How to use your Velocity Points for Flights

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Included with your Virgin Australia Reward Seat

How to Redeem your Points for a Reward Seat

  • Click on "Redeem online" below and log in using your Velocity membership ID and password
    (this step will be skipped if you're already logged in)
  • Enter your destination and travel dates in the flight booking engine.
  • Ensure Points + Pay is selected to view fare cost as Velocity Points
  • Select the "Reward Seat" fare from the available options

 Redeem Points over the phone
Redeeming online not for you? Redeem your Points by contacting our Membership Contact Centre for a Reward Seat with Virgin Australia, 

Economy Lite & Reward Seat bookings
Economy Lite fare and Reward Seats cannot be booked on one itinerary. If you’d like to travel on an Economy Lite fare and a Reward Seat in one trip, you can make two one-way bookings (instead of a return trip on one booking). 

How many Points do I need for a Reward Seat

  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly.
  • Refer to the tables below to see the minimum amount of Points required for a given fare class

Our top picks for Redeeming Points for Reward Seats

In need of a holiday? See our top picks for where to use your Velocity Points on Reward Seats with Virgin Australia

  • Sydney to Gold Coast

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $44.45 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

    Sydney to Gold Coast

    6,200 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $44.45 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

  • Brisbane to Melbourne

    9,400 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $46.75 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

    Brisbane to Melbourne

    9,400 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $46.75 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

  • Sydney to Fiji

    17,800 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $166.10 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

    Sydney to Fiji

    17,800 Points

    Based on a one-way economy class Reward Seat, plus $166.10 in taxes, fees and carrier charges5

Short on Points to get to your next reward?

With Points Booster you can buy the missing Points you need to get there sooner! Minimum and maximum purchase limits, and T&Cs apply.

Buy Points

Compare our different flight redemption options

  Reward Seat Business, Economy Choice & Flex
Any Seat & Points + Pay
Economy Lite
Any Seat & Points + Pay
How many Points do I need? Use our mileage calculator and Reward Seat Points table to calculate the number of Points needed.   The number of Points needed will depend on the price of a cash fare. Every 2,500 Points you redeem reduces your fare by $15.7
Earn Velocity Points      
Earn Velocity Tier Bonus      
Earn Status Credits      
Earn Eligible Sectors  

 

 
Checked Baggage Allowance      
Advanced Seat Selection  

 

Please note: Any Seat & Points + Pay bookings on Economy Lite fares do not include complimentary advanced Seat Selection, except for Platinum members).
Full terms and conditions apply.

 


How to redeem Points for an Any Seat booking

  • Click on "Redeem online" below and log in using your Velocity membership ID and password
    (this step will be skipped if you're already logged in)
  • Enter your destination and travel dates in the flight booking engine.
  • Ensure Points + Pay is selected to view fare cost as Velocity Points
  • Select the "Any Seat" fare from the available options

How to book with
Points + Pay

  • Go to - The Virgin Australia website and log into Velocity account
  • Search Flights -Select your flight time and fare type
  • Payment - Upon payment select payment type ‘Velocity Points’
  • Use Points + Pay - Use the slider to select the number of Points you want to use

 Helpful hint: Ensure to select Use Velocity Points when searching for a flight as this will present you with Any Seat Rewards and Reward Seats. 

Flight Upgrades

Already booked on a flight but want to enjoy all the benefits of Virgin Australia Business Class? Find out how to use your Points to upgrade your flight.

Find out more

Terms and Conditions:

1. The Points required for a Reward Seat will be based on the total miles for all sectors in a one way journey, except where there is a break in the journey. Where there is a break in the journey, the Points required is calculated on a per sector basis. A break in the journey includes: (a) a stopover, which means: (i) in an Australian domestic itinerary, a break of journey at an intermediate point when onward travel does not take place on the same calendar day; and (ii) for all other itineraries, including those containing a domestic to international connecting flight, when a passenger arrives at an intermediate point and is not scheduled to depart within 24 hours of arrival; (b) a change in class of travel within the journey; or (c) a change in operating airline where the airlines are located in different Reward Seat Points tables.

2. Taxes, carrier charges and applicable fees start from $16.95 and are payable at the time of booking. These charges vary depending on carrier, city pair, fare class date and time of booking and are subject to change. Information correct as at 8 January 2020.

3. Premium Economy is not available on Virgin Australia Domestic and International Short-Haul flights. Premium Economy is available on Virgin Atlantic and Singapore Airlines.

4. Etihad Airways Carrier charges are payable in addition to the Points required, these are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change. Fees calculated in the examples are correct as at 1 February 2021.

5. Taxes, fees and carrier charges are payable in addition to the Points required, these are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change. Fees calculated in the examples are correct as at 8 April 2021.

6 . Carrier charge quoted exclusive of GST. The carrier charge will attract the 10% Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST) an all-Domestic itinerary. GST is not payable on carrier charges for Australian Domestic flights as part of international bookings.

7.   The quoted Points discount is correct as at 22 January 2020 and redemption levels are subject to change athe discretion of Velocity Frequent Flyer.

8. Economy Lite fares paid for with Points, do not include advance Seat Selection (except for Platinum members) until checking from 3 hours prior to departure, a complimentary checked-in baggage allowance, earn eligible sectors or a tier bonus and are not upgradable.

9. For Reward Seats ticketed from 5 October 2022, Singapore Airlines Carrier charges are payable in addition to the Points required, these are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change. Fees calculated in the examples are correct as at 5 October 2022.

10. Qatar Airways carrier charges are payable in addition to the Points required, these are quoted at the time of booking and are subject to change. Fees calculated in the examples are correct as at 5 September 2022.