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

    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-appreciated perk of regular flyers, who’d rather spend more time with family than sit around waiting in airport loung...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2018 4 Comments

  • The top perks of Virgin Velocity Gold for domestic economy flyers

    Virgin Australia Velocity Gold status is the target of many frequent flyers as it's easier to obtain than Platinum, while still providing many premium perks like airport lounge access and other priority benefits. This shiny Gold card is yours after earning 500 status credits and notching up four...

    POSTED 20 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Using Virgin Australia Velocity points to book Delta flights

    When it comes to booking flights using your hard-earned Virgin Australia Velocity points, one option to consider for your next journey abroad is Delta. Offering flights from Sydney along with a broader international and US domestic network, Delta reward flights can be booked with minimal taxes a...

    POSTED 17 Sep, 2018 4 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their flexible economy fares compare

    In the world of business travel, as in life, the best-laid plans can and often do go awry. Having a flexible airfare will save both you and your business some significant headaches when there's the sudden unexpected need for some leeway in your travel schedule. While we’d all rather be fly...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2018 20 Comments

  • Buying Starpoints for Virgin Australia business class upgrades

    Fancy upgrading to Virgin Australia business class on the airline's longest domestic flights – including Sydney-Perth or Melbourne-Perth in 'The Business' aboard Virgin's Airbus A330s – for just $244 per flight? The secret lies in the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) hotel loyalty prog...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2018 24 Comments

  • Earn up to 100 status credits with AMEX Velocity Platinum Card

    Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn 100 bonus status credits each year through the American Express Velocity Platinum credit card. Unlike frequent flyer points, status credits can’t be spent on reward flights or upgrades to business class: instead, they’re u...

    POSTED 11 Oct, 2017 8 Comments

  • Using Velocity points to book Hainan, Hong Kong, Capital Airlines

    Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now book Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines flights using their Velocity points. Among routes further afield, that opens the door to booking Hainan Airlines’ flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Chan...

    POSTED 25 Sep, 2017 15 Comments

  • The best business class on Sydney-Christchurch flights

    Qantas, Virgin Australia and Emirates offer travellers business class on non-stop flights between Sydney and Christchurch – but which option is best for the business traveller and the hip pocket? As it stands, having a fully-flat bed, direct aisle access and an inflight cocktail bar can ac...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2017 15 Comments

  • Book Virgin Australia’s Melbourne-Hong Kong flights using points

    Virgin Australia Velocity members can now book non-stop flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong using their Velocity points – here’s how it’s done, whether you have enough points to snare a business class suite or a humble economy class seat. Step 1: Searching for Virgin Australia ...

    POSTED 21 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • How to get a lifetime of Virgin Australia lounge access

    Unlike Qantas, Virgin Australia doesn’t offer Lifetime Gold frequent flyer status to its most-travelled passengers – but does allow anybody to purchase a lifetime of Virgin Australia lounge access. The privilege doesn’t come cheap: you’ll need to fork out a whopping ...

    POSTED 26 Jun, 2017 21 Comments

  • The five best credit cards for booking Virgin Australia flights

    When booking your next Virgin Australia domestic or international flight, why settle for earning just one frequent flyer point per dollar spent from your credit card – or even less – when you could be reeling in up to 2.5 Velocity points per dollar spent instead? Better yet, those cr...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2017 0 Comments

  • How to fly Virgin Australia business class for under half price

    Want to fly Virgin Australia business class for less than $400 from Sydney or Brisbane to Melbourne, or less than $1,000 from Sydney to Perth? Well, you can, thanks to a year-round ‘buying miles’ offer through the Etihad Guest frequent flyer program. It works like this: instead of ea...

    POSTED 4 May, 2017 12 Comments

  • How to claim missing Virgin Australia points after your flight

    After taking a flight with Virgin Australia or its partner airlines, any Velocity frequent flyer points (and status credits) you’re deserved will usually appear in your account automatically – ready to be used towards your next journey or upgrade to business class. But sometimes, tho...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2017 0 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 250,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

    With 250,000 Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points in the kitty, the world is quite literally your oyster – it's enough points to fly business class to almost any destination of your choosing, and in some cases, to even make that trip in first class. But with so many options avai...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2017 8 Comments

  • Virgin Australia Melbourne-Hong Kong business class upgrade guide

    With Virgin Australia’s new flights from Melbourne to Hong Kong now on sale, booking an economy ticket doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be stuck in economy class... business class upgrades are available using either Velocity frequent flyer points or cash. But not all fares are e...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2017 9 Comments

  • Virgin Australia premium economy upgrade guide

    Premium economy upgrades are a terrific way to use your Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points on the airline's long Boeing 777 flights to Los Angeles. Points-based upgrades are possible from all flexible economy Freedom fares on these routes, although not from the lower-cost Elevate or...

    POSTED 12 Mar, 2017 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia business class upgrade guide

    If you normally travel in premium economy or are stuck buying Virgin Australia's economy Freedom fares, business class upgrades are one of the best ways to use your Velocity Frequent Flyer points. Upgrades are available on all Virgin Australia domestic and international flights with business cla...

    POSTED 2 Feb, 2017 30 Comments

  • The best ways to spend 50,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

    Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer points are easier to earn than ever before, thanks to partnerships with BP, Coles Flybuys and an array of great credit card sign-up offers: but how could you best spend 50,000 of those hard-earned points? Here's how! 1. Upgrade to business class on Austr...

    POSTED 18 Jan, 2017 4 Comments

  • How to get a Qantas, Virgin Australia frequent flyer status match

    Most frequent flyers achieve their prized Gold or Platinum status the hard way – clocking up endless hours of bum-numbing miles in business class (or, worse, economy). However, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer selected travellers a shortcut to that shiny card using little-known ...

    POSTED 21 Dec, 2016 15 Comments

  • How to check if flight upgrades are available on Virgin Australia

    Using frequent flyer points to upgrade from economy to Virgin Australia business class is one of the best ways to spend your hard-earned Velocity points – but how can you tell if a points-based upgrade is available on a specific flight before booking your ticket? The airline’s reserv...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2016 5 Comments

  • Virgin Australia 'Fly Ahead': moving to an earlier flight, free

    While relaxing in airport lounges is certainly pleasant, arriving home or at your destination earlier than expected can prove far sweeter – and that’s exactly what Virgin Australia offers to its high-flying Velocity Gold and Platinum members travelling on Australian domestic flights. ...

    POSTED 23 Nov, 2016 14 Comments

  • The best ways to use your Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

    It’s easy to amass a treasure trove of Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points, both in the air and also on the ground through partners like BP and Coles Flybuys, plus points-earning credit cards from most major banks. But how can you best use those Velocity points on your travels?...

    POSTED 10 Nov, 2016 21 Comments

  • The best business class seats on Brisbane-Auckland flights

    Flying from Brisbane to Auckland in business class? You may be surprised to learn that not two, but five airlines compete for your high flying dollar on this busy trans-Tasman route. That list includes Qantas, Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand, along with Emirates and even Taiwan-based China ...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2016 13 Comments

  • How to book Singapore Airlines first class using Velocity points

    Virgin Australia Velocity members can use their frequent flyer points to book first class and also ‘Suites Class’ travel aboard Singapore Airlines, but making that booking follows quite a different process to your typical reward flight. That’s because you aren’t able to s...

    POSTED 31 Oct, 2016 12 Comments

  • Your guide to Virgin Australia's new economy Space+ seating

    Virgin Australia’s new economy ‘Space+’ package pairs extra legroom with perks like priority boarding and ‘preferred’ overhead lockers, plus priority check-in, noise-cancelling headsets and more on longer flights. Space+ is available to all economy class travellers ...

    POSTED 31 Aug, 2016 14 Comments

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