Velocity points, status credits earning rate changes for SQ economy

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rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 92

I may have missed something but I'm pretty sure I didn't - it seems the SC earn for Velocity on SQ flights has just changed. Whereas only N,Q,V and K tickets were classed as 'discount economy' with a 50% SC earn, now N,Q,V,K,L,M,H,W are all classed as discount, with only Y, B, and E classed as full economy. While I'm not surprised - I always thought the earn was on the generous side on the discount tickets - I'm a bit annoyed at the lack of notice having recently booked 8 SQ flights based on reaching platinum, which now won't happen!

wodfrey

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 13 May 2017

Total posts 9

Good spot, I booked into W for the additional status credits back in Jan for a flight in June. Most I can find is from the VA website, "Classes M, H, W, L were classified as Full Fare Economy prior to 1 March 2018." It is ticketed but I haven't flown it yet, so will be disappointing - though not surprising - if they credit at discount rate. Anyone tested this?

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

FYI: Virgin Australia advises that this reduction in Velocity points and status credits earn for L, M, H and W classes has come about due to changes at Singapore Airlines' end, and will be honoured for bookings made before 13 March at the previous earning rate.

Last editedby David at Mar 12, 2018, 03:59 PM.

rob01

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 10 Nov 2011

Total posts 92

That's great news, thanks for the update David! Love your work.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 990

Okay, we've got a fuller set of changes and numbers now up at https://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-revamps-velocity-points-status-earn-rates

bcworld

Member since 07 Mar 2013

Total posts 6

FYI: Virgin Australia advises that this reduction in Velocity points and status credits earn for L, M, H and W classes has come about due to changes at Singapore Airlines' end, and will be honoured for bookings made before 13 March at the previous earning rate.
Last edited by David at Mar 12, 2018, 03.59 PM.

Worth noting that from what I can see the majority of people who have so far asked Velocity for confirmation of this have been told that booking date is irrelevant and only date flown is considered. So we'll see...waiting for a response from them myself.

bcworld

Member since 07 Mar 2013

Total posts 6

This is the written response I got from Velocity:


If youve made your Singapore Airlines or Silk Air booking prior to Velocitys earn announcement (13 March 2018) and youd like to earn at the old rates, please send us a copy of your flight booking so we can further escalate it to the partner.

Please know that we cant provide any guarantee as this will be subject to the partners approval.

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