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Travel with Qatar Airways and set your Velocity Points flying

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Important Information: Qatar Airways joined the Velocity Program effective 6th September 2022. Members of Velocity Frequent Flyer are now able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways-operated services under a new strategic partnership.

Earn Velocity Points with Qatar Airways

Velocity is proud to partner with Qatar Airways.

Our partnership allows you to earn Velocity Points between Australia and the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other destinations in the Qatar Airways network. Earn Points when you travel in an eligible fare class flying on Qatar Airways operated flights with a QR or VA flight number. Velocity members can fly with Qatar Airways directly from Australia to Doha, with onward connections across Qatar Airways’ network.

How many Points will I earn?

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Earn Points per mile flown when you travel in an eligible fare class on Qatar Airways1

The number of Velocity Points you earn with Qatar Airways is based on the fare class and the number of miles you are travelling, so the higher your fare type, the more Points you earn.  Use our ​​​​​​Mileage calculator to determine the number of miles you will fly then refer to the tables below to know your Points earn rate.

To make a booking please visit VirginAustralia.com, QatarAirways.com or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at the time of booking.

Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

Fare Type  Virgin Australia (VA) Fare Class
Points Earn Rate Per Mile
Business J, C, D 2
Flex Y, B, W, H, K, L 1
Choice R, E, O, N, V, P, Q, T, I, S 0.5

Qatar Airways operated flight with a QR flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

Fare Type
Qatar Airways (QR) Fare Class
Points Earn Rate Per Mile
First A, F 1.75
Business J, C, D 1.50
Business Classic I, R 1.25
Business Lite P 0.75
Economy Y, B, H, K 1
Discount Economy S, V, L, M 0.75
Restricted Economy N, Q, G, T 0.50
Economy Lite O, W 0.25

Note: The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with a QR flight number.

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will earn when flying on Qatar Airways with a VA flight number below.

  • Perth to Doha

    5,798 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

    Perth to Doha

    5,798 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

  • Sydney to London

    10,932 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

    Sydney to London

    10,932 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

  • Melbourne to Paris

    10,510 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

    Melbourne to Paris

    10,510 Points

    Based on a return economy N class fare

Velocity Points cannot be earned on:

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Charter Flight bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified in the tables above
  • Codeshare flights (other than a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number or a Virgin Australia operated flight with a QR flight number)
  • 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.

Claim missing Points

To ensure you automatically earn Velocity Points on your eligible travel, add your Velocity membership number to your booking prior to travel. You can add your Velocity membership number when you book your flight or call the airline directly to get it added to your booking or present your My Velocity Card at check-in.

It can take up to 14 days after your flight for your Points to be added to your Account.

Flown recently and missing some Points?

If your Points have not been credited after 14 days, or if you forgot to add your Velocity membership number prior to travelling, you can submit a missing Points claim by logging into your Velocity Account and following the steps provided.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 2022 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's 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 Member Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

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. When flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

*Promo code T&Cs as submitted by Qatar Airways 

Sales Period: 19 December 2023 - 2 January 2024. Travel Period: 15 January 2024 - 15 March 2024. All travel must be completed by 15 March 2024. For travel originating from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and any other Australian connecting domestic sector operated by Virgin Australia. Offer valid on Qatar Airways operated flights only (not applicable on any other interline or codeshare flights) to any of the destinations within Qatar Airways network. Saving applies to the base airfare fare only. Saving does not apply to taxes, surcharges and all other standard market surcharges. Purchases can only be made through qatarairways.com/au by entering the promotional code VELOCITY23 prior to searching for your flights, at the time of booking. Itineraries that are applicable for the savings will show a clear strike through on the price once the promo code has been applied. Qatar Airways will not be responsible for any fare differences if customers fail to enter the given promo code at the time of booking. Customers who did not receive a saving, cannot be credited retrospectively. Valid for return and one-way fares. Flights eligible for the saving are clearly market with a sales tag beside them. Please ensure only flights eligible for the saving are selected when booking. Fares displayed will already include the applicable savings.

Eligible fares will see the discounted promotional price listed as follows on Qatar Airways operated flights only:

  • 10% discount on base fare amount in Business Class will apply to return and one-way itineraries in booking class: D, I (Comfort) and R (Classic) for travel between 15 January – 15 March 2024.
  • 11% discount on base fare amount in Economy Class will apply to return and one-way itineraries in booking classes: S, V, L, M, K (Convenience) and N, Q, T, O (Classic) for travel between 15 January – 15 March 2024.
  • The following booking classes are excluded from this offer: Y, B, H (Economy Comfort), W (Economy Lite), P (Business Lite), C, J (Business Elite) and F, A (First Elite).

A credit card transaction fee of 1.5% applies, with a maximum of AUD $80 per person for bookings. There is no charge for debit cards and other forms of payment. Not valid in combination with any other promotion or any other market fares. Changes and cancellation: see detailed fare rules at the time of booking. Seats are limited and might not be available on all flights, and are subject to availability in the respective booking class at the time of booking. Customers may use this offer more than once during the offer period. Minimum Stay / Maximum Stay - Depends on the class booked. Please review at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions of your fare, please review detailed fare rules at the time of booking. 

 

Important Information: Qatar Airways joined the Velocity Program effective 6th September 2022. Members of Velocity Frequent Flyer are now able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways-operated services under a new strategic partnership.

Earn Status with
Qatar Airways

Earn Status Credits when you travel in an eligible fare class on Qatar Airways operated flights with a QR or VA flight number. The Status Credits you earn will depend on where you fly and the fare purchased.

Calculate the number of Status Credits you can earn by using our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of miles you are flying. Then refer to the table below with your chosen Fare Type.

To make a booking please visit VirginAustralia.com, QatarAirways.com or contact your preferred travel agent and enter your Velocity Frequent Flyer Member details at time of booking.

How many Status Credits will I earn?

Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

One-way Miles (zone)
Choice
Flex
Business
0 – 750 (1) 15 20 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 20 30 60
1,501 – 3,000 (3) 25 50 80
3,001 – 5,000 (4) 35 60 120
5,001 – 8,000 (5) 45 80 160
8,001 + (6) 55 100 200

Note:

  • Eligible fare classes for Choice are R, E, O, N, V, P, Q, T, I, S and Flex are Y, B, W, H, K, L
  • Eligible fare classes for Business are J, C, D

Qatar Airways operated flight with a QR flight number for travel from 06 September 2022

One-way Miles (zone)
Discount Economy
Economy
Business/First
0 – 750 (1) 10 20 40
751 - 1,500 (2) 15 30 60
1,501 – 3,000 (3) 20 40 80
3,001 – 5,000 (4) 30 60 120
5,001 – 8,000 (5) 40 80 160
8,001 + (6) 50 100 200

Note:

  •  Eligible fare classes for Discount Economy S, V, L, M, O, T, Q, N, G, W
  •  Eligible fare classes for Economy Y, B, H, K
  •  Eligible fare classes for Business/First A, P, F, C, J, I, D, R
  •  The above earn rates also apply to flights operated by Virgin Australia with a QR flight number

Popular Destinations

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Status Credits you will earn when flying on Qatar Airways with a QR flight number below.

  • Perth to Doha

    80 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

    Perth to Doha

    80 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

  • Sydney to London

    140 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

    Sydney to London

    140 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

  • Melbourne to Paris

    140 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

    Melbourne to Paris

    140 Status Credits

    Based on a return discount economy class fare

Velocity Status Benefits with Qatar Airways

Enjoy benefits that are tailored to your Velocity membership level.

Simply carry your My Velocity Card with you at all times to ensure seamless access to your travel benefits when travelling with Qatar Airways.

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    Benefits for Silver Status members

    • Up to 50% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 50% Bonus Points on miles flown3

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    Benefits for Gold Status members

    • Up to 75% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 75% Bonus Points on miles flown3

    • Priority check-in4

      Priority check-in4

    • Priority boarding4

      Priority boarding4

    • Qatar Airways Lounge Access4

      Qatar Airways Lounge Access4

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    Benefits for Platinum members

    • Up to 100% Bonus Points on miles flown3

      Up to 100% Bonus Points on miles flown3

    • Priority check-in4

      Priority check-in4

    • Priority boarding4

      Priority boarding4

    • Qatar Airways Lounge Access4

      Qatar Airways Lounge Access4

Velocity Status Credits cannot be earned on

  • Reward Seat bookings
  • Charter Flight bookings
  • Fare classes other than as specified above
  • Codeshare flights (other than a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number or a Virgin Australia operated flight with a QR flight number)
  • 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.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 2022 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's 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 Member Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

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. When flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

Important Information: Qatar Airways joined the Velocity Program effective 6th September 2022. Members of Velocity Frequent Flyer are now able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways-operated services under a new strategic partnership.

Redeem your Velocity Points with
Qatar Airways

From 06 September 2022 Velocity members can redeem Points for flights across the Qatar Airways network. Note that the routes operated by Qatar Airways may be subject to COVID-19 restrictions, and not all flights will have Reward Seats available. Available travel dates will vary for each route.

How many Points do I need for a Reward Seat?

  • Use our Mileage Calculator to determine the number of Points you will need, based on the distance you will fly
  • Refer to the tables to see the minimum amount of Points required for each fare class

Redeem Velocity Points with Qatar Airways

In need of a holiday? See some destinations to fly to, along with the number of Points you will need to book a Reward Seat on Qatar Airways below.

  • Perth to Doha

    42,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $173.73 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Perth to Doha

    42,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $173.73 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

  • Sydney to London

    75,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $311.49 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Sydney to London

    75,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $311.49 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

  • Melbourne to Paris

    75,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $332.62 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

    Melbourne to Paris

    75,000 Points

    Based on one-way Economy class Reward Seat plus $332.62 in taxes, fees and carrier charges*

*Correct as at 25 July 2022. Points required is based on tickets issued prior to 5 October 2022

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Important Information for travelling overseas

Australian Government Travel Restrictions

The Australian Government has currently implemented international travel restrictions for Australia.

We recommend checking the latest information and advice on the relevant Government websites. The Australian Government information is available at the Border Force websiteDepartment of Health website and Smartraveller.

Qatar Airways Travel Requirements

When flying with Qatar Airways, we recommend you check travel requirements for entering Qatar and any requirements before boarding your flight. Click here to find out more.

Heading Overseas?

We've introduced international redemptions with some of our partners. Find out how we're getting our members back in the air with our airline partners.

Terms & Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 2022 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's 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 Member Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

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. When flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

Important Information: Qatar Airways joined the Velocity Program effective 6th September 2022. Members of Velocity Frequent Flyer are now able to earn Velocity Points and Status Credits and book Reward Seats on eligible Qatar Airways-operated services under a new strategic partnership.

International business trips just got more rewarding with Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia Business Flyer

Virgin Australia Business Flyer is proud to partner with Qatar Airways to offer its members up to 5% off international fares5 when you travel for business with Qatar Airways to over 150 travel destinations. 

Simply become a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member and you can earn Points for your business6 and your team,7 making work trips more beneficial from start to finish.  

Discounts to help your business reach new heights

As a Virgin Australia Business Flyer member, you will receive up to a 5% discount on Qatar Airways operated flights with a VA number when you book via the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Booking Portal on relevant fare classes.5 

Qatar Airways operated flights with a VA flight number:

Fare Type Fare Class Business Discounts
Business J, C 5%
Economy Y, B, H, R, O, N, V,
P, Q
3%

How many Points will my business earn?

 

Each time you book a Qatar Airways flight via the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Booking Portal, your business will earn Velocity Points6 on flight bookings between Australia and the Middle East, Europe, Africa and other destinations in the Qatar Airways network. The more you travel the more Velocity Points your business will earn.

Simply book a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number, travelling in an eligible fare class and your business will earn Velocity Points per dollar spent, according to your membership Tier.6

The higher the Tier, the more Points your business will earn:  

Tier 1

1 Point per $1 spent

Tier 2

1.5 Point per $1 spent

Tier 3

2 Point per $1 spent

Qatar Airways operated flights with a VA flight number:

Fare Type Virgin Australia (VA) Class Fare Points Earn Rate per $1 Spent (Tier 1) Points Earn Rate per $1 Spent (Tier 2) Points Earn Rate per $1 Spent (Tier 3)
Business J, C, D 1 1.5 2
Economy Flex Y, B, W, H, K, L 1 1.5 2
Economy R, E, O, N, V, P, Q, T, I, S 1 1.5 2
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How to earn Points and Status for the traveller

With Virgin Australia Business Flyer it’s not just the business that earns the rewards. The individual traveller will also earn Velocity Frequent Flyer Points and Status Credits based upon their Velocity membership status.8

To find out more about how many Points the traveller can earn, click here

To learn more on how to earn Status, click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Earn rates are correct as at 05 September 2022 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's 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 Member Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

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. When flying on a Qatar Airways operated flight with a VA flight number.

4. Please ensure you download the Velocity Frequent Flyer App as a valid virtual or physical membership card needs to be presented to attain benefits.

5. Qatar Airways Business Discounts: As at 3rd April 2023, the following discounts apply to the Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia base fares (which excludes fees, carrier charges and taxes) of Virgin Australia marketed Qatar Airways operated flights (with a VA flight number) booked by Virgin Australia Business Flyer members (Members), which may change without notice.   

  • Business Fares:
    • VA Fare Classes J and C: 5% 
    • VA Fare Classes C* (Fare Class I* in QR) and D: 0%
  • Economy Fares: 
    • VA Fare Classes Y, B, H, R, O, N, V, P, Q: 3%
    • VA Fare Classes T, I, S: 0%

Please check the Virgin Australia Business Flyer website for current discount levels. QR Business Discounts can only be booked through the Booking Portal, our Guest Contact Centre, or a registered Travel Management Company (TMC) or travel agent and are not available through the public Virgin Australia website. If your TMC or travel agent is not registered to process these QR Business Discounts, please instruct your TMC or travel agent to contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team at businessflyer@virginaustralia.com.  

QR Business Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount and cannot be combined with any other Unpublished Fares or Promotional Fares, unless otherwise stated. QR Business Discounts do not apply to any bookings made via the Virgin Australia conference and group travel area, sale fares or other tactical fares offered from time to time, and bookings for children and infants. If you have any questions regarding the application of QR Business Discounts, please contact the Virgin Australia Business Flyer team. Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions  apply.

6. Qatar Airways Business Points earn: Virgin Australia Business Flyer members (Members) will earn Velocity Points when Travellers fly on eligible Qatar Airways operated flights with a VA flight number (excluding fare classes X, Z and G) bookable via an Eligible Booking Channel as follows: 

  • Tier 1: 1 Point per AUD $1 spent

  • Tier 2: 1.5 Points per AUD $1 spent

  • Tier 3: 2 Points per AUD $1 spent

Please note that Velocity Points cannot be earned on certain fees or charges (e.g. baggage charges and credit card surcharges). Travellers 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. An Eligible Booking Channel is: 1. the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Booking Portal, 2. www.virginaustralia.com provided that the Member’s ABN is included, 3. the Member’s nominated TMC, and 4. the Guest Contact Centre.

Please note that Members can earn up to 1,000,000 Velocity Points per annum for travel on flights marketed and operated by Virgin Australia or flights marketed by Virgin Australia and operated by eligible international partner airlines (with a VA flight number) (including Qatar Airways) based on the rolling 12-month period from when the Member joins Virgin Australia Business Flyer. 

Membership and Points earn is subject to the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions and Velocity Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, and any changes to the Member benefits and program features, including Points earn for eligible travel on flights operated by Qatar Airways, will be governed by those Terms and Conditions. Velocity collects and handles your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy, and Virgin Australia Business Flyer collects and handles your personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy.

Earn rates are correct as at 3 April 2023 and are subject to change. Flights are governed by the operating carrier's terms and conditions, which can be viewed on the operating carrier's website. Members travelling on upgraded fares purchased with Points or any other subsidised means of upgrades on Virgin Australia or our international partner airlines will earn Points based on originally purchased fare classes. If paying for an upgrade with the international partner airline, the airline partner may re-issue the ticket without a VA flight code/the ticket may no longer start with 795, and the member may no longer be eligible for Points earn. Check the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions  and Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions for details about earning Points.

7. Velocity Frequent Flyer Points Earn: If the individual flying with Virgin Australia or a partner airline is a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, they may also earn Velocity Points on eligible flights in accordance with the Velocity membership Terms and Conditions.

8. Velocity Membership Terms and Conditions apply

9. Virgin Australia Business Flyer Account Administrators can transfer Points earned by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member to a Velocity Frequent Flyer member, provided that (a) there is a minimum of 3,000 Points per transfer; and (b) the Velocity Frequent Flyer member transferee is directly employed or contracted by the Virgin Australia Business Flyer member.

*Virgin Australia Business Flyer membership is available to businesses with an active ABN/ACN and an Australian business address that spend less than $300K per annum on flights with Virgin Australia. The business cannot be a Superannuation fund, travel agent, travel management company, travel wholesaler, air travel consolidator or anyone re-selling air travel. For more information please see the Virgin Australia Business Flyer Terms and Conditions.