Have you received a Virgin Australia flight credit? You're not alone. Tens of thousands of Australians have ended up with Virgin Australia travel bank credits - wanted or unwanted - due to the airline's consumer-unfriendly policy not to provide refunds for cancelled Virgin or Tigerair flights. If you have a Virgin Australia travel bank credit, including a conditional credit, … [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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After a hiatus of several months, Virgin Australia Happy Hour sales are back with Economy fares from $69 and Business class tickets starting from just $250 one-way! In normal times, Virgin Australia would offer a selection of Happy Hour sale fares from 4pm until 11pm each Thursday afternoon. But these were quietly withdrawn earlier this year as the coronavirus crisis began … [Read more...]
Even though Virgin Australia has been in voluntary administration for the past two months, and Velocity Frequent Flyer redemptions remain severely limited, Velocity has been really pushing its members to continue earning points lately. Velocity Frequent Flyer has been ramping up the marketing emails in recent weeks, with offers such as bonus points at the Velocity … [Read more...]
The search for a new owner of Virgin Australia is finally over with Bain Capital, a U.S. private investment firm based in Boston, announced as the successful bidder. The other bidder in the running, Cyrus Capital Partners, reportedly withdrew this morning after submitting its final offer last Monday. Virgin's administrators have now entered into a sale agreement with Bain … [Read more...]
Velocity Frequent Flyer will finally refund Virgin Australia reward seat bookings that have been cancelled, for travel booked until 30 September 2020. This had already been Velocity's policy prior to Virgin Australia entering voluntary administration. Throughout April and the first half of May, Velocity always said that it would refund the Velocity points & taxes paid … [Read more...]