Virgin Atlantic - any way to know whether seats have been released?

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Hi All,

I’m trying to book 2 x business reward seats on Virgin Atlantic from HK to LON – any date in August or September 2018.

Following along with the Virgin Atlantic booking guide from the newsletter last week, I called Velocity and tried to book over the phone.

However, we couldn’t find a date with any availability. The operator said he didn’t know whether the seats were already booked or whether they hadn’t been released at all.

Does anyone know if there’s a way to find this out? Should I contact Virgin Atlantic directly? Or is my best bet to call velocity back and get them to literally check every day in Aug / Sep for next year?

Thanks.

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Flight bookable directly on Virgin Atlantic is opened till 23 Aug 2018 at the time of writing. I might suggest to try and call to ask about 23 or 24th Aug tomorrow. They should open 1 day at a time. However, I am not familiar with how many award seats they offer to Velocity.

  • Try using Delta.com to search.

  • Thanks for the info! I searched on Delta and found availability for the Virgin Atlantic flight on the 21st of August, 2 seats, upper class.

    I call velocity back and they said now they can only book up to the 8th of August through Virgin Atlantic! Bizarre!

    Is there any other way around this (e.g. transferring points to Delta?) or should I just keep calling Velocity as dates open up?

  • you generally can’t transfer points from one FF program to another different FF program. Krisflyer to Velocity is an exception. You can use Velocity points to redeem Virgin Australia airline partner flights though.

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