Virgin Australia unveils frequent flyer extension, bonus Status Credits

Virgin Australia has announced a new extension of Velocity Frequent Flyer Platinum, Gold and Silver memberships, alongside a host of other bonuses when flying with the airline.

The announcement is designed to help members continue to retain status, while having even more opportunities to earn and elevate their membership level, ready for the skies to open.

Velocity status extension

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

Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members with a review date between 30 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 will automatically receive an additional eight-month Status extension upon their review date, until at least 1 June 2022.

Members continue to receive the benefits they enjoy based on their Status when flying with Virgin Australia and partner airlines, including but not limited to, complimentary upgrades, Fly Ahead, airport lounge access, higher checked-baggage allowances, priority boarding and preferential seating.

Bonus Status Credits offer

Velocity Frequent Flyer members who fly on eligible Virgin Australia services from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 will receive a significant boost to the Status Credits they earn.

The retrospective offer, valid for all existing and new bookings, will see members earn up to double Status Credits for Economy bookings and up to 45 percent bonus Status Credits for Business Class bookings.

The bonus Status Credits will automatically be applied to a member’s account after travel, with no need to activate the offer.

Status Credits on Reward Seat bookings

For the first time in almost a decade, Velocity will reward members with Status Credits on Reward Seat bookings on eligible Virgin Australia domestic flights for travel from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022. This approach follows the Qantas Points Club model, which sees eligible Qantas Frequent Flyer members unlock the ability to earn Status Credits on Classic Reward flights.

The offer is retrospective, applying to all existing and new Economy and Business Class Reward Seat bookings. The Status Credits will be automatically applied to the member’s account after travel.

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