RTW and Circle Pacific fares existed at one point, maybe they still do? https://www.velocityfrequentflyer.c...irclePacificFaresTermsandConditions/index.htm
Some earlier discussion, though the fares no longer appear on the Special Offers page linked therein: http://www.australianfrequentflyer....locity/rtw-circle-pacific-fares-va-51319.html
According to AusBT, we can now earn VR points on *A partners of SQ, so burning VA/VR points on *A might just be round the corner.
Without VA actually joining *A, being able to earn points on *A partners is good, gives me something to look forward to, for me one day down the track, (maybe going ADL to SYD to BKK to SIN to ADL, using both VA, TG and SQ in the same trip).