Points increase for redemption for International Flights

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  1. kamchatsky

    kamchatsky Established Member

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    Looks like they have increased their points requirements for International Flights ..... To match with Qantas!!!!! Of course they did not really let us know about it in advance ....... Not to mention that there are not much more promotions on points .........

    Velocity> Redeeming - International Flights

    Maybe they are trying to force everyone to redeem the points on VirginBlue/PacificBlue flights .....
     

  2. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    Looks like Emirates / Virgin Atlantic have gone up (but not Hawaiian)

    Interesting. Not sure when it happened, or if we ever got any notice. Will have to go back through various emails etc.
     
  3. Evan

    Evan Established Member

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    Quick book some flights on Hawaiian then :)

    E
     
  4. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    I am not sure exactly how redemptions work, but the points on the website are only the minimum required and there are a set of caveats around this. Perhaps there has been some increase in the base that velocity is working off.
     
  5. Mal

    Mal Enthusiast

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    "* Minimum Points required for a return Economy class fare. The Points required can vary depending on the date of travel and the fares available. "

    Maybe the base value of fares have gone up or something. Not sure - and yes, the website does indicate that the points needed can be variable. More details in the T&C Velocity> Member Terms and Conditions
     
  6. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    Note to self - check the forum the post is about before getting angry just from the title. For a moment there I thought QFF awards had gone up again.
     
  7. serfty

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    Me too :oops: ...

    But steady and saw VB so relaxed somewhat ... :rolleyes:
     
  8. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not long now. Almost 2 years since last major change....
     
  9. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    I was under the assumption that the partner airlines fares were fixed (which is why they have increased eg from 55K to 60K for SE Asia fares), whilst the fares on DJ group of airlines did vary depending on the flight/day (varying roughly in line with the availability of different paid $ fares -so if flight had sale fares points required is very low but if only Corporate Plus fares available extremely high and really worthless).
     
  10. NM

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    Nahh, the rise in fuel fines has essentially removed the need to enhance the points requirements.
     
  11. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    They seem more intent on tinkering around these days.
     
  12. Reggie

    Reggie Established Member

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    Likewise:oops:
     
  13. straitman

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    Cynic :!: Which is why you fit in so well around here. :cool:
     
  14. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Cynic? Is that the same as a realist?
     
  15. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    same, same. but different
     
  16. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Thanks Mark, that is one of my favourite sayings!
     
  17. straitman

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    oz_mark,

    Are you saying that JohnK is different :?: :rolleyes:
     
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