Virgin Australia - Promo Codes (ongoing)

Booked flights for October next year and no discount codes worked for me

Which dates in October? MCU43 should give 5% discount in the first half of October.

^On sale from 1 June 2023 until midnight 31 May 2024 unless sold out prior. A blackout period for travel on the following dates applies: 23 Jun - 16 Jul 2023, 16 Sep - 8 Oct 2023, 15 - 31 Dec 2023, 28 Mar - 29 Apr 2024, 21 Jun - 22 Jul 2024, 14 Sep - 13 Oct 2024. 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 selected Domestic, Trans-Tasman & International Choice fares. Discounts do not apply to Sale fares.

5% off discount applies to selected Domestic, Trans-Tasman & International Business Class fares.
 
Which dates in October? MCU43 should give 5% discount in the first half of October.

^On sale from 1 June 2023 until midnight 31 May 2024 unless sold out prior. A blackout period for travel on the following dates applies: 23 Jun - 16 Jul 2023, 16 Sep - 8 Oct 2023, 15 - 31 Dec 2023, 28 Mar - 29 Apr 2024, 21 Jun - 22 Jul 2024, 14 Sep - 13 Oct 2024. 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 selected Domestic, Trans-Tasman & International Choice fares. Discounts do not apply to Sale fares.

5% off discount applies to selected Domestic, Trans-Tasman & International Business Class fares.
Have booked one way early OCT 2024 ADL-ZQN via MEL, tried the MCU43, no go ? Perhaps due to "5% off discount applies to SELECTED Domestic, Trans-Tasman & International Choice fares. "
 
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Tried MCU43 for J class ADL to CNS 1 stop Melb Flight 16/01/24 didn’t work, on booking 21/11/24 😔
 
For anyone looking for a permanent 5% discount, try NRMA.

If not already a member, you can get a base membership, no car, for $5 a month, often waived for the first 6 months.

There are some blackout dates, usually a week here and there around school holidays. But otherwise works well. I use points for the black-out hates when prices seem to go up.

Discount applies to all business and economy fares except lite.
 
For anyone looking for a permanent 5% discount, try NRMA.

This is the source of MCU43 and nearly every other code I've been posting. There are significant blackout dates in the current code so I'm not sure it can really be called "permanent"
 
This is the source of MCU43 and nearly every other code I've been posting. There are significant blackout dates in the current code so I'm not sure it can really be called "permanent"
Hmmm… next year’s dates do seem a little more restrictive than this year. For 2024 blackout dates are: 28 Mar - 29 Apr 2024, 21 Jun - 22 Jul 2024, 14 Sep - 13 Oct 2024. In 2023 you could shave a week or so off all those periods.

I use my points for those dates, or Rex, as the VA fares seem to be up by $100 anyway, negating the discount.
 
Tried MCU43 for J class ADL to CNS 1 stop Melb Flight 16/01/24 didn’t work, on booking 21/11/24 😔
 
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Thanks Mel I missed the part that it had to done on NRMA portal 🤓
Well… I dunno. I don’t know if there are different codes depending on the day or month. I can’t actually see the code when going through the portal… it just applies it automatically as a member.
 
Thanks Mel I missed the part that it had to done on NRMA portal 🤓
Possibly not, A dummy non NRMA portal booking for 16/10/24 ZQN-ADL using MCU43 indicated about $16 discount on a choice fare; $0 on lite. The "special" tag was displayed against prices.
 
Well… I dunno. I don’t know if there are different codes depending on the day or month. I can’t actually see the code when going through the portal… it just applies it automatically as a member.

After searching with the NRMA widget, it redirects to the VA site and the URL partly reads promoCode=MCU43

No need to launch the search through NRMA, and there's no check that you are an NRMA member.
 
Was going to use ZXW75 on a few business class flights domestically. I see that the status credits don't show on the website against the special fare. Is there some reduction or worse when using this promo code? The biz fares are cheaper than using VUZ11

I flew over the weekend on a booking that used the promo code ZXW75. I received Velocity points & SCs as expected, but the flight credited to my Virgin Australia Business Flyer account as "Not eligible to earn points". Not sure why - I called VABF and they told me it should have earned points. But now I've just been told after following up by email that it's a "corporate fare" and therefore ineligible. Very confused.
 
I flew over the weekend on a booking that used the promo code ZXW75. I received Velocity points & SCs as expected, but the flight credited to my Virgin Australia Business Flyer account as "Not eligible to earn points". Not sure why - I called VABF and they told me it should have earned points. But now I've just been told after following up by email that it's a "corporate fare" and therefore ineligible. Very confused.
Time for the 'please explain' request.
 
Time for the 'please explain' request.

I replied to the email asking for clarification as to why this flight wasn't eligible to earn anything. I got a response quoting an irrelevant section of the VABF T&Cs. So I queried it again, and was just told it was a "corporate fare" and therefore not eligible to earn.

I cannot find anything in the VABF T&Cs stating that corporate fares are ineligible, nor do I understand what made my booking a "corporate fare" in the first place. I can only assume it's due to using that particular promo code. But I don't think I'm going to get anywhere with VABF - their responses just keep going around in circles.
 
I replied to the email asking for clarification as to why this flight wasn't eligible to earn anything. I got a response quoting an irrelevant section of the VABF T&Cs. So I queried it again, and was just told it was a "corporate fare" and therefore not eligible to earn.

I cannot find anything in the VABF T&Cs stating that corporate fares are ineligible, nor do I understand what made my booking a "corporate fare" in the first place. I can only assume it's due to using that particular promo code. But I don't think I'm going to get anywhere with VABF - their responses just keep going around in circles.
And with this and other issues, almost zero chance to escalate. If the computer says 'no', a human isn't going to override it :(
 
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