Earn Velocity Gold status and fly around the world in Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic Business Class from $6,118

Round-the-world trips with Virgin brand airlines are historically hard to come by but this deal gets you stopovers in the US, London and Hong Kong and earns all the benefits of Velocity Gold status in one hit.

You’ll get direct aisle access on all flights, as well as the potential to earn a large amount of Velocity Points and Status Credits. Continue reading…

The beginner’s guide to Qantas Frequent Flyer status and benefits

Holding Qantas Frequent Flyer status means that you can skip lines, enjoy complimentary food and drink in lounges, and gain preferential access to upgrades and award seat inventory when flying Qantas – and preferred seating with partner airlines such as Emirates, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines.

In this guide, we outline how to move up the five status tiers, the benefits available at each level, and how to extend your status with Qantas.
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How to maximise Velocity Status Credits by flying on Virgin Australia

Status credits (SCs for short) are at the crux of most frequent flyer programs. Collect enough of them within a 12-month period, and you’ll be elevated in status, earning new benefits and privileges that make life in the air (and on the ground) a lot more enjoyable.

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer is a great program to get into for the not-so-frequent flyer, as there are a few tricks you can use to climb the status ladder faster. Continue reading…

How to maximise Velocity Status Credits by flying on partner airlines

Apart from maximising Velocity Status Credits by flying on Virgin Australia themselves, you can also earn Status Credits (SCs) on Virgin Australia’s partner airlines, including Singapore Airlines, Etihad, SilkAir, Alitalia, Hong Kong Airlines and South African Airways.

Singapore Airlines and Delta are especially unique in the way they price their fares. In some cases, it is possible to pay a little bit more, but then double or triple your haul of these valuable SCs. Continue reading…