Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 06 Dec 2012
Total posts 155
I read an article 1 to 2 weeks ago that cited an Executive from Velocity Frequent Flyer saying there was a "big" announcement coming up but didn't want to give anything away. It had the feeling it was to do with a new partner but did not mention a thing. Does anyone else remember reading something along these lines? Surely the recent announcement of points rejig wasn't it?
Member since 19 Mar 2014
Total posts 358
It's a tie up with a supermarket... Which I believe to be Coles.
Member since 12 Jul 2013
Total posts 28
isnt coles (flybuys) already in a relationship with Etihad ?
Emirates Airlines - Skywards
Member since 30 Nov 2015
Total posts 419
Yes, I got an email from Flybuy/Etihad this week offering me 10pct discount on Etihad Business Class fares. Hmmm.
The landscape has changed sicne that deal was brokered. The BP tie up has sent velocity mebership base through the roof, circa 8m. If you were Coles, would you value a membership base of 8m with credit card providers, and many relevant partners such as BP over a middle eastern based tie up?
That's not withstanding the fact that VA and EY are partners with EY being part owner.
I agree but I am curious if EY would allow a get out of jail free that easy.
I am hoping VA says we are now part of EY alliance :) that wil be something
Wouldn't that be interesting! but I think that would be more an airline announcement rather than the frequent flyer scheme.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 266
Would be nice it is was to do with flying rather than rewards stuff but I think Virgin has put the cue in the rack in regards to flying and is becoming a gimmicks and promotions business unfortunately.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Plantium
Member since 19 Jun 2013
Total posts 82
Could not agree with you more. Am about to make the switch away from Virgin on my next trip to Asia then to USA
Member since 05 Oct 2011
Total posts 114
MAYBE it was the reduced value of points they had in mind ??????
Found an article in "The Australian" Dec 29 2015...Mr Shcuster (Velocity Chief) said there were plans to take it to a new level next year "Watch this space - something very big is going to happen with BP next year.."
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