- Aug 5, 2004
Escept the announcement says....start date not confirmed.
Everyone will be interested in the conversion rates.
Whilst this doesn't make VA a star alliance airline by any means it certainly would increase the value of the velocity program and give it a significantly great reach than it currently has.
Thats exactly what I thought. It's almost like making VA a quasi-member of *A. Although there's no recognition of VA status of *A airlines it does give the ability to earn and burn VA points on *A (and earn and burn *A SQ points on VA).
I had originally thought it would be 1.5:1 VA:SQ but I think it will be more like 2:1 on each direction to keep it simple and avoid anyone gaming the system (and given very few people would be wanting to swap SQ points for VA points and SQ points are a lot more valuable).