Virgin Australia's fully-vaccinated frequent flyers can win anything from one million Velocity points to a pair of business class pyjamas in today's launch of the airline's vaccination incentive scheme.
The full prize pool, which Virgin says is worth over $150,000, runs out as follows:
- one million Velocity points
- 50 return economy flights with Virgin Australia
- 25 return business class flights with Virgin Australia
- 30 Virgin Australia lounge memberships
- 10 x 100,000 Velocity Points
- 50 x 10,000 Velocity Points
- 85 pairs of Virgin Australia PJs
However, unlike Qantas' vaccination rewards program, Virgin's VA-X & Win promotion doesn't take the 'every player wins a prize' approach.
In Qantas' rival scheme, every fully-vaccinated Australian member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program can choose between 1,000 Qantas Points, 15 status credits or a $20 discount on a Qantas or Jetstar flight.
On top of this, they’ll go into the draw for one of eight major prizes of $50,000 in Qantas travel vouchers, one million Accor Live Limitless (ALL) points for booking hotels and resorts, and some $3,650 in BP fuel.
"Vaccination is our way back to the things we love and the people we miss, and most importantly, it's the only way we can protect the lives and livelihoods of all Australians," espouses Virgin Australia CEO Jayne Hrdlicka.
"We are all in this together and the sooner we are vaccinated to the thresholds required by government, the sooner we can return to a quality way of life that includes travelling freely within our own country and abroad."