Virgin Australia offers bonus FFP points for Tasman services

    Virgin Australia stated it would provide members of its Velocity Programme a “mega-bonus” for services to/from New Zealand (NZ Herald, 24-Sep-2018). There will be 6000 bonus points on a return economy fare, which is enough for a one way service between Sydney and Melbourne when added to the usual points earned. Those travelling in business class will earn 12,000 bonus points. The new points system comes in on 28-Oct-2018, the day after a seven year partnership with Air New Zealand comes to an end.