Flybuys is once again offering selected members three months of complimentary Virgin Australia Gold status! As part of the 'Explore Gold' offer, Flybuys members are also able to extend their status for a further year by earning just 80 Velocity status credits in 3 months. The Virgin Australia Explore Gold offer was sent yesterday to selected Flybuys members with linked … [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 is currently running wide-body Airbus A330s with lie-flat Business Class seats between Australia and Fiji. Flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Nadi currently use Airbus A330s on Saturdays, while the Brisbane-Nadi route is graced by Virgin's A330 on Sundays. Flying the Virgin Australia A330 to Fiji is a nicer experience than flying the usual narrow-body … [Read more...]
Velocity Platinum is the highest status level available to frequent flyers with Virgin Australia (other than "The Club" which is invitation-only.) Platinum status comes with a range of useful published benefits. There are the usual perks like lounge access (with up to 3 guests), priority check-in, priority boarding, bonus points and an increased baggage allowance. There are … [Read more...]
A week after Qantas posted a record annual profit, its competitor Virgin Australia has revealed a yearly loss of $653 million for the 2017-18 financial year. But much of the loss can be attributed to asset write-downs and restructuring costs for the airline. Once the impact of these one-off costs are accounted for, Virgin is reporting a modest underlying profit of $109 … [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 100,000 Velocity points per year, although there are a few conditions. How … [Read more...]