With the prospect of more domestic and international travel on the horizon, Virgin Australia has today announced a further extension of status for its frequent flyers alongside a host of bonuses when flying with the airline.

Status Extension

Velocity Platinum and Gold members who took advantage of Velocity’s 2020 Status Rewards Program by booking an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 28 March 2021 will automatically receive a further extension of their membership until 28 February 2023.

Otherwise, Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members with a review date between 30 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 will automatically receive an additional eight-month status extension upon their review date, until at least 1 June 2022.

These rewards for loyalty will see members continue to receive the benefits they enjoy based on their status when flying with Virgin Australia and partner airlines, like complimentary upgrades, Fly Ahead, airport lounge access, higher checked-baggage allowances, priority boarding and preferential seating.

Bonus Status Credits offer

Velocity Frequent Flyer members who fly on eligible Virgin Australia services from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 will receive a significant boost to the status credits they earn.

The offer is valid for all existing and new bookings and will see members earn up to double status credits for economy bookings and up to 45 per cent bonus status credits for business class bookings (more details are available here).

The bonus status credits will automatically be applied to a member’s account after travel, with no need to activate the offer.

Status Credits on Reward Seat bookings

For the first time in almost a decade, Velocity will reward members with status credits on reward seat bookings on eligible Virgin Australia domestic flights for travel from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022. The offer applies to all existing and new bookings, and the status credits will be automatically applied after travel.

Zone one (0-600 mile) bookings will earn 5 status credits in economy and 15 in business class, zone two (601-1200 mile) bookings will earn 7 SCs in economy and 20 in business class, and the longest (1201-2400 mile) bookings will earn 10 SCs in economy and 30 in business class.

International redemptions to re-open soon

Velocity Frequent Flyer is gearing up to re-open international redemption bookings on their partner airlines. It’s anticipated that Velocity members who have accumulated a healthy points balance during the pandemic will be able to make redemption bookings directly at the Velocity website on a host of international carriers to be announced soon. Velocity international redemption bookings have been paused since March 2020.

For more information on the Status extension and Status Credit flight bonuses, visit velocityfrequentflyer.com.

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