Here, we list the latest and greatest Virgin Australia flight deals. Whether it’s for cash fares or reward seats using your Velocity Points, we’ve got you covered.

Deal: Virgin Australia ‘Good Thing’ sale + 20% off Economy X seating

Expiry: 11:59pm AEST, 20 November 2020
VA Good Thing Sale

Virgin Australia‘s newest feel-good campaign launches with sale fares across a variety of routes. Fly Perth to Melbourne from $169 one-way, or Sydney to Brisbane from just $89.

Why not also stretch out with 20% off Economy X seating on selected dates and flights. Book before 20 November 2020 for flights between 3 February 2021 to 31 March 2021, then from 28 April 2021 until 23 June 2021. See here for more information.

Deal: 30% off Business Reward flights and upgrades

Expiry: 11:59pm AEST, 22 November 2020

Got a stash of Velocity Points sitting around just waiting to be used? Velocity Frequent Flyer is discounting domestic Business Class Reward Seats and upgrades by 30% — but there’s a catch. You’ll have to book by 22 November and travel by 31 December 2020.

At Point Hacks, we’ve always encouraged readers to use points for Business (and First Class) reward seats where possible, as it tends to give you the biggest bang for your buck. If you’re able to travel in the next six weeks, then it could be worth taking advantage of the deal now.

Virgin Australia’s Boeing 737 Business Class is simple but comfortable for shorter flights.

Curious as to what you get in Business Class? For those without elite status, perks usually include:

  • Lounge access (although these are still temporarily closed)
  • Better inflight catering (but currently limited to water and snacks)
  • Wider Business Class seat
  • 2x 32kg checked baggage allowance
  • Priority check-in, screening, boarding and baggage

Virgin Australia notes that the current travel climate means certain services are reduced, so temper your expectations accordingly.

Please note, due to the impacts of COVID-19, Virgin Australia lounges remain temporarily closed and inflight catering is currently limited to water and complimentary snacks.

– Virgin Australia spokesperson

Using Velocity Points for Business Class reward seats

With the current sale, here are some example rates for domestic travel:

Using Velocity PointsEconomy RewardBusiness Reward (30% off)
Short domestic (e.g. Sydney to Melbourne)7,800 points15,500 points
10,800 points
Medium domestic (e.g. Melbourne to Brisbane)11,800 points23,500 points
16,400 points
Long domestic (e.g. Brisbane to Perth)17,800 points35,500 points
28,400 points

With the gap between Economy Reward and Business Reward seats narrowing considerably during this sale, it’s a no brainer to splurge on Business Class if you can.

If you need to cancel a domestic reward seat and it’s not covered under existing travel waiver policies, expect to pay 4,500 Velocity Points or $35 to do so, per person.

Eligible flights before 24 October 2020 will show the discount for Business Reward seats.

Using Velocity Points for Business Class upgrades

Want to use Velocity Points for UpgradeMe Seats? Here are the points you would need from the various fare classes.

Using Velocity Points to upgrade to Business Class From Economy FreedomFrom Economy Elevate or Getaway
Short domestic (e.g. Sydney to Melbourne)4,900 points
3,430 points
10,000 points
7,000 points
Medium domestic (e.g. Melbourne to Brisbane)7,400 points
5,180 points
17,500 points
12,250 points
Long domestic (e.g. Brisbane to Perth)9,900 points
6,930 points
30,000 points
21,000 points

Remember that upgrades on domestic flights can be done instantly if there is Business Reward seat availability on your desired flight. If not, you can be put into a waitlist for upgrades, which will be actioned in the lead-up to departure.

VA Upgrade with Velocity Points
Virgin Australia allows upgrades to be performed instantly, online.

Read our guide on how to upgrade flights with Velocity Points

If you need to cancel an upgrade with Velocity Points at least 24 hours before travel, it will cost you 4,500 points or $35. However, this fee is waived for Velocity Platinum frequent flyers.

The latest Virgin Australia flight deals was last modified: November 17th, 2020 by Brandon Loo