My US status run – how I achieved Velocity Gold by heading to Aruba and back

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 to embark on and attempting to highlight my reasoning behind it.

With this piece I’ll firstly take a couple of steps back to explain the process of how I decided on my final destination and the calculations behind it. After that I’ll go over the events of the trip and review the resulting impact to my Virgin Australia Velocity status level.

Along the way I’ll also attempt to highlight how you can make the most of a planned trip to the US and maximise your status credit earn from any internal flights. Continue reading…