Earning 10,000 Points
Firstly, here’s a quick Velocity Points-gathering refresher: you’ll earn 5 Velocity Points for every $1 you spend flying domestically with Virgin Australia. So, your stack of Velocity Points adds up fast, especially if you’ve pooled your partner’s or kids’ accounts with Family Points Pooling. You could also score yourself a Velocity Points bonus thanks to a Velocity Points earning credit card.
If you’re looking for more Velocity Points earning inspiration, here are five other ways to quickly grow your Velocity Points balance.
Redeeming 10,000 Points
If the zero Points club is a distant memory and you’re now a proud member of the 10,000 Points club, well done and welcome. Now, what’s better than basking in the glory of a healthy Velocity Points balance? Reaping the rewards, obviously.
Check out four things you can get your hands on if you’ve hit the big 10K.
1. Ditch the East Coast rivalry and book yourself a Reward Seat
You might poke fun at Melbourne’s coffee culture or think the harbour city is too shiny for its own good, but you’ll definitely toss that competition aside when you’re kicking back on a free flight between these cities. Yep, with your 10,000 Points, you can fly between Sydney and Melbourne or Sydney and Brisbane using the Velocity Points you’ve clocked up (from 6,200 Velocity Points + plus taxes, carrier charges and applicable fees).
2. Go on, live a little
Know what feels good? Flying Business Class. It’s the ‘I’ll try a bit of everything’ buffet meal in the Virgin Australia Lounge before you board, the free glasses of champagne onboard, being one of the first people to get off the plane when you arrive, all that good stuff. Better yet, if you’ve stockpiled 10K Velocity Points, you can upgrade to Business Class on flights between Sydney and Melbourne, or Sydney and Brisbane, if you buy a Getaway or Elevate fare**. Or if you’ve bought a Freedom fare, 10,000 Points should get you an upgrade between most destinations on the Virgin Australia Domestic network. For more info about treating yourself to an upgrade, head to our website.