Virgin Blue drops Fuel Surcharge

After a further and consistent decline in global oil prices over recent months, Virgin Blue recently announced it would drop altogether fuel surcharges on Virgin Blue domestic services and would again reduce fuel surcharges Pacific Blue trans-Tasman and Pacific Island flights – which is the second reduction in as many months.

The great news for Velocity Members is that these reductions have been passed on as reductions in Points prices for taxes fees and charges. For example, the Points required for taxes fees and charges on a direct domestic flight has fallen from 5,400 to only 2,900 points. That means that "all inclusive" Points prices on Reward seats are lower than ever:

     Previously  Now  Reduction
Sydney to Melbourne 12,300  9,800 20%
Melbourne to Brisbane 16,300 13,800 15%
Brisbane to Sydney 12,300  9,800 20%