Virgin Australia bonus status credit offers for 2019

Virgin Australia Double status credits

Travel in style and get a status boost with one of Virgin Australia's bonus status credit deals.

Velocity Frequent Flyers can climb four status tiers to take advantage of a bunch of perks in the air and on the ground. When you join, you'll be at the basic red level, but you can progress up to silver, gold and the hallowed halls of platinum if you fly enough. Getting to the next status tier usually requires a lot of flying, but Virgin Australia sometimes offers bonus status credit deals to get you there even sooner.

The higher up the Virgin Australia status hierarchy you are, the better the benefits are, including lounge access, complimentary fare upgrades, better access to rewards seats and more.

Virgin Australia tends to launch one or two of these promotions per year, with the terms of each promotion occasionally changing. In late 2018 for example, it launched a double status credits promotion only for flights between Australia and New Zealand.

How to sign up for a Virgin Australia bonus status credits promotion

Each promotion might differ slightly, but they usually have the same requirements:

  • You'll need a Velocity account and membership number
  • You'll need to activate the promotion using your membership number
  • Your flights will need to be booked during the dates specified in the promotion
  • You should allow for about four to six weeks to receive your status credits after your flights are completed

What terms and conditions do I need to be aware of?

Check the terms and conditions of each promotion before you book any flights so that you will actually receive your status credits. In general, bonus status credits promotions will have the following in common:

  • Most status credit promotions are not valid in conjunction with other bonus status credit offers.
  • Only fare types that already earn status credits will be eligible for bonus status credits promotions
  • Bonus status credits promotions are usually only available on Virgin Australia marketed and operated flights

How many status credits can I earn with a bonus status credits promotion?

These promotions usually offer double status credits. The number of status credits you'll earn through a double status credits promotion with Virgin Australia will depend on the fare type, destination and fare class. Here are a few examples of what a double status credits promotion could earn you if you travel from Sydney to Melbourne:

Fare Regular status credits earned Double Status credits
Getaway 7 14
Elevate 15 30
Freedom 25 50
Business Saver 50 100
Business 55 110

Source: Virgin Australia

Here are the status credits you could earn on an international flight from Sydney to Los Angeles:

Fare Regular status credits earned Double Status credits
Getaway/Elevate 50 100
Freedom 100 200
Premium Saver/Premium 150 300
Business Saver/Business 200 400

Source: Virgin Australia

How many status credits do I need to jump to a higher tier?

To jump to a higher status tier, you'll have to complete a required number of flights, plus earn a specified number of status credits within your 12-month period.

Membership level Status Credits Eligible Sectors
Red N/A N/A
Silver 250 2
Gold 500 4
Platinum 1,000 8

THE POINTS FINDER TAKE

Bonus status credit promotions can be a great way to get you closer to the next status tier without doing anything other than registering for the promotion.

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