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Discussion in 'Gear Swap' started by TOFF, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Quarter of a million Virgin Frequent Flyer points.
    Will consider all offers above $12 or same value
     
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    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    chrisj A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    You'd think "Virgin Frequent Flyer" would be a bit of an oxymoron.
     
  4. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I tried to log in the other day to purchase a few things with my points and it kept bumping me out
     
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  5. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Lodge a complaint with ACCC or the Office of Consumer Affairs in you state, almost certainly called something different in each state.
     
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    nezumi One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    If the airline goes belly up, will that be the Virgin sacrifice that puts an end to all the problems with Covid19?
     
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    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    My Ansett points waves Hi!
     
  8. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    The transfer to to KrisFlyer points two months ago now looks like a masterstroke.
     
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  9. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    I’ve got another 65 virgin points - happy to bundle with yours as deal sweetener - no need to thank.
     
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  10. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    If everyone on this community combines perhaps we will get enough together to buy our own 737.
     
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  11. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  12. Crawf

    Crawf Hard Yards

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    I cashed in my 260,000 points about 3 weeks ago for $1250 vouchers shared between Westfield, Bunnings and Drummond!
     
  13. Crawf

    Crawf Hard Yards

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    Given they were making a $300m loss when they were flying, hardly surprising. Someone will come in and pick up the carcass, cheaper than rescuing. Sad for all the staff and suppliers, who will get the raw deal.
     
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  14. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Looks like you win
     
  15. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Maybe even some options on a few 737MAXs
     
  16. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Bring a shovel
     
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  17. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    To strip out the copper for scrap value and burn the rest?
     
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  18. gareth_oau

    gareth_oau Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    they are partying with my 700,000 Ansett points
     
  19. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    If this is the case then the shut down might be their saving grace. They'll be ahead.:D
    400,000 Virgin points. I might put a bid in for the company using my points.
     
  20. qwill

    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ha, got in a week ago, cashed all the points for gift cards n shit.
     
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  21. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I am in today, banner with a message that they are limiting to one gift card per day
     
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  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Can still spend on homewares etc just not gift cards.
     
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  23. Crawf

    Crawf Hard Yards

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    I'd get in quick. Although l think they have limited to one transaction per day, you still might be able to cash in points for 1 x high value item, think Iphone, Sonos, etc.

    When they were Virgin Blue, and largely focused on domestic routes, the airline was profitable. I believe many of their international flights since the move to Virgin Australia have not been profitable (based upon public information and media). International routes from other airlines is so competitive now, and hoping that this will still continue once we get over the next 12 months.
     
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  24. DPS Driver

    DPS Driver One of Us

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    I'm not too worried about them. I think the govt might bail them out, so I'm going to gamble on them being here and perhaps the points might carry better value on the other side.
     
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  25. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Still waiting for my refund from Shitstar for a cancelled Easter set of flights.

    They promised to do it but also said they are too busy to do it.

    Doing what I wonder.
     
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  26. Fozzie Bear

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    Finding somewhere to park their planes?

    Am still waiting for a refund for 2 x business class fares to Europe (Qantas/Finnair/Alitalia) a few bikkies tied up there
     
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  27. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oddly enough I just got today the second email advising the were sorry but they had not got to my refund yet.

    Given they have told me it's approved it's weird that it takes so long. It would take more to send me the 4 emails than just drop by with a paper bag of cash.
     
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  28. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    I might take the airline for scrap value. The points are worthless.
     
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  29. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    After some substantial effort and seemingly never ending 504 errors, I got through to the Velocity online shopping store this evening and purchased a Kitchenaid Food Processor and a Coleman high back outdoor reclining folding chair.

    Still got another 100,000 points to do something with. Might try again tomorrow
     
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  30. cold wombat

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    Picking up another gift card is proving to be "problematic" to say the least.
     
  31. Balsta

    Balsta One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seems to be over now, they have removed the options to shop with points from the main menu. You can get to the store directly but fails checkout with a “We could not retrieve your Velocity Points balance at this moment. Please try again later.”

    I had been going in every night for the last week buying $100 gift cards, was down to my last 43000 points, looks like they are staying there now.
     
  32. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  33. Crawf

    Crawf Hard Yards

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    Fingers crossed that they actually purchased the vouchers/good from the vendor and have dispatched.
     
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  34. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Im pretty sure that Velocity is actually a profitable part of the business.
    I dont recall where but I read that a couple of years back.
    Fingers crossed that points keep value
     
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  35. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    the accountants love it, low overheads as it doesn't do anything and they can devalue it at the stroke of a pen
     
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  36. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    How much do you like toasters though
     
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  37. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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  38. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Pause on redemption

    An important announcement to our Velocity members

    Date of publish: 21 April 2020

    We’re committed to keeping our members updated throughout these uncertain times of coronavirus and reduced travel.

    We wanted to share some information regarding temporary changes to the Velocity program and what this means for our members.

    You may be aware that some of the Virgin Australia Group companies have entered Voluntary Administration. Deloitte has been appointed as the administrators, meaning they have assumed responsibility for the business and operations of those companies in administration.

    The intention of the administrators is to bring the relevant Virgin Australia Group companies out of administration as quickly as possible and return to normal operations.

    Although Velocity is owned by the Virgin Australia Group, it is a separate company and it is not in administration. That means we’re still operating, but we’ve made some temporary program changes in the interests of members.

    We’ve made the difficult decision to pause all redemptions for an initial period of four weeks, effective immediately. This means your members won’t be able to redeem their Points for rewards during the pause.

    We know how much our members love to plan their travel and use their Points to redeem flights, however the ongoing travel restrictions and reduced flights have limited the options for them to use Points for flights. We’re seeing more members use Points to shop online for items such as gift cards, electronic goods, and wine. This unexpected demand has made it difficult for our suppliers to provide these offers and limits the availability for all members to redeem their Points.

    What our members need to know:

    · Your Points aren’t going anywhere. They will remain in your account.


    · Your existing Points will not expire through this period. We will be extending the expiration period for your existing Points by the timeframe of the pause.

    · You can continue to earn Points with our partners, although you won’t be able to redeem them during the pause.

    · These changes take effect immediately. Although the initial timeframe for this restriction is four weeks, this period may be extended. We will come back to you with an update as soon as we can.

    What’s next?


    Velocity has a trustee in place to look after the interests of members. We will continue to assess a range of options for the program and we want that to include a continuation of our long-standing partnership with Virgin Australia.

    We thank you for your patience, loyalty and understanding in these challenging times.

    The Velocity Frequent Flyer team
     
  39. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Accountants run EVERYTHING
     
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  40. skull

    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I tried to get on and spend the last of my points today on a dashcam. Cannot !

    Ahh read the later post. In four weeks.
     
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    My 18 month old, won 100,00 points through the Velocity Wine & Wine random member draw only 3 weeks ago.
     
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    skull One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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  45. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    Isn't the value reduced somewhat if they can't deliver flights?
     
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  46. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    Only if you use ff points to purchase flights. Can also be used to purchase toasters and the like.
     
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    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I know which option I value more.

    Hint: I already have a toaster.

    ;)
     
  48. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I agree but whether spent on flights or anything else, points are generally valued at about 0.005 cents each (just not that valuable)
     
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  49. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Exactly

    Branson is a tabloid gimmick
     
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  50. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    So much win

    Proper old fashioned Ansett ****ed LOL
     
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