you may have seen my other post re. which carrier provides the lowest point redemption requirement for a F class return journey from Australia (east coast) to Europe (LHR or CDG)
My thinking is that Singapore Airlines (SQ) provides the best option and so I will continue this post on that basis.
I already have enough Krisflyer points for the outbound leg (through favouring my Singapore Airlines account on previous Star Alliance flights and previous AMEX MR points to SQ transfers).
For the return leg I will need to transfer my remaining 176k AMEX MR points to Krisflyer and have three options available for the shortfall:
- "Slum it"" and fly J class with no requirement to purchase of points
- Purchase 51k AMEX MR points at $1275 for transfer to SQ Krisflyer.
- Transfer approx 70k Velocity points to SQ Krisflyer.
However, when I think about doing a Velocity points transfer, while 70k points is a lot when earning points from domestic flights and credit card expenditure, it is not a lot if I participate in future credit card sign up offers (e.g the AMEX 100k Velocity point offer from last year). As I have no credit card loyalty, I figure I could earn between 60k and 100k points for about $400 to $600 for a couple of future credit card sign up offers.
Interested in your thoughts.