Virgin Australia first mileage run help

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  1. Ben170292

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    Hi,
    I am wanting to do my first mileage run with Virgin Australia. I'm not exactly sure how to find the best deals and mileage and hoping someone could help. Also do you earn the same amount of points if you fly something like MEL-AKL with NZ instead of VA?

    Thanks for any help offered, Ben
     
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    My understanding is that all earning in the Velocity FF program is based on dollars spent for domestic travel so no real value in getting a cheap ticket, at least from an earning perspective. And the cheapest coach seats on international flights only earn a half point per mile flown. Again, not a great MR opportunity. http://www.velocityrewards.com.au/content/Earn/Airlines/PointsEarn/index.htm#virginaustralia

    Flying on Air NZ on trans-tasman flights on the cheapest fares will earn only .25 points/mile so that's a worse deal. http://www.velocityrewards.com.au/content/Earn/Airlines/PointsEarn/index.htm#airnewzealand
     
  3. Ben170292

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    Thanks for the quick reply, I didn't know any of that. Can it be worthwhile doing a QF mr? My main reason is I just want to go on a day trip and thought maybe I could turn it into a mr
     
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    You can earn points on just about any trip, so in that sense anything can be a mileage run. The real question is whether it is worth going flying just to accrue the points or if they are an ancillary benefit of taking the trip. Outside the USA most programs are stingy on the cheapest fare. So it is harder to build things up that way. Not impossible, but definitely harder.
     
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    Maybe check out australianfrequentflyer.com.au for what many locals have found to be good runs.
     
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    Thanks again for the replies, I'll head over to that site and check it out.

    -Ben
     

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