Virgin Australia has brought back the semi-frequent double Status Credits promotion for flights through June 28, 2022.
Velocity members must register for this offer and then book between August 2 – 10, 2021.
You can access this offer on Virgin Australia’s website here.
Virgin Australia Velocity Status Benefits Matrix:
Earning Status Requirements:
Renewing Status Requirements:
Qantas usually matches these Virgin Australia offers, so expect one from them soon as well.
I am not quite sure what is the purpose of these promotions when most international flights are banned (minimal inbound capacity), and half of Australia is in lockdown?
Perhaps a better time to run them would be when the country is at least fully reopened for internal ravel?
Here are the terms and conditions of this promotion:
To be eligible for the Double Status Credits promotion you must (1) Activate this offer through the activation link on this page between 12.01am AEST 02 August 2021 and 11.59pm AEST 10 August 2021 inclusive (Promotion Period); (2) after offer activation, book and ticket an Eligible Flight during the Promotion Period and enter a valid Velocity membership number at the time of booking; and (3) complete travel on an Eligible Flight.
An Eligible Flight is any domestic Virgin Australia marketed and operated flight (excluding Getaway fares) for travel between 02 August 2021 and 28 June 2022 (inclusive) that normally earns Status Credits. For more information on status credits, click here. Bonus Status Credits will be not be credited to Getaway fares. Tickets purchased on Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul flights and codeshare services marketed or operated by partner airlines are not eligible for this offer. The promotion is for new Eligible Flights booked and ticketed during the Promotion Period, and changes to existing bookings made prior to the Promotion Period are not eligible. Status Credits cannot be earned on Velocity Reward Seat bookings.
Bonus Status Credits will be applied to the originally purchased fare class and any upgrades (other than when you paid the full commercial fare) will not attract bonus Status Credits as a result of this offer. Eligible Flights that satisfy the above eligibility criteria are eligible to earn 100% more Status Credits than the Status Credits that would normally be earned for that flight and fare class. The Bonus Status Credit offer is only applicable to the Status Credit earn rates correct as at 02 August 2021. There is no limit on the amount of times this offer can be redeemed. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Where multiple guests are listed on the same booking, only those guests who satisfy the above eligibility criteria are eligible for this offer. You should allow up to 4 weeks after satisfying the above eligibility criteria for the bonus Status Credits to be allocated.
To earn and redeem Velocity Points you must be a Velocity member. Velocity membership and Status Credit earn are subject to the Member Terms and Conditions, as amended from time to time.