Melbourne's SkyBus offers Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

By Chris Chamberlin , December 5 2016
Melbourne's SkyBus offers Virgin Australia frequent flyer points

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyer members can now earn frequent flyer points on SkyBus tickets to and from Melbourne Airport.

Travellers can collect 100 Velocity points when buying a one-way adult ticket and 250 Velocity points on a round-trip fare, with 500 Velocity points for a five-trip ticket and 1,000 Velocity points with the purchase of a 10-trip ticket.

Until February 28 2017, SkyBus is also offering double points on all tickets – taking your haul to 200 Velocity points on single-trip journeys, 500 Velocity points with a return ticket, 1,000 Velocity points against a five-trip ticket and 2,000 Velocity points when buying 10-trip fares.

Points can be earned by entering your Velocity Frequent Flyer membership number when buying tickets via the SkyBus website

… or by swiping your physical Velocity membership card when buying tickets in-person at SkyBus ticket booths: similar to how motorists currently earn Velocity points with BP.

SkyBus pre-paid tickets are valid for six months from the time of purchase – or 12 months for five-trip savers and 18 months for 10-trip fares – allowing savvy travellers to stock up while double Velocity points are on the cards.

While Velocity points can be earned on the traditional SkyBus services between Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport and the city’s CBD, points can’t be collected on SkyBus’ other routes including the St Kilda Express and the Frankston & Peninsula FAPAS service.

In any case, passengers on all SkyBus services can also earn points by purchasing their tickets using an eligible frequent flyer credit card, with the company accepting payments by Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club without any additional fees or surcharges.

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller, and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins not just with a single step, but also a strong latte, a theatre ticket, and later in the day, a good gin and tonic.