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Points increase for redemption for International Flights

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kamchatsky

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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 .....
 

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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.
 

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Quick book some flights on Hawaiian then :)

E
 

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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.
 

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oz_mark said:
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.

"* 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
 

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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.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
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.
Me too :oops: ...

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

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Kiwi Flyer said:
For a moment there I thought QFF awards had gone up again.
Not long now. Almost 2 years since last major change....
 

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Mal said:
"* 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

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).
 

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JohnK said:
Not long now. Almost 2 years since last major change....
Nahh, the rise in fuel fines has essentially removed the need to enhance the points requirements.
 

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JohnK said:
Not long now. Almost 2 years since last major change....

They seem more intent on tinkering around these days.
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
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.

Likewise:oops:
 
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Thanks Mark, that is one of my favourite sayings!
 
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