Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program has permanently removed some of the benefits offered to frequent flyers when travelling with international partner airlines. Upgrades and lounge access are among the tier benefits axed when flying with some partner airlines. Although Velocity Frequent Flyer only announced these cutbacks yesterday, its website states that … [Read more...]
Flight Upgrades is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Much of the discussion is about upgrading to a premium cabin class of travel.
Upgrading is one of the few situations when we recommend purchasing Qantas top up points as the value of the points when upgrading exceeds the cost of buying them.
Until 22 November 2020, you can get a 30% discount when redeeming Velocity Frequent Flyer points for Virgin Australia flights in Business class. You can also now get a 30% discount when using Velocity points to upgrade to Business class on Virgin Australia flights. The 30% discount applies to the points required (but not taxes & carrier charges) on any Virgin Australia … [Read more...]
When you're flying, there aren't many better feelings than getting a surprise beep at the gate and being handed a new boarding pass for a better seat up the front! The same goes for booking a cheap hotel room but being upgraded to a luxurious suite... or perhaps booking a budget rental car and receiving a free upgrade to a luxury sports car instead. Everyone loves a free … [Read more...]
In late 2019, Australian Frequent Flyer revealed that the Oneworld alliance was considering allowing frequent flyers of any Oneworld airline to use their points to upgrade on any other airline in the alliance. The news of Oneworld alliance-wide upgrades was welcomed by frequent travellers, and recently, Oneworld CEO Rub Gurney confirmed to Cranky Flier that the new upgrade … [Read more...]
Velocity Frequent Flyer has reinstated reward seats on 19 more non-stop Virgin Australia domestic routes. That's around double the previous number. Plus, in even better news, Velocity points can now be redeemed for travel any time - effective immediately. Velocity points can also be redeemed once again for flight upgrades, hotel bookings and, shortly, car rental … [Read more...]