Virgin Australia launches new iPhone app

Virgin Australia launches new iPhone app

Virgin Australia's latest iPhone and iPad app is everything you'd expect from the airline, and goes way beyond the 'latest deals' nature of its Flight Specials app.

Travellers can track their upcoming flights, see their Velocity Frequent Flyer points and status credits balance and even call forth a digital membership card to help expedite their entry into Virgin Australia lounges.

Flights can also be booked from within the app including sales and Happy Hour fares, existing bookings are but a click away…

… and when it comes to status credits, graphs highlight how you’re tracking this membership year:

Rounding out the functionality is the ability to transfer points to family members, claim missing points, explore the benefits of your current and next-highest membership level and see which particular benefits are available at a given airport before your next Virgin Australia flight.

Apple iPhone users can download the Virgin Australia app from the App Store, while Virgin Australia tells Australian Business Traveller that a similar app for Android devices will be released "soon".

Also read: Apple Pay launches in Australia: what you need to know

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Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

13 comments

  • whipper

    whipper

    16 Dec, 2015 11:38 am

    Thanks for that.  Their last app was terrible. 

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  • moa999

    moa999

    16 Dec, 2015 11:48 am

    Definitely an improvement.

    Surprised no Android App

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  • Chris Chamberlin

    ChrisCh

    16 Dec, 2015 12:19 pm

    We've just updated the article with confirmation from Virgin Australia that a similar Android app will be released "soon".

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  • madmouse58

    madmouse58

    24 Oct, 2016 06:16 pm

    Any update on "soon"? 
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  • Matt B

    butters

    12 May, 2017 11:43 am

    Still waiting...................
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  • bmc

    bmc

    16 Dec, 2015 11:55 am

    Finally

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  • BeijingBogan

    BeijingBogan

    16 Dec, 2015 12:38 pm

    Very slick, and greatly overdue!

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  • tarmac

    tarmac

    16 Dec, 2015 02:27 pm

    Still no native resolution for iPhone 6 (and above) devices. Qantas hasn't either despite the phone being released ~15 months ago. If the tigerair app can do it, surely these two can as well.

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  • Matt J

    MattJelonek

    16 Dec, 2015 11:55 pm

    Love it!

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  • riley

    riley

    17 Dec, 2015 12:55 pm

    It's a massive improvement but after playing around with it, I can't help but think it's very gimmicky. Bank and travel apps generally have a "here for business" feel. This app has an entertainment feel. Perhaps VA are trying to recapture some of that youthful, playfulness they had in the Virgin Blue days? 

    Regardless, it's good to have all the functionality on one app, including the rubbish IFE.

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  • Grant Williams

    gwilli1

    17 Dec, 2015 03:44 pm

    Geez , they can do this for an app , why cant they do something along the same lines for there website 

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  • Damon McMahon

    DMcOz

    18 Dec, 2015 11:01 am

    About bloody time!

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  • RTWFF

    RTWFF

    5 Jan, 2016 01:19 pm

    When it works! Mine fails every other day or so. It's also very clunky with all those sliding panels. I know the UX people think they're sexy, but I suspect it works best on an iPhone 6+ not a standard iPhone

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