Member since 30 May 2016
Total posts 13
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
Velocity Platinum (or Gold) don't get any benefits on Hawaiian except for lounge access in Sydney and Honolulu when traveling on Hawaiian Airlines flights booked as a VA codeshare.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 07 Dec 2014
Total posts 47
This question and the answer piqued my curiosity. It seems Hawaiian doesn't provide anything for Velocity members. The lounges you can access when flying on the VA codeshare are not Hawaiian's lounges, they are The House in Sydney (Virgin's lounge) and the Delta Skylounge in Honolulu ... which suggests Virgin has organised these separately from Hawaiian for its customers.
Member since 24 Oct 2018
Total posts 16
When I flew as a VA Gold 18 months ago it didn’t need to be booked as a codeshare just flight just one that VA does codeshare on.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,096
Yeah, Hawaiian really gives no recognition at all for Velocity members: took a return trip last year as Velocity Gold between Brisbane and Honolulu, and there was zip: one of the reasons I've stopped bothering to chase Velocity status, because just about every time I've wanted to use it for something, it's been useless internationally.My tip if you're not flying business class would be to do online check-in before heading to the airport (which takes a good 5-10 minutes as there are so many questions), because in Brisbane at least (and one would hope, Sydney too), there's a separate check-in line for those who've checked-in online, versus the regular economy lane which was about 10x as long, and which people could only join after using the airport kiosks first.Priority Pass gives access to Hawaiian's lounge in Honolulu, where Velocity does not. It's not a particularly flash lounge and there isn't much to speak of in the way of food (a few packet chips and breads if I recall), but better than nothing!
Oh, one more tip: hold onto your boarding passes until the points have landed in your Velocity account, as Hawaiian is notorious for not crediting points properly. Had to submit a manual claim via Velocity which required the tickets and boarding passes, but did get the points and status credits I was owed in the end.
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
I did this for a day trip I booked with a tour company which included an internal flight to an island, after which I looked up and found Hawaiin was a Virgin partner. Also had the points credited upon returning to Australia.
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