This guide looks at Virgin Australia’s most popular flight redemption option, Velocity reward seats.
Velocity rewards allow you to use your points to pay for a seat on-board Virgin Australia, or one of Virgin’s international partner airlines. However, there are only a set amount allocated for any particular flight, so availability is limited.
Velocity’s reward seats offer some exceptional value, especially in premium cabins on Virgin Australia operated flights. Generally speaking, there is more reward seat availability on domestic and short-haul international flights. And unfortunately, much less on popular international treks like the US. There’s also value to be had with domestic flights where the cash price is high. But, as always, you must be flexible.
Another big tick in Velocity’s box is the low taxes on international flights – you won’t pay anywhere near what you would with Qantas. But, you have to find a seat first, and there’s arguably more reward availability with Qantas.
Although KrisFlyer transfer redemption opportunities with Singapore Airlines and Star Alliance carriers can fill the void, Velocity falls well short of the Flying Kangaroo’s extensive oneworld alliance.
- Partner airline summary
- Krisflyer transfer opportunities
- Point cost rates
- Redemption value
- Redemption examples
- Change/cancel flexibility