With Covid continuing to crimp the wings of frequent flyers, even on domestic routes due to lockdowns and state border closures, Virgin Australia is giving all Velocity members an extra eight months at their current status,
Velocity Platinum and Gold members who booked an eligible Virgin Australia flight by 28 March 2021 under Velocity's 2020 Status Rewards Program will automatically receive a further extension of their membership until 28 February 2023.
Velocity Platinum, Gold and Silver members with a review date between 30 September 2021 and 30 April 2022 will automatically receive an additional eight-month status extension upon their review date, until at least 1 June 2022.
"There's no need to do anything, and we will let you know via email once the extension has been applied," Virgin says.
To help you pack in some extra status credits to get a leg-up between tiers – such as moving from Velocity Silver to the 'sweet spot' of Velocity Gold – Virgin is serving up bonus status credits on domestic, trans-Tasman and "international short-haul" Virgin Australia flights from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022.
You'll be able to pocket up to 100% extra status credits in economy and up to 45% extra status credits in business class – pleasingly, this applies to existing bookings as well as new one.
Virgin is also offering status credits on points-based Reward Seat bookings on domestic flights for travel from 1 October 2021 until 31 March 2022 – and again, both existing ands new bookings qualify.
"Many of our loyal members have earnt their highly sought-after Velocity Status memberships over many years and so we're guaranteeing that eligible members will hold onto their tier benefits with more flying opportunities on the horizon," says acting Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO David Marr.
"Loyalty works both ways and this is our way of reaffirming our commitment to Velocity members who have remained loyal to us. We want to thank them for their ongoing support and we look forward to welcoming them onboard soon."