Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 12 Nov 2017
Total posts 42
I have always preferred Virgin over QANTAS, but having been Velocity Platinum for a number of years, in some respects I regret choosing Virgin. By now I would have earned lifetime Silver with QANTAS and would have well on my way to lifetime Gold. Do you think that one day that Virgin may introduce lifetime status?
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 287
Maybe/maybe not. I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Member since 06 Jun 2017
Total posts 28
Same situation here, definitely times I regret choosing VA, same with some of the other people at work here. Really hope VA will introduce it. If my flying increases to where I start achieving 2000+ credits a year (which it might be soon) I'll be moving straight to QF.
Some after achieving LifeTime Gold on QF then switch to flying VA to have status on both airlines.
If you’re thinking of moving to QF try to get a status match or a status challenge to fast track your way to status.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
Totally agree, lifetime status is a reason I am sticking with QF for now.
Also worth noting that earn rates can be different on different airlines. There is a QF points & status credits calculator that would give you an indication as to how much you can expect to earn from your expected travel. Even then it's worth noting that some fare classes on OneWorld partner airlines may not be eligible to earn SC and EK marketed flights earn 0 SC. If a fair bit of your travel won't be on QF if you switch to QF that's something you'll need to pay a fair bit of attention to to make sure you will reach your goals.
I expect LTG will be several years away for me still unless QF adds a LTP (LifeTime Platinum) that entices me to up my rate of travel, but I suspect LTG will continue to be as good as LifeTime status gets on QF.
Member since 20 Nov 2017
Total posts 35
No regrets! Think of the misery you will have put yourself through just to achieve QF LTG!
Member since 14 Dec 2016
Total posts 57
Velocity wont offer lifetime status, as they know their days are numbered. VA will be broke soon, just like every other Australian airline that has come up against Qantas.
Member since 21 Feb 2017
Total posts 26
What's the point of trying to acheive LT anything on virgin? As a Perth based flyer, I've just swapped to Qantas and done a stretch challenge to platinum and will never look back. Better aircraft on east-west routes, better alliance, and better lounges. Also one reason I liked VA was air NZ lounge access, which now Qantas has, the other reason was VA codeshare on Etihad from Perth into Europe, which will also go come October.
Member since 06 Mar 2017
Total posts 3
I have got lifetime Velocity Red status.
What about lifetime bronze on QF? Haha
Not long to go until I qualify for that - my next PER - LHR J class trip should do it.
Member since 20 Jan 2016
Total posts 47
Lifetime status on Velocity would seem to be incompatible with family pooling. So while that is in place could not see them offering this.
Member since 03 May 2017
Total posts 39
didnt take long for this to turn into a Apple v Windows thread.
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