Velocity double points: How to make the most of Virgin Australia’s latest offer

Posted: 22 February 2022 9:40 am

Twice the points, but you'll have to be quick.

Points booster alert!

Virgin is offering double Velocity Points on domestic and short-haul international flight bookings this week.

Things to bear in mind:

  • You need to activate the deal on the Velocity site before making your booking.
  • You have to book by 1 March 2022 (so basically you've got a week).
  • You have to take the trip by 17 January 2023.
  • Reward flights aren't eligible to earn bonus points – you have to actually spend money.

Velocity Points earning for flights is based on the price of the ticket. Normally, you earn 5 points per $1 spent. During the offer, that doubles to 10 points.

Successful Velocity offer activation

Check which class you're booking carefully though. The cheapest Lite tickets don't include checked baggage and don't let you pick a seat.

If you want to splurge on Business, the double points offer is particularly appealing.

With Western Australia reopening in March, a one-way Business flight from Sydney to Perth would earn a handy 11,990 Velocity Points.

I've got a healthy stash of Velocity Points to spend already, so I might not go nuts with this offer.

But a quick coastal weekend trip (hey, Coffs Harbour!) might be in the offing.

Want to keep your frequent flyer points balance growing? Check out the latest credit card sign-up deals.

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