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Virgin Australia and Air Canada launch frequent flyer partnership

Virgin Australia has deepened its partnership with Canada’s largest airline, Air Canada, with the rollout of a new frequent flyer arrangement.

As of 19 January 2021, members of each airline’s loyalty program can earn and burn points and earn status credits with the other carrier.

Velocity Frequent Flyers can earn Velocity Points when flying with Air Canada between Australia and Canada, and other eligible destinations in the Air Canada network.

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Air Canada is based on the fare class and the number of miles you are travelling, as per below.

According to Velocity’s website, points redemptions are unavailable for the time being.

In terms of earning status credits, here are the rates.

 

The earn rates for Air Canada customers flying with Virgin Australia are available on Air Canada’s website.

There’s no word yet on whether the airlines will provide other perks to each other’s top-tier customers, like lounge access.

Expect more news on this front when international travel resumes.

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