Velocity has extended its offer of a 30% discount on Business Seats. Originally, the discount was available for bookings made by 24 October. This was extended until 22 November and has now been further extended through to 11 January 2021.
The travel dates have also been extended, and you can now travel through to the end of January 2021.
So, in summary, you need to book by11 January 2021, for travel through to 31 January 2021.
One challenge with this promotion is that interstate travel is a minefield of its own at the moment. However, there are opportunities around for regional travel, more-so in some states than others.
So, if you are in Perth, you might be able to take a flight to Broome. Alternatively, if you are in Brisbane, you could head up to Cairns. In each case, you would be able to snag a Business Rewards seat for 16,400 points, down from the usual 23,500 points.
Of course, if you are able to take a transcontinental flight, the discounts apply here as well. Flights between Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney to Perth can be had for 28,400 Points, down from 35,500 Points
The full chart, including the discount for Business, is as follows.
(with 30% discount)
|0-600 miles||7,800 points||10,800 points|
|601-1,200 miles||11,800 points||16,400 points|
|1,201-2,400 miles||17,800 points||24,800 points|
Upgrade Me seats
So, that’s for a Rewards Seat. Velocity is also discounting Upgrade Me seats. These give you the option to upgrade from an Economy seat. The following chart shows the various options available
|Flight distance||Upgrade from Getaway or Elevate||Upgrade from Freedom fare|
|0-600 miles||7,000 points||3,400 points|
|601-1,200 miles||12,200 points||5,100 points|
|1,201-2,400 miles||21,000 points||6,900 points|
It’s good to see an extension of the sale date. This may reflect increased confidence from Virgin in being able to operate these flights.
Snagging a business seat award often represents good value for money. As such, there could be some value here. Keep in mind, though, that the actual product on offer may not what you are used to. At this point, the Virgin lounges remain closed. On top of that, flight reports suggest that the business meal is on the sparse side. Whether the lounges will open, and business service returns to normal by 31 December is an unknown. My guess is given the timeframes, Business will remain a bit of a cut down affair during the travel period of this promotion.
Even so, maybe the 30% discount will make it worthwhile. You still get the larger seat, and the extra baggage allowance, so it’s not all bad. It just may not be the full package you might expect.
All up, though, I think if you can take advantage of it, then it is worth looking at. Certainly, I think I would get better value out of a discounted Business Awards seat than a gift card from the reward store.
See the Velocity Website for further information, and to book.