Velocity Frequent Flyer

Aviation

Administrators shortlist Virgin bidders, as Velocity point redemptions resume

by Huntley Mitchell

The administrators of Virgin Australia have whittled down the number of suitors after spending the weekend mulling over all the non-binding offers. Find out who they are here.

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Aviation

Virgin update: Suitor made move 18 months ago, administrators seek help and Velocity joins creditor list

As the administrators and creditors of Virgin prime themselves for tomorrow’s meeting, there’s been a juicy mix of revelations and updates in the days leading up to it.

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Aviation

Velocity Frequent Flyer freezes points, as suitors line up to take over Virgin

by Huntley Mitchell

Were you hoping to redeem some of your Velocity points to purchase a new toaster or some bed linen? Well, we’ve got some bad news.

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Aviation

Virgin Australia shares at 10-year low

by Christian Fleetwood

Following a drop of 10.3 per cent in the carrier’s share price, Virgin Australia’s Wednesday open was at a 10-year low.

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Aviation

Velocity Frequent Flyer’s CEO to fly the coop

Karl Schuster will be shedding a tear or two over his impending departure, as he prepares to kiss goodbye unlimited Velocity Frequent Flyer points and free stays on Sir Richard’s private island.

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Aviation

Virgin completes Velocity Frequent Flyer acquisition

by Huntley Mitchell

Addicted to news about frequent flyer programs? Well, get ready to jab yourself once more with this.

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Aviation

Aviation Wrap: South African Airways resumes services, Velocity’s new partner, United nixes jet lag + MORE!

This Aviation Wrap is full of sales, new products and even a couple of big milestones. Call it a fruit salad, if you will.

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Velocity celebrates 10 million members with biggest-ever combined giveaway

The battle for frequent flyer supremacy continues apace, with Virgin’s Velocity announcing a giveaway so huge that it might sway Alan Joyce to become a member.

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Aviation

Velocity Frequent Flyer hikes carrier charges

by Huntley Mitchell

Were you only just raving about Velocity’s low carrier charges? Well, prepare to start ranting after reading this.

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Aviation

Virgin forks out $700m in attempt to fully reclaim Velocity Frequent Flyer

by Huntley Mitchell

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly’s editor has exuberantly forked out $7 for a macadamia milk latte this morning. He now has no money for lunch.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Qantas’ new route, Suits star cast for Air NZ safety video, Harvey Milk terminal opens + MORE!

Strap yourself in and get ready to take off on a journey full of new routes, updated menus, increased flight availability and fresh codeshares! It makes for much better reading than it sounds. We promise.

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Road & Rail

Road & rail wrap: Ola and Velocity Frequent Flyer’s new deal, Rail Europe to empower agents + MORE!

Despite popular belief, Travel Weekly’s road and rail wrap does, on the off-hand, share updates on the road sector (when Thomas & Friends aren’t holding us to ransom).

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