Great news, Velocity Points holders!
Virgin Australia has switched on reward seat bookings with new partner Qatar Airways.
That means Velocity Points can now be used to book seats with the middle-eastern airline via the Virgin Australia website or over the phone.
Seats are available in all classes of travel, with availability in economy being the best, but there are also some pointy-end seats to be found.
Qatar Airways flies from Australia to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and even North America (if you wish to go the long way around) via its hub in Doha.
For the furthest journeys of 9,500 – 15,000 miles one way (such as to Europe), you’ll need 75,000 points in economy, 139,000 points in business class or 203,000 points in first class, one way, plus taxes and fees.
Here’s the redemption table.
When searching on the Virgin Australia website, make sure to tick “Use Velocity Points” and then in the search results look for the purple “Reward seats available” label.
Qatar is one of the world’s best carriers and many of its long-haul routes feature the superb Qsuite business class product. It also operates first class on select routes.
If you’re sitting on a pile of Velocity Points and thinking of travelling soon, this is a great opportunity to put your points to work.
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