Velocity Platinum Card Special Offer
American Express are offering 50,000 bonus Virgin Velocity Points when you apply, are approved and spend $1,500 on your new Velocity Platinum Card within the first 3 months.
In addition to the 50k bonus, you'll also earn 1.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent, except government bodies where you will earn 0.5 Velocity Points per $1 spent, a complimentary Virgin Australia return domestic flight every year after your first Card spend each year, complimentary domestic and international travel insurance, 2 complimentary Virgin Australia lounge invitations each anniversary year at selected airports, and 0% p.a. on balance transfers for the first 12 months (a one-off credit plan establishment fee of 1% applies.)
This offer is available to new Card Members, as well as Bank-issued American Express companion cardholders
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Frequent flyer points are the key to travelling comfortably and in style, with great value for your money. But it's hard to know if and when you should spend your hard earned bonuses. Here are the five best possible ways to spend 100,000 Velocity frequent flyer points.
Business Class return/one-way from Australia to Bali
You can truly finesse the system once you've accumulated enough weight in terms of loyalty. Bump yourself up to Business Class for a mere 24,000 Velocity points per flight. Or 48,000 round-trip. 100,000 points is enough for six one-way upgrades, or three return trip upgrades. With roughly 10,000 V-points to spare for a domestic flight upgrade.
One-way Business Class from Melbourne to Hong Kong
Virgin Australia launched a direct route from Melbourne to Hong Kong in July of this year, active five days a week. This was a move to compete with Cathay Pacific and Qantas. For just 59,500 points, you could be cruising at altitudes in Business Class from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Not a bad way to spend some nine hours in the air.
One-way Business Class from Sydney/Melbourne/Brisbane to Los Angeles
LA to Sydney is one of the longest direct flights you can undertake. So best to make sure it's an enjoyable haul. For 95,500, you can claim a seat in one of Virgin Australia's insanely popular refurbished Boeing 777's. What has been widely acknowledged as one of the best Business Class products from Australia to the US. But be warned. Premium cabins for direct Australia to US flights are one of the hardest to get a hold of. Due to popularity, of course. So availability may be limited.
First class return from Los Angeles to Hawaii, Florida, or New York
Virgin America doesn't have many frequent flyer partners. Lucky for you, Velocity is one of the few that are. 71,000 to 99,000 points will get you return flights from LA to Hawaii, Florida, or New York. Or maybe even half of that for one-way flights. Why would anyone do that? This leads me to the final point.
Business class return between London and the US
Leading on from the previous two suggestions, if you find yourself in the US, why not take the leap across the pond? For 99,000 Velocity points, you can go from New York or Boston on a return trip to London in an 'Upper Class' cabin. And just like that, you can practically traverse the world, 100,000 points at a time. Now that's a connecting flight.
To apply for the American Express Velocity Platinum Card and earn your 50,000 Velocity Point Bonus, click here.