Virgin and NAB lure frequent flyers with Velocity

Virgin Blue has launched a generous loyalty program. National Australia Bank will also introduce Visa and American Express cards tied to the scheme. The Virgin Money credit card will have no connection with the Virgin Blue scheme, however. The frequent flyer scheme, dubbed Velocity, allows flyers to earn and redeem points on Virgin Blue, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, Pacific Blue and Polynesian Blue flights and on Europcar vehicle hire. The scheme is free to join, with seats available on all flights on all days, unlike on the Qantas scheme.
Virgin Blue said it hoped to have a million members in the scheme within two years.