Virgin Australia extends Velocity frequent flyer status to 2022-23

Enjoy another eight months of your Velocity Silver, Gold and Platinum perks.

By David Flynn, September 17 2021
Virgin Australia extends Velocity frequent flyer status to 2022-23

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."

Also read: Is Virgin going to transform The Club into a Velocity elite tier?


David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


11 Jul 2014

Total posts 930

Consumers are in a position of win - win with both Qantas and Virgin specially people in NSW being able to start flying "Overseas" shortly (hopefully), VA needs to show there hand with type of seating for longer flights, the magical Club tier etc etc or there going to miss the boat. I've booked around 14 flights for next year already but who gets the rest of my year of travel will depend on quality of seat for longer flights and the better level of customers service for frequent flyers. When I have an issue I'll want it fixed asap.

24 Aug 2011

Total posts 1192

I think you can safely assume that there will be no change to VA's J class seating in the foreseeable future.  It is also likely that QF will significantly reduce the use of A330s on trans-continental services.  The days of over-the-top domestic J class are largely over.  

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

13 Aug 2013

Total posts 4

Will silvers get at least one additional lounge pass? We get 2 per year and given 8 month extension on a pro rata basis we should get at least a bonus lounge pass!

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