Planning a trip to New Delhi from Melbourne in November with wife and daughter and coming back in December. I have 150k velocity points and 25k qantas points. Please advice best route to go to India flying business class. Happy to travel Melbourne to Dubai please provide some options. I’m have been to Singapore in business class. Wanted to try a new route
The “best route” is up to you, but Air India flies from Melbourne to Delhi non-stop, so that would have to be a candidate for the best route unless you’re particularly interested in exploring another city on the way. The “cheapest route” in terms of using your Velocity points is via Singapore, flying Singapore Airlines. I haven’t done all the calculations and permutations, but it looks like you have enough Velocity points for one, one-way, business class reward. If you use it for Air India you’ll need to convert your Velocity points into KrisFlyer Miles first. But you’ll have to pay money for five out of your six flights.
One other option with Velocity points is to fly via Abu Dhabi with Etihad. Or if you convert your points to KrisFlyer, you have several Star Alliance options such as Air India.
The Air India flights look pretty cheap to me, and they could potentially earn you a nice number of KrisFlyer Miles. Maybe you should consider keeping your points for the time being and paying for all three return flights?
You don’t have enough Qantas points for anything except a possible connecting flight to somewhere like Sydney (and even then you only have enough for one Business class or three Economy tickets).
All the best as you plan your trip!
Thank you so much your quick reply. I shall start to plan my trip accordingly. Is H.K a good option to fly to India ?