Member since 25 Jun 2013
Total posts 44
Flew virgin bne-per rtn.. Going over received 1925 points but on the return only received 1445 points..is this normal for virgin flights. Perhaps they took a shortcut coming home!
Virgin Atlantic Airways - Flying Club
Member since 11 Apr 2011
Total posts 11
According to the Velocity website, Domestic flights on Virgin Australia earn 5 points per $1 spent. I would imagine that the dispersion of points between the outward and return flights is down to an internal policy/formula rather than the flights themselves being of different distances.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 24 Mar 2013
Total posts 33
You shouldn't have to work this out for yourself ask Virgin for clarification.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Domestic VA flights earn points relative to your Velocity status and the price of the ticket, not the distance.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Definitely normal. As posted above Virgin is a $/point scheme for domestic flights for points, though SCs are distance related.
Actually means Qantas is better for once a-year flyer where say a $100 SYD-MEL flight will earn 1000 QF points versus 500 points on Virgin (as no status)
whereas for a regular flyer who is Platinum with both but buys a $300 last-minute SYD-MEL flight will earn 1000 QF points versus 3000 points on Virgin (as a Platinum)
Again I suspect a planned tweak that is trying to encourage regular last minute (ie high yield) flyers to prefer Virgin
Member since 29 May 2013
As mentioned by those above, VA uses a $/point method. The fact that your return leg is less points than the outward leg just means the return leg was cheaper to purchase than the outward leg.
Thanks for the info everyone
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