Virgin Australia will soon emerge from voluntary administration, but it'll be a smaller airline focused on domestic and international short-haul flying. Virgin is retiring its entire long-haul fleet and won't resume flights to Los Angeles or Tokyo for at least several years. With Virgin now becoming an all-737 airline, it wouldn't have the planes to restart long-haul flights … [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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Currently, it is only possible to redeem Velocity Frequent Flyer points for Virgin Australia reward seats on a limited selection of domestic routes. Even though Virgin Australia has now resumed flights on many routes across Australia, for some reason not all of these are available for booking with Velocity points. But you can now use frequent flyer points held with a partner … [Read more...]
From today until 24 October 2020, you can get a 30% discount when redeeming Velocity Frequent Flyer points for Virgin Australia flights in Business class. You can also now get a 30% discount when using Velocity points to upgrade to Business class on Virgin Australia flights. The 30% discount applies to the points required (but not taxes & carrier charges) on any Virgin … [Read more...]
Velocity Frequent Flyer has launched a new offer of 20% bonus points when transferring points from selected credit card and hotel loyalty programs. It comes just days after the sale of Virgin Australia to Bain Capital was approved, paving the way for Virgin Australia to emerge from voluntary administration by the end of October. With the current offer, which runs from 7-20 … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia creditors have voted to approve the proposed sale to Bain Capital at a virtual meeting. Under the Deeds of Company Arrangement (DOCA) recommended by Virgin's administrators, Virgin employees and secured creditors will receive 100% of their owed entitlements. Unsecured bondholders, meanwhile, will only receive approximately 9-13 cents per dollar owed. But … [Read more...]