New Zealand flights from $56 each way
Available on select dates until December 2020 to Dunedin, Queenstown, Wellington and more. Sample fare is Christchurch-Auckland with Jetstar.
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Named the best airline in the region by Skytrax for 2017, Virgin Australia gives you the most bang for your buck in Australia/Pacific. You’ll get all the perks of full-service flights, including checked bags, in-flight food and drink and entertainment breaking the bank – especially when you take advantage of some of these offers.
If you’re a Velocity member, you can earn points through the Velocity Program for use on Virgin flights, international partner airlines, hotels and more.
For international flights, Virgin recommends being checked in between 90 minutes and two hours prior to your flight. Online check-in is not available for international flights, so all passengers will need to check in at the airport counter.
Visit Virgin’s online check-in portal and enter your booking details. You’ll need either your booking reference or Velocity number, surname and the departure airport information to check-in online.
No checked baggage is included with Go fares. No bag in any class can be more than 32kg each.
Most Virgin Australia fares include baggage, but do limit the number of pieces to one or two. For flights within Australia, the first additional piece of luggage is $70, the second piece is $90 and the third to ninth piece is $150 each. If any piece is overweight, there is an additional charge of $70 per overweight bag. For international short-haul flights departing Australia, the first piece of luggage is $120, the second piece is $200, and the third to ninth piece is $250 each. If any piece of overweight, there is an additional charge of $120 per overweight bag. For international long-haul flights to the Americas, the fee departing Australia is $150 per additional bag with an additional charge of $100 per overweight bag. For flights departing the Americas, it’s US$150 per additional bag, with an additional charge of US$100 per overweight bag. For long-haul flights to other international destinations, excess baggage fees are calculated per kilogram and range from $30-$70 per kilogram.
To check a flight status, you can either check directly on Virgin Australia’s website and searching by flight number, or checking the website of the arriving airport.
Virgin Australia’s Velocity Program is a loyalty program that allows customers to earn and spend points on Virgin Australia’s services such as flights (including those with partner airlines), hotels, car hire, tours and activities, as well a number of goods and services on the ground. Members can take advantage of pet points and combine or transfer points between family members. The program is free to join. To start earning and spending points simply enter your Velocity number at the time of booking.
You can book a holiday through Virgin Australia the same way you book a flight. Simply enter your departure place and destination, numbers of guests, and travel dates and click ‘Search’ to browse through the options.
All bookings can be cancelled, however not all are refundable. You may be charged fees to cancel and/or make changes to your flight depending on your ticket class (Saver Lite, Saver, Flexi, Business). Detailed information about the fare rules of your particular flight can be found on your itinerary and on the Virgin Australia website.
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