Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer Guides
Velocity Frequent Flyer is loyalty program of Virgin Australia. Since Virgin Australia's rebrand and relaunch undertaken throughout 2011 and 2012, Velocity has become a real competitor to Qantas Frequent Flyer for customer loyalty.
The key differences of Velocity to Qantas Frequent Flyer are consistently good award seat availability on most of Virgin's routes; partnerships with a range of banks and their flexible points programs; reduced redemption costs compared to Qantas; and an increased range of earning partners.
This is a unique partnership that most other programs don’t have. Why would you forgo value in converting your Velocity Points into KrisFlyer miles?
Given Velocity members can book directly book Singapore Airlines First Class awards, here’s our comparison guide. The results may surprise you.
Here is our take on what we consider to be the best value redemption opportunities using Velocity points from New Zealand.
Virgin Velocity have a status hold programme which holds the frequent flyer elite status of new parents at the same level for up to 6 months. This article explains the eligibility criteria, and the differences from Qantas’ parental leave offering.
This guide shows you how to earn and redeem Velocity points with Velocity’s many airline partners.
Velocity Frequent Flyer is offering a bonus when you convert your hotel points or KrisFlyer miles into Velocity points.
You can earn some bonus Velocity points in addition to the standard boosted earn rate.
This is a great way to boost your Velocity Points balance on your next trip to Australia.
How to use Velocity Family Points Pooling and Transfers to combine points and status between accounts
This useful feature offers an easy way for couples and families to work together when trying to boost their points and status balances.
This is the first time a Velocity credit card programme transfer offer has not excluded New Zealand cardholders.
This guide explains that using your points for travel on partner airlines can reduce fuel surcharges significantly.
I value this offer as giving you a 19% kickback on your accommodation.
Ever been quoted over 500,000 points for a redemption? Here’s how to avoid that.
The points earn is the equivalent to earning about 25% cashback on your ticket, so stock up if you have travel planned.
There will be brand-new lounges in Brisbane and Wellington, with some passengers in other airports shifted away from Air NZ lounges.
80,000 Membership Rewards Points plus $200 travel credit and unlimited lounge access with the Amex Platinum Charge
The is the highest points-earning card in the market and includes unlimited airport lounge access, a $200 travel credit, a free hotel night, and the equivalent of 40,000 points with the likes of Qantas, Asia Miles and KrisFlyer.
Velocity’s estore allows Velocity members to earn points for purchases made online after signing in and clicking through to a range of retailers.
I wanted to share my discovery that one of the best uses of Velocity Points is for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class redemptions. Here is how I used only 40,000 points + $14.90 NZD in taxes to book a $7,000 USD flight from New York to London.
The first leg of my flight from Europe back to Australia was in Etihad’s Diamond First Class from Geneva to Abu Dhabi, redeemed using Velocity Points, and I really enjoyed it! Etihad’s ‘standard’ long-haul First Class product offers an excellent seat, and for my flight, great service.
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 on due to high demand. Here are your best options for using Velocity Points fly across the Pacific.
Our take on Etihad’s luxurious A380 flagship First Class Apartments. Australians and Kiwis have several options to access this Etihad product with frequent flyer points, and it’s worth well aiming for.
We’ve road-tested Etihad’s A380 flagship Business Class – and it’s excellent. Kiwi’s have several options for to access Etihad flights with points, and it’s worth well aiming for.
We size up Virgin America’s First Class cabin and explain how to redeem Velocity Points and KrisFlyer Miles for Virgin America flights. Virgin Australia’s sister airline is towards the top of US domestic airlines, with good-value Velocity redemptions.
Virgin Australia’s “The Business” on their A330 fleet offers a level of space and service that’s a cut above what you’ll find with most other airlines for domestic flights around the world. Here’s our overview guide of what to expect (or aspire to!) when travelling in Virgin Australia’s A330 Business Class.
A couple of months have passed now since I finished my first US Status Run. In the first post I was sitting in the Auckland Emperor Lounge explaining the trip to Aruba I was about […]
Upgrades are almost always a handy use of points if travelling in Premium Economy or Business Class is on your wish list. Going after upgrades from paid fares, rather than outright redemptions using your points […]
How to search for award seats on Virgin Australia and tips for making Velocity 'award' bookings using your Velocity points
Half the battle with frequent flyer points are finding the seats you want for your trip and using your points for your ideal travel goal. In this introductory guide I’ll run through how I search […]