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Double Status Credits [for All Travel until 28 June 2022] @ Virgin Australia

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Velocity Frequent Flyer members will earn double status credits on all eligible Virgin Australia bookings from today until midnight AEST Tuesday 10 August 2021*

The double status credit offer will give members the opportunity to accelerate their earning opportunities

Monday 2 August 2021: Velocity Frequent Flyer is giving members double status credits on eligible Virgin Australia bookings from today until midnight Tuesday 10 August 2021.

To earn double status credits, Velocity members simply need to activate the offer here and book an eligible flight at virginaustralia.com.

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  • +5 votes

    If only we would fly…

    • -1 vote

      "…all travel until 28 June 2022.".

      Scotty M does say lockdowns will be a thing of the past before then, so here's hoping!

      • +6 votes

        Scotty says all sorts of sh!t

        courtesy of the Guardian

        7 January 2021
        The Morrison government releases the national vaccine rollout strategy and sets a target of having 4 million Australians vaccinated by the end of March, by rolling out at least 80,000 vaccinations a week from February. Six million people were meant to be vaccinated by May.

        31 March: The government falls well short of its 4m vaccination target, missing it by 3.4m doses.

        12 April: Scott Morrison releases a video statement where he announces Australia no longer has vaccination targets.

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          wow, I'd missed the April 12 one, that's gold

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          Not a surprise when the media told people if they got AZ they would die so they didn't go and thousands of doses got thrown away.
          But this deal is good.

        • -2 votes

          Morrison and the Liberals are inept, incompetent and indecent.

          A vicious, nasty government who use public money to benefit their mates at our expense.

  • +2 votes

    With half the country in lockdown

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      Indeed! Fortunately you can book flights for the future, say in a few months' time!

      • +2 votes

        When we’re in another lockdown

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    Maybe if we say please a few more times it'll kill the covid so we can travel again.

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    No specifics regarding travel dates?

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      in the activation page: "all travel until 28 June 2022.". I'll update the deal.

      • +3 votes

        And there are no guarantees another snap lockdown won't be announced and ruin your plans.
        It could even happen while you are in the air…

  • +3 votes

    Right on time as I have just cancelled two trips already booked to Sydney.
    Both were part of the VA double status offer earlier in the year.

  • +2 votes

    Note that it excludes "Getaway" (el cheapo) fares.

  • +2 votes

    This is really only useful if you were already planning a trip in the short term. Why would you let an airline sit on your money when there is so much uncertainty around travel?

    And let's be honest, it's double status credits in a program that was already watered down after the takeover, and how will you be able to even maintain the status in the long run?

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      Exactly. No chance I'm staying gold, so extra 25 points doesn't mean jack

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      What was watered down after the takeover?

  • +2 votes

    I joined up but please note the following obversations:
    1. Book an eligible flight by 10 August 2021 (excluding Getaway fares) and include your Velocity Frequent Flyer number in your booking. - For those looking for a discount, the Getaway fares are not going to count
    2. Even if you book in the future, it is still uncertain if the flight will be cancelled (most likely due to COVID) that the re-booked flight will still be considered eligible
    3. I have very low confidence that any flight I pre-book (and pay for) will not be disrupted in some way. EG If I purchased a MEL-BNE return flight for Christmas, I still think something will happen to either slam the QLD borders shut or VIC forcing me to go into 14 days lockdown somehow. For the next year or so I'm most likely going to stick with regional holidays until things get more certain
    4. As a business flyer, with Platinum until December 2022 (got the 1 year extension due to one flight in March 2021 deal), I still find this a dubious offer as even if I can fly every week again, I would still have to do it for a considerable time to reload Platinum for 2023 and given all the disruptions, I do not see myself doing even 10 more flights this calendar year.
    5. If they were serious about kick starting flights and locking pre-bookings, they should offer the double status credits for bookings confirmed up to 31 December 2021 and be more explicit on what happens if your eligible flight gets changed due to COVID.

  • +2 votes

    How many points from my front yard to back yard?

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    My only question is this one time offer or you could get double status credits on as many flights you book as long as you book it up to 10 August 2021?

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    I feel like a lot of loyal members won't need this. VA have extended my Platinum status until end of September 2022, so any credits I earn before October this year are practically useless.

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    Excluding Getaway fares… might be worth mentioning!

  • +1 vote

    make sure you check your travel insurance Ts&Cs people. Some of them say "if flights are booked during travel restrictions, the claims may not be honoured" … so will suck if you have to cancel the flights due to further lockdowns in the future.

  • +3 votes

    What is the point of getting higher status on VA with the watered down offerings? No thanks. I'll let my Platinum status lapse.

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    Sad… Would love to use the credit I still have in holding with VHA bank. Can I even use the ASX code anymore.. Sorry Bain's bank…
    Can't even do the Syd/Melb run anymore…

    Sad…

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    Too many exposure sites at airports or on flights for my liking, not to mention waiting 3 years for a refund if needed, presuming they don't go bankrupt