As part of my banking package, I had a Westpac Black AMEX + MC and an ANZ Travelers Rewards AMEX fee free. I’ve accumulated 150k ‘bank’ points in each one, which can be converted to a variety of frequent flyer programs (KF, Velocity, Enrich, Asia Miles, etc, etc).
My banking has moved to BOM/STG where I have a new fee free Amplify Visa, and I’m wondering what to do with these WBC and ANZ points (I have no planned travel).
I’m planning on cancelling these cards and moving the 2x lots of ~150k points into a program.
Which would be a good program to change to? I thought KrisFlyer as Singapore business class is nice, has good options to Europe and Asia and the points can also transfer to Velocity (at a loss). However, these KrisFlyer points expire so I’d need to be mindful of this (I can set an alarm for three years, and hope I’m still using an iPhone in 2021!).
I have no planned travel, so I’m unsure which program would be best. Potentially I’ll go to Thailand, perhaps Europe/Russia one day. KF is appealing as it’s hard to earn points in their program for Aussies, although I wonder if Velocity is the safer option with no expire and easy ways to earn in Australia.
Alternatively, is there something else entirely I should think about?