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Holiday Inn / Crowne Plaza to join Velocity

Discussion in 'Virgin Australia Velocity' started by DJ737, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. Hi there
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    Intercontinental Hotels which include Holiday Inn and Crowne Paza chains are to join Velocity in the 1st ? quarter of 2006.

    Maybe the opportunity here to "launder" Velocity points thru Priority Club to AAdvantage :?

    Cheers
    DJ737
     
  2. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Cool! :D Thanks for the info DJ737.
     


  3. BlacKnox

    BlacKnox Active Member

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    Wonder if we'll get ICH vouchers if the HI Phuket deal isn't honored? Thanks for the update DJ737 :D .
     
  4. Hi there

    Starts Apr 1

    Cheers
    DJ737
     
  5. Lonely Flyer

    Lonely Flyer Member

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    So what will the conversion rate be?
     


  6. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    The information so far available just says that further details are to follow. However, tehre may be an introductory offer of some description.
     
  7. cheekyflyer

    cheekyflyer Newbie

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    Let's wait and see.. I wonder what the earning rate will be..
     
  8. Hi there

    12 points per A$ spent at ICH propeties in AUS & NZ 700 points per stay elsewhere.

    Cheers
    DJ737
     
  9. JamesF

    JamesF Intern

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    How long to post?

    Hi all,

    I normally collect PC points, but the 12 velocity points per $ caught my interest and I've now changed my earning preferences with PC.

    So, after a recent stay, my activity is shown on the PC page as being "points transferred to Virgin Blue" or something similar. So the points are somewhere in the ether between PC and Velocity. Has anybody had any experience with the transfer time? Is it just a once a month thing or more often than that?

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm sure they'll get there eventually, but it'd be nice to know when to expect them.

    cheers
    James
     
  10. JamesF

    JamesF Intern

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    It happens once a month

    Hi All,

    Following up to my earlier enquiry about points posting from Priority Club, I sent in a question about this via the Velocity website yesterday and had a nice follow up call today, explaining that the points transfer only happens once a month. He wasnt exactly sure about the day it happened, but said my points from my April stay would post some time in May.

    Also, the points posting from Europcar also only happens once a month. So, you have to be patient.

    Hope this helps,

    cheers
    James
     
  11. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

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    Thanks for the info DJ737 & James, I've got a stay at Potts Point next weekend, changed my points preference to Velocity
     
  12. one9

    one9 Active Member

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    So is there any way to "launder" Velocity points to AAdvantage???
     
  13. Wunala Dreaming

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    Thanks for the update JamesF. Good to know such information...

    I've decided to credit my upcoming Holiday Inn ADL stay to Velocity. Will earn 2,112 points which is exceptionally good...

    The standard 6 points per $AUD is still a good deal though...
     
  14. JamesF

    JamesF Intern

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    No it only works one way - Priority club to Velocity, not the other way around.

    You can earn AA miles (and QFF points) directly from Priority club for hotel stays, but no connection from velocity back through to PC.

    cheers
    james
     
  15. jad01

    jad01 Intern

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    Hello
    Has anyone else experienced problems/delays in points being credited to their Velocity account from Intercontinental Hotels/Priority Club.

    I had a stay almost 2mths ago and called Priority Club and astonishingly they said that the commercial agreement between them and Velocity has not been finalised and so cannot be credited to Velocity.

    After emailing Velocity, they asked me to send in the receipts, which I did and weeks later still nothing has happened.

    Just wondering if others have had thier stays credited yet.

    JASON
     
  16. jazzamcc

    jazzamcc Junior Member

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    I booked the Holiday Inn in Adelaide for July, so that I could earn some extra points. Hopefully I won't have the same experience as you jad01.
    I'm travelling to the States in Sep/Oct, and was considering staying at IC Hotels, to earn an easy 2100 points (3 seperate stays).
    If anyone else has problems like jad01, I think I would have to reconsider my options.
    They have had 3 months to sort out any problems, hopefully it won't take another 3!!
     
  17. JamesF

    JamesF Intern

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    Jason, my points from a stay in April still havent posted either, despite them telling me that the transfer happens once a month.

    Does your Priority Club online summary show "Miles to Virgin Blue"? That tells me that its in DJ's hands now.

    Maybe crazydave98 can let us know whats going on?

    cheers
    james
     
  18. jad01

    jad01 Intern

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    Yes it's just gone 2 months since my stay and my Priority Club profile showed the points "To Virgin Blue" 5 day after my stay.

    When I called Priority Club they explained that they had processed the points and I should call Velocity.
    3 weeks ago I called Velocity and told them I was getting a little annoyed....so they asked me to fax copies of the receipts etc and they would process it.
    After emailing electronic copies and then faxed hard copies to them back then and surprisingly, still no points credited.

    On the other hand, Europcar points for my last trip were credited to my Velocity account within 4days.

    JASON
     
  19. ksthommo

    ksthommo Active Member

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    I'm in the same boat, my Holiday Inn hotel stay in May points are sitting in Priority Club Rewards even though my earning preference is Virgin Blue.
     
  20. JamesF

    JamesF Intern

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    Hi all,

    further to this earlier post, after still no points automatically appearing, i called the velocity service center. They were very helpful - the partner desk people were busy but they took my number and called me back, which was appreciated. Just had to email in a PDF of my Priority Club statement showing the stay history, and within a couple of days the points posted, including the triple point bonus.

    So, if they havent posted after a while, my advice is to give Velocity a call and they'll get it sorted out.

    cheers
    james
     
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