Singapore Airlines revised fare types, increased fees – guide on how this will affect us in New Zealand

After devaluing its award chart for travel on its own flights back in March last year, and then for Star Alliance partner flights in December, Singapore Airlines have announced changes to fare types, KrisFlyer upgrade eligibility, and fee increases.

All changes took effect from 20 January 2018, with the exception of the service fees, which will take effect from 1 May.

Here is our take on the changes and advice on how this could affect your current and future bookings through KrisFlyer. Continue reading…

How to redeem Velocity points for Business & First Class flights to the US

The United States is one of the most popular routes for New Zealanders to redeem frequent flyer points. However, it is also one of the hardest routes to find Business Class or First Class award availability due to high demand.

Velocity redemption availability for Virgin’s direct flights is quite restricted. That said, there are a few options available to use Velocity Points to fly to the US from New Zealand, such as using partners Singapore Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines – in this guide, we look at the different routes and the number of points required for a redemption. Continue reading…