Did you mean Choice fares are only $10-$20 more than Lite (not Flex)?Velocity has changed its fare categories and now has a new status credit earning table:
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See: New Virgin Australia fare categories
The new Economy "Choice" fares seem to be only $10-20 more than Flex, and earn triple the status credits (as well as counting as eligible Velocity sectors), so paying slightly extra seems like a no-brainer here.
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Current sale for Syd - Ballina/Coffs has Flex for $175 each way with 25 SCs.
So that's 50 SCs return, and with the current bonus SC offer, potentially 100 SCs for a $350 trip.
Right with 320SC for that trip.Hi All,
Just booked Business return SYD to HBA stopping in MEL both ways for $633 on the 16th March - but plenty of other dates with similar prices.
I think that is 320 status points with the current offer.
Leaves me 7 status points short of renewing, with 15 days to renewal date, and also gives me the required 4 segments so with the 8 month extension due, this should put me at Gold until at least Dec 23 with just a small amount of shopping at Coles in April.
I have large trip planned in August next year so was keen to ensure at least gold for that trip.
Right with 320SC for that trip....
Not wasted if you intend to fly more with them.I needed 1 sector (had the required SC easily already) and returned in J with 3 family members (family pooling) & the SC I earnt we're wasted.
But the SC did not show up on my new year as this flight was the last sector I required to upgrade. Family trip, 3 of us. Spoke with VA, but I knew the story already. The family trip for me got me the last sector I required, but the SC have had no relevance, they don't carry over to my new year as they were in the same flight. In hindsight I could've/should've taken a cheap return flight for the sector then the family J SC's would've counted under my new year. Def intend to keep flying VA.Not wasted if you intend to fly more with them.
As WP’s I have already gifted a Platinum this year and my wife has gifted a gold. With about 6 weeks before my renewal date I probably will get enough SC’s to gift a secondary platinum (I believe that’s still allowed)
What is the SC earn?