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Virgin Australia launches Double Status Credit offer

If you're looking for a fast track to elite Velocity status, you're in luck! Virgin Australia has launched new a double status credit offer, and it's valid for flights all the way through until June 2022.

How to register for Virgin Australia's double status credit offer

A Double Status Credit offer could help you fast-track to elite Velocity Status or enable you to retain your current level. To earn double status credits with Virgin Australia, you'll need to:

  1. Register via the Virgin Australia offer page and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer number to activate the offer.
  2. Book an eligible flight by 10 August 2021 (excluding Getaway fares) and include your Velocity Frequent Flyer number in your booking.
  3. Travel by 28 June 2022. Then, sit back and wait for your double status credits to be credited (this may take up to four weeks from the date of travel).

When will my double Status Credits post?

Virgin Australia states that it may take up to four weeks after flying for the additional status credits to be posted to your Velocity Frequent Flyer account.

Note that all passengers in each booking need to register separately to earn double status credits. Once registered, travellers are able to make multiple bookings to earn double status credits during the promotion.

Some other restrictions apply. You can review the full terms and conditions on the offer page.

Digging into the details of Velocity elite membership

A Virgin Australia double status credit offer could fast track you to elite status, helping you to unlock perks like lounge access, extra baggage allowance, priority upgrades and more.

You’ll need to earn just 250 Velocity status credits to earn Silver status, and 200 to retain. A Velocity Frequent Flyer Silver membership unlocks the following key benefits:

  • International Priority Check-in
  • Two Single Entry passes for the Virgin Australia Domestic Lounge, valid for 12 months
  • 50% Points bonus, on top of the base Points earned, when travelling with Virgin Australia (on all fare types except Domestic Getaway fares)

However, in our opinion, Velocity Gold membership is the sweeter level to chase. It requires just 500 Status Credits to earn and 400 to maintain, plus 4 eligible flight sectors. Once you've reached this membership level, you'll enjoy a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to the Virgin Australia Lounge (as well as selected international airport lounges operated by partner airlines)
  • Priority Check-in, Screening and Boarding
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Complimentary reciprocal Gold membership with either IHG Rewards or Hilton Hhonors
Virgin Australia Lounge Adelaide seating area
Velocity Gold members get access to the Virgin Australia Lounge

Reaching the lofty heights of Velocity Frequent Flyer Platinum status requires 1,000 status credits to earn or 800 to retain, plus 8 eligible flight sectors.

Once there, you'll enjoy all the benefits of gold, plus key perks like Economy X seat selection on Domestic flights and other exclusive perks.

You can find out more about Velocity Gold membership here and Platinum membership here.

Not yet a Velocity Member?

You'll need to be a Velocity Frequent Flyer member to access this offer. It's easy and free to join up. You can find out more about joining Velocity here. Browse Velocity credit cards here.

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