Want to fast-track your way to Velocity Gold or Platinum status with Virgin Australia?
The airline is now offering double status credits on all domestic and international flights with Virgin Australia and its international partners of Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and Malaysia Airlines.
(While the Terms and Conditions for the deal state "This offer is only available to those selected by Virgin Australia", a spokeswoman for the airline confirmed with Australian Business Traveller that the offer "is currently available to all members".
But it's a tight timeline: eligible bookings must be made before 13 November 2011 for travel before 31 January 2012.
The offer comes as Virgin seeks to hang onto customers it gained during Qantas' strike-afflicted woes, which peaked with an unprecedented 48-hour shutdown of Qantas.
The chance to score twice the usual number of credits will appeal to many Qantas frequent flyers who took advantage of Virgin's canny status match offer in September, as the extra credits will help them quickly boost their status credit balance with an eye to retaining their Velocity status when their renewal period rolls around.