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Velocity Points frenzy: How to get 2,000 extra points on bookings


Take advantage of Virgin's latest sale and double up on points.

Virgin Australia is celebrating its relaunch of short-haul international flights with a tasty bonus for Velocity frequent flyers.

Alongside a big sale for flights to Bali, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and Samoa, Virgin is offering 2,000 extra Velocity Points for bookings for flights from Australia to any of those countries.

To get the points, you need to follow these steps.

  • Activate the offer. Virgin says it is sending emails to eligible members with an activation link, and you can also activate by logging into Velocity and then heading to the main Velocity offers page and looking for it.
  • Book a Virgin flight to one of the eligible countries (Bali, Fiji, New Zealand, Samoa and Vanuatu) between 15 June and 24 June 2022.
  • Travel must take place before 11 May 2023. Note that Virgin flights to Samoa and Vanuatu aren't starting until March 2023.

2,000 extra Velocity Points represents a big boost to the number of points you can earn flying.

Virgin flights earn 5 Velocity Points per $1 spent. So on a $429 sale fare from Melbourne to Queenstown, you'd normally earn 1,716 Velocity Points. Getting an extra 2,000 means you've more than doubled the points earned.

Check out the full list of routes and dates to see if you're tempted to head into the Pacific.

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

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