How to use Velocity points to get to Sri Lanka?

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Hi All,

Thanks in advance for your help!

I’ve been following steps on the site to amass points and so far so good – I’ve got ~200k velocity points saved up. I’m hoping to get some advice on how to do the following:

– I’m looking to book a one way flight to Sri Lanka in Nov 2017.
– I’d like to fly business or premium economy.
– It doesn’t have to be direct (e.g. happy to fly most of the way business, then do a short hop to Colombo)

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


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It costs 78k MEL-SIN-CMB one way business with Singapore Airlines. Have a look at availabilities on Virginaustralia website for your desired dates.

  • Hey mate – sorry if this is a stupid question. I’ve just gone to Virgin Australia and searched for flights. I can see the MEL-SIN-CMB route you mentioned, in Nov 17 I’m being quoted 255,500 points for a business reward seat.

    Is there something I’m missing to find the 78k flight?


  • You want to look for “reward” seats. Point + Pay or something similar like Anytime Seats cost a lot more as it is related to the $ price of the flight if paying buy cash. If there are no availabilities. It may be worth while checking Singapore Air for availabilities as they usually keep some seats for their own members. You can transfer Velocity-Krisflyer for 1:35:1.
    If you still have no luck, try just looking for MEL-SIN and catching a cheap flight to Colombo.

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