Complimentary VA Gold when booking two premium economy tickets to LA

13 replies

Xaroco

Member since 09 Apr 2018

Total posts 1

A targeted offer from VA. Was sent to my partner, who is a VA Red member. I’m Gold and was sent a 10% discount and double points offer on Econ/Prem to LA..


Email mentioned their Global Alliance which I found amusing considering of the four airlines listed, one was their own airline and one just left their ‘alliance’

How does this make other VA FF’s feel?

xtfer

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 14 Mar 2017

Total posts 148

Ha. That's funny. I'm a Platinum and all I got was... "hey, why not spend more money on your Virgin AMEX this month?"

JohnGB

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 11 Jul 2017

Total posts 22

I'm VA Platinum and got an email for a 10% discount and 20,000 bonus points for a PE return flight.


I don't really have a problem with a complimentary Gold status for 2(!!) return PE trips. That's 480 SCs right there anyway which is almost Gold.

aussiflyer

Member since 27 Jan 2016

Total posts 35

I agree. I think it is great they are doing these campaigns. Hopefully it works for them. At least there is a bit of work involved, moreso then a status match.

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 190

I'm VA Platinum and got an email for a 10% discount and 20,000 bonus points for a PE return flight.

I don't really have a problem with a complimentary Gold status for 2(!!) return PE trips. That's 480 SCs right there anyway which is almost Gold.

I received the same offer. At around the time that I am booking flights to the US. I wish there was a J promotion though...

Boof

Member since 29 Aug 2013

Total posts 33

The amount of people in the priority boarding queue these days on a domestic flight is more than those in the regular queue some days. I know why that is now with offers like this all the time!

StuParr

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 01 Mar 2012

Total posts 190

The amount of people in the priority boarding queue these days on a domestic flight is more than those in the regular queue some days. I know why that is now with offers like this all the time!

I was sent a survey request by their community and one of the questions was asking my feelings towards Economy X PAX without status being given priority boarding. So they know that we are not happy about it.

aussiflyer

Member since 27 Jan 2016

Total posts 35

The amount of people in the priority boarding queue these days on a domestic flight is more than those in the regular queue some days. I know why that is now with offers like this all the time!

I was sent a survey request by their community and one of the questions was asking my feelings towards Economy X PAX without status being given priority boarding. So they know that we are not happy about it.

Economy X passengers having prioirty boarding makes sense given their bags have to go up in the locker.

deegee93

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 27 Jan 2017

Total posts 37

I’m VA gold and got the discount and bonus points email in addition to a few others mostly regarding travel to USA or Hong Kong.


All seemed like good deals if I was going anytime soon

swewing

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Jan 2011

Total posts 4

Don't forget to check the fine print. You have to have two or more Velocity members in the booking for it to count. Solo travellers cannot travel twice and get Gold.

Samw

Member since 20 Sep 2017

Total posts 16

How quickly is this being turned around? I was targeted, I booked yesterday (Tuesday) and I hope it comes through before I fly with VA to Perth from Sydney (and onward to JNB) on Saturday. Is there any way to accelerate the Pilot Gold?

thomasindo

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 04 Oct 2017

Total posts 6

as a Platinum member, i certainly don't receive special offers...

jcr737

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Feb 2017

Total posts 5

Have been VA Gold for a while now & have never received any offers. Hard to find reward seats to LAX in both PE & J. NZ has PE seats $1000 cheaper than VA year round, sure it is via AKL, but that is a big saving. Unfortunately since October 2017, points & status on NZ are a thing of the past. NZ informed of the recent demise of the VA/NZ "alliance", still waiting for VA. Becoming harder & harder to justify staying with Velocity as you watch partnership after partnership dissolve.

Samw

Member since 20 Sep 2017

Total posts 16

I booked the flights for this offer but they are not upgrading me until 10 days before the LAX flights. This is not what the offer terms state :(

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