Virgin Australia Airlines - Promotions and Special offers.
Virgin Australia Airlines is a subsidiary of Virgin Australia Holdings. It flies passengers to 50 domestic and international destinations on its fleet of 90 aircraft under the slogan, “Now you’re flying.” Formerly known as Virgin Blue Airlines before its rebranding in 2011, Virgin Australia has been given a four-star rating by research consultancy firm, Skytrax.
Guests flying Business Class are presented with a three-course gourmet menu for lunch and dinner on board. The menu includes premium Australian wines, beers and spirits, as well as non-alcoholic drinks and barista-style coffee.
For Economy Class passengers, Virgin Australia Airlines provides an all-inclusive in-flight meal for Flexi Fare holders. Saver Fare passengers can opt for buy-on-board food and drinks on a separate menu that includes gourmet snacks, meals and beverages, including gourmet ice cream. The airline also offers free snacks and drinks, including wine and beer after 4pm on all Capital Connect flights between Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney.
Apart from in-flight entertainment courtesy of Foxtel and Austar, two of Australia’s cable TV providers, the airline also provides a Live2Air service on selected Boeing 737 aircraft flights. All of Virgin Australia’s 777-300 aircraft have installed RED, a Panasonic eX2-based entertainment system that features touch-screen and handset-controlled consoles. This free-for-use system offers music on demand from a 200+ CD library, as well as video games.
Business travelers and other passengers have access to the Virgin Australia Lounge after paying a membership fee or casual fee. Amenities include buffet food and drinks, showers, computer access, WiFi connection, and newspapers.
As a member of Virgin Australia Holdings, Virgin Australia Airlines passengers are eligible to join the Velocity Frequent Flyer program and earn points for every ticket booked with the airline or any of its partners. Points from credit cards such as Westpac, American Express, Diners Club, and ANZ Reward Visa Cards are also eligible for transfer to Velocity Rewards.
Virgin Australia Airlines has a selection of regular promotions advertised on its website, such as Holiday Deals, Breakations, and Mystery Breaks. Current Holiday Deals include airfare and hotel accommodation packages in the Gold Coast, Sydney, Noosa, Whitsunday Coast, Cairns Northern Beaches, Bali, Vanuatu, Ayers Rock in Uluru, Fiji, Samoa, Sky Queenstown, and Phuket. The airline is also offering other Holiday Deals to New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Anaheim, and Los Angeles.
For passengers wishing to attend special events, Virgin Australia Airlines is offering special rates that include airfare and hotel accommodations to attend The Mousetrap in Melbourne, The Hamburg Ballet in Brisbane, The Mousetrap in Perth, the 18th Biennale in Sydney, and the Moonshadow in Melbourne.
Passengers can also avail of Mystery Breaks, special holiday packages to an unknown destination that the airline only reveals 1 to 4 days before travel. These packages include 4 to 5-star accommodations, return airport transfers, taxes, and free baggage allowance, among many others. The Mystery Breaks packages are aimed as wedding, birthday, anniversary, or Valentine’s Day presents, as well as short weekend getaways for couples.
For passengers seeking the most competitive rates in airfares, Virgin Australia Airlines features its Best Fare finder facility, featuring its top fares to each of its 50 destinations. It currently offers flights to Adelaide at AU$ 105, and to Brisbane and Melbourne at AU$ 85 from July 23 to September 14, 2012.
When booking airfare at the Virgin Australia Airlines website, passengers may also opt to make reservations at partner hotels and car rentals at special rates, as well as book cruises, purchase tickets to theater and events, and book activities at their destination on the airline’s online booking facility page.