Heads up, Velocity frequent flyers – the clock’s ticking on the final 24 hours of Virgin Australia’s double Velocity status credits offer.
The promotion closes at 11.59pm tonight, Monday 30 October, and covers all new Virgin Australia bookings made for flights through to 31 December 2023.
And with those flights earning twice the usual serve of Velocity Status Credits, this is likely to be your best chance for the rest of this year to either jump up to Velocity Gold or Velocity Platinum or lock in your elite tier for another year.
As with previous Velocity double status credits promotions, you’ll need to register for this offer at the Velocity double Status Credits activation link on the Virgin Australia website before making your DSC-eligible booking.
To give that some perspective, a one-way business class flight from Sydney to Brisbane or Melbourne would normally earn 55 status credits.
Under this latest promo, you’d stand to pocket a tidy 110 points for that one-way business class flight.
Given that you need 500 Status Credits to tick your Velocity tier over to Gold, or just 400 Status Credits to keep Velocity Gold membership for another year, a few of those return trips will have you suitable gilded in no time.
(For what it’s worth, the same one-way flight on an economy Choice ticket will earn you a not-to-be-sneezed-at 30 status credits under the DSC deal.)
The Velocity double status credits promotion applies across Virgin’s Australia-wide network plus international flights – anything flown by Virgin and carrying a VA flight number, so codeshares with partners such as ANA, Air Canada, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines don’t apply.
Now we’re just waiting to see if Qantas fires back with its own double Status Credits offer in the weeks to come...
Additional reporting by David Flynn