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SPG and Virgin Australia velocity have finally publicized the partnership that has been making since last fall and which I wrote about in September (access my previous piece here).

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You can now direct deposit the points that you earn from SPG stays directly to your Virgin Australia Velocity account. This option, however, makes no sense at all. What you should do is to convert the Starpoints in the chunks of 20,000 Starpoints to 25,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points. [click to continue…]

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Starwood has a new promotion for participating properties in Asia-Pacific to celebrate the launch of a new partnership with Virgin Australia’s Velocity frequent flier program.

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SPG members that register for this promotion and book eligible 2 nights or longer stay at any of the participating property in the Asia-Pacific by March 31, 2014, and stay by May 17, will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two nights (max 6,000 bonus Starpoints per stay). [click to continue…]

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Virgin Australia has a new promotion for earning status credits on award flights that are ticketed using Velocity Miles and their 795 ticket stock. This apply for award flights taken on Virgin Australia between January 13 and June 30, 2013. You can read more about this offer on VA’s website here.

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You can earn status credits at discount, premium economy, or business level depending of the award class that you redeem. [click to continue…]

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I have never seen so many different airline related bonus promotions that Hilton would have run simultaneously. You cannot find any of these listed on Hilton.com as they were targeted to various frequent flier groups. These promotions are, however, open to anyone.

My personal favorite that I will take advantage of is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I won’t have that many stays with Hilton this quarter so 15K VS points that I will transfer along with the base miles to Hilton for 40K HH for 5 stays.

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Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Here’s list of Hilton’s airline related bonus offer for the 4th quarter of 2012.

You can get bonus miles or points for American Airlines, JetBlue, United, US Airways or Virgin America for stays at Waldorf Astoria hotels. The bonus is based on nights and expire on December 31, 2012.

Waldorf Astoria: Nightly Bonus Miles & Points for American, JetBlue, United, US Airways and Virgin America

Conrad hotels are offering 1000 bonus miles per night for American Airways, United Airlines, and US Airways frequent fliers. Offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Conrad Hotels: 1000 American, United, or US Airways Bonus Miles per Night

You can earn 250 Delta MQM’s and double SkyMiles for stays of 2 nights or longer between October 1 and December 15, 2012.

250 Delta MQM’s and Double Miles for Stays of 2 Nights or Longer at Select Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering double airline miles for American, Aeromexico, AviancaTaca, MultiPlus(TAM) and United on select hotels in Latin America until December 31, 2012.

Double American Airlines, AviancaTaca, AeroMexico, TAM/Multiplus & United Airlines Miles in the Americas on Hilton Family of Hotels

Hilton is offering maximum of 15K bonus Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles for 5 stays. You can always transfer the bonus + base miles back to Hilton HHonors for total of 40K HH points. This promotion is valid until December 31, 2012

Hilton HHonors Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Bonus Offer – 15K Bonus Miles for 5 Stays

Hilton has a promotion with Miles & More (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian etc) for up to quadruple miles until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Miles & More Promotion for Up To Quadruple Miles

You can earn 4000 bonus Emirates Skywards miles on your second stay. This offer is valid until December 31, 2012.

Hilton HHonors Emirates Skywards Promotion – 4000 Bonus Miles on Your Second Stay

You can earn 3000 Virgin Australia Velocity points per stay until October 31, 2012.

3000 Virgin Australia Velocity Points for Hilton Stays

Double Air Canada Aaeroplan miles until the end of 2012.

Hilton HHonors Aeroplan Offer: Double Miles Until December 31

Double Qantas points (2000) for Hilton stays between November 1 and December 31, 2012.

Double Qantas Points (2000) at Hilton Properties Worldwide

Conclusion

Hilton has numerous airline related promotions this quarter. You have to choose carefully the one that gives out the best return. In my personal case, it is the Hilton’s promotion with Virgin Atlantic. I will later transfer the points back to Hilton.

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Hilton HHonors is offering triple points for Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hilton Grand Vacations for Virgin Australia (VA) Velocity members until October 31, 2012. Registration is required for this offer.

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Please note that you need to choose Fixed Miles Double Dip option and then Virgin Australia as the partner airline for the bonus miles to post. Virgin Australia is not a variable miles partner and you won’t earn any Velocity points for stays at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, or Home2 Suites locations.

Conclusion

This is a very rich offer for Virgin Australia (VA) Velocity members. Hilton has a separate offer going on for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club (VS) members.


Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between 10 September and 31 October, 2012, (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register at HHonors.com/VelocityTriplePoints prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus Points for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be both a member of Hilton HHonors™ and Velocity Frequent Flyer programs, (2) select Virgin Australia as your Double Dip earnings partner in your HHonors Profile, and (3) be a HHonors member to earn Points & Miles for hotel stays. Ensure that you select Points and Variable Miles or Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip Earnings Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.

Please allow six to eight weeks from completion of your stay for Points to appear in your Velocity membership account. To earn and redeem Velocity Points, you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Points earn and redemption are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time and available at virginaustralia.com/velocity. To view a full list of Velocity Frequent Flyer prizes on offer and competition terms and conditions, click here. Competition authorized under NSW Permit No. LTPS/12/6641 VIC Permit No. 12/1933 ACT Permit No. TP12/2968 SA Permit No. T12/1490.