Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer program is buzzing with numerous Velocity Status retention and bonus offers being dished out to members. And with travel demand through the roof, it’s a great time for Velocity to launch these offers. So let’s dive in!

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What are the offers?

As of 6 June 2022, here are the many offers for Velocity members.

Offer 1: bonus Status Credits on Virgin Australia reward seats

RETURNING OFFER | If you fly on an eligible Virgin Australia reward seat from now until 31 July 2022, you’ll earn a small serving of Status Credits on the side! Considering reward seats generally earn zero Status Credits, this offer is a great bonus for members.

This retrospective offer is valid for all existing and new bookings. The updated Status Credit earn rate is shown in bold. Note that Virgin Australia uses different tables for domestic and international flights. Here is domestic:

One-way Miles (zone)Domestic
Economy Reward
Domestic
Business Reward
1 – 600 (1)
(e.g. Sydney to Melbourne)
5 Status Credits15 Status Credits
601 – 1,200 (2)
(e.g. Melbourne to Sunshine Coast)
7 Status Credits 20 Status Credits
1,201 – 2,400 (3)
(e.g. Brisbane to Perth)
10 Status Credits 30 Status Credits
Bonus Status Credits for Virgin Australia-operated domestic flights.

You’ll earn more on international flights, though the network remains limited, for now.

One-way Miles (zone)International
Economy Reward
International
Business Reward
1 – 750 (1)7 Status Credits15 Status Credits
751 – 1,500 (2)15 Status Credits 30 Status Credits
1,501 – 3,000 (3)20 Status Credits 35 Status Credits
3,001+ (4+) 25 Status Credits 45 Status Credits
Bonus Status Credits for Virgin Australia-operated international flights.

Best of all, you don’t have to do anything special to activate this offer, apart from flying on a Virgin Australia reward seat from 1 June to 31 July 2022.

Offer 2: bonus Status Credits on paid Virgin Australia flights

EXTENDED | If you fly on an eligible Virgin Australia service from now until 30 June 2022, expect to receive a significant boost to your Status Credits tally!

Happily, this retrospective offer is valid for all existing and new bookings. It’ll see you earn up to double Status Credits for Economy bookings and up to 45 per cent bonus Status Credits for Business Class bookings. The updated Status Credit earn rate is shown in bold.

One-way Miles (zone)LiteChoice/GroupsFlexBusiness
1 – 750 (1)
(e.g. Sydney to Melbourne)
5 1015 3025 5055 80
751 – 1,500 (2)
(e.g. Melbourne to Sunshine Coast)
7 1420 4035 7080 115
1,501+ (3)
(e.g. Brisbane to Perth)
10 2030 6045 90105 150

You’ll receive the bonus Status Credits automatically after travel, without activating the offer.

Offer 3: bonus points and Status Credits with United

Until 19 June 2022, you can activate an offer with Velocity Frequent Flyer that will reward you with bonus points and Status Credits when you take a United flight out of Australia by 31 December 2022.

  • Economy: 2,500 bonus points and 25 Status Credits.
  • Premium Economy: 5,000 bonus points and 50 Status Credits.
  • Business: 7,000 bonus points and 70 Status Credits.
United Polaris Business
Fly United from Australia on a cash ticket and pocket bonus Velocity Points and Status Credits.

Offer 4: status extension until February 2023

Finally, eligible Velocity Platinum and Gold members will automatically receive a further extension of their membership until 28 February 2023. To qualify, you just need to have booked an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 28 March 2021 under Velocity’s 2020 Status Rewards Program.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for a February 2023 extension if you failed to qualify for last year’s status extension offer. An easy way to check if you qualified last year? If you see a 30 September 2022 review date for your Gold or Platinum status, then you’re good to go.

Virgin Australia Adelaide Lounge The Sun Room
The new Virgin Australia Adelaide Lounge welcomes those with Virgin Gold or Platinum status.

Why does this matter? Well, holding Velocity Gold or Platinum status comes with many benefits – including complimentary access to Virgin Australia lounges. Velocity Silver members also get a complimentary lounge invitation once per year. Other benefits include complimentary upgrades, Fly Ahead, higher checked-baggage allowances, priority boarding and preferential seating.

Summing up

With the scent of travel freedom wafting in the air, Velocity’s latest offers are certainly welcome news. And it’s also a smart play by Virgin Australia. We’re beginning to refocus on travel in 2022, and these offers are a way to keep Velocity Frequent Flyer fresh in our minds. We love that many of Velocity’s offers are retrospective, so customers that have already booked won’t miss out.

With Velocity international reward seats also open for booking, it shows there is always a dawn after the dark. For loyal Velocity members, the light is clearly beginning to shine through this month.

Originally written by Daniel Sciberras.

Extended: earn Status Credits on Virgin Australia reward seats was last modified: June 7th, 2022 by Brandon Loo