Flying from SYD-LAX next month in Economy on VA as a reward seat booking.

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AV

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 16 Apr 2013

Total posts 48

Flying from SYD-LAX next month in Economy on VA as a reward seat booking. Am I able to upgrade to Premium or Business using points? I'm Platinum with VA if that helps...

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

No, it doesnt matter what your status is you need to book business / PE on the initial booking no upgrades on reward seats using points

"Flight upgrades using Points or Complimentary Fare Upgrades cannot be used in conjunction with a Reward Seat. "

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

All this info is on the velocity / VA website

Serg

QFF

Member since 12 Apr 2013

Total posts 870

Using points on economy seats = wasting them

morganbrown

Member since 04 Jun 2014

Total posts 1

Yes you can, I did the same thing earlier this year BNE -> LAX.

You need to buy the economy ticket online then call Velocity Rewards to upgrade to PE using your points.

From memory it was around 18,000 points each way  to upgrade to PE but this is offset by the 12,500 you receive for buying the economy flights.

If you're still unsure, call the Rewards team and they will confirm this for you.

hutch

Member since 07 Oct 2012

Total posts 761

Not the OP's question.  Can't upgrade an award ticket.

Doubleplatinum Banned

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum

Member since 07 Feb 2013

Total posts 431

Seriously? You would be the first Australian ever to do so with VA so methinks not

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