Virgin Australia and Etihad are serving up a stack of extra frequent flyer points to Velocity Frequent Flyer and Etihad Guest members bound for Abu Dhabi and beyond.
It's double or triple points for Velocity cardholders, with up to 4x the usual miles with Etihad Guest. Here's what's on the table.
Virgin Australia: double, triple Velocity points
Virgin Australia's deal serves up double points to economy travellers and triple points to guests in business class and first class (as offered) on flights VA29/30 to and from Abu Dhabi, and also on any Etihad-operated flight to any destination.
To pick up your bonus Velocity points, follow these simple steps:
- Register for the promotion on the Velocity website by July 27 2015
- Fly to Abu Dhabi with Virgin Australia or to any destination with Etihad between August 3 and November 30 2015
Existing bookings are also eligible for the offer, although Australian domestic flights booked under an EY flight number, Virgin Australia flights to other destinations and Etihad Regional services are excluded from the promotion.
The bonus is also calculated on the number of points that a base-level member would earn, rather than on the total haul for Silver, Gold and Platinum members, who already receive a status bonus.
Etihad: double, triple, quadruple Etihad Guest miles
Etihad Guest's offer provides for triple miles in business class and quadruple miles in first class when flying with Etihad, Airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways on an EY flight number, and also on domestic flights operated by these airlines when connecting to an international flight bearing an EY flight number.
There's also a second deal which you'll need to register for separately, delivering double miles when flying to Abu Dhabi with Virgin Australia in economy and premium economy, and triple miles in business class on the same flights.
Here's what you need to do:
- Register with your Etihad Guest number on this promotion page by July 20 2015
- Also register for the Virgin Australia promotion by July 27 2015
- Fly between July 5 and September 15 2015 on Etihad, Airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia and Jet Airways, and/or
- Fly to Abu Dhabi with Virgin Australia between August 3 and November 30 2015
Passengers with existing bookings can again take part in this deal, although no bonus miles are being offered for travel in economy: except with Virgin Australia.
As with the similar Velocity offer, Etihad's bonus is calculated on the standard frequent flyer earning rate – as would apply to entry-level members – not on any extra miles already awarded to Etihad Guest Silver, Gold and Platinum cardholders in recognition of their frequent flyer tier.
The promotion also doesn't apply to tier segments or tier miles: the latter Etihad's version on 'status credits' which are used to calculate your membership level in the program.
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