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Monday 17 December 2007: Until 31 January 2008 Velocity Members will given an extra special Christmas present of a free 12 month membership to ‘The Lounge’ valued at $548 ($199 joining fee and $349 membership fee) when they transfer for at least 100,000 Velocity Points from affiliated card programs of American Express® Membership Rewards™, Diners Club and Westpac Altitude. ^
With 100,000 Velocity Points at their disposal, Velocity Members could jet off to the UK if they take advantage of the current special and fly Sydney to London return on Virgin Atlantic^^. But they will have to hurry, seats are limited and terms and conditions apply. Members could also redeem their Points with more than 20 program partners that offer a wide range of products and services including international flights, accommodation, car hire, movie passes, beer or even jet fighter flights.
Members are also more likely to get the flights they want with Velocity’s all year round availability, the ‘any available seat, any flight, any time’ redemption promise has proven very popular with Guests who are using their Points to get away during this festive season. There are no 'blackout' periods with Velocity, and that means Members can fly when they want, even during peak times such as Christmas and school holidays.
Velocity turned two this past November and since its launch it has grown into a leading loyalty program that has been recognised around the world for rewarding Members with what they want, when they want it. This landed the program an international Freddie Award for ‘Best Award Redemption’ in the Asia Pacific region in 2006.
As an added bonus, Velocity Members will also be able to purchase single entry* passes into The Lounge quickly and conveniently online at http://www.virginblue.com.au/thelounge/.
Up to six single entry passes to Virgin Blue’s The Lounge in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra can be purchased in one transaction for $30 (GST inclusive) per pass. Each single entry pass is valid for six months from the date of purchase.
Casual entry to The Lounge entitles Guests to all the benefits the Lounge has on offer including:
Business facilities, including meeting rooms, state-of-the art personal computers in a dedicated and private workstation area, and complementary WiFi access throughout.
Relaxing Lounge environment, with plenty of lounging space, integrated work areas and Foxtel TV.
Australia’s first airline lounge Barista service, providing great coffee all day, along with premium teas.
Gourmet snacks and fresh menu items available throughout the day.
A selection of beer and Australian wines available from 11am.
Convenient check-in facilities are also available in The Lounge for Guests travelling without checked baggage.
For more information on The Lounge or Velocity Rewards please visit www.virginblue.com.au.
^Lounge Memberships can only be used by the Velocity Member where the Member does not already have a Lounge Membership. Members who are already Lounge Members can give the Lounge Membership to a friend who is not a Lounge Member.^^*Points values are minimums, based on Redemption Class and/or selected economy fares from Virgin Atlantic return Sydney to London, valid as at 5 December 2007 and subject to change. Taxes, fees and surcharges are payable in addition to Points redeemed. Fares must be redeemed through Velocity Rewards between 5 December 2007 and 28 December 2007 and are available for travel between 17 January 2008 and 24 March 2008. Fares start from 100,000 Velocity Points and are subject to availability, which may be limited. Some fares will require more than 100,000 Points to redeem. Visit www.velocityrewards.com.au/freeLounge for full terms and conditions. Redeeming for Velocity Points is also subject to the Terms and Conditions of the respective card rewards program. For full Terms and Conditions pertaining to these, visit www.velocityrewards.com.au/freeLounge.
*Guests must be over 18 years of age to purchase Virgin Blue The Lounge casual entry online. All Guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian. On purchase, the single pass is activated on the Guest’s Velocity Membership card which can be redeemed on presentation of the card at The Lounge reception when presented with a valid Virgin Blue boarding pass for travel on the same day.
Velocity is operated by Velocity Rewards Pty Ltd. Membership of Velocity and The Lounge are subject to Terms and Conditions as amended from time to time, and available online at www.velocityrewards.com.au and www.virginblue.com.au/thelounge/.