With travel-cruelling border closures hopefully behind them, airlines are now pulling every lever to help get Australians back in the air.
Virgin's latest ploy: a triple serve of Velocity frequent flyer points on bookings made until April 25, for flights from June 1 2021 through to March 8 2022.
That means you've got just 13 days to make your bookings, but almost a year to take those flights – ideal for planning ahead, and of course handy for topping up Virgin's coffers.
Depending on the type of ticket you purchase, you could "earn a whopping 15 Points for every $1 spent on eligible Virgin Australia domestic flights," the airline claims.
As to the meaning of "eligible", this offer is pretty wide open: the fine print specifies only that it's a "domestic flight marketed and operated by Virgin Australia" unless that domestic leg is "part of an international journey" and "booked and ticketed in a fare class that normally accrues points."
To get in on the 3 x Velocity Points action, members need to activate the offer at velocityfrequentflyer.com or in the Velocity app.
Qantas, meanwhile, recently ran a Double Status Credits offer and has also launched a 'fast track' status match which includes Virgin's Velocity frequent flyers, and those of 15 other airlines around the world.
Applications for the status match close on April 30 2021, with three months – through to 31 July – to pocket 100 status credits and mint Qantas Gold status for a full year.