Connect via another state and make sure its VA operated all flights.Any tips/ideas to book return fare to AKL in mar/apr 2020 to take advantage of the ongoing DSC offer ?
Thanks @DenaliWe're flying SYD>MELB>CHC>BRI>SYD instead of direct from Sydney. Long day but worth the SCs and prices were less than Freedom Y fares.
Just checked last years 2xSC fares I took 3 times between Perth and Darwin. Fare basis says LZFDO/PR/PR.
Sure sounds like promo fare code. Gosh I would have been stuffed and lost my platinum status if it hadn't worked. May not risk it. Terms might be different to Feb 19.
I just rang the platinum velocity desk this morning. Got someone who knew what he was talking about. If you use a promo fare its 'an offer' so you don't get double SC's . You can check but I wont be using them.I've just booked 3 flights using promo codes so I really hope not! Will find out in January...
I suggest you also ring the desk to confirm. This guy sounded pretty confident, but I don't want to give anybody a wrong answer and cost them money or SC'sTerrific. Thanks @Dee#
I’m going to have to decide what’s more important now: the DSC or the $200 discount for international return J flights. My rational brain says the discount but then again my preoccupation with collecting FF points is anything but rational. I guess that’s why Virgin runs these promotions.
No, I didnt use promo code and now Im glad.Thanks @Denali
Did you use any promo code , the catch for me is that I am trying to use my Amex travel credit to make the bookings. Not sure if that will be economical to book directly on VA site with a promo code or with travel credits on Amex site.
This is what I can see currently on Amex site :
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We were in Christchurch 4 weeks ago and the Novotel Airport hotel looked completed from the outside and the concierge at the Novotel Cathedral said that the hotel would be open at the end of November.No, I didnt use promo code and now Im glad.
Note that VA99 to Christchurch seems to be notoriously late to depart (30-60mins on average) so be prepared. We have Novotel Christchurch Airport Hotel bookings for Dec and the Hotel is due to open Dec 12th at this stage. Fingers crossed as I booked it at 8 points per dollar promo.