Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 09 May 2013
Total posts 345
I’m yet to fully understand the status credit system with VA. Is there anyone who can dumb this down for me?
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 15 Nov 2017
Total posts 143
Earn 500 status credits in any one year period to get Gold, another 400 within the next year to maintain. Platinum is 1000 within a year, then 800 next year to maintain.
Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 352
You earn status credits when you fly with Virgin or its partners (Delta, Singapore Airlines and a list of others). You can also earn through credit card spending with a Velocity credit card. Once you accumulate a number of status credits, you achieve status with Velocity. 250 Status credits would get you silver status, 500 for Gold and 1000 for Platinum. Each status level has a variety of benefits that improves your flying experience, from priority check-in to lounge access.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
It's a rolling period for going up a level so you don't run into the issue of traveling over a year end like you can on Qantas.
My platinum renewal is in June and my gold was November. I still try to do most of my flying for the year after November so if I drop back I will still keep gold for the maximum time. I assume that's how it works...
So to be clear. I have been VA platinum for 5 years now. I understand how to become platinum and the benefits. I never understood properly how the date is calculated for renewal.
Your renewal date will stay the same each year from when you first obtained Platinum (which is printed on your card). Once you attain Platinum again, your renewal date will be extended for another year. Any additional status credits you earn up until that renewal date won't count towards your status.
Member since 10 Jan 2012
Total posts 104
If you don't maintain Platinum you go to Gold on the anniversary date and are Gold for 12 months and then you need to either maintain Gold or earn 1000 credits to go back to Platinum. You don't have simultaneous Gold and Platinum status.
Thanks that was useful and isn't explained in any material available from Virgin. Just to clarify, if you achieve Platinum and don't take a flight for two years will you get a year of Platinum and a year of Gold? Or would you need to at least meet the requirements of gold to keep that status for the second year?
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
Ok good to know, cheers all.
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