I am completely new to the world of “points-hacking”, and have spent hours upon hours pouring over as much information as possible. As it stands, i have just received an AMEX with 100,000 Velocity Points (and 100 status credits). From reading, it seems transferring these to KrisFlyer points (around 75,000) is more economical than trying to book through Virgin Australia. Receiving a flight 'upgrade" almost seems more expensive due to having to purchase a “Premium Economy” seat to be able to upgrade to Business, which is quite expensive.
Essentially I am trying to determine what it will cost me from Brisbane to Europe (Preferably Rome or Greece), and whether I could travel Business Class for one of the legs (Maybe Singapore to Europe).
At present, the Singapore Airlines website is showing a Business Class flight from Singapore to Rome as 130,00KF points, which seems a little excessive compared to info on the PointsHack forum?
Any help would be massively appreciated! I’m almost feeling as if the 100, 000 Velocity points will be redundant?