Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Mar 2016
Total posts 17
I have tried booking flights on Velocity FF from
LAX to Dallas, Dallas to DC & then DC to NYC but doesn't seem that it can
be done which I find annoying. How does one use Velocity FF points to fly
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 16 Dec 2015
Total posts 12
Generally this is possible. You'll need to tick Include other Velocity Reward Seat destinations when searching though.
Member since 30 May 2016
Total posts 18
I find there is better seat availability on the partner airlines flights - search on there and then ring Velocity to find out the cost in points. (As per the Etihad guide below)
Member since 29 May 2013
Total posts 46
I've found in general the only consistently available internal flights available for redemption as standard Reward seats, historically, were Virgin America flights available as codeshares with VA (e.g. LAX-EWR & return; ORD-EWR & return) <<when booked in advance, often up to a year ahead>>. Now that Virgin America has been acquired by Alaskan, these are no longer available.I've been thinking about making a trip myself over there next year, and have found that sometimes, there are indirect routings available on the Velocity website (e.g. NYC-LAX via MSP) on Delta flights offered as standard reward tix., but as far (and wide) as my searches have taken me, I've never seen direct routings available as standard Reward seats, even when I was a platinum FF. I have had some success in booking more direct routings via calling the Velocity FF call centre, but the success was largely contingent upon the level of competence of the staff. My feeling, in general, is that on Delta there are far fewer reward seats available for redemption as standard Rewards by Velocity members (for example, in comparison to the availability that was often present on Virgin America).Hope this helps! You're not alone.
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