Member since 10 May 2013
Total posts 96
Hi I need some help verifying a Velocity Points calculation
The last flight on my velocity statement says
Base = 2405
Bonus = 1203
Total = 3608
This is for PER-DPS, which is 1603 miles, in Business Saver, for a Gold member (Gold as of mid-December).
I believe it should read:
Base = 2405 (1603 * 1.5 for Business Saver) - this is correct
Bonus = 1804 (2405 * 0.75 for Gold)
Total = 4209
It appears as though I have been given the 50% silver bonus instead of the 75% gold bonus.
I called Velocity and after they checked while I was on hold I was simply told that their calculations are correct.
Can anyone tell me if I am misunderstanding the calculations or if I should pursue this with VA?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Aug 2012
Total posts 42
Velocity website says: "Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the base Points^ earned." So the bonus is applied to the Route Mileage (i.e. 1603 * 0.75) , not your 'earned' base points (2405 * 0.75).
Ah I did read that but I must have glossed over the words "bonus on miles flown". Slightly disappointing, but it makes sense now. Thanks 444desiro!
Member since 15 Jan 2014
Total posts 4
Don't be too disappointed. On domestic flights, this can work in your favour. For domestic, base points are calculated from the fare paid (not miles flown) at the rate of 5 points per dollar spent. However, bonus points are calculated based on miles flown x 0.75 which means that on cheap fares, the bonus points can be more than the base points.
I don't think that's correct - on domestic sectors the bonus points are a multiplier of the fare paid, not the miles.
Either that or VA have been giving me way to many bonus points for my flights in the last few years!!
I've just checked my own history, and on 3 recent domestic flights where I have status, the added bonus is exactly 50% or 75% of the base (which is calculated on $). Sorry macker, but I'm going to have to agree with 444desiro on this one.
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