Thai airways awards booked using KrisFlyer and KrisFlyer and RTW help

tess1988

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I’ve got a couple of questions

I have signed up to velocity and Singapore airlines(I also have qantas) and have booked some domestic flights before with velocity which is easy but could someone help me out I have read pointshack

My girlfriend parents live in Thailand and we would like to see them once a year from Melbourne , we would like to fly using business class if possible, we would prefer thai airways but Singapore would be ok

I don’t understand when I search for award Flights in Singapore airways that when I click on star alliance no flights come up, will this change when flights go back to normal or am I stuck with using Singapore airways?
Thai airways and Singapore is both star alliance is there no award seats on thai?

Also when I search for Tokyo to Paris it only shows Singapore via London, when I use the star alliance round the world booking tool(to see cash price) I can see flights going from Tokyo to paris?

My plan is to use credit card sign up to transfer over I understand about the 3 year hard expire and could transfer them over to velocity anyway even so It would be at 1.55pt to 1pt

anyway because Return Mel-bkk would be 124 a RTW ticket at 200,000 or business at 280,000 sounds good

The other question is can I and my girlfriend have different accounts can we pool the points together, if not when we transfer the points from her sign up bonus credit card can she credit it to my account instead.

Because we are thinking 5 or 6 cards each at 35-50k KrisFlyer over just a year which should be 200,000 points
 

N0mad

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I've never had luck finding star alliance awards through my Kris flyer although admittedly i always try and book 12 months out due to flying during peak season. We fly Syd-Sin-Bkk or in reverse and never have any issue, plenty of flights each day to choose from.

Also, transfer to/from Velocity/Kris flyer is currently suspended and has been for 2-3 years so don't rely on that.

you also can't pool Kris flyer, never tried transferring from a card in a different name but i always assumed names need to match on the credit card and kris flyer account. Interested to hear if this assumption is wrong though.

Also Kris flyer redemptions went up in points cost today, so will need to readjust your calculations above.
 

andye

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I have never found the *A tab on KF website reliable. I would suggest searching for Thai awards on United.com then calling KF to book
No satisfactory way of combining 2 people's points (outside of using VA points for SQ/UA/AC flights) that I am aware of
 

tess1988

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I've never had luck finding star alliance awards through my Kris flyer although admittedly i always try and book 12 months out due to flying during peak season. We fly Syd-Sin-Bkk or in reverse and never have any issue, plenty of flights each day to choose from.

Also, transfer to/from Velocity/Kris flyer is currently suspended and has been for 2-3 years so don't rely on that.

you also can't pool Kris flyer, never tried transferring from a card in a different name but i always assumed names need to match on the credit card and kris flyer account. Interested to hear if this assumption is wrong though.

Also Kris flyer redemptions went up in points cost today, so will need to readjust your calculations above.
Thanks for reply
Luck or no luck finding star alliance flights?
Do you know why I carnt see them when I search on the app?
 

N0mad

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Sorry, no luck. I've never been able to see any star alliance flights but as i said i look during peak holiday period and far in advance 11-12 months.
 
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