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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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Big Fat Hotel Wrap

Airlines screwing up usually gets Travel Weekly better traffic, but that’s not stopping us bringing you this informative yarn.

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Big Fat Airline Wrap

This Airline Wrap is an absolute hoot. Although that’s not to infer any owls were involved in the writing of it.

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Velocity Live “to make members feel like VIPs”: Velocity CEO

by Daisy Melwani

Virgin Australia have upped the ante in its frequent flyer battle with the national carrier. So what exactly does Velocity Live give members?

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Points at the pump with Velocity

by Kate Webster

Filling up on fuel at BP petrol stations can now be paid for with Virgin’s Velocity Frequent Flyer points with the launch of Pay with Points.

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Virgin and Alitalia extend partnership to frequent flyers

by Kate Webster

The frequent flyer agreement is the next step, following a new codeshare partnership between Virgin Australia and Italy’s national carrier, Alitalia, in April 2016.

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