Virgin Australia Velocity members can now earn an impressive four frequent flyer points per mile flown in Etihad’s Airbus A380 Residence.
Now on offer between Abu Dhabi and London Heathrow, it’ll also appear on Etihad’s Sydney flights from June 1 for the ultimate in luxury from Australia through to the UK.
All up, that Sydney-Abu Dhabi-London trek serves up 43,660 Velocity points in each direction, or 87,320 Velocity points on the full return journey.
Velocity Gold and Platinum members also earn their usual 50% bonus with Etihad, taking that haul to a whopping 130,980 points on a single round trip.
Silver frequent flyers receive a lesser 25% bonus, yet that’s still enough for a six-figure haul of 109,150 points from Sydney to London and back.
As you’d expect, status credits can also be earned when flying with Etihad – 280 one-way to London or 560 on the return – the same as a regular business or first class ticket.
Following its Australian debut in June, The Residence costs $86,544 from Sydney to London and back for a solo traveller and $87,028 for a couple.
Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer points can't be exchanged for a seat in The Residence – it's open only to paying passengers.
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