Virgin Australia are offering deeply discounted Business Class sale fares across their domestic network, on sale until midnight Sunday 12th February.

Some examples we’ve found include $399 from Canberra to Melbourne & Sydney, $399 for Adelaide to/from Melbourne , or $499 to/from Sydney and Melbourne – we’ve some more examples further down.

There’s also Melbourne to Los Angeles available for $5,600. All up, these are some pretty excellent headline prices for Business Class, if you can find availability to suit your dates.

Depart: all Mates Rates sale fares look like they are available from March 1st

Arrive: varies by route – between May and end of September

Airlines: Virgin Australia operated flights only

Cost: From $399 in Business Class

You’ll earn the usual Velocity Points and status credits earned for your fare – starting at 5 points per $ for a standard ‘red’ member.

For earning status credits, these fares are ideal for booking travel if you have an eye on increasing your Velocity status credit balance in order to hit a higher elite status level in the program.

Remember that Velocity don’t tier how many status credits you can earn from your flight bookings in Business Class by the kind of fare you book, so you there is the potential to pick up a decent haul here if that is what you’re after.

Examples found:

  • Brisbane – Adelaide, Canberra – $499
  • Brisbane – Perth – $999
  • Melbourne – Canberra – $399
  • Melbourne – Gold Coast – $459
  • Melbourne – Sydney – $499
  • Sydney – Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast – $399
  • Sydney – Sunshine Coast – $449
  • Sydney – Brisbane – $499
  • Sydney – Perth – $1099
  • Perth – Darwin, Adelaide, Broome, Karratha – $699


  • Melbourne – Wellington – $699
  • Sydney – Auckland – $699
  • Melbourne – Los Angeles $5,600

Start your price, date and route research with Virgin Australia here →

Airfare deals are typically only available on limited dates. Fares may disappear quickly, so we suggest booking as soon as you are confident in your travel dates.

Virgin Australia Business Class Flash ‘Mates Rates’ Domestic Sale – ends midnight Sunday – from $399 was last modified: December 20th, 2017 by Keith