Velocity Frequent Flyer is discontinuing its travel money card, Velocity Global Wallet. This is the Visa debit card found on the back of most Velocity Frequent Flyer membership cards. From the end of this year, you'll no longer be able to load money onto your Velocity Global Wallet card. From then, there will be a gradual winding down of the product ahead of its eventual … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about Virgin and its Velocity Frequent Flyer program.
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Virgin Australia will relaunch its domestic Business Class in early 2021, flagging changes that make it "more accessible" and "better aligned to the expectations of the cabin’s core customers". Before it finalises the changes, the airline is now completing an "end-to-end review" of its Business Class product in collaboration with cabin crew. Virgin has hinted that its … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia has begun to reopen its airport lounges after they were shuttered for eight months. But around half of Virgin's existing lounges will remain closed permanently. Like Qantas, Virgin Australia was forced to close its airport lounges in March 2020 due to government restrictions that were introduced to suppress the spread of COVID-19. But all of Virgin's lounges … [Read more...]
U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital formally took control of Virgin Australia yesterday, as Paul Scurrah leaves the organisation to make way for incoming CEO Jayne Hrdlicka. With the sale of Virgin to Bain Capital completed, Virgin Australia has now officially ended its voluntary administration after almost seven months. Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration on … [Read more...]
Like clockwork, Velocity Frequent Flyer has brought back its regular November promotion of bonus points when transferring from most credit card or hotel loyalty programs to Velocity. This time, you can even earn bonus Velocity status credits. During November 2020, you can earn between 15-40% bonus Velocity points when transferring points from credit card reward programs … [Read more...]