Velocity Global Wallet cardholders will earn fewer points on transactions within Australia from 4 May 2020. Fees for using the travel money card are also changing, with some charges being reduced or eliminated. New Velocity Global Wallet earn rate Currently, you can earn 1 Velocity point per $3 spent within Australia using the Velocity Global Wallet card. This is the prepaid … [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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New Change.org petitions, calling for the Australian government to assist Virgin Australia through the COVID-19 crisis, have attracted huge support from the Australian travelling public. One petition, titled "Keep Virgin Australia In The Skies", has already attracted over 30,000 signatures. It calls on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to "support Virgin Australia by offering … [Read more...]
Some Australian frequent flyers are getting nervous about their Velocity points, after Velocity Frequent Flyer started blocking point transfers to the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program. The loyalty program of Virgin Australia has also started imposing limits on gift card redemptions from the Velocity rewards store. Transfers between Velocity and KrisFlyer suspended On … [Read more...]
Update (4 April 2020): Velocity Frequent Flyer and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer have suspended the ability to transfer points between either program "until flights resume". A unique feature of Virgin Australia's Velocity program is the ability to transfer Velocity points to KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines. Conversely, Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer … [Read more...]
Virgin Australia is temporarily no longer providing complimentary snacks to Economy class passengers on domestic flights. The airline has also stopped serving tea, coffee, juice and complimentary Happy Hour drinks in Economy class as part of a new "simplified" onboard food and beverage menu. This includes flights to and from Perth, where a full meal is usually … [Read more...]