VA2.0 International Partners

antycbr

Established Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Posts
2,212
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
Yeah but Berkshire Hathaway losing $4b is like James Packer losing $20m. These folk take informed gambles with huge sums, whether it’s Bain or Buffet/BH. They may sound like huge figures to us, but they’re certainly not betting the farm on airlines. Just frittering around the edges.
Thread drift...

Back on topic, when do we think UA availability will come online?
 

SheikYerbouti

Member
Joined
Mar 15, 2017
Posts
141
Sigh 80,000 VFF points sitting here, and ready to book a family trip to Europe for Xmas on SQ using all my points with them, if I could transfer those to Krisflyer to top up my balance there it'd be nice. I'm *just* short of enough points to fly us all over in J.
 

ash.1111

Member
Joined
May 1, 2011
Posts
243
Sorry if this has been answered... but, I am trying to book a flight in premium or business ANYWHERE. Is it just not available? I have half a million Velocity points but I don't want to fly economy :( Does anyone have any leads? Singapore/LA/Hawaii, anywhere!
 

Pele

Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2014
Posts
391
Sorry if this has been answered... but, I am trying to book a flight in premium or business ANYWHERE. Is it just not available? I have half a million Velocity points but I don't want to fly economy :( Does anyone have any leads? Singapore/LA/Hawaii, anywhere!
Abu Dhabi. 104,000 points per person business class each way from Sydney on Etihad.
 
Sponsored Post

This is an example of a Sponsored Post, one of the many ways you can advertise on the Australian Frequent Flyer.

Other options include banner advertisements on our content and forum pages or our newsletter. You can also purchase an audio message on our podcast - or if you just want to try it out, you can sponsor a thread.

If you'd prefer not to see any advertisements (including these sponsored posts), you can become an AFF Supporter from just $6 and instantly remove all advertisements from our website!

jase05

Established Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2018
Posts
4,859
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Platinum
Sorry if this has been answered... but, I am trying to book a flight in premium or business ANYWHERE. Is it just not available? I have half a million Velocity points but I don't want to fly economy :( Does anyone have any leads? Singapore/LA/Hawaii, anywhere!
Depends when you want to go. A lot of the premium availability for the next couple of months has gone by by now
 
Joined
Feb 9, 2014
Posts
5,165
As VA is not flying a lot internationally using their own aircraft, (except Fiji), there is not a lot of options using their own aircraft, with a VA flight number flying internationally (far away).
They are even not flying to NZ.
With partners, yes, there are options in Business, but not so much in premium.
SQ does not have a lot of premium seating on flying out of Aust if you want to try their A350, they have premium seats on their A380 or B777, but you do need to phone up, though if you want to try online, I think that is not available at the moment, but have a look.
UA might be an option later on in the year.
Does EY have premium, haven't checked, but don't think so.
If you just need a get away, SQ to SIN might be an option, double or triple vaxxed, and do the covid PCR test.
They do not have a lot of partners flying regularly, SQ is not daily, they have their VTL flights.
If you want to reduce your VFF points balance, fly domestic would be an option.
NH might be an option later on in the year too.
 

antycbr

Established Member
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Posts
2,212
Qantas
Bronze
Virgin
Platinum
As VA is not flying a lot internationally using their own aircraft, (except Fiji), there is not a lot of options using their own aircraft, with a VA flight number flying internationally (far away).
They are even not flying to NZ.
With partners, yes, there are options in Business, but not so much in premium.
SQ does not have a lot of premium seating on flying out of Aust if you want to try their A350, they have premium seats on their A380 or B777, but you do need to phone up, though if you want to try online, I think that is not available at the moment, but have a look.
UA might be an option later on in the year.
Does EY have premium, haven't checked, but don't think so.
If you just need a get away, SQ to SIN might be an option, double or triple vaxxed, and do the covid PCR test.
They do not have a lot of partners flying regularly, SQ is not daily, they have their VTL flights.
If you want to reduce your VFF points balance, fly domestic would be an option.
NH might be an option later on in the year too.
SQ are not available for redemptions with no timeframe for coming back other than “in the future”
 

HS-TQE

Established Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2018
Posts
1,039
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Gold
Cripes, didn't know the "relationship" had gotten that sour, ta Antycbr.
Relationship, due to either covid, or because of the vol ad, or the souring relationship.
SQ hasn't gotten redemptions enabled on most partners except UA and AC, if I recall correctly.

VA will likely be on the bottom of SQ's priorities (as a non-Star partner, as well as not being a equity owner) as they're likely to be working on re-enabling redemptions on their Star Alliance stablemates.
 

ash.1111

Member
Joined
May 1, 2011
Posts
243
Just an update - I had enough Kris points to do J return to SIN on the A380 and A350 in April. There was tons of availability.

Unless you want Y to LAX, I couldn’t find much else on Velocity.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Posts
422
I've moved posts about the reinstatement of Singapore Airlines redemptions to a new thread:


This good news deserves its own thread! :)
 

Mattg

Enthusiast
Joined
Aug 21, 2011
Posts
12,367
Qantas
Gold
Virgin
Gold

Brittany

Junior Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2019
Posts
23
Sorry if this has been answered... but, I am trying to book a flight in premium or business ANYWHERE. Is it just not available? I have half a million Velocity points but I don't want to fly economy :( Does anyone have any leads? Singapore/LA/Hawaii, anywhere!
I booked return Air Canada J SYD-YVR for 208,000 velocity points, dept June 2022
 

Enhance your AFF viewing experience!

From just $6 we'll remove all advertisements so that you can enjoy a cleaner and uninterupted viewing experience.

And you'll be supporting us so that we can continue to provide this valuable resource :)


Sample AFF with no advertisements? More..

Recent Posts

Top