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Virgin double Status Credits: All the details

Posted: 2 August 2021 10:18 am

Fast track to Platinum with double earnings on new bookings.

Good news for Velocity frequent flyers: Virgin Australia has kicked off its latest double Status Credits campaign.

First, a quick refresher. Status Credits give you higher status with the airline, which in turn opens up better seat selection, lounge access and other freebies. The number of Status Credits varies depending on the length of the flight and the fare type. Longer trips and more expensive fares earn more.

During a double Status Credits offer, all those totals are doubled. That makes it easier to move onto a higher membership tier, or retain your current tier. For instance, a single Business Class flight from Sydney to Melbourne will earn 110 Status Credits during the promotion. That's almost half the 250 Status Credits needed to move to Silver status with Velocity.

While much of Australia is in lockdown, you can book flights for later in the year or in 2022. Flights up to 28 June 2022 are eligible. Currently, you can't earn Velocity Status Credits with any international partners, so domestic flights during a double credits deal remain one of the highest-earning options available.

"By giving our members twice as many status credits on their next booking, they'll have even more chances to retain and even increase their membership tier, knowing there's more travel opportunities on the horizon," a Virgin spokesperson said.

Theoffer runs until midnight AEST on Tuesday 10 August 2021. You have to sign up online to activate the deal, but that's a simple process.

Activated Virgin deal

According to Virgin, customer surveys show that bonus Status Credits are one of the most popular options for regular travellers. You can also earn Status Credits by linking your Flybuys account to your Velocity account and shopping at Coles. A recent Finder investgation highlighted that Flybuys is much more generous than Everyday Rewards with bonus points.

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

Angus Kidman's Findings column looks at new developments and research that help you save money, make wise decisions and enjoy your life more.

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