What are eligible sectors on va when applied to status?

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obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

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What are eligible sectors on va when applied to status?

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 308

I can only write a limitted number of characters in the question field so apologies for the dual post

i wish to acquire va gold. Have flown abx-syd-bne.  Am due to fly Mel-sin in J (sq) with family in June for status credits. I also flew abx-syd-bne last year in November but associated that flight with my gold ey card for lounge access. VA will not acknowledge those flights as sectors. I do not want them for status credits just to meet the 4 sectors rule.  Is it worth another call, otherwise I will associate the sq flights with Krisflyer

the t and c on ba website does not seem to mention this

 

thnx

jianga

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 Feb 2015

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As far as I know only 'VA' flight numbers are counted as qualified flight sectors. If you flew with EY or SQ, if they were not purchased as  VA codeshared flights then they won't be qualified.

readosunnycoast

Member since 05 Oct 2011

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I am pretty sure that is not right. I have used DELTA  (with DL flight numbers)in the US quite a few times and ALWAYS had the status credits applied.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

There's a difference between status credits, which you can earn when flying Delta on a DL flight number, and 'eligible sectors' (which other users have referred to as 'qualified flight sectors'), which you can only earn when travelling on a VA flight number.

Mavers

Member since 13 May 2016

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In january I flew PER>SIN>HAN and then REP>SIN>SYD all on SQ metal with SQ flight numbers and I was able to claim all of these flights for both points and status credits on my VA account.

 

I have also flown Air NZ and Delta in the past and been able to claim VA points and status credits.

brinkers

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 16 Jun 2011

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You need to credit a VA marketed flight to your Velocity account in order for the sector ro be acknowledged as one of the required VA sectors.

If you send the credit anywhere else, the sector won't count as a VA sector for Velocity,.

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

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the T&C do not say credit the just say a n eligle sector

eligible sectors are on Va with a VA flight number and have been paid for, no mention of FF acc attached to flight?

FrequentFlyer

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Member since 20 Mar 2012

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I'm afraid the eligible sectors are indeed VA flight numbers. If you had your EY number on those past flights they don't let you 'double dip'. We're you SQ flights booked through Virgin?

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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sq flights are booked with Af but with sq flight number

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

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the flights were with VA I just attached my ey FF number to the flight

AnthonyvB

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards Plantium

Member since 19 Jun 2013

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Eligible Sectors only count a VA ticket on VA metal (ie VA ticket on SG metal does not count as an Eligible Sector).  Very different rules than status points / miles etc

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

That's incorrect. From the Velocity T&Cs:

Eligible Sector means a Flight Sector:

    (a) that has been flown;

    (b) that has not been booked as a Reward Seat;

    (c) where Virgin Australia is the Marketing Carrier.

No requirement for Virgin Australia to also be the operating carrier.

obanpointer

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 08 Jun 2014

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tickets were VA, on a Va flight from ABX to BNE, I attached my ey FF number for lounge access and hence the points fed across to EY. I just want the flights to count as eligible sectors towards my aim of va gold

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

You need to credit your flights to Velocity to earn eligible sectors. If you choose to credit your flights to another frequent flyer program, you will not earn eligible sectors in the Velocity scheme, even if you travel with Virgin Australia.

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