Are you sitting on a gold mine of valuable frequent flyer points?

Don’t let your unredeemed frequent flyer points or credit card reward points go to waste!

Depending on which loyalty program you’ve collected your points with, and how many you have, you could have enough for a reward flight – or perhaps even a trip around the world!

Below we’ve outlined some of the ways you can redeem different amounts of Qantas Frequent Flyer points, Virgin Australia Velocity points and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles. These are 3 of the most popular loyalty program currencies in Australia. It’s also possible to transfer points from most Australian credit card reward programs to Velocity & KrisFlyer.

Wherever it is you’d like to go, Award Flight Assist can help you to get there. Once you have enough points to book a reward flight to your preferred destination, simply request an Award Flight Assist quote and our team will let you know whether we can help you to turn your dream trip into reality!

How many points do I need to book an award flight?

To give you an idea of the value of frequent flyer points, here’s what you could do with different amounts of Qantas Frequent Flyer points, Virgin Australia Velocity points and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer miles.

Please note that the quoted amounts are for 1 passenger and exclude any taxes & carrier charges payable when redeeming points for flights.

 

Qantas Frequent Flyer

Qantas Frequent Flyer uses distance-based award charts. The cost of a Classic Flight Reward booking depends on the airline and number of miles flown. Here are some examples:

Number of points Trip type Class of travel Airline Distance (miles) Example route
6,400 One-way Economy Jetstar 0-600 Sydney-Melbourne
8,000 One-way Economy Qantas 0-600 Brisbane-Sydney
12,000 One-way Economy Qantas 601-1,200 Perth-Broome

Adelaide-Brisbane

18,000 One-way Economy Qantas 1,201-2,400 Sydney-Perth

Melbourne-Wellington

18,400 One-way Business Qantas 0-600 Canberra-Brisbane
36,000 Return Economy Jetstar 2,401-3,600 Melbourne-Bali
41,500 One-way Business Qantas 1,201-2,400 Sydney-Darwin

Brisbane-Auckland

41,900 One-way Economy Qantas 7,001-8,400 Melbourne-Los Angeles

Sydney-Santiago

81,300 One-way Premium Economy Qantas 7,001-8,400 Brisbane-Los Angeles
114,000 Return Business Qantas 2,401-3,600 Sydney-Bali

Perth-Singapore

132,400 Round-the-world Economy Oneworld airlines Up to 35,000 miles Up to 5 stopovers
144,600 One-way Business Qantas 9,601-15,000 Melbourne-London
150,000 Return Business Cathay Pacific 3,601-4,800 Australia-Hong Kong
189,800 Return Business Qantas 5,801-7,000 Sydney-Johannesburg
227,500 One-way First Emirates 9,601-15,000 Sydney-Paris
249,600 Round-the-world Premium Economy Oneworld airlines Up to 35,000 miles Up to 5 stopovers
289,200 Return Business Qantas 9,601-15,000 Sydney-New York
318,000 Round-the-world Business Oneworld airlines Up to 35,000 miles Up to 5 stopovers
455,000 Round-the-world First Oneworld airlines Up to 35,000 miles Up to 5 stopovers

For other routes, you can check the cost of any Qantas Classic Flight Reward using the award charts on the Qantas website:

The cost of Qantas award flight/s is based on the total distance flown. You can check the distance of any route/s using Great Circle Mapper.

 

Virgin Australia Velocity

Velocity Frequent Flyer also uses distance-based award charts. The cost of a Velocity Reward Seat booking depends on the airline and number of miles flown. Here are some examples:

Number of points Trip type Class of travel Airline Distance (miles) Example route
7,800 One-way Economy Virgin Australia 0-600 Melbourne-Adelaide
11,800 One-way Economy Virgin Australia 601-1,200 Brisbane-Cairns
15,500 One-way Business Virgin Australia 0-600 Sydney-Gold Coast
17,800 One-way Economy Virgin Australia 1,201-2,400 Brisbane-Nadi
22,300 One-way Economy Virgin Australia 2,401-3,600 Sydney-Bali
28,000 One-way Economy Singapore Airlines 2,401-3,600 Adelaide-Singapore
35,500 One-way Business Virgin Australia 1,201-2,400 Brisbane-Auckland
38,000 One-way Business Silk Air 1,201-2,400 Darwin-Singapore
44,800 One-way Economy Delta 7,001-8,500 Sydney-Los Angeles
65,000 One-way Business Hawaiian 3,601-4,800 Brisbane-Honolulu
71,700 One-way Premium Economy Delta 7,001-8,500 Sydney-Los Angeles
75,000 One-way Economy Etihad 9,501-15,000 Melbourne-Amsterdam
95,500 One-way Business Delta 7,001-8,500 Sydney-Los Angeles
139,000 One-way Business Singapore or Etihad 9,601-15,000 Brisbane-Rome
191,000 Return Business Delta 7,001-8,500 Sydney-Los Angeles
203,000 One-way First Singapore or Etihad 9,601-15,000 Sydney-London
278,000 Return Business Singapore or Etihad 9,601-15,000 Melbourne-New York

For other routes, you can check the cost of any Velocity Reward Seat booking using the award charts on the Velocity Frequent Flyer website:

The cost of Velocity award flight/s is based on the total distance flown. You can check the distance of any route/s using the Velocity Mileage Calculator or Great Circle Mapper.

 

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

Singapore Airlines uses region-based award charts. This means the cost of a KrisFlyer award ticket depends not only on the airline used, but between which geographical regions you’re travelling. Here are some examples of prices for KrisFlyer Saver awards:

Number of miles Trip type Class of travel Airline Zone/s Example route
12,500 One-way Economy Air NZ/Star Alliance Within Southwest Pacific Perth-Papeete
20,000 One-way Economy Singapore Airlines Perth/Darwin to SE Asia Perth-Bangkok
21,000 One-way Business Virgin Australia Anywhere within Australia except WA/NT Hobart-Cairns
28,000 One-way Economy Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to SE Asia Melbourne-Singapore
29,000 One-way Business Star Alliance Middle East/North Africa to Europe Dubai-Frankfurt
35,000 One-way Economy Singapore Airlines Perth/Darwin to Middle East Perth-Istanbul
36,500 One-way Business Singapore Airlines Perth/Darwin to SE Asia Perth-Manila
47,000 One-way Premium Economy Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to SE Asia Auckland-Singapore
62,000 One-way Business Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to SE Asia Sydney-Hanoi
70,500 One-way Business Singapore Airlines Perth/Darwin to Middle East Darwin-Istanbul
85,000 One-way First Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to SE Asia Sydney-Singapore
88,000 One-way Business Star Alliance Southwest Pacific to Middle East/North Africa Brisbane-Tbilisi
116,000 One-way Business Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to Europe Adelaide-London
163,000 One-way First Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to Europe Sydney-Frankfurt
180,000 Round-the-world Economy Star Alliance Up to 35,000 miles Up to 7 stopovers
232,000 Return Business Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to Europe Melbourne-Munich
240,000 Round-the-world Business Star Alliance Up to 35,000 miles Up to 7 stopovers
326,000 Return First Singapore Airlines Australia/NZ to Europe Melbourne-London
360,000 Round-the-world First Star Alliance Up to 35,000 miles Up to 7 stopovers

For other routes, you can check the cost of any KrisFlyer award using the award charts on the Singapore Airlines website:

The cost of any KrisFlyer award is based on the geographical regions of your origin and destination. You can also use the Singapore Airlines Miles Calculator to check the number of miles earned or redeemed on any route.

 

Got credit card reward points?

Most major bank reward programs allow you to transfer your points to a frequent flyer program! The list of available airline programs and the rate at which points are converted will vary. In many cases, points transfer at a 2:1 rate, so 200,000 credit card points may be worth 100,000 airline miles.

Our partners at Australian Frequent Flyer have put together a simple tool that lets you see which airline frequent flyer programs you could transfer your points to!

Check out the AFF Credit Card Points Transfer Assistant →

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