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…

Qantas Club fees increase slightly but you can now earn bonus points on your dues

Qantas Frequent Flyer has announced a slight increase in fees for Qantas Club, which gives you access to lounges, priority check-in, domestic upgrades and an additional checked baggage allowance.

However, you’ll now earn bonus Qantas Points on your membership dues.

In this guide, we outline pricing, points earn, the benefits of membership, and alternative ways to access these privileges. Continue reading…