Virgin Australia is once again allowing Velocity Points holders to use their points for domestic flights. As of today, travellers can book seats from 1 September 2020 on some of the carrier’s “most popular” routes (see below).

Since there is still a lot of uncertainty about travel restrictions, Virgin is providing extra flexibility by waiving cancellation and change fees for reward bookings until 1 September. That means you can get a full refund of points and money paid if you (or Virgin Australia) cancel the booking for any reason before 1 September.

By then, Virgin should have new owners and its future will be clearer. Nevertheless, any bookings made right now should be viewed as purely speculative.

Other Velocity Points uses, like transfers to KrisFlyer and online store redemptions, remain frozen.

Virgin Australia also says it has implemented additional cleaning and hygiene measures including social seat distancing onboard.

More information on this announcement is available here.

Initial list of routes as at 15 May 2020 – subject to change

Flights from (one-way) To
Adelaide Brisbane
Melbourne
Perth
Sydney
Mackay*
Rockhampton*
Brisbane Adelaide
Cairns
Melbourne
Mackay
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Broome*
Mackay*
Rockhampton*
Broome Perth
Brisbane*
Melbourne*
Gold Coast*
Sydney*
Cairns Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Broome*
Perth*
Canberra Melbourne
Gold Coast Melbourne
Sydney
Broome*
Perth*
Mackay Brisbane
Adelaide*
Melbourne*
Perth*
Sydney*
Melbourne Adelaide
Brisbane
Canberra
Cairns
Gold Coast
Perth
Sydney
Broome*
Mackay*
Rockhampton*
Townsville*
Perth Adelaide
Broome
Brisbane
Melbourne
Sydney
Cairns*
Mackay*
Gold Coast*
Rockhampton*
Townsville*
Rockhampton Brisbane
Adelaide*
Melbourne*
Perth*
Sydney*
Sydney Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Gold Coast
Perth
Broome*
Mackay*
Rockhampton*
Townsville Brisbane
Broome*
Melbourne*
Perth*

*Travel to this destination may require a transfer through a connecting airport. Minimum and maximum connection times apply. The connection time will be displayed during the booking process.

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