Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,010
As weâve reported this morning, Virgin Australia frequent flyers are now able to convert Flybuys points into Velocity points and earn Velocity status credits through Flybuys. Hereâs a quick summary of the details:
Velocity frequent flyer points
Velocity status credits
United Airlines - Mileage Plus
Member since 29 Jan 2011
Total posts 80
Linked my Flybuys account with my velocity account successfully but when I went to transfer my points it wouldn't allow me to change the number of points to be transferred, only wanted to transfer the minimum of 2000
Member since 17 Jun 2014
Total posts 3
Noticed this too - figured it was something to do with one of my browser extensions. The page will happily let you redeem the reward multiple times (albeit that could get tedious depending on the number of flybuys points you have!)
Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
A very good move by Virgin, now I wonder if 'family pooling' can be used to collect more than the mandated '10 SCs per month' limit? I don't see any reason why not!
FYI: there are some good special promo deals coming up at Coles for earning extra Flybuys, sent out to members on a 'personalised' basis, for example Oct 26-29 will see "10x points on your biggest shop at Coles for spends over $100".
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Jun 2011
Total posts 230
I did wonder about that! It is really good news that you can do both!
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 08 Jun 2014
Total posts 88
$100 on Fuel with Coles at Shell will be doable twice a month of not four times but is it better to earn VA points with BP? Hrmmmmmm
Hmm. Got an offer today that will allow me to trade my 4 cent a litre fuel discount for 8 FlyBuys points (per litre). If I were to take that, and convert to Velocity, that sounds a bit like 3.5 Velocity Points per litre.
Hi Guest, join in the discussion on
Virgin Australia launches Coles Flybuys partnership
Already have an ET account? Log in below.
Signing up with Executive Traveller only takes a second and lets you
interact with our community. It's completely free and we'll never pass your information on to
Didn’t receive an activation email? Resend one to yourself here.
If you’ve forgotten your password, simply enter your email address
below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email to re-activate your account and enter a new password.
If you have not received the activation email, simply enter your email address below, then click 'Submit'. We’ll send you an email containing the activation link.
Subscribe to our free newsletter and get the latest news, reviews, tips and more sent straight to your inbox