The new tie-up with Virgin Australia and it’s Velocity programme opens up a few new earning options for KrisFlyer members and I’d thought I’d take a look at the airlines
Virgin Australia Velocity has some of the same partners as Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer including Virgin Atlantic and Air New Zealand but also a few that aren’t, they are the following:
- Etihad Airways
- Delta Airlines
- Hawaiian Airlines
- Air Berlin
Because you can now convert from Virgin Australia Velocity to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer that now means that effectively you can earn KrisFlyer miles when flying on these airlines. There are a few catches:
- No Elite miles can be earned on KrisFlyer (but can be on Velocity)
- You’ll lose 35% of the earned miles in the transfer
- You need to have a minimum of 5,000 Velocity points to make a transfer
For more information check out these posts on the new link up between KrisFlyer and Velocity:
Why Pay the Conversion Cost?
The main reason to do this is to avoid collecting miles in lots of different frequent flyer programs, I’ve got dozens of accounts and some with just a few miles in – this is a good way to consolidate into Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer for me (noting the 5,000 Velocity minimum).
In addition Velocity does allow family pooling so the benefits of this will be multiplied when you have several family members on that family holiday to one of the partner destinations. If you are interested on how to maximise your miles for your family with KrisFlyer check out this post:
Earning Rates for Virgin Australia Velocity Airline Partners
Below are the earning rates for the Virgin Australia Velocity Airline Partners. Remember as well that you can earn Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Miles on a number of other airlines which I’ve listed here and there are also some tricks to earn on airlines like Malaysia Airlines too:
Will you be using this trick?