October is the month to make the most of your Velocity frequent flyer points, with Virgin Australia offering a pair of 15% bonus promotions beginning from today.
The first deal gives you 15% extra Velocity points when transferring credit card points to Virgin Australia's Velocity program.
All of Virgin's banking partners – including American Express, Westpac, ANZ and the Commonwealth Bank – will be taking part in the promotion.
There's also a 15% reduction in the number of Velocity points needed to claim a free seat on any Virgin Australia flight (although the deal doesn't extend to partner airlines such as Air New Zealand, Etihad and Singapore Airlines).
For example, Sydney-Perth and Sydney-Auckland flights drop from 16,900 Velocity points to 14,365 points (plus $27 in taxes), while Sydney-Los Angeles comes in at 39,950 points (plus $131 in taxes) instead of the standard 47,000 points.
Both promotions run from October 1st to 31st – for details, click through to velocityrewards.com.au.
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David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.