Velocity points earning for Virgin on Brisbane-Perth

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stewardnurse

Member since 25 Jun 2013

Total posts 43

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!

willygee

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.

dazzaredroo

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.

johnaboxall

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. 

http://www.velocityfrequentflyer.com/content/Earn/Airlines/PointsEarn/index.htm#virginaustralia

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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

gredgy69

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 29 May 2013

Total posts 43

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.

stewardnurse

Member since 25 Jun 2013

Total posts 43

Thanks for the info everyone 

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