The Virgin Australia Group will cancel around 90% of its domestic flights from midnight on Friday 27 March 2020, as most Australian states move to shut their borders to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is in addition to the grounding of all international Virgin Australia flights from 30 March, and is a further cut beyond the 50% reduction in domestic flying already … [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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Virgin Australia will extend the status of all Velocity Frequent Flyer members for 12 months. It will also gift its Silver, Gold and Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyer members with monthly bonus status credits for the next three months. Virgin initially announced that it was only offering extra status credits for 3 months. But now that Air New Zealand and Qantas are giving … [Read more...]
Airline call centres worldwide are struggling to cope with the current surge in demand, leaving many calls unanswered and others on hold for many hours. Qantas customers, for example, have reported waiting well over 5-6 hours on hold - or simply being hung up on - over recent weeks. Qantas call centre staffing levels were already unacceptably low before the coronavirus … [Read more...]
Just days after Qantas announced further cuts to international flights until September, Virgin Australia has revealed more flight reductions of its own. Among the changes, Virgin Australia will temporarily reduce flights to Japan, Los Angeles and New Zealand, and permanently axe its two fifth-freedom international routes. Frequencies on some domestic routes will also be reduced … [Read more...]
If you're just a little short of the points needed for a Velocity reward booking, there is an easy way to purchase additional points. Virgin Australia offers what's known as "Velocity Points Booster", where you can buy Velocity points on the Virgin Australia website. It's possible to purchase up to 250,000 Velocity points per year. How Velocity Points Booster works With … [Read more...]