J, but for F you have to call VA.

When I rang a few weeks ago there were no F availability 11 months out.

May get better once the novelty of the new cabins wears off.

In terms of the OP I agree with other posters, keep your points with WPC until you need them.

They are very quick to transfer to SQ
 

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I have 3 warehouses of points namely WBC, Citi and Amex Premier Rewards in the US. Have not needed to transfer out of WBC as I rushed to zero at Citi Select when they implied that they could reverse ATO points. I have struggled (tirelessly) to use those points on Suites flights and I still have quite a few left from 16 months ago.
 
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