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Record transfer time to Krysflier from Altitude Black

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infinity

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Priori to the recent "upgrade of Westpac banking" my last transfer took 3 days to get to Krysflyer

The other day it took an hour!!

At least something seems to now go in our favour with an "enhancement"!!!

Make a big difference getting those SG suites ;)
 

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As a reference point, I initiated a transfer on Saturday afternoon and after your post, I was hopeful that it wouldn't take the three business days the Altitude website displayed it would. Points posted now (Monday, around 4.30pm) and the two seats I was eyeing were still available so I finalised the booking just now. Very happy.

As a further reference, the Velocity points I transferred at the same time have not posted yet.
 
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Well done Peter78.

Makes a huge difference in grabbing suites or those available saver fares

Well done!!
 

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I've found velocity points posted overnight for me. Quite impressed.
 

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I've found velocity points posted overnight for me. Quite impressed.

The Velocity points posted on Tuesday around lunch time, so a turn-around of a business day and half. Maybe initiating the transfer on a weekend is not ideal, then again there might also have been a delay between the points going into my wife's account and then family-pooled into mine.

It is interesting to see how, despite SQ and VA-points having the same value within Altitude, there are some differences: purely looking at points, the one-way redemption in J for Virgin was more expensive than the one-way redemption in Suites/ First on SQ (125K vs. ~112K ea.). Then again, taking surcharges etc. into the equation, you are looking at $82 (VA) and 350 Euro (SQ) ea. respectively. Both countries we have chosen to depart from (Australia [$55?] and Germany) have a reasonably high departure tax but I guess fuel surcharges come into play.

Either way, very happy and we can't wait for March. The only down-side is that flying SQ to Europe would have given us an hour or so more to experience First/ Suites, due to the head winds, but nothing was available. Ah well, first-world problems.
 
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