Earning Status Credits

How to earn Status Credits

You will earn Status Credits when you travel on eligible fares with Virgin Australia and our airline partners, plus on eligible Any Seat redemptions and on fares flown as part of a Virgin Australia Holidays package.

Status Credits are used to determine your Velocity membership level. The higher your membership level, the greater the benefits you will receive.

You can also increase your level of membership faster with our Family Pooling benefit. Family Pooling allows you to group your family members’ Status Credits into one Account.

Status Credit Earn Table

Status Credits are valid for a period of 12 months, from the date flown. The number of Status Credits you earn depends on the type of fare, distance and airline booked. Find out more about Virgin Australia and our partner airline fare classes.

Use the table below to discover the number of Status Credits you can earn on eligible one-way flights with Virgin Australia and our airline partners. If you are unsure about what mile bracket your flight fits in to, use our Mileage Calculator.

Status Credits earned per one-way flight1 with the following airlines:  

  • Virgin Australia2
  • Etihad Airways4
  • Virgin Samoa
  • Hawaiian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Virgin America
  • Air New Zealand3
  • SilkAir
  • Virgin Atlantic5
  • South African Airways6
Zone One-Way Miles Discount Economy Full Fare Economy Premium Economy

Business/
First

1

0-750

10

20

30

40

2

751-1,500

15

30

45

60

3

1,501-3,000

20

40

60

80

4

3,001-5,000

30

60

90

120

5

5,001-8,000

40

80

120

160

6 8,001 +

50

100

150

200

Terms and Conditions
1. Status Credits cannot be earned on all fare classes. Status Credits can only be earned on eligible flights, marketed and operated by Virgin Australia and/or a Velocity airline partner. Find out which fare classes earn Status Credits. Status Credits cannot be earned in other fare classes, unless advised otherwise. Status Credits accrual is based on single flight segments that consist of individual flight numbers. An itinerary that involves a change in aircraft but retains the same flight number is considered a single flight segment. An itinerary that consists of a change in flight numbers, even if the same aircraft is used for the entire itinerary, is considered two flight segments. Members travelling on upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of upgrades on Virgin Australia or our partner airlines will earn Status Credits based on original purchased fare class.

2. Includes Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by partner airlines with a VA flight number. Discount Economy fare classes U, M, S, T, Q, V, N and E are ineligible for Status Credit earn when travelling on domestic connections within New Zealand on Virgin Australia codeshare services operated by Air New Zealand.

3. Please refer to the relevant fare class to determine the Status Credits earn as this eligibility will vary dependant on whether the flight is Trans Tasman, long haul or domestic travel with Air New Zealand. Please also note that Status Credits cannot be earned on Pacific Island flights with Air New Zealand. View Air New Zealand’s Pacific Island destinations ineligible for Status Credits earn.

4. Services operated by Etihad Regional are ineligible for Points and Status Credits accrual.

5. Includes Little Red services.

6.Status Credits cannot be earned on any South African Airways flight where Voyager miles have been used as a form of payment irrespective of the fare class flown. Status Credit cannot be earned for flights with a SA flight number prior to 30 April 2015.