Virgin Australia is offering triple Velocity points on new flight bookings made until Tuesday 18 February 2020, for travel any time until 5 January 2021.
The triple Velocity points offer is valid for travel on flights marketed and operated by Virgin Australia. In other words, only flights on a Virgin Australia aircraft with a “VA” flight number are eligible. Note that the triple points applies only to the base points, and not to any Velocity status tier bonus points.
On domestic and international short-haul flights, such as to New Zealand or Bali, you’ll earn 5 Velocity points per dollar spent on the airfare. With this promotion, you would therefore earn 15 Velocity points per $1 spent on flights.
On Virgin’s international long-haul flights, Velocity points are earned based on the fare class and number of miles flown. Virgin’s long-haul destinations currently include Los Angeles and Hong Kong, although flights to Hong Kong will be withdrawn at the start of next month and replaced by a new Brisbane-Tokyo route at the end of March.
To take advantage of this promotion, you must first activate the offer on the Velocity Frequent Flyer website. You’ll then need to enter your Velocity number when booking your flights by 18 February.
To coincide with this promotion, numerous Virgin Australia destinations are currently on sale. This includes Los Angeles, New Zealand and Tokyo. For example, you can fly from Melbourne to Tokyo (via Brisbane) for as low as $648.36 return in the “Getaway” fare category. This ticket would earn 15,945 Velocity points (including 10,630 bonus points from this promotion, and excluding any status tier bonus points) and 90 status credits:
If you’re a Velocity Platinum member, you would earn 21,260 Velocity points for the above ticket from Melbourne to Tokyo, once you also include the 100% bonus points for Platinum members. That works out to be an earning rate of 33 Velocity points per $1 spent!
Beware that Virgin Australia’s new “Light” fares earn points at a reduced rate (and also come with various other disadvantages, such as the inability to select a seat and a reduced baggage allowance).
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