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Has Virgin stopped issuing Business Reward seats?

Old Jan 20, 23, 6:54 pm
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Has Virgin stopped issuing Business Reward seats?

In July this year my wife and I are travelling to London from Sydney. Usually I would book my Domestic flights from Mackay on Velocity points flying Business Class but when I attempted to, I found that I could not get Business Reward seats. There were Business Class seats available but the point cost was astronomical. Far more than I would have spent in the past. This leads me to my question. Did I miss the announcement that Virgin was no longer issuing Business Reward seats?

As I have to get to Sydney to start our holiday it looks like I'll have to pay for my seats and given that QANTAS business class fare is almost the same as Virgins and as they have a Business Class lounge in Mackay (Virgin closed theirs) I can see my 20+ years as a Virgin flyer coming to an end.
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Old Jan 20, 23, 9:48 pm
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No they havent.

The J reward seats are just not available at the time you want.

Demand for travel is high. Often J seats have been priced very reasonably if purchased a fair way in advance so there may be no need to offer the remaining seats at standard redemption rates.
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Old Jan 20, 23, 11:30 pm
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6 weeks ago we picked up J seats MEL-ADL for August that are half the price of QF.
Now most of that days cheap business seats are already gone for all flights.
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Old Jan 21, 23, 1:17 am
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Thanks for that. I am still surprised that J reward seats are gone 6 and 9 months out. Shows I'm a little out of touch. I'm going to ring Virgin on Monday to get the answer from the horses mouth. Paying just short of 5K for the two of us to fly MKY-SYD return in J is not cheap IMO
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Old Jan 21, 23, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by OzJohnno View Post
Thanks for that. I am still surprised that J reward seats are gone 6 and 9 months out. Shows I'm a little out of touch. I'm going to ring Virgin on Monday to get the answer from the horses mouth. Paying just short of 5K for the two of us to fly MKY-SYD return in J is not cheap IMO
Its a 2.5 hr flight - just fly Y if youre not willing to pay those prices (which seems unusually high).

Not sure what youll achieve calling in.

If youre trying to fly during school holidays then no surprise theyre gone.
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