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Redeem "Non-Redemption Seats" international flights

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kamchatsky

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Just talked to one of the many very friendly Velocity Staff in regard to my possible redemption ticket SYD-HKG on VS (55000 points). They said they have a new policy that if the "Redemption" seats are not available and u really want to fly on that flight they can now use velocity points to "buy" the ticket for you.

Of course it would cost a lot more points to do so but I think it is a great idea that they do this. It gives people more options even though of course it is NOT the best use of Velocity points. They still haven't officially announced this yet though.
 
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assuming the amount extra charged is reasonable that is a good move ^
 

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Any idea what the redemption value of the points would be to "buy" a fare?
 

kamchatsky

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They have updated their website to reflect the new policy. I think it is great. Unfortunately they don't really tell u how many points required, or they don't have a online calculator to work out how many points required for "non-redemption" seats. I guess it won't be cheap but at least it gives u the option to actually burn your points rather than leave your points to dust like a lot of QFF members.

Surely now they should advertise this feature to differentiate themselves from Qantas.

Now all they need to do is to join *A ...... Oh well probably not for a long time.

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Redeeming - International Flights

Velocity has an extensive range of international airline partners allowing you to travel to a variety of destinations around the world. With each of these partners you can use your Velocity Points to purchase any seat on any flight - allowing you to go where you want when you want.

If there is a seat available, you can be on it.
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From Hong Kong to London, Barbados or New York, discover the wonders of the magical destinations in the Virgin Atlantic network. Take a look before you fly, on Virgin Atlantic's website www.virginatlantic.com.au.

See below for return Economy redemption fares for the more popular Virgin Atlantic destinations. As a Velocity Member, you have access to every available seat on the plane, so other fares may also be available. The price in Points will vary.

From To Points Required From* Sydney Hong Kong 55,000 London 120,000*

Minimum Points required for a return Economy class fare. The Points required can vary depending on the date of travel and the fares available. Taxes, fees and surcharges are payable in addition to the Points redeemed. Terms and conditions apply.

You've worked out your travel plans and are ready to book? Call our crew at the Membership Contact Centre to check availability and Points required.
 
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