Long time reader, rare poster - thank you for all the incredible information.
I’m currently a platinum VA member and have a points balance of over 600k
I don’t want to purchase 2 x freedom fares to LA and risk waiting for reward seats to become available and possibly miss out. I also don’t have enough points to book 2 x return business class tickets straight out with VA.
For some strange reason, I can purchase 2 return business class tickets with SQ and receive my free stopover and not spend a cent (except for taxes - $400 odd). The only downside is that the journey is longer but it’s in SQ business class so it’s far from terrible.
My question is ; Is there any downside to doing this besides for draining my points balance.
I’m struggling to see why I wouldn’t do it (and there is availability)
My pros are ;
better business class than VA (from all aspects)
Thank you in advance