Virgin Australia resumes Velocity Rewards Seat redemptions
Cash in those points and get ready to fly from 1 September.
Virgin Australia has announced that, effective immediately, Velocity Frequent Flyer members are once again able to redeem their points for flights.
This follows after an almost month-long pause on redemptions due to the airline going into voluntary administration.
The flights available are domestic only and will service 12 of Australia's most popular destinations. These are the capital cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney as well as the popular holiday destinations the Gold Coast, Cairns, Rockhampton, Mackay, Townsville and Broome.
Bookings are available for travel from 1 September 2020. This is when the airline is hoping that lockdowns and state and territory borders may re-open and is in line with the government's three-step plan to a COVIDSafe nation.
While this date is set in stone for now, a spokesperson has confirmed with Finder that earlier dates may be made available in the future. "We are keeping a close eye on travel restrictions and if we can open up Reward Seat bookings before September 1, we will do that too," they said.
Naturally, if you don't have the points on hand or would prefer to save them for another day, you can book these flights as per normal.
As travel restrictions are changing rapidly, Virgin Australia is waiving cancellation and change fees on bookings. This is valid for any Reward Seat or Any Seat bookings cancelled by 1 September for flights departing on or after 1 September.
Any Reward Seat flights booked before 30 June can still be cancelled without penalty.
For non-rewards seat bookings, cancellation and change fee waivers are only in place for bookings made before 30 June for travel by 30 September.
While flight redemptions have resumed, other redemptions are still on a temporary pause.
"We're working through timings to reopen the Rewards Store with our suppliers," said the spokesperson.
Full list of domestic flights resuming from 1 September 2020
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