Virgin Australia Status Run

Old Jun 15, 18, 8:52 pm
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Join Date: Jun 2018
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Virgin Australia Status Run

Hi Everyone,

First time poster here. Complete newbie to the status run thing, seems great!

I am heading from MEL-OOL in December of this year for a few days in economy and want to make the most of it by maximising my status credits and don't know where to start.

Anyone got any ideas?
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Old Jun 17, 18, 6:01 am
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First things first - connect rather than direct
Secondly, look for the discount codes - you should be able to save 5-10% off fares.
If you book MEL-SYD-OOL rather than MEL-OOL direct you'll pick up more status credits, but for minimal additional spend.

E.G. MEL-OOL (825 miles) direct on Elevate is $169 one-way for 20SC, but connecting via SYD is $194 one-way for 30SC (2 x 15) - so $6.47 per SC vs. $8.45.

Freedom fares can sometimes be a better deal in terms of status credit pickup - the same flights are $275 direct for 30SC ($9.17/SC) or $284 connecting ($5.68/SC). All depends whether you want to spend ~$570 rather than ~$400 and how many SC you need...
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