Yes,They are also offering bonus status credits on reward seats and bookings up to March 2022.
Earn bonus Status Credits on all eligible Virgin Australia flights when you travel from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022^. You'll earn up to 100% bonus Status Credits in Economy and up to 45% bonus Status Credits in Business, regardless of when you booked^.
Do you have a bank of Velocity Points ready to use? All eligible Virgin Australia Reward Seats will earn you Status Credits for travel from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022#.
Economy Reward Seats will receive Status Credits at the Economy Lite Status Credit Level and Business Reward Seats will receive Status Credits at the Economy Choice Status Credit Level.
My partner got the same 8 month extension only but with the reward seat status credit earn and bonus business credits I think she will approve the extra cost to fly at the front of the plane.Interesting....my Plat status was only extended by 8 months not 12 months like others. "kpc, your Status will be extended. As we look towards more borders opening, we are excited to let you know that we will extend your Platinum Status membership for an additional 8 months upon your review date 31 October 2021*."
They are also offering bonus status credits on reward seats and bookings up to March 2022.
Re the above, when they say UP TO 100%, is there a clear definition of what UP TO means? Is it safe to assume that this is NOT a DSC in terms of Y travel?
I've got a different question... I wonder how this will work in conjunction with the DSC offer that ran last month. I've got a flight booked under the offer for travel in Jan. Wondering if I'll get double the original SC offer, double the enhanced earn rate, or something else. I've read all the terms and can't find any mention of how this stacks (or doesn't) with previous offers. Anyone got any ideas?
Interesting, indeed. And @MattA, I may not be answering your question. But the question you made CERTAINLY made me think!
I'd think, from knowledge of previous multiple promotions from airlines, the "last" activated offer supersedes any previously activated offers. Going by that logic, your DSC should the "last" activated, BECAUSE, the current "bonus SC offer" is NOT "activated" by the customer. It's applied generically on all bookings made post a certain date
BUT, that also brings up the rationale that, regardless of "who" activated an offer - the current "bonus SC" offer is activated on the bookings made past a certain date AND if your DSC booking falls within the "certain date", then it is safe to assume that the current offer is activated on your booking, thereby, making the DSC superseded by the Bonus SC ..
I'm sure this is one of those challenging queries ... I'm looking forward to see where this ends ...
I understand and I'm not sure if that's how airline is going to do it. Better to call up VA and clarify. I mean, it wouldn't make sense if you go DOWN from DSC to 45% SC for the same price.Hmm. That's going to be annoying for me if that's how it works: in my case we're booked in Business Saver, so I'd be going from double SCs to a 45% bonus. DSCs on this particular booking would get me to Platinum. If it's instead "only" at the new enhanced SC earn rate, it won't quite be enough.
Better ring up VA right away and have this clarified. May be get it in an email or something?
Yeah, I did notice that - they have gone for effectively 600 mile bands rather than 750.Anyone noticed that the "zones" for earning status credits on reward flights are not the same as the usual "zones" for earning on revenue flights. E.g. CBR-ADL is normally in Zone 1 for earning on revenue tickets, but is in Zone 2 for earning on reward seats.
So my understanding is - this mean we need to burn fewer points when redeeming, but earn more points when spending $, which is a good thing, isn't it ?Anyone noticed that the "zones" for earning status credits on reward flights are not the same as the usual "zones" for earning on revenue flights. E.g. CBR-ADL is normally in Zone 1 for earning on revenue tickets, but is in Zone 2 for earning on reward seats.
As we look towards more borders opening, we are excited to share these Status offers with you. With an increasing network, new aircraft joining our fleet and our award winning Cabin Crew, it's time to spread your wings with Virgin Australia.experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com
I also wonder whether awards booked with partner airlines (e.g. KrisFlyer miles) would earn status credits, and whether reward flights would count as eligible VA sectors during this promo? The T&Cs don't say.
When redeeming an Adelaide to Sydney, the ticket is in zone 2.So my understanding is - this mean we need to burn fewer points when redeeming, but earn more points when spending $, which is a good thing, isn't it ?