Velocity Frequent Flyer is celebrating Fourth of July as well as 10 years of Virgin Australia and Delta Air Lines flying across The Pacific. Right now, you can pick up 10,000 bonus Velocity Points on return fares to Los Angeles.

On this page, we collate the best deals to earn you bonus Velocity Points on travel and everyday products.


Current offer: earn 10,000 bonus Velocity Points on return fares to LA

In order to take advantage of this promotion, you’ll need to activate the offer and book an eligible flight by 28 July 2019. However, travel can be right up until the end of the calendar, i.e. 23 June 2020.

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For example, normally if you bought the cheapest Virgin Australia Economy Class ticket from Melbourne to LA return, you’d earn 7,944 Velocity Points. Add on the 10,000 bonus points, and I’d value your total points earn at ~$340. That’s great value given I can see fares starting at $999 right now.

Note that if you buy a ticket in a higher fare class or if you hold elite status, you’ll earn even more points on your flight.

Here are the most important terms of the offer:

  • Return flights only
  • Must fly Virgin Australia from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to LA, or Delta Air Lines from Sydney to LA
  • Domestic Virgin Australia or Delta connections do not earn bonus points

And here are the full terms and conditions:

Offer available between 12.01am AEST 4 July 2019 and 11.59pm AEST 28 July 2019 inclusive (‘Promotion Period’). To be eligible for Velocity’s 10,000 Big City Bonus Points campaign you must first (1) successfully activate your Velocity membership number and then (2) book an Eligible Flight on www.virginaustralia.com during the Promotion Period and add your Velocity membership number at time of booking and then (3) travel between 4 July 2019 and 23 June 2020 inclusive. An Eligible Flight is a return international flight from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane to Los Angeles operated by Virgin Australia or Delta Air Lines with one of the following flight numbers: VA1, VA2, VA6, VA7, VA8, VA9, VA23, VA24, VA6552 and VA6551. Velocity members will earn 10,000 bonus Velocity Points for an Eligible flight (e.g. 5,000 bonus points for the Sydney- Los Angeles flight and 5,000 bonus points for the Los Angeles-Sydney flight) irrespective of cabin booked. You will not earn Bonus Points on Virgin Australia domestic services booked as part of an International journey. Eligible Flights are flights on which Points can be earned and booked in a fare class that normally accrues Points. Points cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings. Codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines other than Virgin Australia are not eligible for this offer. Bonus Points earned are in addition to any Points ordinarily earned and will be applied to base Points only. Any applicable tier bonus earned will not attract Bonus Points as a result of this offer. Bonus Points will be applied to the originally purchased fare class and any upgrades will not attract Bonus Points as a result of this offer. This Velocity Points offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. You should allow up to five weeks after travel for the bonus Velocity Points to be allocated.

Offer history

  • July 2019: earn 10,000 bonus Velocity Points on return fares to Los Angeles
  • May 2019: earn double Velocity Status Credits on Virgin Australia flights (excluding Hong Kong and Los Angeles flights)
  • March-April 2019: earn triple Velocity Points on Virgin Australia flights
  • February 2019: earn double Velocity Status Credits on Virgin Australia flights
  • January-April 2019: earn 20,000 bonus Velocity Points by taking out a Virgin Car Insurance policy
  • December 2018: earn double Velocity Points on Virgin Australia bookings; earn double Velocity Status Credits shopping at Coles and Liquorland; earn up to 10,000 bonus Velocity Points by shopping with partners this Christmas
  • November-December 2018: earn double Velocity Status Credits on Virgin Australia flights between Australia and New Zealand
  • October 2018: earn double Velocity Points on Virgin Australia bookings
  • September 2018: earn 3,000-12,000 bonus Velocity Points on flights to/from New Zealand
  • July 2018: earn double Velocity Points on Virgin Australia bookings
  • April 2018: earn 1,000 bonus Velocity Points on your next Virgin Australia booking; earn 5,000/10,000 bonus Velocity points on flights to Hong Kong (one-way/return)
  • March 2018: earn triple Velocity Points on Virgin Australia bookings
  • November 2017: earn 10,000 bonus Velocity Points for signing up and working out for three months at Virgin Active
  • July 2017: earn 1000 bonus Velocity Points for first AirActive booking and 50 points for subsequent bookings
  • April 2017: earn double Velocity Status Credits shopping at Coles and Liquorland
  • November-December 2016: earn double Velocity Status Credits shopping at Coles and Liquorland

Ongoing opportunities to boost your Velocity Points balance

There are a number of other ways to earn bonus Velocity Points, including by signing up to a Velocity points-earning credit card, purchasing petrol at BP, shopping online through the Velocity eStore, booking hotels and shopping with your Visa card at participating small businesses.

And here are some of the best ways to use them.

Earn 10,000 bonus Velocity Points on return fares to Los Angeles was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by Matt Moffitt