We are making a trip to South America, USA and back to Australia from Oct 24 - Nov 14, 2017. We leave on Air NZ and can claim Velocity points from Sydney to Auckland and on to Buenos Aires. We will then get our Delta flights as Velocity points and status credits.
However, due to the Air NZ/Velocity change on Nov 1 we will not get any status credits or points on our return trip from LAX to Sydney. Because we are departing on Air NZ it is significantly cheaper to fly back via Air NZ.
Can we join another program that will allow us to transfer our points (and ideally status credits) to Velocity?