Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 11 Dec 2016
Total posts 65
I haven't tried to book an Etihad flight for a while, but found that you it doesn't give you the option of choosing an Etihad flight to London now on the VA site.
Of course, it also offers VA to LAX, then VS to London too.
Etihad - Etihad Guest
Member since 02 Jul 2015
Total posts 17
Interestingly, if you choose to pay with points it brings the EY options back into play and drops off the VS ones.
Member since 24 Apr 2012
Total posts 1,109
Just as an FYI, you'll earn the same number of status credits on EY-coded flights booked directly with Etihad as you earn on VA codeshare flights operated by Etihad, so it's not like the Qantas and Emirates arrangement where you have to book a codeshare flight to earn status credits.The points earned does differ slightly between them, though, and if you have Velocity status, the status bonus on EY-coded flights is a little lower than on VA-coded flights, but that won't apply to everyone.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
VS isn't bookable via Virgin online and even if they were the HKG-LAX flights have almost nothing available in Economy and generally 1-2 award seats in Business.
Thanks for that tip Chris.
Interesting as well. Hadn't tried that one.
Just confirming what's happening here.
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