Need to earn 50 Velocity status credits to retain Virgin Gold status

10 replies

rcnr25

QANTAS

Member since 12 Jun 2014

Total posts 14

I need 50 SC to retain Gold in Velocity, any suggestions??

Tim Saunders

Member since 13 Sep 2016

Total posts 30

Get on a plane?
But seriously, this is the only way you can earn SCs and it all comes down to

  • Where you live. Your profile indicates Melbourne, so that's a start.
  • What are the best routes available from Melbourne to earn 50SCs at minimal cost. You can check the VA website and do those sums.
  • How much you are willing to spend. Different fare types earn different amounts of SCs so take that into consideration when looking at the above.
  • How much Gold status is 'worth' to you. It's the cost of that flying to retain Gold vs the 'perks' such as another year of lounge access.

haz1003

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 11 Nov 2014

Total posts 7

One way business class on Virgin Australia to Auckland (Take the Air NZ 777 flight if you can.) That gets you 60 VA Status Credits. Then get a cheap economy ticket on the way home... Sorted!

MattJelonek

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 08 Jun 2014

Total posts 88

Head over to Perth on a Flexi?

Victor G

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 02 Jul 2015

Total posts 17

I bought a discount business class single from MEL-ADL last week for $379, this gets 40 SC.  This was for travel on a Sunday at the end of this month. Get a cheap economy return for $150 and that nets you the other 10 to get you to the required 50.

Steve987

Member since 23 Feb 2015

Total posts 258

Lounge access can be bought for $300 if you are silver (as I understand it), not sure Gold is much more valuable than Silver with lounge access??

haz1003

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 11 Nov 2014

Total posts 7

Lounge access can be bought for $300 if you are silver (as I understand it), not sure Gold is much more valuable than Silver with lounge access??
Gold gets you priority boarding, priority baggage, more baggage, Hotel Tier Status, rental car tier status and 75% more velocity points. I think it is worth more than just lounge access.

asbindia

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 26 Aug 2013

Total posts 48

Lounge access can be bought for $300 if you are silver (as I understand it), not sure Gold is much more valuable than Silver with lounge access??

I couldn't agree more, took a year off work and went down to Silver it was horrible! esp. when flying with SQ, they treat you like crap! I am happy that I will be Platinum soon! 

Coxyb76

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 30 Nov 2016

Total posts 3

Purchased Lounge access doesn't grant access to international lounges when codesharing, only Virgin Domestic and AirNZ

travelalot

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 28 Jan 2016

Total posts 11

"Purchased Lounge access doesn't grant access to international lounges when codesharing, only Virgin Domestic and AirNZ"


It's worth remembering that as far as VA/AirNZ go. Air NZ are so parsimonious that the only lounges they allow access into is Trans Tasman. Pacific Islands and any other destinations are excluded.


MEL Traveller

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 10 Dec 2014

Total posts 17

How long have you got? Link your Flybuys card, shop at Coles and you can get 10 Status Credits per month. 

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