Converting approx 1 million CBA points to ??? | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Converting approx 1 million CBA points to ???

Richard Bowen

Newbie
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
7
Hi All, first post so hopefully I get it right ... have searched and can't find an answer.

Like many people the demise of CBA/Amex has resulted in us opening another CC - for us it's ANZ.

But I'm wondering what to do with the approx 1 million points sitting in the CBA loyalty program? No, transferring them to you isn't what we were thinking :)

I now fly predominantly QF, so my ideal scenario would be to convert them to QFF points, but that's not allowed (have to link to QF and then only new points are converted). And an even more ideal scenario would be if CBA offered a bonus points conversion like the current offer from other banks into Velocity.

Family of 5, thinking of a Europe trip mid-2019, so ...
  1. Convert to Velocity and maybe then into Kris Flyer ... to pay for some of Europe trip?
  2. Buy Europe trip via Flight Centre conversion (which is allowed by CBA) ... looks like 1 million points is enough to get 5 of us one-way to Europe, could maybe then use QF to get home?
  3. Something else?
Be grateful if anyone has any tips. What are the key things to consider? What have others done? Any chance of CBA offering a decent conversion / bonus promo in the next few months?
 

Mattg

Senior Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
8,496
Flights
My Map
I would definitely be transferring the points to an airline (and NOT using for Flight Centre vouchers!)

Converting to Velocity and then KrisFlyer is certainly a good option. CBA does have various other partners, but for a trip to Europe I think VA and then KrisFlyer is really the best option.

Oh, and welcome to AFF!
 

Richard Bowen

Newbie
Joined
Oct 7, 2018
Messages
7
Thanks @Mattg. Think that's the way we'll go.

The whole thing with CBA is underwhelming - AMEX closing, not participating in the 15% Velocity program. Definitely time to use these points!
 

Mattg

Senior Member
AFF Supporter
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Messages
8,496
Flights
My Map
Yes, it's probably the least competitive credit card program in Australia!

I closed all my CBA cards/accounts several years ago...
 

AFF on Air Podcast

  • British Airways Executive Club – AIR025
    Sat, 30 Nov 2019 22:53:26 AEDT
      Many Australians join Qantas Frequent Flyer by default. But even if you fly with Qantas regularly, you could benefit by using the British Airways Executive Club frequent f ...
  • Married Segments & More – AIR024
    Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:32:20 AEDT
      Airlines seem to love married segments, but for frequent flyers and travel agents they can be extremely frustrating. Sometimes you'll find an award seat on a flight you w ...
  • HARS (Historic Aircraft Restoration Society) – AIR023
    Sat, 02 Nov 2019 13:24:03 AEDT
      The Historic Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) boasts a collection of over 60 aircraft, including a retired Qantas 747, Super Constellation and DC-3s. John Travolta's Bo ...
  • “Hidden City” Court Case – AIR022
    Sat, 19 Oct 2019 09:30:46 AEDT
      Earlier this year, German airline Lufthansa tried to sue a passenger that exploited the loophole of hidden-city ticketing by skipping the last flight on their ticket. This ...
  • Summer in Europe – AIR021
    Sat, 05 Oct 2019 17:28:53 AEST
      Qantas and Virgin Australia are fighting over two rare and lucrative new landing slots for Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Meanwhile, four European airlines have gone bankrupt in ...

Community Statistics

Threads
83,916
Messages
1,953,042
Members
51,375
Latest member
Fortheloveofflying
Top