Given that Velocity is currently running a double Status Credits promotion, for those looking at achieving or retaining Velocity elite status, here are some of the best flights to take in order to fast-track your way to Gold or above.

You need 500/400 Status Credits (SCs) to achieve/maintain Gold status, and 1000/800 SCs to achieve/maintain Platinum.

You may also be interested in the routes that can earn you Qantas status the quickest.


Our Point Hacks in-house travel agent Luke Vaughan has put together some recommendations for tickets.

Note that all fares are for low-season, return flights in Business Class and should be used for reference purposes only. The more segments flown, the more SCs are earned.

RouteviaPriceRegular SC earnDouble SC earnCost per SC (double SC)
Launceston - DunedinMelbourne & Brisbane$1348380760$1.77
Canberra - ChristchurchSydney & Brisbane$1358360720$1.89
Brisbane - RarotongaMelbourne & Auckland$2323480960$2.42
Sydney - TongaMelbourne & Auckland$2139420840$2.54
Melbourne - BaliBrisbane$1891360720$2.62

Other routes readers have previously maximised SC earn on are:

  • Sydney – Rarotonga via Brisbane & Auckland
  • Canberra – Adelaide via Melbourne or Sydney
  • Hobart/Canberra – Christchurch/Dunedin via Melbourne & Brisbane
Virgin Australia 737 Business Class

While you may have to spend multiple hours in these recliner Business Class seats, it may make it worth it to access elite benefits later on

Summing up

If you are looking for Velocity status and have some cash on hand, then the routes above could be some good ones to research.

Do you have any other suggestions to add to the table above for the benefit of other Point Hacks readers? Share in the comments below!

How to effectively ‘buy’ Velocity Gold status for under $1350 was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 by Matt Moffitt