May '18Current/ Last Offer
Nov '18Expected (prediction only)
Typically, this promotion is only available by direct invite. However, sometimes the bonus status credits are applied anyway, so it’s worth a try!
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In this guide, we provide our thoughts on the best uses of Velocity points for flight redemptions both in Australian and around the world.
Velocity’s reward seat inventory is severely limited on popular international flights, especially in Business. Transfer your Velocity points to Krisflyer and redeem Singapore Airlines flights from the source. You’ll open up more availability while gaining access to Singapore Airlines’ Star Alliance partners!
About Velocity Double Status Credit offers
Velocity Double Status Credits are typically offered on Virgin Australia operated flights (but check the conditions of each promotion). Sometimes bookings may be limited to a particular zone or carrier.
You’re typically required to ‘Activate’ a Velocity double status credit offer before you book. This is important. If you don’t opt-in to the offer, Velocity won’t apply the bonus credits!
Targeted or restricted offer partners
Most of Velocity’s Double Status Credit offers are available by either a) invitation only or b) exclusively via Velocity travel partners (not the main Virgin Australia website). For example, past known partners have included:
However, many Velocity members have noticed that bonus credits are applied for Virgin Australia website bookings. Therefore, if you’re purchasing flights anyway, it’s worth registering for an offer! Of course, there’s also a high chance of the bonus not crediting – buyer beware!
Booking and travel periods
Double Status Credit offer periods typically last for about a fortnight. Eligible travel periods are usually quite broad. You can usually book up to 12 months in advance.
Eligible partner airlines
Velocity Double Status Credit promotions are usually only available on Virgin Australia operated flights with a VA flight number. That said, partner airlines have been eligible for some past offers.
Velocity Double Status Credit examples
Long and indirect flights allow you to get the most out of Double Status Credit offers.
Below we’ve outlined some popular example itineraries. These examples have been included for indicative purposes only and the flights included may not be eligible for all offers. Be sure to check the conditions of each offer.
Learn more about earning Velocity status credits – and reaching a premium tier – in the guides below:
Example 1: Long-haul Economy return to Los Angeles
|Flight||Syd – LA (Return)|
In this example, we’re travelling long-haul from Sydney to Los Angeles on Virgin’s cheapest sale fare. The same result is achievable from one of Virgin’s other LA departure hubs (Melbourne or Brisbane).
This impressive booking returns 160 status credits. With promotional fares frequently available for less than $1,100, this fare yields $4.68/status credit).
Example 2: Economy return to Bangkok
|Flight||Melb – Bang. (Return)|
In this example, we see some serious value through booking an indirect flight. Status credits are caluclated on each flight sector, so we’ll receive credits for each of the Sydney – Singapore and Singapore – Bangkok legs.
Although this itinerary is a great little earner anyway, it’s incredible value if you can time a Double Status Credit booking!
An eligible promotional booking returns a crazy 180 credits. With Singapore Airlines Discount Economy fares costing less than $700 to the popular holiday destination, each status credit is earned for just $3.80!
You’ll also pick up 4,800 Qantas points (half-way to a short domestic flight!).