Virgin Australia - Promo Codes (ongoing)

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We need some more whinging re; end of promo codes, c'mon jake7, I'm wanting more of a dig at VA2/Bain over this cost cutting, ha!

I'm assuming it's not worth an announcement to the general public the end of these promo codes as many probably don't even know they exist........then again won't be long before the great folk that we are @AFF, some newy codes will soon follow down this thread!
 
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maybe they figure that they don’t need them at the moment.
Similar to what the VA agent told me on the phone yesterday. She went something to the effect of, we don't believe there is a need for any promo codes now, given that the VA airfares are very cheap ... and the CRV59 expired on 31/06/21. I'm like, alright, if you say so... I did sense a bit of feeling that the agent was not happy with me discussing the promo codes ... she was a very dismissive of the promo codes from the beginning of the call. I felt the tone was more on the lines of "oh yea? you need a discount? really?? how about you pay full fare, our fares are very cheap"

Re : the VA agent's point on VA fares being VERY cheap - I mean, she is not wrong in saying that the fares are cheap. But IMHO, I wouldn't say the fares very cheap. They are cheap when compared to QF. But we all know that VA has been very clear from the start of VA2 that they ARE NOT in competition with QF and hence the fares are NOT very cheap, because I'm not comparing VA fare with a more expensive fare. I think they should give some promo codes to have a better edge. Again, this is just me, whining ... because the 10% I save off my $2K fare could be, potentially used for something good, say a nice bottle of PN or to forage through the discount bin at Dan's and stocking up for the Christmas break :p

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then again won't be long before the great folk that we are @AFF, some newy codes will soon follow down this thread!
I hope so ... with QF extending WP until Dec 2022, I was thinking of diverting Dom travel spend towards VA2, exclusively because their J product is cheap (again, not comparing with any other airline's J fare) and helps me get quickly to VA WP
 
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They are cheap when compared to QF. But we all know that VA has been very clear from the start of VA2 that they ARE NOT in competition with QF and hence the fares are NOT very cheap, because I'm not comparing VA fare with a more expensive fare. I think they should give some promo codes to have a better edge.

Yes this is true and on the record many times I agree - so they are competing directly with Jetstar and Rex mainly and I guess from my observation they are priced just a little above those two… so maybe they are where they want to be (hence the end of promo codes)….?
 

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Yes this is true and on the record many times I agree - so they are competing directly with Jetstar and Rex mainly and I guess from my observation they are priced just a little above those two… so maybe they are where they want to be (hence the end of promo codes)….?
Whilst true they aren’t competing with QF they do offer a far better service at a fraction of the cost. Maybe the airline that can’t do PDB’s or are too tight fisted to serve spirits still are aiming for a LCC without the low cost price part 🤣
 

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Whilst true they aren’t competing with QF they do offer a far better service at a fraction of the cost.

I guess that is a subjective opinion of whoever chooses to hold it right. But regardless perhaps the absence of promo codes suggests their pricing that seems to hover around just above Jetstar and Rex and usually below QF is where they want to be in the market to attract their new clientele base and focus.
 

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Codes still not working, so annoying!
VA Premium Customer Service agent mentioned that there are no active promo codes at this point in time. Reason given was that "our fares are not so expensive at the moment and hence we don't see a need for a promo code"

And yes, SUPER annoying! :(
 

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VA Premium Customer Service agent mentioned that there are no active promo codes at this point in time. Reason given was that "our fares are not so expensive at the moment and hence we don't see a need for a promo code"

And yes, SUPER annoying! :(
They have a point though.
Fares are dirt cheap currently
 

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def VA great price point.

$169 (Choice) MEL to ROK, with stop over in BNE, I mean how value orientated is that, 2 sectors, QF $237, still not bad price.

We just got used to using promo codes with VA, no biggie aslong as prices still great value IMO.

Promo codes come n go, they'll be back.
 

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Anyone know of any promo codes that may work now? Fares from Bne to Cns is 209...so not that cheap.
None at this point, and considering the earlier replies I doubt you'll get any soon. (although happy to be proven wrong!) Having said that, what date range are you looking for to bring up 209 each way???
 
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Anyone know of any promo codes that may work now? Fares from Bne to Cns is 209...so not that cheap.

OUR52 is the current NRMA promo code embedded in their search widget. No idea whether it works, but according to the T&C it should. Only valid for bookings >21 days prior to travel:

^On sale until midnight 31 October 2022 unless sold out prior. A blackout period for travel on the following dates applies: 18 DEC 21 - 02 JAN 22, 13 APR 22 - 20 APR 22, 24 JUN 22 - 17 JUL 22, 16 SEP 22 - 04 OCT 22. Up to 10% discount applies to year round fares (not sale fares) and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion. Fares must be purchased at least 21 days prior to travel. Discount is applied to the base fare and does not apply to taxes, airline surcharges and any other fees or charges. Discount is applied automatically at the time of booking. All fares subject to availability. International return fares may vary with the addition of local taxes and charges or due to currency fluctuations.

5% off discount applies to Domestic Choice and Business fares. Discounts do not apply to Domestic Sale fares.

10% off discount applies to Domestic Business Class fares.

ONLINE ONLY OFFER. All payments made on the internet via debit/credit card are subject to a payment surcharge.

Price may vary until ticketed.

A checked baggage allowance is included in your fare. Name changes are not permitted. There may be limitations on your ability to cancel your booking or obtain a refund under your fares rules. However, you may be entitled to a refund under the Australian Consumer Law in certain circumstances. Check your fare rules for more information. Changes and cancellations incur a fee and any applicable fare difference, see Virgin Australia’s Fees page for details. Check your fare rules for more information. Some flights may be operated by a partner airline. Different baggage allowances and conditions may apply to these flights.

Flexible Flying: These offers are only available online with the NRMA and must be purchased at least 21 days prior to travel. Discounts apply to BASE fare levels - airport fees and taxes are not discounted. Discount does not apply to sale fares for Domestic flights. Discount does not apply on codeshare or partner airline flights or destinations where Virgin Australia does not fly to directly. Black Out Dates: 18 Dec 2021 – 2 Jan 2022; 13 Apr 2022 – 20 Apr 2022; 24 Jun 2022 – 17 Jul 2022; 16 Sep 2022 – 4 Oct 2022.
 

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I did a few spot checks and it seems OUR52 might not be applying any discount (even when searching through the NRMA hosted widget)

I am an NRMA member but I don't have the motivation to go to battle with VA/NRMA on this, maybe another member can :)
 

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OUR52 is the current NRMA promo code embedded in their search widget. No idea whether it works, but according to the T&C it should. Only valid for bookings >21 days prior to travel:
Tried that for 28-30 January, but no dice. Also...it says in the T&C that it applies for Choice and Business, but not for Flex??
 
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