Well - doing a trial booking we can currently book up to May 28th - so you will be booking very shortly.How far in advance are SQ Award seats made available through Velocity? Looking at making a booking for early June
222023 and want to snap it up as soon as it becomes available.
The problem is on SQ it is bookable at the moment until 21/6 and in ~15 minutes will be until 22/6. So very likely most premium seats will go. And forget about F awards on SQ through VA. They will be as rare as hen's teeth.
Actually there is now quite good J saver rates on the SQ website. From BNE-SIN they are available most days from February to 21/6. A lso good numbers SIN-europe.There are particular issues with SQ right now. They are devaluing KrisFlyer points on 5 July so a lot of KF members will be booking awards now at the current rates, potentially looking to get the dates changed when for future inventory is released. This has caused a dearth of premium seats at the far end of the calendar, which has led KF members who actually want to fly on those dates having waitlisted for huge blocks of dates in case one of those dates frees up. Plus, I understand SQ may have done a ring around to PPS members to encourage them to block book award capacity at the far end of the calendar. If I were a betting person, I would say that a huge amount of award space has been booked by people not intending to use the flights they have booked/waitlisted and at some future point, those bookings will be released.
Pre-Covid there was usually fairly good availability of premium seats (at least through KrisFlyer) and most did not get snapped up the moment they were released.
where can i find what J saver and F class is ( First?)Actually there is now quite good J saver rates on the SQ website. From BNE-SIN they are available most days from February to 21/6. A lso good numbers SIN-europe.
The problem with F saver awards is due to the fact that the number of Actual F seats has been reduced dramatically. A380 F seats now 6 against 12 previously. B777 still just 4 seats. On top of that not all aircraft have returned to service. It is just plain old supply and demand rather than any conspiracy at SQ.
A far more credible and reputable source than ET reporting “exclusive” insights - Velocity Points transfers to KrisFlyer are coming back
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The main issue is that you'll lose points with each transfer. The ratio has never been 1:1 - the latest was 1.55 to 1 in either direction.I haven't transferred points before, but is there an issue with holding points in either KF or VFF and then switching as needed? Or switching repeatedly? I also know KF points expire in 3 years, can you just transfer them out prior to that with no issues? And if you transferred them back, does that reset the 3 year expiry?