Now that Virgin Australia has new owners and its future looks secure, the team at Velocity Frequent Flyer is ramping up activity to give members more ways to earn and burn points.

Hot on the heels of the new points transfer promotion announced yesterday and the reopening of the Velocity rewards store, Virgin is now offering 30% off the points cost of business class reward seats and upgrades for flights to 24 October 2020.

There are a few caveats, however. First, Virgin is now only operating a fleet of Boeing 737s, where business class is in a 2-2 formation with leather recline seats. The awesome A330 business class lie flat seats many of us grew to love are sadly gone for good – victims of the airline’s restructure.

Virgin’s airport lounges also remain closed, which means your business class boarding pass won’t get you in somewhere nice to relax before your flight. And once onboard, catering is limited to water and snacks – no booze. There’s also no beverages or food for purchase.

So essentially, the only benefits of flying business class are priority screening at the airport (which could save you quite a bit of time), priority boarding, increased baggage allowance and a more comfortable seat on board.

The 30% saving is effectively compensating you for the lack of benefits you’d normally get in business class.

If you’re keen to burn some points this way, simply head over to the Velocity site to book your reward seat or upgrade your existing economy seat. The discount will be applied automatically.

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