• Virgin Australia set to sell off Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme?

    Updated July 11, 2019 | Virgin Australia's partner in the airline's Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme, Hong Kong-based Affinity Equity Partners, plans to ditch its 35% stake in the loyalty program. The move comes as speculation mounts that Virgin will seek to float Velocity on the Australian Stock ...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2019 23 Comments

  • Best Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    Fancy earning enough Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points for up to 24 business class upgrades from a single credit card application? If so, you won't want to miss this month's hottest deals, which place up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points on the table. Across cards issued by American...

    POSTED 11 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Best Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 150,000 bonus Qantas Points to be had from a single credit card application, this month's batch of top Qantas Frequent Flyer credit card deals come packed with points and perks. Whether you're hunting for a new Visa, Mastercard or American Express card to boost your frequent flyer bal...

    POSTED 8 Jul, 2019 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic eye seamless Australia-London travel

    Virgin Australia and its British counterpart Virgin Atlantic plan to offer a 'unique Virgin experience' for travellers on the popular Australia-London route. From a local perspective, the tie-up would see Virgin Australia passengers encouraged to join Virgin Atlantic's London-bound flights at ei...

    POSTED 5 Jul, 2019 28 Comments

  • How important is priority boarding on domestic, international flights?

    TALKING POINT | Priority boarding is one of the many perks offered to business class passengers and top-tier frequent flyers. But it's not always well-executed by the airlines, and tends to be of varying use depending on if you're making a domestic or international flight. Indeed, we often hear ...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2019 58 Comments

  • Westpac’s new Altitude Velocity program boosts your points

    Westpac Altitude Rewards credit card holders have a new way to boost their Velocity Points balances with the introduction of the 'Altitude Velocity' opt-in rewards feature. Running alongside the existing Altitude Rewards and Altitude Qantas programs, Altitude Velocity promises Velocity Frequent ...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2019 6 Comments

  • June's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    Fancy earning enough Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points for up to 24 business class upgrades from a single credit card application? If so, you won't want to miss this month's hottest deals, which place up to 120,000 bonus Velocity points on the table. Across cards issued by American...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia cuts baggage allowance for Velocity frequent flyers

    Virgin Australia is slashing the baggage allowance for its Velocity frequent flyers on flights to Los Angeles. From June 11 2019, Velocity members holding Silver, Gold or Platinum status and booked into premium economy on Virgin's Boeing 777 Los Angeles flights will see their checked luggage all...

    POSTED 29 May, 2019 23 Comments

  • What can you do with 104,000 bonus Qantas Points from ANZ?

    Tempting travellers with 100,000 bonus Qantas frequent flyer points – not to mention an extra 4,000 Qantas Points gained by completing that bonus deal – the ANZ Frequent Flyer Black Visa could be your ticket to flying high in comfort without breaking the bank. With so many places to ...

    POSTED 28 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Why credit card reward points aren't all created equal

    Whether searching for a new credit card or giving an existing card its regular check-up, many people focus on the number of ‘points’ that can be earned per dollar spent, but that doesn’t always reveal the entire picture. For example, on Qantas- and Velocity-branded credit cards...

    POSTED 24 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 126,000 Qantas Points from Westpac?

    With up to 120,000 bonus Qantas Points on the table – along with a further 6,750 Qantas Points earned in the process of achieving that bonus – the Westpac Altitude Black credit card bundle could get you flying in no time. Among your many choices: business class upgrades on Australian...

    POSTED 21 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • Making the most of Virgin Australia's 2019 double status credit offer

    If you've not quite hit Velocity Gold and Platinum status, those shiny cards are about to get much closer thanks to Virgin Australia's latest double status credits offer. The promotion is open to all Velocity members, rather than being an invitation-only affair limited to some frequent...

    POSTED 20 May, 2019 15 Comments

  • Wilson Parking pulls out of Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer

    Wilson Parking is leaving Virgin Australia's Velocity Frequent Flyer program, which saw travellers earn Velocity Points every time they parked their vehicle. Wilson is Australia’s largest secure parking operator with more than 400 car parks across Australia, and became a Velocity partner i...

    POSTED 8 May, 2019 13 Comments

  • Virgin Australia halts plan for new Boeing 737 business class

    EXCLUSIVE | Virgin Australia has put on ice its plans for a new domestic business class for east-west Boeing 737 flights as it embarks on a review of the airline's domestic offering. The move follows freshly-minted CEO Paul Scurrah's decision earlier this week to delay delivery of the troubled B...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 63 Comments

  • Virgin Australia's new Brisbane international lounge to open July 2019

    [UPDATED] Virgin Australia expects to open its its new international lounge at Brisbane Airport in May July 2019. The new ribbon-cutting will come some six eight months after the lounge was first and obviously optimistically promised to open in November 2018, a date which was then pushed ba...

    POSTED 3 May, 2019 33 Comments

  • May's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    A single credit card application this May can deliver as many as 100,000 bonus Velocity points when meeting various spending criteria – enough for up to 20 Virgin Australia business class upgrades – so if you're in the market for a new credit card, take a look at this month's hottest ...

    POSTED 2 May, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 119,000 Velocity points from St.George?

    With up to 100,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently on offer with a new St.George Amplify Signature Visa with Amplify Points credit card, plus a further 19,800 Velocity points earned by meeting the offer spend criteria, new St.George customers are poised to travel in comfort when ...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia opens new 'boutique' airport lounge at Wellington

    Virgin Australia's new lounge at Wellington Airport is now open to the airline's business class passengers and Velocity Platinum and Gold frequent flyers, along with Virgin Australia Lounge members. It's a decidedly cosy space, with room for just 32 passengers – hence why Virgin is describ...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 33 Comments

  • How to maximise your AMEX points before the April 15 changes hit

    Big changes are looming for the American Express Membership Rewards program. On Monday April 15, a sweeping revamp of the AMEX loyalty scheme will see the value of points that cardholders have already earned being slashed in value by as much as 50%. Want to come out ahead? Convert your...

    POSTED 14 Apr, 2019 26 Comments

  • Preserving your Westpac Altitude points with Velocity Auto-Redemption

    Westpac Altitude Rewards members currently have an easy way to boost their credit card Velocity points – Velocity Auto-Redemption, which uses a more favourable 2:1 conversion rate compared to the 3:1 rate applied to manual transfers from Altitude – but from April 15 2019, this points-...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • April's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up offers

    With up to 100,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application this April – enough for up to 20 business class upgrades – it's easy to get your Virgin Australia Velocity balance flying. Without delay, here are this month's most rewarding personal Velocity credit ca...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • Bankwest cuts credit card Qantas frequent flyer points

    Bankwest is tweaking the number of Qantas frequent flyer points its credit card customers can earn from May 22 2019, with some minor increases on smaller monthly spends but significant cuts for bigger transactors. Hardest-hit is the Bankwest Qantas Classic Mastercard which faces a 40% reduction ...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2019 6 Comments

  • Best Visa, Mastercard credit cards for Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer

    Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer frequent flyer scheme is a savvy alternative to Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity, as you'll often need fewer points – or miles, in KrisFlyer parlance – to book comparable flights, and with minimal taxes and fees to pay on the side,...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2019 0 Comments

  • What can you do with 99,000 Velocity points from Virgin Money?

    With up to 90,000 bonus Velocity frequent flyer points currently on offer with the Virgin Australia Velocity High Flyer credit card – plus a further 9,000 points earned by meeting the offer criteria – eligible new customers can soar to new heights by spending their fresh haul of frequ...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Apple's laser-etched titanium credit card won't let you earn points

    With its typically minimalistic design, Apple's new credit card could be a thing of lust that's most notable for what it lacks. The sheer white laser-etched titanium card won't have a credit card number, CVV, expiration date or signature. Nor will it earn you points. Instead, the physical Apple ...

    POSTED 26 Mar, 2019 9 Comments

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