Virgin Australia has a new promotion for earning status credits on award flights that are ticketed using Velocity Miles and their 795 ticket stock. This apply for award flights taken on Virgin Australia between January 13 and June 30, 2013. You can read more about this offer on VA’s website here.
You can earn status credits at discount, premium economy, or business level depending of the award class that you redeem.
The number of status credits that you earn is dependent of the zones that Virgin Australia uses.
Quite often, it is lack of earning status credits or elite qualifying miles that has prevented me redeeming miles. This is quite clever way to Virgin Australia to try getting their members to redeem mainly on VA’s own metal instead of partners.