Hi, First of all, thank you for your services as I find them very useful and informative. I am new to points world. I have recieved 250K Velocity points as promotion and would like your feedback on best way to redeem them to travel to Osaka Japan. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.
I think the only way is via Singapore (flying Singapore Airlines). You could see whether there are available reward seats on Velocity or Krisflyer for the dates you want before transferring.
It costs 92k Velocity or 83k Krisflyer (112k Velocity if transferred from Velocity) one way business class for Aus east coast to Osaka.
Krisflyer generally have more availability for their own aircraft. So transfer to Krisflyer if you are desperate.