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Velocity Frequent Flyer partners with Hertz-owned car share company

Are you seeking other ways to boost your Velocity points than by buying a case of Virgin Wines or signing up for another credit card? Look no further.

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Velocity expands Reward Seat availability across Virgin Australia network

Unfortunately, Travel Weekly’s editor won’t be able to take advantage of this sweet new offer after spending all of his Velocity points on a new sandwich press and a Fitbit.

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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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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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Velocity to gift top-up points so members can keep status

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are enraged at the prospect of no longer getting stamps on our café loyalty cards while we work from home.

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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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ACCC urges frequent flyer programs to clean up their act

by Ali Coulton

Meanwhile, Travel Weekly staff are trying to convince our office dog to clean up his act after he trashed the meeting room and left a little “surprise” in the kitchen.

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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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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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ACCC flags “significant concerns” with customer loyalty schemes

by Christian Fleetwood

Australia’s consumer watchdog has put customer loyalty schemes, including frequent flyer programs, on notice with a startling new report.

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BP swaps Velocity for Qantas loyalty program

by Ali Coulton

The announcement comes at a dismal time for Virgin, which just announced it will axe 750 jobs after reporting a seventh straight full-year loss.

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Virgin encourages customers to get creative and earn Velocity points

The most creative thing we’ve done to earn frequent flyer points was showing up to the airport on time for once. It didn’t work.

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