Most reward seats for Virgin Australia-operated flights are at a discount of up to ~30% off for the vast majority of flights.
The sale includes Economy, Premium Economy and Business class on most routes operated by Virgin Australia themselves, as well as Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia, Delta Air Lines or Air New Zealand (Trans Tasman only).
Booking period: Now until 28 Feb 2018
Travel dates: From 15 March 2018 until 9 Jan 2019.
Some routes may be excluded. Eligible reward flights will have a 'promo tag' (red ribbon) above their pricing.
A small tax component (usually $15 to $100 depending on flight) applies to each one-way segment. A ~1.5% credit card fee applies to these payments.
|Flight Length||Class of travel||Normal points cost||Sale points cost||Savings|
|Short (e.g. SYD-MEL)||Economy||7,800||5,400||2,400 pts (30.76%)|
|Short (e.g. MEL-HBA)||Business||15,500||10,800||4,700 pts (30.32%)|
|Medium (e.g. PER-SYD)||Economy||17,800||12,400||5,400 pts (30.33%)|
|Medium (e.g. BNE-PER)||Business||35,500||24,800||10,700 pts (30.14%)|
|Long (e.g. MEL-LAX)||Economy||44,800||31,300||13,500 pts (30.14%)|
|Long (e.g. MEL-LAX)||Premium Economy||71,700||50,100||21,600 pts (30.13%)|
|Long (e.g. LAX-MEL)||Business||95,500||66,800||28,700 pts (30.05%)|
My personal sweet spot is Perth to East Coast in Business class for 24,800 points. It's a substantial saving over the normal cost, and if you're on an A330, you'll get an exceptional experience.
There is also good availability domestically over the Christmas travel period. My friends traveling from Perth to Launceston economy return redeemed just 24,800 points for flights which are already at $740 cash. $0.029 value per point is pretty good.
This deal has been 'active' since the start of Monday, 12 February, and that's when I made all my bookings.
Velocity confirmed yesterday that this sale is legit and will be officially announced soon.
Edit: Thanks to JoeyJoeJoe for finding the full terms and conditions - refer to his post for the details.