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Accelerate Across The Tasman

11 May 2016
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Words by Carlie Tucker

Trans Tasman business travellers rejoice! Virgin Australia's Accelerate program has set its sights to you. Join Accelerate and book now for exclusive discounts throughout the year. Even better, book your flights before 31 May 2016 and you can save up to 15%! 

It's all part of the Fare Advantage program, which rewards loyal members with year round discounts on eligible flights. Those discounts have now extended to trans Tasman routes, and to celebrate Virgin Australia and Accelerate have amped up their savings. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect if you book your trans Tasman fares before 31 May 2016:

Trans Tasman Fare Types

Booking Class

Promotional Discounts*

Business

D, I

15%

Premium Saver

O

10%

Flexi

L, K, H, B, Y

5%

Saver

T, Q, V, N, E

5%

Seat + Bag

T, Q, V, N, E

5%

*Valid to 31 May 2016. Terms and conditions apply


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As mentioned the savings continue throughout the year with select classes fetching up to 10% off eligible trans Tasman flights:

Trans Tasman Fare Types

Booking Class

Year Round Discounts**

Business

D, I

10%

Premium Saver

O

5%

Flexi

L, K, H, B, Y

5%


Accelerate is Virgin Australia's corporate frequent flyer program, offering the business market real rewards that can boost your yearly travel budget. The savings are immediate and come with eligible flights booked with Virgin Australia and their partner airlines (Air New Zealand, Delta and Etihad Airways with a VA flight number). Covering both domestic and international short and long haul flights, your business stands to receive up to 10% off throughout the year just for booking:

Domestic

Booking Class

Year Round Discounts**

Business

D

10%

Flexi

L, K, H, B, Y

5%

 

International Short Haul

Booking Class

Year Round Discounts**

Business

I, D

10%

Flexi

L, K, H, B, Y

5%

 

International Long Haul

Booking Class

Year Round Discounts**

Business

I, D,

10%

Premium Saver

O

10%

Flexi

L, K, H, B, Y

5%

 

As if flight discounts weren't enough, Accelerate offers members a number of other benefits for both your business and your travelling employees. This includes:

  • Free to join with no ongoing membership fees
  • Fare Advantage with year round savings on eligible flights
  • Annual travel credits when you spend $20,000 or more on eligible flights
  • Two Velocity Pilot Gold Memberships when you spend $2,000 within the first three months
  • Monthly reports to keep track of your progress
  • Discounted annual membership to the Virgin Australia Lounge for employees
  • Exclusive offers throughout the year
  • Dedicated account management team to support your business
  • Travellers can continue to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits in conjunction with Accelerate

Contact your FCBT Travel Manager on 1300 797 826 to find out more about Accelerate and the Fare Advantage program, or to discuss how we can help you manage all your business travel needs. Don't forget that FCBT can also help you boost your travel budget with exclusive credits on Virgin Australia flights! Give us a call and find out how you can save a further 10% through the month of May!

**Terms and conditions apply

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