KrisFlyer or Velocity FF Program's and CC's

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WilkoJunior

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Hello,

I'm currently with KrisFlyer, QFF, Enrich (just burnt all points for J travel recently) and velocity. Currently sitting on about 65,000 points with QFF, 50,000 with KrisFlyer (burnt a few for J class travel also) and about 1,600 points with Velocity.

Currently have the WSQ Plat CC and ANZ Qantas Plat CC. However, use the WSQ cards as main cards, and will ditch the ANZ ones soon as the cost is quite high against benefit for me, as no business payments etc to put on it.

With the NAB Velocity Premium CC sign up at 40,000 points and only $150pa I'm considering cancelling all cards and just using them an putting points in to Velocity, as they have the benefit of not expiring after 3 years, unlike KrisFlyer and Enrich.

I would just like people's opinion and experience on Velocity for points redemption compared to KrisFlyer and experience with Virgin for medium and long haul flying to that of SQ. Most of my international flights (Europe and Asia) have been with SQ and MH, with QF and Emirates (have points with them I think too) for single Sth Africa trip and single Middle East trip. Domestic, comes down to QF and VA based on cost.

I know I can earn more Velocity or QFF points the SQ based on not only CC spend, but with mobile phone, restaurants etc. Or do i stick with QFF and ANZ cards as have benefit of shopping and fuel points with EDR card too.

Thoughts?? The $150pa compared to $250 and $295 for same "inclusive insurances" is a fair price deifference.
 
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cove

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I used to worry about the 3 year plus almost one year to book and use SQ Kris Flyer points. The idea of points expiring loomed large but it really is not such a problem if you know the rules. You get the best redemptions with SQ as you are treated well by SQ with SQ points. You may score seats with Star Alliance points but you are not prioritized. Velocity points fit into that category so I use SQ points for SQ flights to get the best seats.
 

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I used to worry about the 3 year plus almost one year to book and use SQ Kris Flyer points. The idea of points expiring loomed large but it really is not such a problem if you know the rules.
LOL.

It isn't a problem if you can earn enough to be able to make an award redemption every year or even every 3 years.

For the person who flies once a year to Europe they will never have enough KrisFlyer miles for an economy redemption with SQ to Europe.
 

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For Oz-Europe redemptions I would be looking at AA, MH, CX and SQ and picking which I liked best, then getting cards that can transfer points accordingly. Oz-Asia I'm not so sure which program is best, maybe depends where in Australia and Asia you fly between. For Oz-USA velocity is better than qff in my opinion. Also for domestic awards. Ymmv.
 
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