New Virgin Australia business category upgrades on general flights



Virgin Australia passengers can now ascent from economy to business category regulating their Velocity visit flyer points from a wider accumulation of fares on many general flights, such as between Australia and New Zealand, Fiji, a Solomon Islands and Indonesia.

Under a airline’s newly-introduced transport structure, upgrades on these routes are now probable from a mid-range Go Plus and Getaway fares, in further to a many stretchable Freedom tickets.

On trans-Tasman flights such as Sydney to Auckland, 16,000 Velocity points could now get we upgraded from Go Plus and Getaway bookings, while travellers splurging for a stretchable transport can continue to ascent for a reduce 9,900 Velocity points.

That’s also how many points you’ll need for an ascent between Australia and both Fiji and a Solomon Islands, such as to Nadi and Honiara.

Longer flights such as Sydney-Denpasar (Bali, Indonesia) need some-more points to ascent – instead billed during 24,000 Velocity points from Go Plus and Getaway fares, with upgrades for passengers on stretchable (Freedom) fares still pegged during 14,900 Velocity points.


Previously, usually a many stretchable general bookings were authorised for points-based upgrades, with everybody else stranded down a back.

However, upgrades to business category and reward economy on Virgin Australia’s longest flights to Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi continue to be accessible usually to Velocity Gold and Platinum visit flyers – and even then, usually when travelling on a stretchable economy or reward economy ticket.

There’s no change to ascent manners or rates on Virgin Australia domestic flights, while moody upgrades on partner airlines such as Air New Zealand, Etihad and Singapore Airlines sojourn taken to Velocity members.

Also read: Virgin Australia reveals new Velocity standing credit acquire rates

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