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Virgin Australia frequent flyer tips for Virgin/AirNZ flights

By John Walton     Filed under: Air New Zealand, Trans-Tasman, Virgin Australia, Velocity Gold, Velocity Platinum, Velocity Frequent Flyer

If you're a Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer with Platinum, Gold or Silver status, we've put together a handy guide to your benefits when jetting across the pond with the Virgin Australia/Air New Zealand trans-Tasman alliance.

We'll walk you through what you get, from booking to seat selection, check-in to baggage, lounges to on-board service, with reference to our full week of detailed articles on the alliance.

Velocity Platinum & Gold

Virgin Australia's top-tier frequent flyers receive a wealth of benefits, in some ways more than Air New Zealand's own Gold Elite and Gold Airpoints members.

Velocity Platinums and Golds can:

Velocity Silver

It's not quite so rosy a picture for Velocity Silvers, who just get a 23kg baggage allowance when booking, no matter which ticket type they buy anywhere on the Trans-Tasman Alliance -- even Air New Zealand's "no bags" Seat fares.

More information on the trans-Tasman Alliance

For more of our in-depth coverage of the Air New Zealand/Virgin Australia trans-Tasman alliance, check out:

Profile

About John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.

 

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1 on 1/3/13 by Longreach

Any advice on lounge access and seating for Golds and Platinums flying with Hawaiian? 

 

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