I am new to the frequent flyer booking game but have been gaining Velocity ward points from various sources and now wish to look at booking some flights. Research on here and elsewhere has shown that I can book J in Etihad a Virgin partner from Sydney to New York via Doha for 125,000 pts.
I looked a while back on the Velocity site and saw some partner availability but the Velocity site does not show this anymore (problems with the site ?).
I have looked on the Etihad guest site for availability and it shows some availability in April next year for Syd-Doha and Doha- New York. It also shows tax of $365 Syd-Doha and 930 Qatah Rials for Doha-NY.
If those flights are available on Etihad can I just call Velocity and book them? Will those taxes apply?