Why is Virgin not releasing ANY reward space for Business Class seats to/from NZ?

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MHerbert

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards (Plat)

Member since 21 May 2012

Total posts 23

Why is Virgin not releasing ANY reward space for Business Class seats to/from NZ?

I've looked at short, medium and long term (up to 330 days when VA releases award seats) and cannot find a single Business Reward fare. Any idea if they will open these up?

reeves35

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 55

What status level are you?  Availability varies according to your level.  Typically top tier members would be able to get a seat via the phone service centre just about any time whilst J class may never open for Red level members.

snaggit

Member since 15 Jun 2015

Total posts 10

Where are you looking? I can see award inventory in J when i do a Business search on the homepage and then swtich to points... Sample search MELAKL 16 March returns 33,800 pts + $95.22

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

Total posts 114

I booked CHC/MEL/BNE last week  (for mid Decmeber)

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

I don't know how you are finding trouble with this! What route are you trying to get seats on where theres no availability for the next 330 days!!!!! I just did a simple search from BNE to AUK and clicked on each day for the next seven days, I found Business reward seats on all days. I then searched from OOL to AUK and also from SYD to AUK, and found business reward seats on all days for the next seven days. And I only looked at the next week! I logged in with my Platinum account as well as my partner's Red account and the availability is identical!

I find VA to have great award availability. It has even won awards for that in particular. 

domesticgoddess

NZ Elite

Member since 03 Jul 2014

Total posts 65

AKL. To the best of my knowledge VA don't fly direct to Alakanuk.

wanderlust

Virgin Australia Platinum

Member since 09 Sep 2014

Total posts 60

Haha yup that's right! I came up with my own abbreviation for Auckland somehow!

Southland

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 31 Jan 2012

Total posts 57

He is an Aucklander and his IP address was picked up. Due to the whole of NZ funding Aucklands Infrastructure upgrades are not allowed.

Southern man

MHerbert

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards (Plat)

Member since 21 May 2012

Total posts 23

Hmm so I must have to call them. I have Gold status.

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