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

    Fancy earning enough Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points for up to 20 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 100,000 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

  • 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 14 Comments

  • Is Virgin Australia preparing to sell off Velocity Frequent Flyer?

    Virgin Australia is reportedly gearing up to spin out and sell its Velocity Frequent Flyer program, which competes with Qantas Frequent Flyer for the hearts and wallets of Australian travellers. The loyalty program could be worth several billion dollars to the right buyer, according to The Austr...

    POSTED 14 May, 2019 20 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 31 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Let your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points soar this month with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points to be had from a single card application – enough for a first class flight from Sydney or Melbourne to London with Velocity's partners Etihad Airways or Singapore Airlines (as a...

    POSTED 7 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • The top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card deals this February

    With up to 205,000 bonus Virgin Australia Velocity points currently being offered with a single credit card application, and close to one million points on the table across a selection of top offers, an extra serving of points could be just the ticket to a free flight or upgrade to business class...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 2 Comments

  • John Borghetti leaves Virgin Australia in March as new CEO takes over

    John Borghetti will leave Virgin Australia next month – nine months earlier than previously announced – as newly-appointed CEO Paul Scurrah steps into the corner office. Experienced tourism and transport and logistics exec Scurrah has previously racked up years at both Qantas an...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2019 31 Comments

  • Soar higher with Virgin Australia’s 2019 double status credits offer

    Got your sights set on Velocity Gold or Velocity Platinum status? Virgin Australia's latest double status credits offer will bring that shiny card within easy reach, whether you're aiming to get to Gold or lock in Platinum for another year. Unlike Virgin's previous double status credits deals, w...

    POSTED 1 Feb, 2019 15 Comments

  • Virgin Australia increases business class cabin baggage allowance

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class passengers travelling on Virgin Australia domestic and short-distance international flights can now take advantage of a more generous cabin baggage allowance, as can Velocity Gold and Platinum frequent flyers booked in premium economy or economy. What is the carry-on a...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 15 Comments

  • January's top Virgin Australia Velocity credit card sign-up deals

    Getting the New Year off to a rewarding start could just be the ticket to that next free flight or upgrade to business class, and there's no shortage of ways to boost your Virgin Australia Velocity points balance this month, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points on offer from a single card app...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2019 0 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia stream ahead with domestic WiFi in 2019

    Qantas and Virgin Australia have both passed the halfway mark in their rollout of domestic WiFi, giving passengers a 50/50 chance that their next flight will allow them to stay connected above the clouds. Here’s where the two airlines stand in the sky-high WiFi stakes. A spokesman for Qan...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2019 31 Comments

  • Your Virgin Australia Velocity points are about to lose their value

    Singapore Airlines will cut the 'exchange rate' for converting Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points into its own KrisFlyer miles, in a move which reduces the transfer value of Velocity points and weakens a key component of the reward scheme. As of 1 January 2019, transferring Velocity...

    POSTED 27 Dec, 2018 29 Comments

  • How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. When your business day winds up sooner than planned or your last meeting of the day is cancelled, moving onto an earlier Qantas or Virgin Australia domestic flight is a much-ap...

    POSTED 18 Dec, 2018 28 Comments

  • The top Virgin Velocity credit card sign-up deals for December

    As summer starts to heat up, so too are the latest Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer credit card offers, with up to 205,000 bonus Velocity points on offer from a single card application, and over 900,000 bonus Velocity points on the table across these top offers alone. Without delay, here...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2018 0 Comments

  • Qantas, Virgin Australia domestic Airbus A330 business class compared

    When it comes to transcontinental flights, Australian travellers enjoy one of the world's best domestic business class experiences. Competition between Qantas and Virgin Australia in the lucrative coast-to-coast corridor sees both airlines offering international-grade business class seats an...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2018 47 Comments

  • House renovations: Sydney's Etihad, Virgin lounge seeks room to grow

    There's a not-quite-new lounge gracing the international terminals of Sydney and Melbourne, with the combined business and first lounges of Etihad Airways now rebranded as The House and also playing host to Virgin Australia's overseas flights. Apart from a change in signage, Sydney's The House...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

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