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


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 can also try activating in the app but I found that a little buggy)
  • You have to book by 17 August 2022 (so basically you've got a week).
  • You have to take the trip by 4 July 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.

Velocity August 2022 offer

Always check which class you're booking carefully. 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.

A one-way Business flight from Sydney to Perth would earn a handy 11,990 Velocity Points.

I've been thinking of making a couple of Virgin bookings to ensure I keep my Gold status next year, so this is very timely.

The last time this offer ran was in February this year. Typically Virgin does a double-points offer twice a year.

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

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Note: This article was updated in August 2022 to include the latest Velocity offer.

Picture: Virgin Australia

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