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Virgin Australia promo codes for August 2017: Up to 40% off flights

Save on flights within Australia and to international destinations with the latest Virgin Australia promo codes.

Named the best airline in the region by Skytrax for 2017, Virgin Australia gives you the most bang for your buck in Australia/Pacific. You'll get all the perks of full-service flights, including checked bags, in-flight food and drink and entertainment breaking the bank - especially when you take advantage of some of these offers.

If you're a Velocity member, you can earn points through the Velocity Program for use on Virgin flights, international partner airlines, hotels and more.

Virgin Australia promo codes and deals

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Fly to Tasmania for $79

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Valid on flights between 31 October 2017 and 31 October 2018. Sample fares include: Melbourne-Launceston from $79 each way, Melbourne-Hobart from $99 each way, Sydney-Launceston from $109 each way and more.Conditions Apply

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How do I use my Virgin Australia promo code?

  1. Click one of the deals above to go to the Virgin Australia site and select ‘Flights’ on the booking form.
  2. Enter your departure port, destination port, travel dates and the number of passengers that are travelling.
  3. Enter your promo code in the box provided and click ‘Find Flights’. virginaustraliaimg1
  4. Select your preferred flight/s from the menu and click ‘Continue’. virginaustraliaimg2
  5. Enter your details, travel preferences and Velocity number, if you have one, and click ‘Continue’.
  6. Finalise your booking by entering your payment details.


Virgin Australia route maps

With the help of code share partners, connect to cities outside of Virgin's scheduled routes on airlines including Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

Popular Virgin Australia destinations:

  • Hamilton Island
  • Los Angeles
  • New Zealand
  • Bali
  • Sydney
  • Hong Kong
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Perth
  • Fiji
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Virgin Australia Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Virgin Australia check in procedure?

Virgin recommends checking in at least 45 minutes prior to domestic departures. Check-in closes 30 minutes prior to your flight. Online check-in is also available. If your domestic flight is connecting to an international flight, it's recommended to leave extra time for check-in. For international flights, Virgin recommends being checked in between 90 minutes and two hours prior to your flight. Online check-in is not available for international flights, so all passengers will need to check in at the airport counter.

What's the Virgin Australia online check in procedure?

Visit Virgin's online check-in portal and enter your booking details. You'll need either your booking reference or Velocity number, surname and the departure airport information to check-in online.


What are the different Virgin Australia fare types?

Virgin Australia has nine different options for domestic flight and international short-haul flight bookings. Here's a breakdown of what you can expect with each:

Economy (Getaway, Elevate, Freedom)Business (Business Saver and Business)
Cabin ClassEconomyEconomy
Carry-On and Checked BaggageIncludes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage, and one bag up to 23kg of checked luggage
  • Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage and two bags up to 32kg each
Food and Beverage
  •  Included
  •  Included
Seat Selection
  •  Included
  •  Included
Priority Check-in and Boarding
  •  Not included
  •  Included
Lounge Access
  •  Not included
  •  Included
ChangesFee applies, plus fare difference. Changes can be made up to midnight the day prior to departureChanges can be made any time for no fee, but you'll need to pay the fare difference.
CancellationsNot available with Getaway fares. Fee applies for Elevate fares. No fee applies to Freedom fares.Fee applies to business saver. No fee applies to Business
Economy (Go, Go Plus, Getaway, Freedom)Premium Economy (Premium Saver, Premium)Business
Cabin ClassEconomyEconomyBusiness
Carry-On and Checked Baggage
  • Go and Go Plus: Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage. Fees apply for checked baggage.
  • Getaway and Freedom: Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage and one bag up to 23kg of checked luggage.
  • Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage, and one bag up to 23kg of checked luggage
  • Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage and two bags up to 32kg each
Food and Beverage
  • Go and Go Plus: Tea, coffee and water are included. Food is available for purchase.
  • Getaway and Freedom: Included
  • Included
  • Premium dining included from an exclusive Business Class menu
Seat Selection
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
Priority Check-in and Boarding
  • Not included
  • Included
  • Included
Lounge Access
  • Not included
  • Not included
  • Not included. Guests travelling to New Zealand can access the Air New Zealand Koru lounge.
ChangesFee applies to Go and Go Plus fares. No fee on Getaway and Freedom fares. Fare changes must be paid. Name changes are not permitted. Time and date changes can be made up until 24 hours before departure.Fee applies to Premium Saver fares. No fee on Premium fares. Name changes are not permitted.Time and date changes can be made up until 24 hours before departure.Fee applies to Business Saver fares. No fee on Business fares. Changes permitted and can be booked online up to 24 hours prior, but any fare difference must be paid.
CancellationsFee applies to Go and Go Plus fares. No fee on Getaway and Freedom fares Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to a flight. You will receive a credit that must be used within 12 months.Fee applies to Premium Saver fares. No fee on Premium fares.Cancellations can be made up to 24 hours prior to a flight. You will receive a credit that must be used within 12 months.Fee applies to Business Saver fares. No fee on Business fares.Cancellations can be made up 24 hours prior to departure until departure for no additional charge.
Economy (Getaway, Elevate, Freedom)Premium (Premium Saver, Premium)Business (Business Saver, Business)
Cabin ClassEconomyPremium EconomyBusiness
Carry-On and Checked Baggage
  • Includes up to 7kg of carry-on luggage and one bag up to 23kg of checked luggage. If you're on a code share flight with Delta, Hawaiian Airlines or Virgin America, you can bring two bags up to 23kg each.
  • Includes up to 7kg of carry on luggage and two bags up to 23kg of checked luggage,
  • Includes up to three pieces up to 7kg each of carry-on luggage and two bags up to 32kg each
Food and Beverage
  • Included
  • Included
  • Premium dining included from an exclusive Business Class menu
Seat Selection
  • Included
  • Included
  • Included
Lounge Access
  • Not included, but available for purchase.
  • Not included, but available for purchase.
  • Included
ChangesFee applies to Getaway and Elevate fares. No fee applies on Freedom fares. Fare difference must be paid in addition to any fees.Fee applies to Premium Saver. No fee applies on Premium fares. Fare difference must be paid in addition to any fees.Fees apply to Business Saver. No fees apply to Business. Fare difference must be paid in addition to any fees.
CancellationsFee applies.Fee applies.Fee applies to Business Saver fares. No fee applies to Business fares.


How does the Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer program work?

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Program rewards customers with points to spend on Virgin Australia’s services like flights (including those with partner airlines), hotels, car hire, tours and activities, as well a number of goods and services on the ground. The program is free to join. To start earning and spending points enter your Velocity number at the time of booking. Velocity points can also be collected aboard flights with code share airlines, including Air New Zealand, Airberlin, Delta Air Lines, Etihad Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Virgin America and Virgin Atlantic. A perk of being a member, is that you may be eligible for additional extra baggage allowance on flights.

Looking for more information about the Velocity Frequent Flyer program? Check out our Complete guide to the Velocity Frequent Flyer program.
Your baggage allowance will depend on your travel class and Velocity membership. For most flights the baggage allowances are:

Fare TypeRed/ NoneSilver GoldPlatinum
Saver LiteNoneNoneNoneNone
Saver1 x 23kg2 x 23kg2 x 23kg3 x 23kg
Flexi 1 x 23kg2 x 23kg2 x 23kg3 x 23kg
Business2 x 32kg2 x 32kg2 x 32kg3 x 32kg

Additional luggage may be purchased on Saver Lite fares.


What are the Virgin Australia baggage allowances?

  • Economy (Getaway, Elevate, Freedom fare) passengers are allowed to bring aboard 23kg of checked baggage for no additional fee on top of their ticket price. Silver and Gold Velocity members can bring two bags up to 23kg each and Platinum members can bring three bags up to 23kg each.
  • Premium (Premium Saver and Premium fare) passengers are allowed to bring aboard two bags up to 23kg each. This limit remains the same for Silver and Gold Velocity members. Platinum members can bring three bags up to 23kg each.
  • Business (Business Saver and Business fare) passengers are allowed to bring two bags up to 32kg each. The limit remains the same for Silver and Gold Velocity members. Platinum members can bring three bags up to 32kg each.

No checked baggage is included with Go fares. No bag in any class can be more than 32kg each.


What are the Virgin Australia baggage fees?

Most Virgin Australia fares include baggage, but do limit the number of pieces to one or two. For domestic flights, the first additional piece of luggage is $70, the second piece is $90 and the third to ninth piece is $150 each. If any piece is overweight, there is an additional charge of $70 per overweight bag. For international short-haul flights departing Australia, the first piece of luggage is $120, the second piece is $200, and the third to ninth piece is $250 each. If any piece of overweight, there is an additional charge of $120 per overweight bag. For international long-haul flights to the Americas, the fee departing Australia is $150 per additional bag with an additional charge of $100 per overweight bag. For flights departing the Americas, it's US$150 per additional bag, with an additional charge of US$100 per overweight bag. For long-haul flights to other international destinations, excess baggage fees are calculated per kilogram and range from $30-$70 per kilogram.


How can I check a Virgin Australia flight status?

To check a flight status, you can either check directly on Virgin Australia's website by clicking here and searching by flight number, or checking the website of the arriving airport.


What is Virgin Australia’s Velocity Program and how can I use my points?

Virgin Australia’s Velocity Program is a loyalty program that allows customers to earn and spend points on Virgin Australia’s services such as flights (including those with partner airlines), hotels, car hire, tours and activities, as well a number of goods and services on the ground. Members can take advantage of pet points and combine or transfer points between family members. The program is free to join. To start earning and spending points simply enter your Velocity number at the time of booking.

You can now redeem Velocity Points for Tigerair flights. The partner airline has recently joined Virgin's frequent Flyer program, and points can be used towards flights, taxes, checked baggage, in-flight meals and more. You can also use points toward part of Tigerair flights and choose to pay the rest with a credit card or bank transfer.

How do I book Virgin Australia holidays?

You can book a holiday through Virgin Australia the same way you book a flight. Simply enter your departure place and destination, numbers of guests, and travel dates and click ‘Search’ to browse through the options.


What forms of payment does Virgin Australia accept?

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Poli
  • Travel Bank
  • Gift Voucher (only via the call centre)

What is Virgin Australia’s cancellation and refunds policy?

All bookings can be cancelled, however not all are refundable. You may be charged fees to cancel and/or make changes to your flight depending on your ticket class (Saver Lite, Saver, Flexi, Business). Detailed information about the fare rules of your particular flight can be found on your itinerary and on the Virgin Australia website.


Virgin Australia Review | Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Get more value with the Velocity Program. Combine your reservations and shop with Virgin’s partners to earn and spend loyalty points on a range of goods and services.
  • Book everything in the same place. You can book flights, hotels, car hire, tours and take out travel insurance in just a few easy steps through Virgin Australia’s online portal.
  • Easy online management. Log into your Virgin Australia account to make changes and manage your reservations easily.

Cons

  • Call centre fees apply. Cancellations and changes made through the call centre will incur a fee of $35. Manage your booking online to avoid extra fees.

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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    jackieMay 1, 2017

    On the 12.45pm flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs do you get refreshments. .

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      AnndyMay 2, 2017Staff

      Hi Jackie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Virgin Australia provides complimentary food on all domestic flights, regardless what time of day you’re flying.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    KaviApril 13, 2017

    Hi –

    I am planning to book lax to sydney flight through VA and wondering if I can get any promo code for international long haul flight ..

    also, wondering what is the allowed baggage for economy class? I am confused from your site info. VA site shows getaway and elevate fare type is allowed to carry 2x23kg baggage but your site says 1x23kg.

    Please confirm.

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      ArnoldApril 16, 2017Staff

      Hi Kavi,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      All current promos are listed here.
      As for baggage allowance, Economy (Getaway, Elevate, Freedom fare) passengers are allowed to bring aboard 23kg of checked baggage for no additional fee on top of their ticket price. Silver and Gold Velocity members can bring two bags up to 23kg each and Platinum members can bring three bags up to 23kg each.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Arnold

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    JanOctober 24, 2016

    is there a promo code available for Virgin Australia flights in June 2017 from Cairns to Brisbane? Thanks

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      StephanieOctober 25, 2016Staff

      Hi Jan,
      Thanks for your question. All current promo codes for Virgin Australia are on this page. At the moment we have a 10% off code that you might be able to use.
      We update this coupon code page regularly, so check back often as you never know when a new code will go up!
      Hope that helps!
      Stephanie

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    KylieOctober 6, 2015

    Where do I find my velocity promo code when I’m applying for a card

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