Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 30 Nov 2016
Total posts 3
Good Afternoon I have just reached Gold for the first time and was wanting to know if the Hotel/Car Hire memberships start on the same day as your gold membership or do they commence from when you sign up?
For example if I sign up for HHonours in three months time does their year of membership expire at the same time as my Virgin Gold (December)or a year after HHonours sign up (March 2018 )?
Only asking as I will not be staying in any Hotels for a few months and would like to maximize my HHonours etc for as long as possible.
Member since 26 Feb 2016
Total posts 38
I've been leaving the hotel and car rental matching chances alone for 2 years. It is meaningless to have them redeemed if you cannot renew them. I guess that VA had those matching policies free because the hotels and the car rental companies wanted the valuable customers of VA.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Feb 2016
Total posts 59
The Hilton works on a calendar year basis and the membership period starts from the time Hilton turns you into a gold member, this can take up to 30 days from putting in the request via the VA web site.
Member since 07 Feb 2015
Total posts 142
As said above, you need to opt into the hotel/car hire status match on your account page on the Velocity website in order to get the status. I did my Hilton one in Nov and it will be matched till March 2018. Although in order to keep the Gold level, you need to achieve their minimum nights/stays/points requirement in the 2017 calendar year as per usual HHornor policy.
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