Virgin Velocity Adds Four New Partners In Mainland China & Hong Kong For More Travel Options

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Virgin Velocity has added four additional partners that allow members to connect better in Mainland China as well as Hong Kong where status credits can be earned and soon elite benefits to be enjoyed.

The new partners are Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Capital Airlines and Tianjin Airlines which in combination will make a huge difference for travelers that often roam in the Greater China region.

Virgin Australia Velocity Claims Mistake In Fake ‘Billion Miles Giveaway’ – But Was It Really?

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Virgin Australia Velocity sent out an email to their members yesterday advertising a ‘Billion Miles Giveaway‘ which wasn’t only false advertisement but now they even sent a strange follow up claiming error.

In fact they are not giving anything away as the Billion Miles are coming out of a transfer bonus when members transfer their credit card or shopping points into Velocity.

Le Club AccorHotels Alitalia, Cathay Pacific & Virgin Australia Up To Triple Miles Until May 31, 2017

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new bonus miles promotion for Alitalia, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia member stays until May 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Cathay Pacific

Members can earn double miles on their second stay and triple miles for their third stay during the promotional period. You won’t earn bonus miles for your first stay or any stay after the third one during the promotional period.

Teenager Sues Virgin Australia For Burn Injuries After Coffee Cup Slides Off Broken Tray Table

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A teen aged passenger of Virgin Australia is suing the airline for negligence after a cup of coffee slid off his defective tray table, causing substantial burns around the groin area.

va-b777The young mans father provided first aid during the flight while the flight attendants at some points refused to supply him any more water bottles to cool the burns.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Australia Triple Velocity Points September 1 – November 30, 2016

Hilton HHonors has launched a new promotion for Virgin Australia Velocity member stays between September 1 – November 30, 2016.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Australia Triple Velocity Points September 1 - November 30, 2016

Members can earn triple Velocity points (2 base + 4 bonus) at all Hilton affiliated properties worldwide during the promotional period.

Alitalia MilleMiglia Double & Triple Miles For Select Alitalia & Virgin Australia Flights September 1 – February 28, 2017

Alitalia has launched a new MilleMiglia promotion to get people to book its codeshare flights with Virgin Australia.

Alitalia MilleMiglia Virgin Australia Double & Triple Miles

MilleMiglia members earn double miles in economy and premium economy or triple miles in business class between September 1, 2016 – February 28, 2017, that are booked in September 2016.

Sleepy At Work? Get A Photo For That Break Room Wall While Richard Branson Is Visiting!

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Richard Branson seemed to have a good time visiting the good folks down under at Virgin Australia judging by the pictures they uploaded yesterday.

VA BransonSometimes there are no stories needed and a picture says more than a thousand words.

Virgin Australia Velocity Benefits At Hilton Hotels In Australia April 1 – 30, 2016

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Hilton HHonors has launched 20% off food and beverage at select restaurants at Hilton & DoubleTree hotels in Australia this April. All you need to do is to present your Velocity card.

Hilton HHonors Virgin Australia Velocity April 2016

Virgin Australia Velocity Gold and Platinum members are also eligible for complimentary lounge access at select hotels in Australia.

Le Club AccorHotels TAP, Aeroplan, Virgin Australia & Alitalia Bonus Miles Offers Until May 12, 2016

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Le Club AccorHotels has been running staggered bonus miles offers with number of airlines during the first quarter of 2016 and there few I just found about.

Le Club AccorHotels Airline Offers

These airline offers come with variable promo dates and bonus miles. All of them, however, has a prize component of 80,000 bonus miles.

Virgin Australia Velocity Program Changes June 1, 2016: Points Expiry & Awards

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Virgin Australia sent out an email today its Velocity program members about changes taking effect on June 1, 2016.

Virgin Australia Velocity Changes June 1 2016

The points expiry will change from 36 months to 24 but not retroactively and some awards are changing in the number of miles required (Etihad ones up!).

Delta Double SkyMiles Between Los Angeles And Sydney Or Brisbane On Delta & Virgin Australia February 1 – May 31, 2016

Delta has launched a double miles offer for flights between Los Angeles and Sydney or Brisbane between February 1 – May 31, 2016.

Delta Double Miles Los Angeles and Sydney or Perth February 1 - May 31 2016

The eligible flight must be Delta marketed and operated by either Delta or Virgin Australia. Only tickets issued on or after February 1 are eligible for the bonus miles.

Virgin Australia 25% Hotel Points To Velocity Points Conversion Bonus Until December 31, 2015

Virgin Australia has launched hotel points to Velocity points 25% conversion bonus until December 31, 2015.

Virgin Australia 25 Percent Hotel Points To Velocity Bonus Until December 31 2015

The offer is valid for conversion from Starwood (here), Hilton HHonors (here), IHG Rewards Club (here), Choice Privileges (here) , Shangri-La (here) and Le Club AccorHotels (here).

Australian Border Force Daily Strikes Until September 30, 2015

Travelers flying into and flying out from Australia are certain to face delays in the next 10 days as the Australian Border Force is on strike.

Australian Border Force Strike

The officers are striking for two hours couple of times per day at the Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin and the Gold Coast airports over pay proposal.

UPDATE: Le Club AccorHotels Airline Partner Conversion Exceptions September 8, 2015

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Le Club Accorhotels has number of airline partners and you can convert to most at 2 points to 1 mile ratio.

Le CLub Accorhotels Partner Airline Earning Conversions Exceptions

Many airlines allow automatic conversion option after each stay without any minimum. Le Club AccorHotels has now updated the exception rules as of September 8, 2015.

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