Christmas is an expensive time of year: and not just for households, but for businesses, too. Office parties, travelling to work functions, gifts for staff and clients – it all adds up. But with Virgin Australia Business Flyer, those festivities don’t need to break the bank.
Close out the year on a truly wonderful note by maximising Virgin Australia Business Flyer’s perks and points. You could even offset the cost of all that Christmas cheer. Here’s how!
Get the team together with savings of up to 6% on eligible flights*
Our airfares stand up to the competition – and the numbers don’t lie.
Between March and June 2022, Butler Caroye found that the airfare gap between Virgin Australia and our main competitor was 30% in Economy Class on major capital city routes. In Business Class, the average gap widened to 56% on capital city routes 1.
But Virgin Australia Business Flyer takes great value even further. Members enjoy savings of up to 6% on eligible flights right across the Virgin Australia domestic network*. With no blackout dates, bringing colleagues together for an end-of-year celebration gets even more affordable.
Virgin Australia Business Flyer members can also collect 1-2 Velocity Points per dollar spent on eligible flights with Virgin Australia into the business’ own account2. That’s on top of the Velocity Points (and Status Credits) which may be earned by the traveller3. By flying smarter, everybody wins.
Get your business’ Velocity Points flying
Speaking of rewards, why not use your business’ Velocity Points to save even more when your employees jet off?
Velocity Reward Seats begin at just 7,800 Velocity Points one-way, or 15,500 Velocity Points in Business Class4. On these journeys, you’ll only need to pay the applicable taxes, fees and carrier charges.
Velocity Points really can get the team flying for less than the airport taxi fare! That’s more money left over for a great company get-together this Christmas.
Cover your Christmas gifts and hospitality using Velocity Points
Your business’ Velocity Points can unlock great savings on the ground, too. Whether its gifts for staff and clients, or even drinks and nibblies for the office Christmas party, here are just some of those wonderful options. For a present you can wrap, jump onto the Velocity Rewards Store. There’s everything from fragrances to travel tech, as well as handy items like luggage and even decanters for a premium present that doesn’t break your business’ Velocity Points balance.
When you’ve uncovered that perfect gift, just transfer Velocity Points from the business’ bounty into your personal Velocity account to redeem at the Velocity Rewards Store5. You can swap Velocity Points for gift cards too across a range of great brands and retailers.
Just 19,500 Velocity Points can fetch a $100 gift card to the likes of David Jones, Event Cinemas or Myer6. Or, for even more flexibility, 54,700 Velocity Points can deliver a $250 Westfield gift card6. You could also treat the team to a quality drop from the Velocity Wine Store.
If you’re spending dollars instead, that can even be an opportunity to earn Velocity Points. Just jump onto the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal where you can purchase something special from brands like Apple, The Good Guys or Catch.com.au. Even the gift of a great night out can earn rewards when purchasing from Gift A Restaurant.
Don’t forget about the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal when it comes to Christmas corporate gifts, too. With special offers from The Hamper Emporium and Gifts Australia, your business can earn an impressive 13 Velocity Points per $2 spent on eligible purchases7.
Give the gift of Velocity Points, or even Virgin Australia Lounge membership
Virgin Australia Business Flyer members have another very special power, and that’s being able to transfer Velocity Points to employees as a gift5. Even small quantities of Velocity Points can go a long way.
With just 4,900 Velocity Points, the lucky recipient could upgrade their next Economy Flex flight to Business Class on a short Australian domestic route like Sydney to Melbourne. But for comfort that lasts an entire year, Virgin Australia Business Flyer has an extra perk in store.
That’s being able to treat staff to 12 months of Virgin Australia Lounge membership at the exclusive discounted rate of $379 per person8.
While it may be a holiday sweetener, Lounge memberships are also a smart business move year-round. Yes, there’s great coffee to kick-start the journey, along with beer and wine to close out the day. But our Lounges also provide a pit stop to work and recharge, empowering guests to arrive ready to roar.
Whatever your end-of-year festivities entail – and the journeys your team take beyond that – make every moment wonderful with Virgin Australia Business Flyer.
Not a member yet? Start your journey with Virgin Australia Business Flyer and join today9.
*The Fare Advantage Discount of 4% applies to domestic Flex fares (L, K, H, W, B, Y class) and 6% applies to domestic Business Class fares (D, C, J class) and is available to Virgin Australia Business Flyer members. The Fare Advantage Discount levels are subject to change without notice. Please check our website for current discount levels. Fare Advantage Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered self-ticketing Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process Fare Advantage Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fare Advantage Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares. Fare Advantage discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of Fare Advantage Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team.. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions apply.
1Butler Caroye, “Australian Domestic Business Airfares in 1st Half 2022 – Blue Paper”, August 2022. Butler Caroye found that in the period from March to June 2022, for travel between capital city routes, the average Business Class Fares was approximately 56% cheaper at Virgin Australia compared to its main competitor, refer to pages 1 and 7. In the period from March to June 2022, for travel between capital city routes, the airfare gap between Virgin Australia and its main competitor for Domestic Corporate Economy Fares was 30%, refer to page 1. The full study can be read here.
2Virgin Australia Business Flyer Members can earn up to 1,000,000 Points from Virgin Australia, airline partners and Virgin Australia codeshare flights only, per annum, based on the rolling 12-month period from when the Member joins Virgin Australia Business Flyer. Points aren’t earned on certain fees, taxes, or charges. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions and Velocity membership Terms and Conditions apply.
3 If the individual flying with Virgin Australia or a partner airline is a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, they may also earn Velocity Points on eligible flights in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions .
4 The quoted redemption fares are correct as at 23 November 2022 and are subject to change. Fares are subject to availability. Points value is based on a one-way Economy and Business Reward Seat fare and must be booked on the Velocity website. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to Velocity Points redeemed. Carrier charges apply for Reward Seat bookings on flights operated by Virgin Australia, Etihad and Singapore Airlines. Price may vary until ticketed. One-way Reward Seats and associated charges are not eligible for Points earn. Seats are limited and may not be available at peak times or on all flights. Payment surcharge may apply. You can change or get a refund for your booking by paying a fee and any fare difference, at least 24 hours before scheduled departure. You may also request a refund for other reasons, including under the Australian Consumer Law. View the Velocity Rewards Seat fare rules for more information. Some flights may be operated by a partner airline. Different baggage allowances and conditions may apply to these flights. Full terms and conditions at velocityfrequentflyer.com.
5 Virgin Australia Business Flyer Account Administrators can transfer Points earned by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member to a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, provided that (a) there is a minimum of 3,000 Points per transfer; and (b) the Velocity Frequent Flyer member transferee is directly employed or contracted by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member.
7 Virgin Australia Business Flyer members that shop via the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Partner & Offers page between 12:00am AEST on 14 November 2022 and 11:59pm AEST 31st December 2022 (inclusive) have the opportunity to earn bonus Velocity Points when purchasing eligible products: 13 Points per AUD $2 spent on eligible products with The Hamper Emporium AU or 13 Points per AUD $2 spent on eligible products with Gifts Australia. Not all items purchased through the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Partners & Offers page are eligible for the bonus Points Offer. To earn Velocity Points for your business, the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member must be logged into the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Rewards Portal (using their Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership number and password) and access the retailer's website via the links from the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Partners & Offers page. See the individual retailer purchase conditions available on the individual retailers' tile on the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Partners & Offers page for full details of any exclusions. Once you enter the retailer's online store, the retailer's Terms and Conditions will apply. Click here for full Virgin Australia Business Flyer Partners & Offers Terms and Conditions. Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply.
8 Usual annual Lounge Membership Fee is $399 (as at 23/11/2022). Discounted Membership Fee is available for the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member’s Key Contact, Account Administrators, Travel Bookers and Travellers. Subject to the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions, Virgin Australia Lounge Terms and Conditions and Virgin Australia Lounge rules. Virgin Australia Lounge entry is subject to space availability.
9Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is available to businesses with an active ABN/ACN and an Australian business address that spend less than $300K per annum on flights with Virgin Australia. The business cannot be a Superannuation fund, travel agent, travel management company, travel wholesaler, air travel consolidator or anyone re-selling air travel. For more information please see the Virgin Australia Business Flyer and Loyalty Terms and Conditions.