I agree if you randomly booked your flights during happy hour and didnt know what happy hour was about, you'd think you would be eligible for SCsDoes anyone recall if the happy hour fares automatically pop up when directly searching on the VA website (ie: not clicking through the webpage banner or the email)? I'd be pretty upset if I booked a fare straight from the website that just happens to be a happy hour fare only for it to be ineligible for the DSC offer.
I can see the argument against promo codes being eligible for DSC but happy hour fares being ineligible feels especially petty.
I can't take the risk - we can't afford to do a lot of travel at the moment, so when we do fly, it has to be carefully planned out re SC earn to try to keep at least one of us at Gold. This offer is just what we need at the moment, and if Velocity then points to the Ts & Cs and won't stump up the extra SCs because a promo code was used, that leaves us in a big hole SC-wise.As for the promo fares, I wouldn't worry too much. The staff have little idea about the promotions and I would personally be stunned if the use of promo codes and certainly happy hour fares were not awarded double status credits.
It’s odd isn’t it. I was looking at HBA - AKL J flights and they’re the same price as HBA - MEL. A 1 hour hop across the bass strait is the same price as multiple flights to another country!Perfect timing as I needed to head to Auckland for a couple days early next year. Interestingly enough the price from SYD - MEL in business is a couple dollars cheaper than SYD - MEL - AKL in business! Also have an Amex promo of $40 back so that helps. It shows as 'the business' but thats only the SYD - MEL flight at 6:30AM. I hope I end up on the A330 for the first leg as I've never actually been on it. Does Virgin typically swap it for the 737 last minute?
I had no problems receiving my DSCs from the May offer and I used a promo code for all bookings.The same "This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer" clause was present in the T&Cs for the May DSC promo. Did anyone successfully receive the DSC when using a promo code for that one?
Interesting that it launches these in February, May and now November, the three months that historically see lower travel demand. However, the periods for which they are valid go beyond these months.In my experience this is the third open DSC offer this year , first one being in Feb and another in May 2019. So definitely more than once a year.
I don't remember the travel inclusion in previous offers but this one covered for good 11 months which is not too bad if you have ur plans sorted. Atleast for peeps like me still lingering with VA Silver it is a good option to try to hit gold/platinum with one or two trips and we are set.the three months that historically see lower travel demand. However, the periods for which they are valid go beyond these months.