Myth 1: You need to fly to be a member
Nope. Absolutely anyone can open a Velocity Frequent Flyer account (provided you reside in Aus, NZ or the Pacific Islands) – even your kids can! And while it’s true that flying earns you Velocity Points, so too do a whole lot of everyday activities, from paying your mobile bill to filling up with fuel - or even drinking wine (yes, really!).
You could be bathing in Velocity Points without ever having been on a plane before in your life – although, we really recommend you do try it. Get a window seat. The views are phenomenal.
Myth 2: Your Velocity Points expire before you can use them
Untrue. In actual fact, your Velocity Points only expire when your account is inactive – meaning you don’t add to or redeem your Velocity Points – for 24 months. Considering you can earn and redeem Velocity Points by flying (with us or our partner airlines), credit cards, online shopping or transferring existing points over from other partner loyalty programs, having an inactive account is a pretty tough task, unless you go on a two-year-long expedition to Antarctica.
Myth 3: You can't earn Velocity Points on overseas flights
Fly overseas a lot? Our network of global airline partners (including Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Qatar Airways and more) means you can earn Velocity Points and Status Credits flying with Virgin Australia and our other partner airlines(on eligible fares of course).* Want to turn your trip to Paris into Velocity Points? Easy. Want some Status Credits on your way to San Francisco? Sure. Just make sure you remember to always add your Velocity membership number to your booking. You can also easily track your Status Credits on the go with the Velocity App.
Myth 4: It takes ages to earn Velocity Points
False. Once you open your Velocity Frequent Flyer account, there are plenty of ways to kick back and watch your Velocity Points pile up. Flying, of course, is a great way to earn Velocity Points, so always make sure you add your Velocity number to any eligible flights you take for work or pleasure. Checking out one of our Velocity Points earning credit cards could also come with a hefty Velocity Points boost and could earn you a number of Velocity Points just for taking up the card (depending on the offer and the terms and conditions of course). Plus, you continue to earn Velocity Points on your everyday spend.^
That said, we think the best way to grow your Velocity Points balance is by making incremental changes throughout your day or earning Points doing the things you already do. For example, make sure your Flybuys card is linked to your Velocity account so you can easily transfer the Flybuys points you’ve earned on your everyday essentials (did someone say points for purchasing toilet paper?) to Velocity**. You can even get Points by ordering a case of wine from the Velocity Wine Store by Laithwaites, get your online shopping fix through the Velocity e-Store…You’ll be surprised how quickly it can all add up – and that’s a fact.