Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
My first year as VA Platnium.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 31 Jan 2018
Total posts 13
Short answer from my experience is yes.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
I don't think so - once you've reached the 800 SC in a requalifying year, your tally says 'Achieved' and extra SC you earn won't go towards the year after until after you reach the review period (the annual date when you first qualified).
However grumpyoldman is correct in saying excess SC within this year can go to partner status - 1300 SC within the same requalification year will get you Partner Gold and 1800 SC will get your Partner Platinum.
If you're not aiming for partner status, then it's a plausible idea to redirect your credits to a different program (or use Family Pooling to an eligible member) once you've hit your 800 SC and 8 eligible sectors.
Yep - there is a fundamental difference between the first qualification and subsequent years when you requalify.
It's simple - any domestic or short international flight with Business Reward availability can be upgraded from Freedom fare using your 4x complimentary upgrades.
OK great thanks looking to use them on the longer East to West Sydney Perth legs in the business.
Member since 23 May 2011
Total posts 33
I also do a search for reward seats before buying a flexi fare then calling straight away to get the upgrade. That's the easiest way I've found rather than asking and waiting on the phone for them to search.
Worked a charm. Just booked VA555 to Perth in 4K!
Member since 02 Dec 2016
Total posts 104
be warned, some VA 'flexi' fares still come with extra charges if you need to cancel or change. Especially international codeshared flights.But yes, call the Platinum number before booking they're always helpful.
I thought it was 1500 SC to get complimentary gold. Is it really 1300?
Yes, you earn Partner Gold with 500 SC above your 800 SC re-qualification threshold = 1300 SC
Member since 26 Sep 2011
Total posts 14
Short answer to the OP - no. SC credits don’t roll over from year to year for the purpose of renewing at the same level
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