How to maximise Velocity points for First Class (Apartments) redemption to Abu Dhabi/Dubai?


I have 200K Velocity Points at the moment.

I couldn’t find any first class rewards point that I can redeem. Found couple of business rewards though.

For First Class (Apartments), is it only A380 Aircraft? I guess the routes are still limited. Which countries flies A380 to Abu Dhabi?

My next Holiday Destination is Melbourne - Jakarta - Dubai - Rome - Paris - Barcelona - Melbourne
I can transit in Singapore after Jakarta, if I need to take flights from there.

Checking from Virgin website, there are not many choices for me.

Jakarta to AbuDhabi Business on Etihad 332 cost 65000 miles + $288.30

Another option is I could transfer my velocity to SQ krisflyer.
Take flight from Singapore to Dubai First Class costs 59,500 miles + SGD$229.30

I need recommendation on how I can maximise the use of my points and fly with a good aircraft.
Seems like not every first class in Etihad is apartments? even if they costs the same

Thank you


Etihad Apartment is only available on A380 routes: AUH to JFK, LHR, Mumbai, MEL, SYD.

Singapore Airlines Suites are only available on A380 routes:

Singapore – New York (JFK) – Frankfurt
Singapore – Hong Kong
Singapore – London
Singapore – Tokyo – Los Angeles
Singapore – Paris
Singapore – Sydney
Singapore – Zurich
Singapore – Auckland
Singapore – Delhi
Singapore – Bombay
Singapore – Shanghai
Singapore – Beijing

Virgin Australia award space has been drying up for some time. If you are keen to secure something, check for award space on Singapore Airlines and consider transferring across to KF.

VA charges U$300 per leg for Etihad redemptions.

SQ suites are only available for KF redemptions.

Good luck.

Thank you so much for your response! It helps a lot !

I guess I change the order of my trip

I can go Jakarta - Singapore with cheap ticket.

Singapore - Paris 100K KrisFlyer Suites One Way


But I will look further where I can utilise my Velocity points more. At this point, I guess transferring to SQKF is my best bet.

I also have 300K Qantas points which I’m not sure how to use yet.

Is there any flight out of Dubai / Maldives / Athens / (Paris, Barcelona, Rome) that flies to Melbourne or perhaps Sydney?