Like most programs, Velocity Frequent Flyer offers a number of benefits subject to your status level. In this guide, we review how to reach each Velocity status tier and what you get once you’re there.
Reaching premium status , like Gold, is arguably easier with Velocity than Qantas. Virgin Australia set lower status credit thresholds (500 vs 700) and feature more generous earning rules when flying with international partners.
Premium status offers plenty of valuable benefits to those that travel regularly on Virgin Australia and its partners. For example, Gold Membership opens the door to priority seat upgrade requests and lounge access (Virgin Australia lounge access retails at over $700 per year on its own). As always, we recommend that you don’t ‘stretch’ your spending irrationally to qualify for a benefit. This is of course general guidance; one flyer may value a high status level more than another traveller. Also, just like earning points, it’s recommended that you leverage your existing purchases to gain a lucrative Velocity status.
We’ve provided several examples on some of the best (and cheapest) ways to reach Velocity Gold status here.
- Velocity status levels explained
- Velocity status – partner airline reciprocal rights
- About Velocity status credits
- Reaching & maintaining Velocity status