Which frequent flyer program should I transfer my Amex MR points to if I plan to redeem flights to Europe - Velocity or Krisflyer Miles?

Hi, been reading a lot of very useful information from this site, thanks to everyone.  Really new here and would like to see if anyone can give me some guidance.

I have around 375K points in my Amex account which I can transfer to either Velocity or Krisflyer.  I am planning to redeem it for a business class trip for myself and hubby sometime in Sep 2017 from SYD to AMS and FCO to SYD.

I know that redeeming it in KF, taxes would be around $900+ but lot less in points. Using Velocity will have lower taxes but lots more points.  Which is the better option. Note, I have also around 125K in my Velocity account.

Hi aswang,

You may find this page useful: http://www.pointhacks.com.au/krisflyer-vs-velocity-taxes-comparison/. Although I don’t think either of those routes are in there, the method is the same.

The answer is that it depends ultimately on your value of a point - is it better to “buy” Velocity points at the differential between taxes?

HTH. If I have time later this morning I’ll post some numbers.