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Earning Points

Earning Points

Travel with Virgin Australia and our world-class airline partners and be rewarded with more than an outstanding journey. As a Velocity member, you can earn Points to over 600 destinations worldwide.

Discover how many Points you can earn when you travel with:
Virgin Australia Virgin Samoa Air New Zealand Capital Airlines
Delta Air Lines Etihad Airways Hainan Airlines Hong Kong Airlines
Singapore Airlines Silk Air Tianjin Airlines airberlin
Alitalia FlyPelican Hawaiian Airlines South African Airways
Virgin Atlantic Virgin America  

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Virgin AustraliaVirgin Samoa

Earn Points with Virgin Australia and Virgin Samoa when you travel on flights with a VA flight number – including codeshare1 services operated by our airline partners – in an eligible fare class.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Domestic Flights:

Earn 5 Points per $1 spent on all eligible Domestic fares. In addition to the Base Points earned2, Platinum, Gold and Silver members earn a Points bonus. The Points bonus will not apply to Domestic Getaway fares for travel from 30 January 2017.  Book Now.


Earn Velocity Points. Silver members earn 50% bonus points, Gold members 75% and Platinum members 100% Points Bonus applies to all fares except Domestic Getaway

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Any fare class that is not listed below

Upgraded Fares

  • Members travelling on upgraded fares that are purchased with Points, Upgrade Me Platinum Member Offer, Upgrade Me Premium Bids or using cash at the airport will earn Points based on the fare class originally purchased.

International Short Haul and Long Haul Flights:

When flying on Virgin Australia International Short Haul or Long Haul flights and domestic flights as part of an international journey or a Virgin Australia codeshare flight, you will earn Points based on your fare class and the number of the miles flown.

Virgin Australia Trans Tasman Flights

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business

C, J

2 Velocity Points

Business Saver

I, D

2 Velocity Points

Premium Economy - operated by Air New Zealand3

W

1.25 Velocity Points

Premium Saver - operated by Air New Zealand3

O, R

1.25 Velocity Points

Freedom - Economy

L, K, H, B, Y

1 Velocity Point

Getaway - Economy

T5, Q4, V4, N4, E4

0.5 Velocity Points

Go Plus - Economy

T5, Q4, V4, N4, E4

0.5 Velocity Points

Go - Economy

U5, M4

 0.5 Velocity Points

Group Travel

G

0.5 Velocity Point

Virgin Australia International Short Haul Flights (Excluding the Tasman)

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business

C, J

2 Velocity Points

Business Saver

I, D

2 Velocity Points

Freedom - Economy

L, K, H, B, Y

1 Velocity Point

Getaway - Economy

T, Q, V, N, E

0.5 Velocity Points

Go Plus - Economy

T, Q, V, N, E

0.5 Velocity Points

Go - Economy

M, U

 0.5 Velocity Points

Economy Group Travel

G

0.5 Velocity Point

Virgin Australia International Long Haul Flights

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class – operated by Etihad Airways

F, A

2.5 Velocity Points

First Class – operated by Delta Air Lines

F, A

1.5 Velocity Points

Business

C, J

2 Velocity Points

Business Saver

I, D

2 Velocity Points

Premium

R, W

1.25 Velocity Point

Premium Saver

O

 1.25 Velocity Points

Freedom - Economy

K, H, B, Y

1 Velocity Point

Elevate - Economy

V, N, E, L6

0.5 Velocity Point

Getaway - Economy

M, S, T, Q

0.5 Velocity Point

Group Travel

G

0.5 Velocity Point

Platinum, Gold and Silver members earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the Base Points2 earned.

Certain fare classes may be ineligible for Points and Status Credits earn, as specified below. Various fare classes may not be available all year round and certain fare types will vary depending on the destination. Please check your itinerary is eligible to earn Points and Status Credits before completing your booking. If you are unable to determine your fare class please contact the Guest Contact Centre or your booking agent for assistance.

1 A codeshare flight means a Flight that is operated by one airline and marketed by another airline. For example, a flight where the Marketing Carrier is Virgin Australia, but the aircraft is operated by a different airline.

2 Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

3 Fare classes O, R and W are eligible for Points earn when travelling on Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by Air New Zealand.

4 Fare class S, M, Q, V, N and E are eligible for Points earn when travelling on domestic connections within New Zealand on Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by Air New Zealand.

5 Fare classes T and U cannot earn Points and Status Credits when travelling on domestic connections within New Zealand on Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by Air New Zealand. 

6 Members who book and travel on an International Long Haul L class fare before 30 January 2017 will earn 1 Velocity Point per mile.

Virgin Australia operated flights sold with an Air Mauritius (MK) flight number are ineligible to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits.

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Air NZ logo

Earn Points with Air New Zealand when you travel in an eligible fare class with an NZ flight number and operated by Air New Zealand, Air New Zealand Link or Virgin Australia. From 1 November 2017 Points can only be earned for travel on Domestic flights within New Zealand and Australia and Trans-Tasman flights.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile

Business Class

C, D, J, Z

2 Velocity Points

Premium Economy

U, E, O, A

1.5 Velocity Points

Economy

Y, B

1 Velocity Point

Discount Economy

Q, H, M

0.75 Velocity Points

Discount Economy (Trans-Tasman and Long Haul)

V, W, T

0.5 Velocity Points

Discount Economy (Trans-Tasman and Long Haul)

L, G, S, K, P

0.25 Velocity Points

Discount Economy (domestic New Zealand

V, W, T, L, G

0.25 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Air New Zealand flights to or from the Pacific Islands and Denpasar, Indonesia.
  • From 1 November 2017 travel on Air New Zealand Trans Pacific flights to and from the Americas and flights to and from Asia will be ineligible for Points earn. View destinations ineligible for Points earn.
  • Any domestic New Zealand services booked in a fare class of S, K or P which are operated by Air New Zealand or Air New Zealand link carriers. 
  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above 
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an NZ flight number that is operated by an airline other than Air New Zealand, Air New Zealand Link carriers, including Air Nelson, Eagle Airways and Mount Cook Airlines, and Virgin Australia).  
  • Any Air New Zealand flight where Airpoints Dollars have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class flown

Upgraded Fares

Members travelling on upgraded fares that were purchased with Airpoints Dollars or by bidding for an upgrade will earn per the rules of the original fare class purchased.

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Air New Zealand flights.

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Earn Points with Capital Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class with a JD flight number and operated by Capital Airlines. Points can only be earned on Capital Airlines operated flights within or between Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
 Business Class

 3 Velocity Points

 Business Class

 D

 2 Velocity Points

 Business Class

 Z

 1.5 Velocity Points

 Business Class

 I

 1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

Y

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

B, H, K

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy (Domestic flights only)

W

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

L,M

0.75 Velocity Points

Economy (Domestic flights only)

Q

0.75 Velocity Points

Economy

X, U

0.50 Velocity Points

Economy (International flights only)

V, N, W

0.50 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a JD flight number that is operated by an airline other than Capital Airlines and Virgin Australia).

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Capital Airlines flights.

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Delta Air Lines
Earn Points with Delta Air Lines when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with a DL flight number operated by Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection-branded carriers or Virgin Australia.

Find out more about Delta Connection Carriers.

You can also earn Status credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class or Business Class

P, F, C, D, J, I

2.0 Velocity Points

First Class or Business Class

 A

 1.75 Velocity Points

First Class or Business Class

G, Z

1.25 Velocity Points

Premium Economy7

W

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

Y, B, M, S, H

1 Velocity Point

Discount Economy

Q, K, L, U, T, X, V, E

0.5 Velocity Points

 

Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn a Points bonus1 on miles flown in addition to the base Points2 earned.

 

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fares classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a DL flight number that is operated by an airline other than a Delta, a Delta Connection branded carrier or Virgin Australia)

1 Points bonus is only applicable for travel from 31 July 2017.
2 Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

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Etihad Airways

Earn Points with Etihad Airways when you travel in an eligible class on flights with an EY flight number1 and operated by Etihad Airways or Virgin Australia.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
The ResidenceTM

P

4 Velocity Points

First Class

F, A, R

2.5 Velocity Points

Business Class

J, C, D

1.75 Velocity Points

Discount Business Class

W

1.3 Velocity Points

Discount Business Class

Z

1.15 Velocity Points

Economy Class

Y, B, H

1 Velocity Point

Discount Economy Class

K, M, Q, L

0.75 Velocity Points

Discount Economy Class

V, U, G

0.5 Velocity Points

Discount Economy Class

E, T

0.25 Velocity Points

 

Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn a Points bonus on miles flown in addition to the base Points2 earned.

 

Velocity Frequent Flyer. Earn 5 Points per $1. Silver members earn 50% bonus points, Gold members 75% and Platinum members 100%

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:
  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Fares classes other than as specified above
  • Surface transportation (e.g. Buses)
  • Services operated by Etihad Regional
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an EY flight number that is operated by an airline other than Etihad or Virgin Australia).

Upgraded Fares

Members travelling on upgraded fares that were purchased with Points or by bidding for an upgrade will earn as per the rules of the original fare class purchased.

2 Base Points refers to the minimum number of Points that can be earned for an eligible activity or transaction by a Red member.

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Etihad Airways flights.

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Earn Points with Hainan Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class with a HU flight number and operated by Hainan Airlines. Points can only be earned on Hainan Airlines operated flights within or between Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business Class

 3 Velocity Points

Business Class

D

 2 Velocity Points

Business Class

Z

 1.5 Velocity Points

Business Class

I

 1.25 Velocity Points

Business Class

R

 1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

Y

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

B, H, K

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy (Domestic flights only)

W

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

L,M

0.75 Velocity Points

Economy (Domestic flights only)

Q

0.75 Velocity Points

Economy

X, U

0.50 Velocity Points

Economy (International flights only)

 V,N,W

 0.50 Velocity Points

Economy (Domestic flights only)

P

0.50 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a HU flight number that is operated by an airline other than Hainan Airlines and Virgin Australia).

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Hainan Airlines flights.

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Earn Points with Hong Kong Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class with a HX flight number and operated by Hong Kong Airlines or Virgin Australia.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business Class

C,D 

 2 Velocity Points

Business Class

J

 1.3 Velocity Points

Economy

Y

1.3 Velocity Points

Economy

B, H,K,L,M

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

N,Q,T

0.5 Velocity Points

Economy

S,X,V

0.3 Velocity Points

Economy

W

0.1 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Hong Kong Airlines flights to or from North America
  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a HX flight number that is operated by an airline other than Hong Kong Airlines and Virgin Australia).

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Hong Kong Airlines flights.

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Singapore Airlines

Earn Points with Singapore Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with a SQ flight number that are operated by Singapore Airlines, SilkAir or Virgin Australia.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Suites

R

1.6 Velocity Points

First Class

F, A

1.5 Velocity Points

Business Class

 Z, C, J, D, U

 1.25 Velocity Points

Premium Economy

S, T, P

1.1 Velocity Point

Economy

Y, B, E, M, H, W, L

1 Velocity Point

Discount Economy

N, Q

0.5 Velocity Points

Discount Economy

V, K

0.1 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Any Singapore Airlines flight where KrisFlyer miles have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class flown
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an SQ flight number that is operated by an airline other than Singapore Airlines, SilkAir or Virgin Australia)

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Singapore Airlines flights.

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SilkAir

Earn Points with SilkAir when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with a MI flight number1 operated by SilkAir or Singapore Airlines.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business Class

Z, C, J, D, U

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

S, Y, B, E, M, H, W, L

1 Velocity Point

Discount Economy

N, Q

0.5 Velocity Points

Discount Economy

T, V, K

0.1 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Any SilkAir flight where KrisFlyer miles have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class flown
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an MI flight number that is operated by an airline other than Silk Air, Singapore Airlines or Virgin Australia)

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for SilkAir flights.

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Earn Points with Tianjin Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class with a GS flight number and operated by Tianjin Airlines. Points can only be earned on Tianjin Airlines operated flights within or between Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Greater China (China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan).

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class

2 Velocity Points

First Class (International flights only)

A

2 Velocity Points

First Class (Domestic flights only)

A

 1.25 Velocity Points

Business Class

C

 1.5 Velocity Points

Business Class (International flights only)

D

1.5 Velocity Point

Business Class (Domestic flights only)

I

1.5 Velocity Points

Business Class (International flights only)

I

1.25 Velocity Points

Business Class

R

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

Y

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

B,H,K,L,M

1.0 Velocity Point

Economy

Q,X,U,E,V

0.50 Velocity Points

Economy (International flights only)

N,Z,T

0.50 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a GS flight number that is operated by an airline other than Tianjin Airlines and Virgin Australia).

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Tianjin Airlines flights.

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airberlin

Earn Points with airberlin when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with an AB flight number operated by airberlin or Virgin Australia.

You can also still earn Status Credits on airberlin flights marketed by Virgin Australia (with a VA flight number) when travelling on eligible Virgin Australia fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Business Class

J, C, D, I

1.5 Velocity Points

Economy Class

Y, B, H, K

1 Velocity Point

Economy Class

 M, L, V, S

 0.5 Velocity Points

Economy Class

N, Q, O, G

0.25 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Services operated by NIKI
  • Codeshare flights (Any flights with an AB flight number that is operated by an airline other than airberlin or Virgin Australia)

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Earn Points with Alitalia when you travel in an eligible class on flights with an AZ flight number and operated by Alitalia or Virgin Australia.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile

Business Class

J, C, D, I, E

2 Velocity Points

Premium Economy

P, A

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

Y, B, M, H, K, V, T

1 Velocity Point

Discounted Economy

N, S, Q, X

0.5 Velocity Points

Deep Discounted Economy

O, L, R, W, F

0.25 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an AZ flight number that is operated by an airline other than Alitalia or Virgin Australia)
  • Flights with an AZ flight number that are flown prior to 10 June 2016

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for Alitalia flights.

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Hawian Airlines

Earn Points with Hawaiian Airlines when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with a HA flight number and operated by Hawaiian Airlines or Ohana by Hawaiian.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Inter-island flights within Hawaii

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class or Business Class

J, P, F, C

1.5 Velocity Points

First Class or Business Class

A

1 Velocity Point

Coach (Economy) Class

Y, W, X, Q, V, B, S, N, M, I, H, G, K, L

1 Velocity Point

Flights between Hawaii and North America, and International flights

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class or Business Class

J, P, F, C

1.5 Velocity Points

First Class or Business Class

A

1 Velocity Point

Coach (Economy) Class

 N, B, Q, S, V, W, X, Y, M

 1 Velocity Point

Coach (Economy) Class

I, H, G, K, L

0.5 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a HA flight number that is operated by an airline other than Virgin Australia).

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South African Airways logo

Earn Points with South African Airways when you travel in an eligible class on flights with an SA flight number and operated by South African Airways or Virgin Australia.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile

Business Class

C, J, Z, D

1.25 Velocity Points

Economy

Y, B, M, K, H, S, Q

1 Velocity Points

Discount Economy

T, V, L, W, G

0.5 Velocity Point

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above 
  • Any South African Airways flight where Voyager miles have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class shown
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with an SA flight number that is operated by an airline other than South African Airways or Virgin Australia).

Please allow 14 days before Claiming Missing Points for South African Airways flights.

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Virgin Atlantic

Earn Points with Virgin Atlantic when you travel in an eligible fare class on flights with a VS flight number operated by Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia or services branded as little red.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
Upper Class

J, D, C

2 Velocity Points

Discounted Upper Class

Z, I

 1.5 Velocity Points

Premium Economy

W, K, H, S

1.25 Velocity Points

Full Economy

Y, B

1 Velocity Point

Discounted Economy

R, L, U, M

0.5 Velocity Points

Promotional Economy

 E, Q, N, X, O

 0.25 Velocity Points

 

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (Any flight with a VS flight number that is operated by an airline other than Virgin Australia)

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Virgin America

Earn Points with Virgin America when you travel in eligible fare class on flights with a VX flight number and operated by Virgin America for travel until 30 September 2017.

You can also earn Status Credits on all eligible fare types.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per mile
First Class

D, C, J

1.5 Velocity Points

Main Cabin Select Refundable

O, W

1 Velocity Point

Main Cabin Select

Z, Q

1 Velocity Point

Main Cabin Refundable

Y

1 Velocity Point

Main Cabin

N, S, L, I, M, U, E, H, B, V

0.5 Velocity Points

Velocity Points and Status Credits cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat Bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Virgin America flights for travel after 30 September 2017. Virgin America has announced it will dissolve its loyalty program, Elevate, by 31 December 2017 and Velocity Frequent Flyer members will not be able to earn points on Virgin America flights from 30 September.

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Earn Velocity Points when you travel domestically in eligible fare classes operated and marketed by FlyPelican. The potential to earn Velocity Points increases with spend.

Fare type Fare Class Points earn rate per dollar
PelFlex

Y, F

2 Points per $1 on all eligible domestic fares

PelBusiness

B

1.75 Points per $1 on all eligible domestic fares

PelSaver

M

1.5 Points per $1 on all eligible domestic fares

PelFlyer

O

1.25 Points per $1 on all eligible domestic fares

PelExpress

W

1 Point per $1 on all eligible domestic fares

  • PelConnex Q fares are ineligible for earn
  • Velocity Points cannot be earned on any ancillary fees purchased in conjunction with the fare or any zero priced fares
  • Tier Points and Status Credits are not earned with FlyPelican
  • There are no reward seats on FlyPelican
  • FlyPelican are not an alliance partner of Virgin Australia. Booking with FlyPelican does not grant access to Virgin Australia lounges or through-checked baggage.

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Terms and Conditions
Earn rates are correct as at 7 March. 2017. and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carriers terms and conditions, which can be viewed on the operating carrier's websites. Members travelling on Upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of Upgrades on Virgin Australia or our partner airlines will earn Points based on originally purchased fare classes. Check the Velocity Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.