Virgin Australia is set to sweeten the deal for travellers to sample its new business class.
All business class travel between January 26 and February 29 will earn double number of Velocity frequent flyer points as well as twice the usual number of status credits.
Virgin Australia exec Liz Savage revealed the promotion to Australian Business Traveller today as the airline’s new domestic business class made its debut.
Savage said the ‘double deal’ would apply to all Virgin Australia domestic business class tickets, including those on the Sydney-Perth A330 ‘Coast to Coast’ run – a move which will see some Velocity members quickly rack up enough status credits to hang onto their Gold or Platinum cards for anther year.
Savage said that the airline would also offer some ‘surprise and delight’ upgrades to Velocity members travelling in economy, bumping them up to business class to sample the new seats and service.
“We’re starting that today, choosing some Gold and Platinum guests to introduce them to the new products” Savage told Australian Business Traveller.
“These could be guests who have made a high-value (economy) ticket purchase or people who have been loyal customers for a long period of time.”
For full details on Virgin Australia's new domestic business class, read our rundown here.