Virgin Australia last year entered into several new airline partnerships. One of these new alliances was with Hong Kong Airlines. Velocity Frequent Flyer members were promised that the agreement would bring reciprocal status recognition, and that Virgin flyers could earn and redeem points when flying with Hong Kong Airlines. But six months on, it seems the new Hong Kong … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Virgin, Virgin Velocity, and it's subsidiary Tiger Airways.
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If you're flying with Virgin Australia, there are are several ways to upgrade your flight to Business class. One method is to upgrade with Velocity points. But if you don’t have enough points - or perhaps you'd rather save them - you can also bid for an upgrade using money. Virgin's UpgradeMe Premium Bid system allows passengers to bid in an online auction for spare Business … [Read more...]
Christmas Island may not be the first destination you think of visiting for a holiday. But there are some compelling reasons to visit, and you can fly to Christmas Island with points. Fly to Christmas Island, Australia with frequent flyer points Christmas Island may not be high on your bucket list, but perhaps it should be. Located off the coast of Western Australia, … [Read more...]
We're often quick to criticise airlines when they get it wrong. But this week one of our members shares a good news Virgin Australia story, recognising the airline for a small act of kindness that went a long way. Our member brown891 was booked to fly with Virgin Australia from Brisbane to Sydney last weekend, with the return flight on Tuesday evening. Sadly, a good friend … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia passengers flying from Los Angeles to Australia last week were left starving after the airline failed to provide proper catering for the 15 hour flight. To make matters worse, Virgin failed to advise passengers of the lack of food until everyone was already on board. This meant passengers caught up in the Virgin catering crisis did not even have an opportunity … [Read more...]