Virgin Australia has launched a brand new double status credits offer! Until 27 May 2019, you can earn double Velocity status credits on new Virgin Australia flight bookings for travel until 14 April 2020.
To use this promotion, you must first register on the Virgin Australia website and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer number at the time of booking.
Double Velocity status credits can be earned on any flight that is marketed and operated by Virgin Australia (i.e. with a “VA” flight number and on a Virgin Australia aircraft), except flights to/from Hong Kong or Los Angeles. International long-haul flights are not eligible to earn double status credits as part of this promotion. Codeshare flights operated by partner airlines are also ineligible.
Virgin Australia domestic flights, as well as services to New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Bali and Papua New Guinea are eligible for this offer.
Double status credit offers such as this one make it easier to reach Silver, Gold and Platinum status as you’ll only need to do half of the usual amount of flying.
According to the offer terms & conditions, it could take up to 4 weeks after your flight for the bonus status credits to post on your account.
Like Qantas, Virgin Australia’s double status credit offers are becoming increasingly common. It’s been only three months since the last one! Perhaps Virgin is looking to shore up more bookings following last weekend’s election. Or maybe the airline is copying Qantas, which also launched a double status credit offer of its own last weekend – albeit targeted.
AFF members have already started booking Virgin Australia status runs. If you’re looking for a large status credit haul, the popular Dunedin and Rarotonga runs are still there. The Dunedin run involves flying Business from Tasmania to Dunedin, New Zealand with stops in Melbourne and Brisbane. Meanwhile, the Rarotonga run is from Sydney to the Cook Islands via Melbourne and Auckland in Business. If you’re flying with Virgin to Rarotonga, beware of the awkwardly-timed overnight layover at Auckland Airport on the way back home.
If you’re planning to take advantage of this promotion, be sure to use a Virgin Australia discount code to save money on your flights as well!
Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: VA Double Status Credits Promo coming this week (20 May)